A Winter Bridal Shower for My Sister
I have taken on my first, and likely only, stint as maid of honor.¬†¬† Actually, as my future brother-in-law has reminded me, matron of honor.¬†¬† And one of the most important responsibilities of the matron of honor is the wedding shower.¬† This past weekend, I threw my sister a lovely winter bridal shower. As I have shared before, I entered back into the ‚Äúfridge room‚Äù of a local florist and chose some blooms.¬† The blooms are two different types of roses, but in my typical form, I have no idea what the green leafy type plants are.¬† I just felt they were lovely and ‚Äúicy‚Äù looking, perfect for a winter bridal shower.¬† I arranged three larger white square planters and six smaller ones.¬† Actually, my mother did quite a bit of it as well. The girls and I made clay ornaments for each of the guests as a favor.¬† They were so simple.¬† Sculpey clay cut with a dove shaped cookie cutter, hole cut with a straw, random snowflake pattern added with scrapbooking stamps and tied with a navy ribbon.¬† I painted them with a sheer white paint from Martha Stewart that adds just a little bit of shimmer and sparkle. But all of those things really don‚Äôt matter.¬†¬† What really mattered was my sister.¬† This was her chance to shine, and for once, be the one everyone fussed over.¬† She so greatly deserves what ever fussing comes her way. And it was a chance for many of the ladies in her life to celebrate her and her upcoming marriage.¬† This is a picture of my mom, myself, Peanut and Sunshine. We held the shower at a local restaurant and we had the whole place to ourselves.¬† They did an amazing job and the food was incredible.¬†¬† They set up the tables in a ‚Äúu‚Äù.¬† Unfortunately, I only managed to get a picture of this side of the table.¬†¬† But, both sides were joyous, relaxed and celebratory. There were no ‚Äúorganized games‚Äù but there was no lack of laughter.¬† There were no place cards but everyone found their place and milled about and visited with each other.¬†¬† We all celebrated and excitedly remarked that we were only a few short weeks from being back together again for the actual wedding. I only had a very short time to plan this shower.¬† There are a few things I would have done differently if I had more time, but mostly, it was perfect.¬†¬† I think less time to plan was my strength.¬† I really only had time to focus on who was there, enjoying ourselves and celebrating someone who truly deserves to be celebrated. My dearest sister, Lisa.