The Happy Nappy Bride

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recaps: bridal shower June 21, 2010

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So I’m not from here.  No one I know is from here.  But the wedding was here.  That proved to be a bit of a challenge, mostly in that my house had to be wedding central.  I’d told you that my to-do list was at about forty things on the Sunday of the wedding and I knew that it had to be finished by Wednesday night because that’s when my shower was…and there were flowers to design and a chuppah to build.

Anyhoo, the fun started on Wednesday night with my bridal shower that my maid of honor threw for me.  Let me tell y’all, she’s just like me, so when she threw a shower…she threw a shower!  There was a color scheme, good food, fun games, and of course lingerie!  Here are some pics:

Here’s my beautiful maid of honor, a little blurry huh?  She put in some work on the shower to make it fun.

Game recognizes game…these two ladies hit it off right away.  That’s my mom and Melissa, the maid of honor, getting ready for the shower.

That’s me, smiling a bit too hard, wearing my superfly “bride to be” sash.

A closeup of that same table.


This was pretty cool.  Melissa asked me early on what I wanted for the shower and I said I needed cookbooks and lingerie.  So she figured out a way to get both done.  She got people to write down their favorite recipes for me…and also their marriage advice…pretty cool.  And I got lots of cute undies that came in quite handy on the honeymoon!

So that was my Wednesday…two days before the big day.  I had a blast and was so excited for all of the people I love to be in one place, so this was the first step.  At this point I was incredibly tired from running around like a crazy person and not sleeping because I was sure I was forgetting something…perfect timing for reinforcements to come in!

 

cloudy with a chance of… May 2, 2010

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…showers!  A few of my friends that I play in a volleyball league with surprised we with a shower on Friday.   I had no idea until I walked in and the lady whose house we were at was like, “glad you could make it since this is a shower for you.”  I had no idea!  We’d been talking about getting together for a while and it never dawned on me that they’d set something up.  Anyhoo, here are some pics:

The super yummy cake:

A beautiful orchid that just needs ice cubes to survive, notice the “to-go” cake slices in the background:

And these are wine glasses and a “Bride” cosmetics case:

I actually took pictures holding the contents, but they turned out butt ugly so…delete!  It’s like they never existed.  Though I can’t tell you how excited it made me to be taking crappy *ss pictures just a few days before our wedding.  Maybe I’m just getting them all out of my system so that every one on the wedding day is gorgeous?

Anyway, this was super nice because these were ladies that I played with pretty regularly, but just wasn’t able to find room for at the reception and they still wanted to throw me a little shindig which I thought was amazing.  Two of the ladies are already married and one is getting married in January so of course there was lots of talk about the menfolk.  Like wedding planning, everyone has a different and very strong opinion about what it takes to be successful.  This has been one of the fun things about getting married for me…receiving both solicited and unsolicited advice from the marrieds.

So we sat around eating, drinking, laughing, and doing drugs (I kid, I kid!  Just making sure you were paying attention, lol!)  it was a lot of fun.  Mostly because they thought enough of me to do it.

Have you had a shower yet?  Was it fun?  Any good advice?