The invitation (found at Staples with silver ribbon, replaced with purple ribbon from Michaels)
Pinterest-inspired sign made by Jes (one of the bridesmaids).
"69 days until she's hitched". Really, she double (and triple) checked)!
Also on this table: envelopes for guests to write addresses (for Thank You's),
flowers from Produce Junction and gum for a game later.
Incredible reusable bag favors made by Leah (another bridesmaid).
Purchased online and screen printed at home. Each guest went home with 1 (or 2)!
Here comes the bride...
The bride checking out a picture board made by her sister.
We played this game (sans the chocolate) and it was hilarious! Look at all that gum!
Time to open presents! Amber moved and grooved like a champ, and even took a couple breaks (which allowed everyone to get more drinks, dessert or food, and to use the bathroom, mingle, or just chill.
One of the bridesmaids' gifts to the bride. From Etsy :)
If you look in the background, you can see the ribbon hanger/bouquet excitement and the huge win of having the shower at a hotel in the middle of the day- we were able to use a cart to load all of the gifts as soon as they were opened, then roll it right out to the cars at the end!
The groom has arrived, with necklaces for the bridal party from his recent trip to New Orleans!
Amber and Michelle, her lovely sister and Maid of Honor.
Love Michelle's color-coordinated notebook on the chair!
Moms and the Bride. Check out that ribbon bouquet!
Thanks to Bed Bath & Beyond for all the purple ribbon.
Bridesmaids and Bride
It was a wonderful day, and we're so happy for Amber & Dave. Can't wait to keep celebrating!