Showered with Love, One Last Time.

This will probably be the last post I make before the big day because with three days to go, time is of the essence.  We are looking at a fantastic wedding weekend—weather wise. Philadelphia will be in the mid to upper 40′s all weekend, and loads of sunshine.  We’ve dropped off all our stuff to the caterer, so it’s just fun stuff like manicures & pedicures, shopping (who still doesn’t have an outfit for the rehearsal?? This girl.), and wrapping up our last minute gifts for our bridal party and parents.  So much to do, so little time.  But I do have time to share with you one last pre-wedding event that I had recently!

Last week, my fantastic colleagues and friends threw me a super sweet school shower. I was almost completely surprised, but someone accidentally left the notice folded up on my desk…I thought it was a note for me from a student or a teacher, so I opened it…and well, that was it for the surprise. We were just a few days away—and I hadn’t been snooping or anything! I had so much on my mind that I hadn’t really thought about it. I guess I knew it was coming—everyone at school gets a shower for their first marriage. But I hadn’t put too much thought into it at all. I played along very convincingly and most people at school still think I was very much surprised. (Turns out I will turn bright red even at the thought of being the center of attention for that long—so it worked well in our favor.)

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The fantastic hostesses (and you can see where I work all day!)

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Delicious cookie cake!

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Cutting the cake

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Mr. Ly surprised me by showing up halfway through the shower! (horrible photo—but the only photographic proof I have that he was there!)

It was truly a spectacular shower, and I was so touched by the kindness and generosity that my co-workers showed us. It’s wonderful working with people who want to share in your happiness, and really, genuinely care.

So, bees, think warm and sunny thoughts for the Lyre wedding this weekend! Anyone have any good shopping tips for where I can look for a rehearsal dress (doesn’t have to be white)?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Lyre

Location:
Philadelphia
Wedding Date:
January 2013

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    mswallaby 2039 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:14 am

    Aw that’s so sweet of them! And that cookie cake looks delish – dang, I’m getting hungry now, and it’s only 9 AM :)
    Good luck with all of the last-minute details!! I got my rehearsal dress at Nordstrom, and I found some other cute contestants at Macy’s and Banana Republic. I’m sure you’ll have fun shopping to de-stress!

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    Merelymere 474 posts, Helper bee @ 7:18 am

    Good luck! I hope your weekend is wonderful.

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    BookishBelle 1629 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:31 am

    AHHH ONLY 3 DAYS, DATE TWIN!!!! Good luck this weekend, hopefully the weather stays perfect for both of us (predicted high of 48 in Baltimore! Maybe I can even get an outdoor picture or two without my coat on if I’m crazy enough!)

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    dkacerek 910 posts, Busy bee @ 7:41 am

    isn’t it wonderful when co-workers do this for you!!!!

    My entire company surprised me one day a week before my wedding, and I had suspicions, but they totally surprised me!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:45 am

    That is so sweet for them to (try to) surprise you. Just 3 days girl!!!!!!!

    @BookishBelle: Best of luck, Congratulations!

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    BookishBelle 1629 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:05 am

    @Mrs. Toadstool: Thanks :)

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    ScarletMiller 34 posts, Newbee @ 9:27 am

    Good luck this weekend and have a wonderful time!!!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:33 am

    So excited for your wedding Miss Lyre! Can’t wait for photos! :) Check out The Limited for a dress!

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    veggie_rachel 575 posts, Busy bee @ 9:34 am

    That’s awesome! So excited for you, Miss. Lyre! Have a wonderful wedding weekend!

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    Allie, Guest @ 3:26 pm

    Anthro! I found many wedding event dresses there (including dress that became my imprompu reception dress so I could dance). Have a wonderful wedding weekend!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:59 pm

    Thinking warm and happy thoughts for the Lyres this weekend!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 1:11 pm

    obviously super late (i’m two weeks behind you) but it’s sweet they did this!

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