This past weekend, we celebrated my sister’s upcoming wedding with a bridal shower. Since I shared Marissa’s engagement story and then our bridesmaid dress shopping, it makes sense to tell you about the bridal shower, too, right?
I came home from UNC on Friday afternoon to spend a couple of days at home with Marissa since it’s the last time I’ll see her before her wedding weekend in May. She’s always been my best friend and I love getting to spend time with her, especially now that it’s a lot less frequent than it used to be.
Marissa had quite a few things on her schedule while she was in Raleigh, but I took advantage of having her home to do a HIIT workout at the gym on Saturday morning and run together on Sunday morning.
While I’ve typically been more of a cardio girl, she’s motivated me to start strength training more consistently and it’s become a regular part of my workout routine this year. Saturday was the first time we strength-trained together and it was so fun. If she lived close, I’d love to make it a regular thing. And the woman who checked us in at the gym asked if we’re twins, which I always enjoy.
But back to the shower. A group of my mom’s friends hosted the shower and they did a great job.
The decor and food looked like something out of a magazine or a Pinterest board and I wanted to capture everything.
Everything was adorable and creative, right down to the heart-shaped sandwiches.One of my mom’s friends found these letters at Hobby Lobby and another friend found this weathered wood board at the beach and they put the two together in this beautiful sign with Marissa’s future new last name. We all took rings at the beginning of the shower and played a game where you couldn’t say “Alex” (groom’s name) or “bride” throughout the entire shower, or someone else could take your ring. Whoever had the most rings at the end of the shower would win. Well, Marissa’s cute flower girl ended up charming everyone out of their rings so by the end of the shower, she was carrying around a fistful of six or seven rings. We found out apparently there’s a shower rule that says the number of bows you break while unwrapping gifts is the number of kids you’ll have. Marissa didn’t know the rule so it’s possible she’ll be having about 18 babies 😉
It was a fun shower and I hope my sister felt really loved and celebrated by all of these women from different stages of her life!
my mom & sister
So tell me…
Have you been to many wedding or baby showers? Have you played any fun shower games?
Do you like hosting parties/showers? Do you have any hosting or decorating tips?