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I was so excited and nervous the morning of my bridal shower. My mom and sister fought so much over planning, but I’m so happy with how everything turned out! I can’t believe how many ways I was blessed on this day. I’m not sure why I don’t like sharing my face on a public forum, but here’s a few pics of what everything looked like anyways!
P.S. I really DON’T have super dark roots. I have no clue why it looks like I do. I’m definitely a natural blonde. lol
Meet the bride & groom (Complete with 5 years worth of scrapbooks!)
Meet the maids!
Our family has this tradition where, when we are christened, we wear a little bonnet. For our wedding, the bonnet is snipped to become our hankey. I cried when I opened it. My grandmother died of cancer when I was in 3rd grade. She always called me “Princess #2” (My big sister was Princess #1) The box was addressed, “To Princess #2.” I lost it the second I saw the box.
An adorable picnic basket from Future Mother-In-Law and 2 of my BMs!
Everyone wanted to fix my bow, lol:
Post # 3
What a beautiful shower! I love your dress!
Post # 4
@OnceUponATime: ok that bonnet to hanky tradition is amazingly special. It looks like you had a great shower!
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@OnceUponATime: Oh man… I teared up reading about the gift from your grandmother. So beautiful!
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@MexiPino: I’m glad I’m not the only emotional one! I miss her so much 🙁
@Lyndzo: Thank you and thank you! 🙂
@BlondeBee: I was really excited about it. I can’t believe how much work my sister and mom put into decorating. It blew me away!
@julies1949: Thanks! Found it on sale a few days prior. lol
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@OnceUponATime: My grandma passed when I was in 9th (I’m 34 now) and if I got a present like that I would be in hysterical tears! I plan to somehow use her beaded purse in my wedding. She showed it to me when I was very young and said it would be mine when she passed. It was the ONE thing I asked for when mom was cleaning out the house.
Post # 9
I totally lost it when I read about the gift from your grandmother – I’ve never missed by grandmother so much as during this planning process. Courage!
Post # 10
@MexiPino: Awe. That’s so wonderful to have a connection with her like that. I was too young to know of anything I wanted to remind me of her. She was ill for a while, so she did the memory planning for me.
Post # 11
I LOVE your shower dress! What a great shower. 🙂 We lost my grandmother years ago as well, and as a bridal shower gift, my mother gave me my grandmother’s bracelet, which I wore on our wedding day. I’ve never really been a crier, but when I opened that gift? Bawled the ugly cry!
Post # 12
@pengoala: Thank you! That’s such a touching story. I bet it was so so special to wear it on your wedding day! (P.S. I totally bawled an ugly cry as well, someone a friend capture a more touching photo versus the atrocity that actually occurred. lol)