Monday, April 25, 2011

The bridal shower

I have gotten several more pictures back from the shower, so I figured I would go ahead and do the recap!

The original plan was to have the shower outside at a nice local part, but it has been excessively windy lately. Skirts + food + wind + tissue paper = we moved it to my MOH's house. I'm very glad we did as I think people were a lot more comfortable then they might have otherwise been.

The shower was hosted by my two bridesmaids living in College Station- Mary & Kara. They did such an amazing job and I'm so thankful for them!
 Overall, it was a very relaxing time with a nice lunch (why did we not get any pictures of the spread? So sad!), gift opening, and then the impromptu tissue paper wedding dress creation. Both my mom and Matt's mom were able to come, so that was really good to have them in the same place and everything :)
I was quite excited about the sifter!

The resulting tissue paper

Mid-dress construction

Complete with a bouquet!

All of us, minus Matt's mom who acted as the photographer
So it was definitely an amazing day and I still feel so blessed by my amazing friends and family and how thoughtful they are! I'm glad I was able to have several of my close friends there, especially the Saturday before Easter. I will say it took a while to get used to being the center of attention; I wish Matt was there to buffer some of that for me, but I managed.

Now the thank you cards are all in the mail (yay!) and my bachelorette party is in two weeks. I can't wait! Til then, I have to finish my undergrad career. Two papers, a presentation, and a test this week. One huge and scary final the next. Then DONE! Ok, it's the final push...


  1. Hey, just stopped by from Mingle Monday!
    Looks like you had a wonderful time! Love the tissue paper dress!! CONGRATS on getting married- that's so exciting!

    Good luck with the schoolwork- it's almost over! Yay!

  2. Hi Jessica, stopping by from Mingle Monday! Your shower looks like a lot of fun! You will be done with school before you know it! (I know it may not feel that way now, but you'll get there!)

    I used to live in TX...I'm soooo missing the warm weather :)

  3. Hi - Stopping by from Mingle Monday! Congratulations is in order! You looked like you had alot of fun at your bridal shower!! Great blog :o) and good luck with your papers and school is almost finished!! Have a Happy Wedding Day :o)

  4. looks like it was such a great day!! I love your tissue paper dress, very impressive! I'm so glad it was such a great day for you!