Wedding showers are one of those occasions
I'll be honest I usually don't look forward to but this was one
I knew I would enjoy.
I was right.
Starting with the look on the beautiful bride to be.
She looked surprised but when
I talked to her later she admitted that seeing
her mom run around the house like a chicken with her
head cut off tipped her off that something was up.
Her future Mother in Law on her left.
or is it her right?.......our left:)
I'm sorry about Kathleen's head in the foreground.
Why I didn't crop that out I don't know.
Sorry Kathleen.....but you do have a lovely head of hair that
I would die for.
The party was held in her mom's backyard.
Very secluded though it backs up to other houses...but the
fencing all around and the large trees made it
a cool and inviting spot.
Perfect for a late summer party.
YES I'm very late in showing this post.
As a matter of fact the wedding is tomorrow.
Before getting to the party location you have to
meander through the formal garden that husband Joe
has been working on since they first moved into this
historic home 12 yrs ago.
The fountain came from an estate in Pennsylvania.
Being an auctioneer he gets an opportunity to
furnish not only their home but their garden as well.
I had to share with you the dress that Kathleen wore.
Layers of grey, black and cream silk along the hem.
It was hot that afternoon so when she stepped outside she realized that what she had on was not going to be cool enough
so she slipped this little number on.
Don't you just love it?
The food was incredible and lucky for me the Maid of Honor who planned the food is a vegan so there was plenty of food I could eat.
I know it's not all about me!
It's about Jen.
We all loved the way she was dressed. You guys don't know this but she always dresses in Black.
But RED NEVER
She was radiant in this red and white strapless dress.
I brought her....what else? a plant! real stretch.
Her mom told me she wanted one so I was happy to bring it.
There was never a doubt as to the present Paula brought. This occasion was no exception. She unfortunately wasn't able to be there. I think she would have loved to see the joy on her face in person as she unwrapped it.
Two little bird Bride and Groom. She got them online but I never did catch the name of who made them.
They were so cute and I wish I had remembered
to take a close up picture of them.
She even found a garlic press in the shape of a bird to
decorate the outside of the present.
I know as one that's been lucky enough
to receive a present from Paula that you know
she's taken as much time
in the presentation as the actual present.
And as we all know that means a lot!
A vintage tablecloth from her soon to be SIL.
who also owns a Vintage shop.
This was the cake that Ginny made.
Coconut cake that she drizzles rum and sugar in between the layers.
The best I've ever had.
She makes it for most of her parties and every last bite gets eaten.
Anyways beside the cake check out how clever
this cake dress is.
You can tell we were having a little fun with Ken and Barbie.
Him feeding her the cake.
I must have taken 20 pictures of that.
I'm sparing you!
Jen holding up her future husbands photos as a child.
Maybe at that point we might have had too much wine...
or the heat was getting to us.
we were getting pretty silly.
Well the wedding is tomorrow.
The weather here has been rainy and windy for days now
but I think by the afternoon it's suppose to clear up.
Thanks for letting me relive such a happy time.
Hope you enjoyed it.
Sorry about the confusion with the comment thing on
the last post and your emails concerning it.
You guys are the best!
Have a great weekend.
I know we will!