Happy Wedding Wednesday!! This past Saturday I celebrated my bridal shower with some of my closest friends and family and it was such a fun time. It was held at The Duke Mansion in Charlotte, a historic bed & breakfast and event venue. I had been looking forward to this for months and couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out!
My bridesmaids did an amazing job planning and decorating for the shower- our room was absolutely beautiful and they even had pops of mint and gold throughout the space. It’s all about the details, people! We started off the party by mingling and enjoying some bubbly from the mimosa bar. It truly was awesome to have all of these ladies in the same room and I did my best to make my rounds and chat with everyone- these things can be a little overwhelming!
Me & my bridesmaids
How gorgeous is this chandelier? Sia would approve 🙂
For lunch, we had tomato soup, chicken caesar wraps & fruit. There were lots of goodies for dessert like cake pops, cupcakes, and salted caramel brownies. Oh so delicious!! After that we played the purse game –you know the one– and then it was time to open presents. Ripping into boxes with all eyes on you can be a little awkward so I tried to make it fun and put my own spin on it. For every gift that I opened, I told everyone how I met that person and shared some fun details about our relationship.
When choosing my outfit, I knew I wanted something unique and “bridal” but not white, since I’m saving that for the rehearsal dinner. When I came across this blush Greylin dress I knew it was the one. If you remember this post, then you know I’m all about some feathers. Clearly… it was meant to be. I honestly haven’t seen any other dresses like it and I cannot wait to wear it again. Now, I’ll let the pictures do the talking! (And please forgive me for the grainy photos. Somehow the ISO on my camera got turned way up and I didn’t realize.)
With Ryan’s mom, my grandma, and my mom
In other wedding news, we have ordered our invitations, scheduled dance lessons, and I had my first dress fitting yesterday! Eeeeek!! Our wedding is literally around the corner and I can’t believe it- I seriously feel like I just got engaged. The bridal shower was a huge success and next up… Vegas!!