Before I start the actual wedding re-caps, I did want to do a couple posts on the pre-wedding events. Last March, my bridesmaids hosted a beautiful and intimate well-planned shower for me. It was a beach theme, which was very fitting, since everyone knows I love anything blue, tropical and involving flip-flops :) About 30 women attended my shower and I was so glad they could all make it. The party wasn’t too large so I was able to spend time with everyone.
The girls bought invitations at AC Moore and then switched out the ribbon in the packages for a navy blue ribbon. There was a beach quote on the top with some clip-art starfish.
Amazing candy buffet! They did such a great job putting it together. I had hinted to my sister that I always wanted some sort of candy or dessert bar and they totally delivered. Everything was in tones of blue and white and had a beach-theme. Some of the candy included jellybeans, chocolate covered pretzels, lollipops, blue licorice, and chocolate seashell and flip-flop molds. They also included favor bags on the table so everyone could take some home. And there’s a sneak peek of my cake on the right!
The favors on all the tables were white chocolate lollipops in the shape of a flip-flop.
On a few of the tables there were beautiful hydrangea centerpieces in cute little ceramic pails they found at Kohl’s. They also found a lot of other beach-themed serving ware at Kohl’s and I got to take all of it home after the shower.
They made an adorable guestbook using a pair of flip-flops, lots of scrapbook paper and wedding-themed stickers. This is such a unique idea and it’s proudly sitting in my craft room now.
Another view of the guestbook. Right above it is my box of recipes – they asked each guest to bring their favorite recipe so I could start my own cookbook.
Awesome spread of food – seriously, there was so much! Lots of sandwiches, finger foods, and overall goodness :)
My amazing cake! Two huge flip flops covered in fondant on top of a brown sugar “sand” base. On the right sandal, there is a little band that says “Sole Mates”. LOVE!
The dress I wore was purchased from Ann Taylor last spring.
My bridal shower was such a good day. I look back at these photos and admire the cake and candy buffet all over again. I felt so much love from the people closest to me, and I really appreciated all the gifts they gave. Everyone could tell how much work and time my girls spent on planning the shower and putting together all the little details – I could not have asked for more!
All photos courtesy of Bridesmaid J