This past Saturday was a day I will never forget. The last and final event before the wedding was my Seattle Bridal Shower. My mom and her friend, Nancy, flew up for the occasion and we had a ball together the whole weekend. When the three of us walked into my future in-laws home, whom hosted the shower, we were blown away. There are few moments in life that truly take your breath away and this was most certainly one of them.
The theme was “Traveling from Miss to Mrs”. It was so clever and so appropriate for Z and I. The room had a traveling photo album of all the places we’ve lived and visited, landmarks of our relationship.
Each place was paired with food that represented that location. Punta Cana had a Caribeean salad, plantain chips, and carrot slaw salad. San Diego had a taco bar and Seattle was bagels and lox. Santorini, Greece had lamb meatballs with tzatziki sauce and Greek salad cucumber bites. Lastly, New York ,our new home come January 2016, had homemade NY cheesecake pops made special by my future mother-in-law and sister-in-law. I was completely blown away by the thoughtful and creative concept. It was like nothing I had ever seen!
The photo booth tied perfectly into the theme. A postcard cut out with “Traveling from Miss to Mrs” and a custom stamp with our names and wedding date. SO many awesome photos but here are a few to share!
It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day either. Seattle is embracing fall and the cool, crisp air coupled with sunny blue skies made a perfect backdrop for the day. After eating and breaking into several bottles of champagne (of course) the presents began. Each guest wrote down their favorite memory of Z and I and I was to draw those memories out of a basket, read the memory aloud, and the person who wrote it was the next gift I opened. It was such a clever and fun way to open the gifts (which can admittedly be a very boring task for the guests) and to keep everyone engaged. It was such a fun walk down memory lane! Those memories are all going to be arranged as the border to this gorgeous, large photo frame of one of our engagement photos for us to have for always. Every moment of this day was so carefully thought out and planned…I felt humbled and honored to be loved by such an incredible room of women.
The icing on the cake was my groom who arrived towards the end of the party to socialize and thank everyone for helping to celebrate me and us. He is such an awesome man, my Z. It was a great way to end the party and all the guests loved getting to see him, too!
I am so glad my mom was there to share all the moments. We were both so overwhelmed with how much work and love went into the planning and the execution of the party. My mom said that as a the mother of the bride, it was so special for her to see her daughter’s extended Seattle family and friends love her daughter so much. Plus since this was one of the few wedding planning tasks she wasn’t directly involved with she could sit back and take it all in. As a result, she said it really hit her, “you’re getting married!” For me, I was in awe of this life I had created for myself in the Northwest and how grateful I am for the special women in my life. Lucky doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Thank you to Dorothy, Renee, Alyssa, Erica, and Malia for creating such an incredible day. I will never forget it as long as I live. And thank you to all the women who came to celebrate and “shower” me with love. I am so grateful for each of you!