Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Maria's Bridal Shower - June 2012

A few weeks ago I attended my friend Maria's Bachelorette party! Chris is the best man to her fiance, James, and their wedding is this September!! We are both really excited to celebrate with them on their big day! 

Maria arrived at The Coral House, looking gorgeous (as usual) in a white dress, perfect for the bride-to-be! It was a "pseudo" surprise, as she was told about the shower only two days before!

Everyone received biscotti favors with stickers that say "Maria's Bridal Shower, June 24, 2012"
We also got individual wine bottles with customized labels with James and Maria's engagement picture, and wedding date!
Champagne punch was served:
She had SO MANY gifts! Take note of the clothesline of underwear hanging above it.
Her bridesmaids recited a funny poem that went along with each pair of underwear. Each piece is to be worn at a specific point in their relationship....I'll let you guess when this one should be worn.
 So on and so forth...until you come to the rather large "granny panties" at the end of the line!:

We were served a 3 course meal, and everything was really yummy! I ordered the Salmon Filet with Dill Sauce as my main entree. Of course, when it arrived I was too excited about it to remember to take a picture! But this penne ala vodka was very good!

For as common as the "wishing well" is, this is the first shower I've ever been to that has actually had one! This adorable wishing well was literally overflowing with gifts!
We played a bunch of games including a "How well do you know Maria" game, and the newlywed game! For every question she answered differently from James, she had to put a piece of gum in her mouth!

And then, there was cake!

And chocolate pops!

Posing with the bride!
Maria opened up her gifts literally in what has to be the world record of gift opening. To look at the huge pile of gifts she had awaiting her, we swore we would be there for 2 hours watching her go through everything. Her bridesmaids set up an assembly line of gift opening that can only be described as nothing short of spectacular. Maria opened up dozens upon dozens of gifts in 30 minutes!!

And what shower would be complete without the ribbon hat? This hat was awesome because it was an actual white "bride" tophat as opposed to the "paper plate that never stays on anyone's head"! I've never seen that before, but I must keep it mind if I am ever planning a shower!
Maria's shower was a beautiful afternoon, setting the precedent for her beautiful and elegant wedding she has coming up in under 2 months!! I can't wait!


Heather said...

Sounds like it was a blast! I love the clothesline of undies. What a cute idea!

eliz said...

Looove all these cute ideas!! So many great fun details.

HiLLjO said...

How fun! I want that cake... ;o)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I'd like to know more about the panty poem! It sounds hilarious!!!