Kentucky Derby Themed Bridal Shower
I have been waiting for this weekend for what has felt like months! After all of the planning and Pinteresting that has gone into this, I can’t believe it has actually arrived! I must admit, it was difficult not being there in person to view and meet with the venue, but the Ice Cream Sundae ‘maids and mom did an absolutely wonderful job. I couldn’t have done it better myself, that’s for sure!
Originally, while in the planning stages, I hoped to have more of a hand in the planning of the bridal shower. I wanted to decide on the theme, pick out the decor, bake the dessert, make the favors, and plan the menu. The ICS ‘maids really tried to urge me not to have such a say, because they wanted to make the day special by planning several surprises. So, we came to a compromise. I told them that I really wanted to do the derby theme, because Mr. ICS is from Kentucky and I wanted him to be a part of it in some way. I also really wanted to bake the dessert and make the favors. The compromise was that they could take care of the rest. For me, that was a BIG compromise. Let me tell you, in the long run I was SO thankful for that. Looking back, there’s absolutely NO way that I could’ve gone shopping for flowers, decor, and odds and ends while being halfway across the country. It was all that I could do to fit some small incidentals in my suitcase for the wedding. I can only imagine what it would’ve been like or cost to ship everything!
Fast forward now to last weekend. I was absolutely blown away when I stepped into the restaurant. It looked like something out of a magazine. I couldn’t believe what a spectacular job they did. I tried my best to take pictures so that I could have them to show you, hive, but these photos just don’t do it justice.
The girls put together a candy bar, a beautiful floral arrangement, and some adorable signage! I was blown away by this display. The flowers were absolutely breathtaking, the signage was too cute for words, and the candy bar blew me away!