Recap: Miss Dolphin’s Bridal Shower Mayhem

A few weeks ago I had my bridal shower (thrown by the lovely Mama Dolphin). The result? Utter amazingness. * all images taken by Gator Bridesmaid.


When I walked in, I was greeted with this beautiful table arrangement in our wedding colors (aqua & yellow), along with my favorite flower—daisies, a picture of the Mister and me from our Blue Springs shoot, and some seriously awesome favors from Yankee Candle in their “wedding day” scent. You might ask, what does a “wedding day” scented candle smell like?

Amazingness… that’s what! But really, it smells like babies, but I love it. Our house smells amazingly fresh, and I’m saving that huge jar candle to burn in the bridal suite on the day of the wedding. :)




Me with some of my besties: Gator Bridesmaid, Sunny MOH, Childhood Bestie, and Seminole Bridesmaid.

That Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day in Flagler Beach. The sun was shining and the weather was just so gosh darn beautiful.


Mama Dolphin crowned me with a beautiful daisy crown. She later said she was passing the torch to me to take care of her son. I loved this image even more after she said that… because boy, did she pass a big torch on to me. Mr. Dolphin is quite high maintenance. Just kidding! I love you, my knight in shining armor!!! :)


Sunny MOH and me enjoying the beautiful March weather!


Mama Knight and I digging into some yummy food! Those sandwiches were delicious!

After some socializing and yummy food, it was on to BRIDAL SHOWER GAMES! And as my friends and family know, I LOVE playing bridal games!!!


Umm… how cute are Seminole Bridesmaid and Sunny MOH in this picture?  They are just too cute, I want to pick them up and put them in my pocket.

I got to choose the models for the “Toilet Paper Wedding Dress” game and I chose Seminole Bridesmaid, Sweet Bridesmaid and Dolphin Momma.


Team Seminole Bridesmaid doing their thang. I love Seminole Bridesmaid and Sunny MOH’s faces in this picture. Classic.


Team Sweet Bridesmaid at work, crafting their masterpiece!


Team Dolphin Momma, thoroughly convinced they will win.

The result?


I’d like you to meet Chic Bride, White Trash Bride, and Tribal Princess Bride.

The overall winner was Chic Bride, due to the mere fact that her dress stayed together the longest and fully covered her. White Trash Bride, complete with toilet paper cigarette, won Most Creative, and Tribal Princess Bride won Most Accessorized Bride, for wearing daisies, bows, gloves, belt, a hat/turban thing, and a train. I enjoyed watching the whole experience—it was pure hilariousness!


Dolphin Momma and me. ♥ her!

Then it was on to opening gifts.  All the gifts were themed around the honeymoon, or from our Bed, Bath and Beyond gift registry.

My family friends were incredibly sweet and generous. When I came home after the bridal shower and showed Dolphin Dad all my goodies, I told him that it felt like it had been my birthday times 10. I just couldn’t believe how amazing my bridesmaids and my family were to me, showering me with love, good times and gifts all weekend long.


Opening some gifts from Sunny MOH. :)


I totally love my hat from Sunny MOH! I cant wait to wear it on our honeymoon!!!


What is a vacation without Vera Bradley totes? I tell you, it isn’t a very colorful vacation! I love these from Mama Dolphin, Sweet Bridesmaid, Western Sistah, and Mema Dolphin.


My yummy daisy decorated cake! It read, “I am Beloved and my Beloved is Mine,” a quote on a ring Mama Dolphin wears.


Yah, we tore that cake up! So delicious!!!

As a ‘thank you’ gift to my lovely host, Mama Dolphin, I made her a basket of her favorite drink…. Mexican Coke!!!


Complete with “Do not touch” tags for each!

Mama Dolphin loves Coca Cola—she must drink several of them a day. Even when she was sick in the hospital, Little Dolphin’s girlfriend brought her a case of Coke—that’s how much she loves it. I blame Mama Dolphin for the Coca Cola addiction I now have. :) So when I found out that she wasn’t able to find her fav, Mexican Coke (because is contains natural sugar), I ran down to La Tienda (a Mexican restaurant and store here in Gainesville) and bought a few for her. Mr. Dolphin then took me out to Walmart to pick up the basket and colored paper (thank goodness the Easter stuff was already on the shelves). After I added a few tags here and there… voila! We had a cute little basket for my hostess with the mostest!

I had an absolutely amazing bridal shower. It was even more then I ever dreamed. The work that all the women in my life did to make it come together means so much to me and I’m so so thankful. It has taken me this long to recap it because there just was so much to say, and I wasn’t even able to say it all here. :)

Thank you Mama Dolphin!


Mrs. Dolphin

Gainesville, FL
Wedding Date:
May 2010
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  1. Member
    puzzle 248 posts, Helper bee @ 9:36 am

    What an adorable shower!! Everything is super cute….and the more I read your posts the more I love Daisies!

    I also love that you played the toilet paper wedding dress game! That game is a huge tradition in my family. Generally the same girls model at every shower in our fam….and my Aunt gets so frustrated because she has never ever won. Makes me look forward to my shower =)

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    Ms. Library 464 posts, Helper bee @ 9:43 am

    That looks awesome! I love the colors!

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    susieq, Guest @ 9:44 am

    Beautiful! I have got to know, where did you get your dress? I love it and need it in my life!

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    Miss Spaghetti 282 posts, Helper bee @ 9:45 am

    I love the yankee candle idea! You look beautiful and i’m glad you had a gorgeous day!

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    msbtb12 432 posts, Helper bee @ 9:54 am

    cute cute cute

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    Mrs. Hermit Crab 3901 posts, Honey bee @ 9:58 am

    looks like such a fun party! also, your hair looked amazing and I love your dress!

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    Cornhusker 274 posts, Helper bee @ 10:08 am

    I am in LOVE with your dress, where did you get it?

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    jane, Guest @ 10:13 am

    holy crap! when I was reading this post I realized that you were wearing my little sister’s prom dress! i thought it was her!! she even wore a pink bougainvillea flower in her hair right were yours was and curled her hair!

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    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 10:15 am

    That looks like so much fun!!!!

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    dolphin 503 posts, Busy bee @ 10:16 am

    @Cornhusker: @susieq: The dress is from the BCBG outlet! I absolutely loved it when I put it on. It is my favorite dress in my closet!

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    CaligirlSM 182 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:30 am

    Looks like you had an amazing time!!

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    perfume 82 posts, Worker bee @ 10:54 am

    What a fabulous shower! Love how she tied everything together with the colors and the daisies! I also REALLY love your dress and hair flower. You look fantastic. And most of all: The Coca Cola basket! Great job!

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:59 am

    So fun!! Did you know that quote “I am to my beloved as my beloved is to me” stems from Jewish tradition called Ani L’Dodi and we’ll be saying it as part of our vows! Love it! :)

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    misspug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:35 am

    what a lovely shower. i love the toilet paper dress game, and my goodness that cake looks so yummy.

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    alivoo01 2625 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:48 am

    LOVE your dress!!!! Such a sweet shower and I love the TP brides! So much fun!

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    piglet 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:04 pm

    i can never get enough of the TP wedding dress game. the pictures are always hilarious. :) p.s. you and all of your lovely ladies are beautiful!

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    Curlysue 1703 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:33 pm

    That looked like a hoot! You got some great stuff and that dress you wore was fantastic!

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    Emily Hall 6 posts, Newbee @ 2:24 pm

    Your hair looks so pretty curled like that! Also, I’m definitely feelin’ Seminole Bridesmaids shoes..

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    poormarylane 35 posts, Newbee @ 2:50 pm

    Miss Dolphin,

    While browsing the beautiful jewelry of Michael Michaud, I came across these daisy earrings and thought of you. I don’t know whether these will be exactly your style or not, but I figured I’d throw a link your way just in case you’d like to check them out. Here you go!

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 4:03 pm

    How coordinated! Cute!!

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    krissybee 3921 posts, Honey bee @ 4:43 pm

    those coke tags are too cute! what a fun party!

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    parfait 1755 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:23 pm

    What a pretty table arrangement! Sounds like you had a ball—so happy for you!

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 9:29 pm

    THat cake looks deeelish!

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    winter 1333 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:49 pm

    that shower looks so fun! and it was definetly made with love and you were showered with all your favorites! mexican coke!! so delish, but I know that I saw them in costco, but I dont know if you guys have any of those down there

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:06 pm

    I love how your cake matches all the paper stuff you’ve been doing for your wedding. :)

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:37 pm

    The shower looked beautiful! I love the cake…so cute!

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