‘Tis the year of weddings! (Again. Do you remember that time we went to 13 weddings in a year-and-a-half time span?) We have eight weddings this year, two of which I’m in, and five of those are in October! (Fair warning: if I decline your invitation to do something, you know why.) And of course, all these weddings also mean many bachelorette parties, bridal showers and other celebrations. No complaints for me though – y’all know I live for this stuff!
The wedding festivities kicked off on July 11th with a bridal shower for the one-and-only Heather: my college roommate, dancing buddy and fellow shoe-lover. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding last December, and now I have the honor of standing next to her on her big day this October. Exciting is an understatement!
And let me tell you – she has one incredible bridal party! The seven of us worked together to throw her the bridal shower of her dreams, and we pulled it off beautifully if I do say so myself.
The other girls all live in the Savannah area (where Heather lives and is getting married), and I am two hours away in Jacksonville, so we all coordinated via a private Facebook event to organize and assign tasks.
Picking a theme for the shower was easy. Heather loves all things girly, glitzy, feminine and designer, so we decided on a Kate Spade theme: pink, black and gold with bows, stripes and polka dots mixed in throughout.
We wanted to have the party somewhere fun, trendy and downtown (some place we knew Heather would love), so I immediately contacted the amazing folks at Dub’s Pub on River Street. (Jimmy and I had our engagement party there and they were so incredible to work with, plus their private space in the back is just what we had in mind for the shower.) Check!
The local girls all got together a few nights before the shower for a craft night and put together the party favors (pink nail polish in adorable polka dot boxes), made a gold and white sparkly veil for the bride-to-be, created a tassel banner, and picked up a few other essentials. While they were crafting in Georgia, I was making bow napkins, creating games and a countdown sign, shopping for prizes, and gathering decor from my wedding collection in Florida.
Holly had the fabulous cake made at a local bakery, and made the cookies and bridal sash herself (!!!). Jessica made the precious center pieces and filled them with fresh flowers the morning of the shower. How talented are we?! Pats on the back all around.
We were all a little curious as to how it would all turn out when we put everything together, and we were all blown away with the result.
We played “Bridal Bingo” and “How Well Do You Know The Bride?”, and prizes included glitter-dipped champagne, a pink coffee mug stuffed with Eos lip gloss and a Starbucks gift card, and a pink, white and gold hanging jewelry organizer. We also had guests fill out a Bridal Mad Libs card for Heather to read when she got home (because I’m pretty sure most were a bit inappropriate!).
I’m also impressed that everyone wore pink and black like we’d requested on the invitation!
And of course, Heather looked absolutely stunning.
The food was excellent, the champagne was even more delicious when served with pink rock candy, and the guests were so much fun.
I’d say we make a pretty great team, ladies!
We wrapped up the afternoon with a cocktail and a view at Top Deck, followed by a quick stop at Jen’s and Friends.
It was such a blast celebrating this beautiful bride-to-be, and I can’t wait for the celebrations to continue!