Monday, September 28, 2009

Brianna's "Something Blue" Bridal Shower

At long last! I wanted to share photos from Brianna's "Something Blue" shower earlier this month.

Due to a number of circumstances, there were a very limited number of weekends available for our bride, so we decided to combine forces (her Mom, her Aunt, her Grandmother and myself) and have a large joint shower.

I knew it would be special and wonderful, because everything touched by Brianna's family is just that. Her Grandmother takes care of the monthly women's prayer breakfast at their church, all of which have their own theme. She puts a great deal of thought and planning into each one, so I knew she would be overflowing with beautiful ideas. And she was. Add to that the creative talents of Breezy's Mom, Lisa & her Aunt Shawn...Wow! We all had our assigned tasks beforehand, then the morning of the shower, other family members arrived to help, too. Like a mini army we got everything set up and ready.

Don't you love those place settings? It was an afternoon tea so at every place, there was a sweet tea bag personalized with the names of the bride and groom, a cute tea cozy and special cup and saucer to keep as well. I loved the way the large doilies looked under the plates.

The favors were darling! Breezy's Aunt Shawn reduced the shower invitation and placed it on these little boxes, added a flower and coordinating ribbon and pretzel candies. Absolutely adorable.

Breezy's Mom, Lisa has been collecting antique cups and saucers since she was a teenager. Having them on display added a beautiful touch to the shower.

All sorts of various teas were offered, in a variety of lovely tea pots...

We served cucumber sandwiches, mini quiche, egg salad sandwiches, cranberry scones, cream puffs, oreo bon bons and baklava...
...chicken salad croissants, triscuits with cajun salmon dip and mini fruit pizza. Delicious! (This was not to mention of course, the cake!)

We played several games..."How Well Do You Know Brianna" and also a purse scavenger hunt, which proved to be great fun.

Since Brennan made the trip back home from South Carolina with Brianna, he stopped by later on (just in time to help open some gifts!)

They received all sorts of wonderful things....too many, in fact to take back to South Carolina on this trip. Literally every nook and cranny of that car was filled. (I meant to take a photo, but forgot!) By the time the wedding rolls around, they just might need to rent another little u-haul! ; ) This couple is so very blessed and so very loved!
As of today, the wedding is 20 days away! Rehearsal dinner invitations are in the mail, Tom's is being measured for his tux this week, my dress fitting is will be here before we know it! Thanks so much for sharing in our joy and excitement! = )


Sue said...

Yes, the shower was just beautiful. I enjoyed it immensely. And you are so blessed to be getting such a sweet daughter-in-law. Praying for you these last few days before the wedding.

Julie said...

Loved seeing the photos! As you know I am 5 days away.... and today is a pretty calm day.... so that's all good. My dress is ready to go... just tying up loose ends!

Can't wait to see the photos!!!

Peggy said...

Blessings Tracy...What a beautiful shower & tea ideas!!! I did not know a wedding was in the plans! So glad I stopped in today. No wonder you are so busy with REAL life! Brianna & Brenna make such a sweet couple & very blessed by friends & family. It will be a beautiful wedding & celebration of their love. I recalled his unique proposal so who knows why this surprised me! The photos are fabulous! What wonderful food ideas so artistically displayed & made!
May each day be full as you prepare, full of God's grace & moments of beauty! Love & hugs,

Kristi said...

What a beautiful shower. Thank you for sharing the day with us. Many blessings to the happy couple!

Diana said...

What a gorgeous shower! You had so many unique and special little touches. Congratulations to you and your family.

Come over and sign up for the giveaway.


Becky said...

Everything looks SOOO beautiful!

Those fruit pizzas look absolutely stunning on the table (everything does!), and there were so many delightful touches...the "Perfect Blend" tea pouches were precious. I just love that when everyone contributes their special touches, they always bring out their very makes things that much more special.

I never would have thought to layer different sizes of paper plates together for that very formal effect, but it looks amazing.

They truly are a blessed couple. So happy for their upcoming wedding, and for getting so much stuff they barely had room for it all! The promises of Malachi 3 coming into play for these faithful servants of our Lord.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Just as beautiful as I imagined it would be. Not a detail was missed including a huge dose of creativity. The food was amazing, and everything looked so delicious!
What a fortunate couple these two are. Now I am even more excited for the wedding and all the wedding pictures. Have fun my friend, and enjoy every minute. Don't worry a bit about blogging. We will all be here when the wedding is over.

Tricia said...

It looks like a wonderful bridal shower! What a blessing I am sure it was to Brianna. I am so excited for all of you! Enjoy every moment!


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

You are certainly know how to throw a party! I can't believe the day is almost here. I send my hearty congrats to the couple. May God bless you all as you walk through these days of preparation and further "letting go". Please post pictures of the wedding!


Melanie said...

Beautiful... everything was just beautiful!

Wow.. I can't believe the wedding is just 20 days away!!

Happy@Home said...

Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to share the lovely photos from the shower with us. I was checking out every detail. There is obviously a lot of creativity & talent in the family members. I just love those tea bags. So adorable. I know you will enjoy every moment of this special time in your family's life.

Jennifer said...

Goodness - it really looked like a lovely day...I'm sure both the bride and groom were thrilled - and blessed! So many cute ideas to tuck away (for a rainy day!) Everything looked so sweet. Thanks for sharing all the great photos:)

Hope these next few days are special for all of you as you finish the countdown!

Heather @ Life Abundantly said...

What a BEAUTIFUL bridal shower!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

What joyous times. Love all the pictures. The place settings and table decor were absolutely gorgeous, creative, and ingenious. Love the personalized tea bags. The tea theme is very nice.

LisaShaw said...

WOW! This is absolutely beautiful. Every detail was obviously selected with great care and love. Your son and soon to be daughter in love are such a beautiful couple. I just said a prayer for them again.

I love you Sugar and I'm so glad I was able to stop by today to visit with you.

LisaShaw said...

I was thinking of you and came on by. Love you and praying for your family.

Brenda Leyland said...

My first time visit. What a beautiful party. Enjoyed the photos and my browse through your site.

It was the coffee cup with the heart that caught my eye.... you had left a comment somewhere.

Happy Day!

Julie said...

Hey friend, you are getting close!! How are you holding up?

I just finished putting up a slide show on my blog of photos....

Thinking of you!

Room to Inspire said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I will be throwing a bridal shower for my sister in a few months, thanks for all of the great ideas.