My bridal shower was so, so, so amazing!! It surpassed all of my expectations and so much more!
My sister, who is my maid of honor, and my mom (with the help of my godmother and grandmother) went above and beyond to make my shower a very special event. They know me so well and planned a wonderful wine and cheese tasting for my guests and me.
Before my bridal shower, I was so nervous. I hate being the center of attention, so attending an event just for me totally stressed me out. I was excited, but nearly sick to my stomach.
Thankfully, my fiance gave me a pep talk and assured me that I would have a nice time.
My sister really outdid herself with my bridal shower. The event looked like it was professionally planned with the wine-themed decor, beautiful presentation, and overall attention to detail. My shower guests actually joked that my sister should go into party planning!
At the shower, guests sampled three different red wines and three different white wines– all of which were selected by my sister. She labeled each of the wines with a framed image and corresponding description. Pretty fancy, huh?
The food at the shower was out of control! All of it was delicious!
There was every type of cheese imaginable at my shower. My sister said she purchased 10 different kinds!
Here’s just a sampling of the delicious eats:
Date-nut cream cheese sandwiches and peanut butter-banana sandwiches.
Goat cheese stuffed cherry tomatoes with basil.
Hawaiian chicken and pineapple skewers.
For dessert, my aunt, Linda, bought an amazing cake. Gorgeous, right? The frosting on top says “Best Wishes Tina & Mal.” Inside was vanilla cake with fresh strawberries and even more frosting!
The favors for the shower were wine glasses with “Mal and Tina July 12th, 2008″ engraved on them and a couple of chocolate truffles inside, which were made by two of my aunts. I looovvvveeeee these favors!
There were a couple of wine glasses left over, so Mal and I have our own set at home now!
Here’s a shot of the sea of gifts that I (nervously) opened in front of a room full of people. (I think our registry is officially empty now!)
Mal and his buddy, Jon, crashed my shower right at the end when things were wrapping up. I think they were scavenging for food! Oh, boys.
My bridal shower was amazing in every way possible. It was easily one of the best days of my life. Thanks, sister!!
Originally posted Monday, May 26, 2008