Monday, April 20, 2009

Alison's Bridal Shower

On April 4th, I co-hosted my dear friend Alison's bridal shower at our house in Frisco. A family friend of Alison's was originally going to host the shower, but had some medical problems arise so Lauren and myself accepted the honors. We had about a month to put the whole shower together, so we quickly got to work during the first week of March. We put a lot of attention to detail, and the end result was something that we were both proud of. Here is the arrangement that we had made for the shower, made by Holly's Gardens and Florist in Denton. If you look closely on the table you can see the confetti that I made using a paper punch. Alison is incorporating fleur de lis into her wedding theme, so this punch was perfect.

The gifts....

As part of the shower festivities, we gave each guest a clothespin and told them that they couldn't say "wedding" or "Will" (Alison's fiance). If someone heard them say either one of these words, their clothespin could be taken away, or if they heard someone else say it, they could take it from someone else. I also made these favor boxes that housed the homemade chocolates I made as favors for the guests.

Alex was incredibly kind to be our "panini master" for the bridal shower. He set up his workstation on our kitchen island and went to work making paninis for all the ladies at the shower. They were incredibly yummy and he was the hit of the party!

Here are a couple of shots of the food we served.

I wanted to take a few more detailed shots before the guests arrived, but I ran out of time! We served red velvet cupcakes (Alison's favorite), deli spirals, fresh fruit and veggies, jelly bellies in Alison's colors, brie with garlic toast, and phyllo cups with different fillings.

My Mom and Alex were tremendously helpful throughout the whole process, and I couldn't have done it without their help. Here are the thank you flowers that Alison's Mom Beth bought for Lauren, myself, and my Mom as a thank you. They were so beautiful.

Here is Alison opening a few of her presents.

Lauren and I got so many compliments on the shower. She and I worked really hard to make the event memorable for Alison, and she had a great time. I think we did a great job since it was the first shower we had ever given!

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