Showered in Chicago

As you can probably guess from the title of my post, I had my Chicago shower this past weekend. Although I mean it both figuratively and literally, because we had a whole day of rains showers to match my event! It was a wonderful afternoon and I’m so grateful to all of the beautiful ladies who came to celebrate with me!


When I first got engaged early last year, Boss Lady told me she wanted to throw me a LLLL shower here in Chicago for all my Chicago peeps, and I was so touched! I know bridal showers are a bonus as not everyone gets one, and I was thrilled when she made the generous offer.

Boss Lady is also Mom to my flower girl, Littlest C. Littlest C was so adorable at the shower. I heard she helped set up, I saw her greet and talk to guests, and when she wasn’t bonding with Sister/MOH Big Eyes she was being the cutest, most adorable and mature six-year-old ever!


Miss Sword, Littlest C, and Boss Lady

The LLLL stands for Ladies Linen and Lingerie Luncheon. Like the name implies, you aren’t limited to buying off registry because sexy late night outfits and panties are encouraged as well! I received lots of beautiful and clever gifts, and some awesome pieces of lingerie. I think the raciest one was given to me by my mother! AWKWARD.


Boss Lady had the luncheon catered and the food was amazing!


Boss Lady decorated the space with gorgeous purple and white flowers, and made the sweetest treat bags for everyone. They included a nail polish from Victoria’s Secret, scented drawer fresheners, and adorable hankies. All in different colors. So clever!


She really put together a classy event and I’m so lucky so many of my friends could make it. Mom Sword and Sister Big Eyes were also in attendance, having flown in from MN for the weekend.


This was taken at my church the morning of the shower, apparently it’s the only pic I have of the three of us!

NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT CAKE. I have to give a shout-out to my friends S and A for bringing the most amazing cake I’ve ever seen!!!


S and A are the sisters on the left. Can’t you tell?

Isn’t this thing adorable??? It’s got a tartan sash and a little sword. I mean, COME ON. I’m in love.


The tartan sash definitely looked more purple in person than it showed in photos!


Another shout-out goes to my girl, M, for coming up with the most unique shower game I’ve ever played!


She actually printed out status’ from Facebook and had everyone guess if Mr. Sword or myself had written them. Hilarious, smart, and perfect for our social media crazed era! Of course, most of the longer posts belonged to yours truly, but I think I was the only person who got 100%, go figure! :)

Mr. Sword showed up at the end of the shower so he could carry gifts to the car and help me thank everyone for coming. I mean, most of the lingerie is a present for him anyway, right!?!


Finally, my favorite photos have to be from my sneaky Sister Big Eyes. She was in charge of taking pictures during the shower and she decided to surprise me with an abundance of my famous “Miss Sword” poses using her own mug. I definitely laughed out loud when I saw them on my camera later that night!


Did you just have a bridal shower? Has anyone played the Facebook status game before? Isn’t the cake just perfect??


Mrs. Sword

Wedding Date:
March 2013
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  1. mslemur Member
    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 6:14 am

    I LOVE your dress (outfit?). If it wasn’t totally creepy and stalker ish I would buy it and wear it to my bridal shower in April too. It probably wouldn’t be as flattering on me though because I am wayyy smaller on top…

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 6:21 am

    That cake is amazing!! It sounds like a great shower. :)

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    dancingriss 305 posts, Helper bee @ 6:25 am

    @Miss Lemur: I am also loving the dress! So modern and appropriate for a bridal shower

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    bracelet 278 posts, Helper bee @ 6:44 am

    That cake is more than amazing!

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    mswallaby 2069 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:56 am

    Love your shower dress!!! And that cake – omg so much detail

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    MinnesotanInDC 59 posts, Worker bee @ 7:10 am

    I totally agree about the dress! Where did you find it?!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:23 am

    Love your cake, and what a fun and unique shower game!

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:27 am

    Cute idea! My hubby’s aunt gave me lingerie at my bridal shower. It was so awkward. Then my mom went and made it more awkward by saying that she had thought of lingerie and didn’t know what to buy me.

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    mrscvsomeday 163 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:37 am

    What a great shower!!! You looked amazing, and that cake – how perfect! Status game = clever excellence! :)

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    sinfoniaxid 62 posts, Worker bee @ 9:10 am


    also, that sounds like an awesome game.

    also also, your mom’s taste in lingerie is hot (I don’t think I have/will ever say that again, awkwarddd!)

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:19 am

    Love that cake! Love anything bride-related, really: I mean, you only get to do it once (theoretically)!

    I also love the game that M created – so freaking awesome.

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    futuremrshockey, Guest @ 10:44 am

    The cake was really neat!
    You look amazing!
    My besties grandma in law bought her lingerie for her shower!!!

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 11:57 am

    @Future Army Wife: Hahaha my PASTOR’S WIFE told me she was going to get me lingerie for my shower… thank goodness she didn’t. I don’t even know what I would have said in front of all the ladies at my parent’s very traditional conservative church!

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 12:01 pm

    That cake is awesome!! You have such sweet ladies in your life :)

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    Ms_Maple 115 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:15 am

    It looks like a great time and that cake is AMAZING!! We did a Lingerie Shower for a friend of mine and the two most risque items came from her mother and soon to be mother in law so I know that awkwardness!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 7:44 pm

    I love your dress too! Where is it from?

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:53 pm

    @ChicagoDreamer: JcPenney!

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