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Sarah’s Bridal Shower

by Courtney on July 16, 2011

This afternoon, I had the honor of attending my dear friend Sarah’s bridal shower and spending time with some great friends. Time really is flying…it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating their engagement!


Everything at Sarah’s shower was beautifully organized by her bridal party and incorporated so many of Sarah’s favorite things.



Our friend, Christina, also did an absolutely amazing job on so many aspects of the shower, including these wine glasses (which she hand painted), and the beautiful sunflower cupcakes.


Aren’t they adorable??



Mimosas were also available shortly after arriving, so I made sure to partake in one two of those.


A little while later, the guest of honor arrived with her fiancé, Jeff.



Not surprisingly, she immediately started to tear up, which was not a surprise; Sarah is one of the most humble, caring people that I know, who will always put everyone else’s needs before her own. Seeing her be able to enjoy this day, in honor of her, was really something special. She totally deserved it.



The shower, which was held at Malozzi’s, served up an amazing brunch spread, filled with an assortment of delicious items. I opted for some French toast, eggs, home fries, and a small serving of a fruit, yogurt, and granola parfait. Everything was delicious.


Plus, it didn’t hurt that I was in the company of some awesome dining companions: Kate, Mal, and Denise.


While Sarah was opening her gifts, I enjoyed a vanilla cupcakes, which was incredible in every way possible.


I must say, for being “nervous,” Sarah was absolutely radiant all day long. I’m so glad that she was able to share this day with so many of her close friends and family, and I was thrilled to be a part of it and see her revel in every last moment.


Not only is Sarah one of my best friends, but I’m so happy to be able to call her my family, too.


Congratulations, Sarah and Jeff!

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1 Girl In The Pink July 16, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Gorgeous sunflowers! And I love that blue/yellow color combo – beautiful!


2 Khushboo July 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm

The sunflower cupcakes look so cheerful! Congrats to Sarah!


3 Kristine @ Running on Hungry July 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm

You are so tan! My pale, pale skin is so jealous!

That cupcake looks amazing! (But was it better than one of your creations?) ;-)

My friends are just now starting to get married and I have my first bridal shower next weekend!


4 katie Carso July 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Love wedding showers! I just love weddings : )

how beautiful it all looked and she seems like an amazing person, congrats to her on the upcoming wedding!!


5 Liz @ Something To Chew Om July 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm

The blue/yellow combo is beautiful! So vibrant!

Very cute dress, btw :)


6 Stephanie July 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Courtney, your dress is so cute! Where did you get it?


7 Courtney July 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Thank you! Macy’s, about 2 years ago :)


8 Valery R July 16, 2011 at 7:27 pm

First thing I noticed from this post is your nice tan from the beach! haha And those cupcakes look divine!


9 Courtney July 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Hahaha, it is rather dark, isn’t it? ;)


10 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I love when I see a good friend happy…. Those people who deserve happiness, when it is on their front door, it is truly an amazing thing!!!!


11 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm

What a lovely party! All of the little details are just perfect!


12 Sarah @ Food and Love Diaries July 16, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Love your outfit! Those cupcakes look gorgeous… mimosas make everything better too :)


13 Krissie J @ A Philly Nerd Girl July 16, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Those cupcakes look adorable and the wine glasses turned out so well! You have some talented friends. :D Loooove mimosas.


14 erica July 16, 2011 at 10:29 pm

i love those wine glasses!


15 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 16, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Gorgeous day for a shower. Love your and Sarah’s dresses!


16 Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Everybody looks so cute! I want to buy Sarah’s dress!


17 sweet and savvy July 16, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I absolutely love That dress!!:)


18 julie July 16, 2011 at 11:14 pm

awww today must have been a bridal shower kinda day! i went to one of my bestie’s today and it was fun :) except they definitely didn’t have gorgeous sunflower cupcakes. boo to boring sheet cake haha


19 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Man everything looks gorgeous (including your dress.) The sunflowers make that display :D


20 Katherine July 16, 2011 at 11:45 pm

I love those sunflower cupcakes!!!


21 Amy July 17, 2011 at 2:54 am

Such a lovely day! I love the sunflower cupcakes!


22 Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 17, 2011 at 7:18 am

Gorgeous!!! The bridesmaids did an amazing job!


23 Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers July 17, 2011 at 7:23 am

Beautifully done wine glasses, I love this theme!! From what you’ve said, it does a good job of matching the guest of honors personality!


24 Diana Amy July 17, 2011 at 7:27 am

The little sunflower details really make that brunch so special! Noting that, for friends’ upcoming wedding celebrations…

And girl you look SO tan!


25 Laura @ Unchartered 20s July 17, 2011 at 8:04 am

I love the sunflower theme! Everything looks so beautiful!!


26 Erica July 17, 2011 at 8:11 am

Looks like an awesome day! Those cupcakes are adorable! You’re seriously tan, Courtney… must be those 2 beach vacations!!


27 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine July 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

I looove the color scheme of the shower with the blue bottles and sunflowers. So summery! And you look absolutely GORGEOUS. I am seriously jealous of your amazing tan!!


28 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy July 17, 2011 at 10:48 am

You both looked so pretty! I love your dress…but I love Sarah’s too…so cute for summer! Do you have any idea where she might have gotten it?


29 Presley (Run Pretty) July 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I wore the same dress as the bride-to-be to one of my showers. Love that dress… I’m on vacation right now and just waiting for a “night out” down here to bust it out again!


30 Holly July 17, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Aww, sunflowers are my favorite too!!! (they were my wedding flower)
LOVE all of the sunflower stuff, especially the cupcakes- how cute!!
You ladies are BEAUTIFUL!


31 Nicole July 18, 2011 at 11:21 am

Hi, Courtney! I’m a good friend of Katie’s, over at LegallyFit. I really liked your guest post that you wrote on her blog a few months ago, featuring some of your fave recipes. Since then, I’ve been checking your blog from time to time, and I’ve really enjoyed reading all about your fitness routines and other (seriously awesome!) healthy and “sweet-tooth” recipes… keep it up, you’re a great blogger :)

I love this post, it gave me some great ideas for my friend’s upcoming shower. She also loves sunflowers, and I may or may not “borrow” a few of these awesome and super-creative ideas! Thanks!


32 Courtney July 18, 2011 at 11:38 am

Hi Nicole! Thank you SO MUCH for your sweet comments. Hearing things like that will never get old! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the ‘ol bloggy and that you were able to get some ideas for your friend’s shower! :)


33 Jessica @ Bake a Little July 18, 2011 at 11:57 am

Sunflowers are my favorite flower! This bridal shower is absolutely beautiful!


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