Remember how I said I was waiting on something before I could recap my Minnesota bridal shower? Well, it’s here! MY SHOWER PHOTOS!!
So, part of BM L Dawg’s shower gift was to hire her friend to take photos! Such a great idea, especially since I was worrying about who would take photos at the shower and didn’t want anyone to be stuck behind the lens the whole time! BM L Dawg knew it’d be the perfect gift for me, so she asked her friend (who does photography as a hobby) to capture all of those special moments, and now we have tons of great detail, candid, and posed shots! (This is a photo-heavy post, BTW, in case that’s not obvious yet.)
All of these lovely photos are courtesy of Meagan Maue. (Thank you, Meagan!)
My bridal shower was held at my home church up in the suburbs of the Twin Cities and the day turned out to be pretty rainy and gross, but that didn’t stop us or the guests from having a wonderful time!
The black and white theme was incorporated EVERYWHERE, which made me so giddy and excited when I first walked into the room! I was given a corsage to wear, which made me feel even more special!
There is a funny story attached to the pine cones…since I got engaged in February of 2012 I have been talking about incorporating pine cones into the decor because our March wedding is at the tail end of winter and their natural brown color would go well with our centerpieces; plus I just really like the look of pine cones! Well, most of my family did not like this idea (Mom Sword was very verbal about her dislike of pine cones at a wedding), so you can imagine my surprise when I saw a bowl of them at my shower! Yay, I finally got my pine cones!
My shower hostesses are some of the best people I know. I wish there were enough words to thank them for everything! My two aunts, cousin, and BM L Dawg really outdid themselves! And since the shower was black and white themed, my beautiful and AMAZING hostesses all wore a splash of red to make themselves stand out. Brilliant.
BM L Dawg, Auntie B, Cuz-E, Miss Sword, and Auntie N
Of course, I had to get some photos with Mom Sword.
And of course MOH/Sister Big Eyes had to photobomb us! It was pretty hilarious.
I thought there was the perfect amount of games (another post on that coming soon) and the perfect amount of eating and chatting. Opening gifts was a blast, although I sort of rushed through them because I was worried about people getting bored! I guess I overcompensated a bit and soon MOH Big Eyes and BM L Dawg were telling me to slow down! At least I entertained everyone with my dramatic and exaggerated faces.
Even the food was black and white and red. Can I just say they did a fantastic job considering the options out there? Pretty sure I’m the only person who had jicama at their shower.
Auntie B did a great job creating these letters to highlight my princess theme.
After gifts and games, it was time for toasts and champagne! I love this photo below of my adorable hostesses getting ready in the kitchen!
Hearing the heartfelt toasts was such a beautiful way to end the event. I am so blessed to have such great family and friends!
And then Mom Sword said I should speak! Normally I’m a bundle of nerves when I have to say something off the cuff (yes, I know, despite being an actor), but instead of freaking out, I took a deep breath and thanked everyone from the bottom of my heart. It looked a little something like this:
Finally, because no one had to play photographer, we were able to get a group shot at the end! Everyone was asked to wear black and it looked really great!
Sorry for the wait, but I hope you enjoyed the photos! Did you have a themed shower? What was it?
Up next, my dramatic dress-appointment story. Get ready.