So! The weekend was fantastic and my bridal shower went sooo well! My sister is amazing and put so much time and effort into this for me! One of my bridesmaids "abducted" me Saturday morning. We went and had coffee and did a bit of shopping before the party. When I got home I was amazed! My sister had everything in pink, brown and mint green with a French theme. There was french music playing in our dining room and the table was filled with wonderful food. She had the most beautiful bouquets of flowers set in french flower pails. She tied pink and cream ribbon to our chandelier and had made pink and brown damask table clothes herself (she is not the most crafty, so this was a huge surprise)! For the giveaway she pitted basil plants in little pots and had my hubby-to-be and my monogram stuck in on a little stick! Besides the fabulous decorations, I was able to see wonderful people too! I was lucky enough to receive tons of gifts that now look amazing in our home! Here are just some of the things...almost all of our everyday china, 6 sets of flatware, monogram towels, baskets galour (I love them), the Tiffany pitcher I wanted, and much more! I get nervous in large groups so it was a bit daunting at first, but in the end it was all so much fun! I will be sure to post some pictures as soon as my sister send me some. Aside from that I finialized all of my flowers this weekend too! Here they are... for my bridesmaids bouquets I will have them carry a small (half dozen) amount of almost hot pink roses, tied with a mint green ribbon. My bouquet will consist of cream roses and the little flowers (I always forget their name) that look somewhat like tuberose with pearl pins in the center and also wrapped in a mint green ribbon. The boys boutonnieres will match the bridesmaids and the future hubby's will match mine. Our center pieces will be placed on square frames with votives surrounding them and they will consist of hot pink roses, cream roses with pink tips, green hydrangea, and the little flowers with the pearls in the center. Then, around is square vase their will be a mint green bow! I also stopped downtonwn (Chicago)n my way home yesterday. My godfather owns a beyond fabulous shoes store, Battaglia Footwear, and he said he was going to give me a pair of wedding sheos for my second dress!!!! As you know I was going to wear flip flops, in his opinions, that didn't cut it. So I picked out some amazing shoes that he is dying for me right now! I also dropeed off a pair of Manolo's that I got for 86.00!!!! Yep that is correct, $86... He is dying them black for me to wear with a dress I'm bringing on my honeymoon sicne they are white satin as of right now (he is the only person I would trust to do this) If you live in Chicago definetly check out his store is is AMAZING and he has a sale room in back that is to die for! I may have to browse next Satruday when I pick up my shoes..... So, that was my weekend. Hope yours were just as fun, have a wonderful Monday!!! :)
Hello again! I know my last post was very short, so let me fill you in on a couple of things... I can't remember if I told you all that I finally have a job! I'm nannying for two little boys, mon-fri. It is very tiring considering that I work from 7:15am-7:15pm some nights! The only other draw back is that as of June 12th, I will no longer have a job until the fall. That is if I decide to continue with this. I love being with kids all day its just that my commute her every morning is about 35 minutes. Since I have to be here by 7:15 (and sometimes earlier), it makes for a verrry long day! Other than that, my bridal shower is this Saturday (I know I mentioned this before) and I'm super excited! A lot of my friends from school will be attending and I haven't seen most of them since graduation :( I'm leaving right after work on Thursday to head up to my parent's house! Friday, I will be taking my car to get a routine little check up, finalizing the flowers with my mom and do a little shopping with my sister! Hopefully I can buy some more cute dresses for our honeymoon that is quickly approaching :) Then next Friday, the future hubby and I are driving back up to my parents so we can get our marriage liscense! While I'm still discussing wedding type things, I want to run my bridal shower outfit by all of you! Here it goes...Lilly pulitzer skirt, it is the first one I won on Ebay a couple months ago (very pastely), a white t-shirt type shirt with poufy sleaves (very feminine touch I think), pearls and white heals. I think this will be appropriate, plus it's comfy! I'm also trying to get soem books together for the honeymoon. We will be in the car a lot and hopefully by the pool as well! If anyone has any recomendations of some fabulous reads I would looove to hear them! Here is one of my all time favorite books... The NOTEBOOK! (it wouldn't let me put it below this sentance, sorry)!