Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Love is in the Air: A Bridal Shower

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You've just landed at Jess' Bridal Shower. 


Welcome!



Mom and Nel worked so hard to throw me the most beautiful bridal shower. 


The theme was, "Love is in the air". The decor and food were inspired by three of my favorite places in the world: 
France, Greece, and Switzerland. 

 
Nel even made a Traveling Teddy banner featuring his visits to these three countries.

With help from my future mother-in-law and my Aunt Mona, delicious Euro-inspired dishes were served, including Greek salad, Pastitsio, croissants with ham and Swiss cheese, French pastry puffs, spinach dip, olives (my favorite!), and more. 

We had a lovely mimosa bar, 



and desserts at each hot air balloon: 
Greek lemon shortbread cookies, French macarons, and Swiss chocolate. 


As if there wasn't enough dessert, Mom ordered these amazing cupcakes...but they were gone before I could get a photo of them!
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We played two bridal shower games. One was called, "He Said...She Said" where guests had to guess if the bride or groom made the statement.


We also played, "I Do", where guests had to finish the sentence, "I do..." on small cards. I read all responses and chose the one I liked best. They could be funny or loving responses. The winner wrote, "I do...promise to love you, respect you, and travel the world with you!"



I was given so many thoughtful gifts for my upcoming journey as a married woman. 


One gift was a handmade crate filled with wine bottles for "firsts", with a clever poem on each label. 


So creative!


While I was opening gifts, Nel was a busy bee making my bouquet out of wrapping paper remains for the rehearsal.

Can you believe she MADE this?? (I think she may be an elf.)



Life has been far from perfect lately, but my bridal shower was beautiful and perfect in every way. 

Thank you, Mom and Nel!
 

I hope you've enjoyed your journey to my bridal shower. 
Float back soon.  ; )

~Jess   

30 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Those HOT AIR BALLOON centerpieces were beautiful. The food looked delicious. What a special day. A wonderful time in your life and your family's.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...


what a beautiful shower and so much thought went into it.
Wishing you much happiness as you journey into your new life.

Mary

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful xx oo Congratulations!
I think the wine idea is very creative.
Carla

Nuria Travelera said...

Hi!
Everything looks beautiful and you look so happy and radiant ❤️
I wish you the best in your new life xxx
Looking forward seeing your wedding day :) You will be a gorgeous bride!
xxx
www.travelera.es

LoveT. said...

The Photos are gorgeous, all looks so lovely :)

Have a great Day Jess, Greetings from Vienna!

Mercy F said...

Everything is beautiful especially you. Congratulations!

www.busyandfab.com

Patricia said...

Beautiful photos of a gorgeous day. That paper bouquet is brilliant! Bes wishes for your perfect wedding day.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

LOOK AT THAT TEA SET! You are ready now. You are ready to relax with a proper pot of tea after the wedding, the honeymoon, the many days of working hard to come home to be with your beloved. After 34 years of marriage, my husband still says that his favorite part of the day is to come home to me.

May you have many, many moments of true love.

Regine Karpel said...

So pretty.

Susie said...

Hi Beautiful Jess, I think your mom and Nel did an awesome shower. I loved the colors and food. The case of first wines..that was genius. love that. I am sending you many good wishes for your new life. Always remember your love that got you to here. Blessings sweet girl, xoxo, Love to all, Susie

Jeanie said...

This really sounds like the most fabulous shower of all time! Every detail is exquisite from decoration to food -- and the bride is looking very happy! I love the French/international theme -- very fun! Congratulations. Couldn't be lovelier!

a writing place said...

All lovely.... They made a wonderful shower memory for you.

Gentle hugs,
Tessa

Angélica D said...

Hi dear friend !! Esos ballons don un verdadero encantó .. Linda fiesta

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

The shower looks like it was wonderful… so much thought to detail, with special touches! What fun! The special day must be close! Congratulations Jess!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I really enjoyed each and every photo. Loved all the creative ideas for the shower, especially the hot air balloon. Jess must be footing on air, sending love to your family.

Susie Swanson said...

What a beautiful shower and Kudos to your mom and Nel and everyone involved. I wish you and you future husband the best life has to offer filled with much happiness and enjoyment. Lots of love and hugs across the miles.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a lovely bridal shower, Jess - every detail looks perfect! Such a happy and exciting time! Wishing you so much love, peace and harmony as you move forward. Hugs xo Karen

Susan said...

I LOVED the journey to your shower, Jess. It was spectacular. Oh my GOSH. Dreamy. Positively dreamy. The planners did a fabulous job. Ohhhhh, you must be over the moon with happiness. Thanks for sharing the splendor. Susan

Rozen en vlinders said...

Looks like a very nice bridel shower .

Karen said...

Everything looks so beautiful. Best wishes to you!

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations. Looks like Mom and Company outdid themselves. Truly a wonderful and beautiful shower. Happy marriage to you-can't wait to see wedding pictures. xo Diana

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Dearest Jess,
I havent been blogging for some months... look at this... I am catching up, and see that its your shower.. it all looks so so beautiful.. Nell and Sheri outdid themselves.. Its gorgeous.. so many lovely presents..
I am sure that you are getting excited now.. its close..
wishing you lots of happiness..
looking forward to your wedding photos.. and all the pomp and ceremony ..
best wishes.. Val xxxx

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely bridal shower Jess.
The decor, the wrapping, the gifts, the food, indeed everything looks and sounded a total joy.
Weren't those wine gifts a good idea too!

Wishing you and Brian every happiness as you continue with your wedding plans into married life together.

Good wishes

All the best Jan

It's me said...

All is so so so pretty !!!.....love it all ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love Ria x

Dewena said...

Wow! This party bubbled from beginning to end, didn't it? So creative--hat off to your mother and sister! The decor and food looks amazing and what thoughtful gifts.

Best to you and your future groom, may love always be in the air between you!

Holly said...

Your mom & sis did an awesome job. Very beautiful, creative, and definitely romantic.

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely stunning! The decor is perfect and Nel's bouquet creation is amazing. Your family overflows with creativity and talent! I'm so glad you had a beautiful shower with so much love involved.

xo
Pat

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Jess,
Such a pretty shower and I know that your Mom and Nel put so much time and love into each and every detail.
You girls are blessed so richly to have such a wonderful Mom!
Jemma

Draffin Bears said...

I loved seeing the beautiful photos of your bridal shower Jess and how cute the hot air balloons are.
The food and everything looks wonderful and love the bouquet made out of the wrapping paper.
hugs
Carolyn

Marcia said...

Every single detail turned out lovely. I'm not blogging anymore, Jess, but no way I'm missing your wedding. ;)
xoxo