Rachel’s Bridal Shower

Rachel’s bridal shower was a success!

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We (the bridal party) all got there earlier this morning to set up and get things ready for the bride-to-be. Luckily, there really wasn’t all that much for us to do, since the venue did a wonderful job of getting everything organized and put together.

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We took care of the centerpieces for the tables, put out the mini picture frames filled with pictures of the two lovebirds as favors, and set up the cupcake table…

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Remember how I said I had a little bit of baking to do the other day?

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It was a surprise for Rachel, so I didn’t want to say anything on here in case she was reading, but I offered to bake the cupcakes for today’s big event. I kept the flavors simple: vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and Oreo cake with a new kind of frosting that tasted pretty darn similar to the inside of an Oreo.

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I was also psyched to have found these interlocking hearts at the store, which matched perfectly with her theme for the wedding. So fun!

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Shortly after we finished setting up, our guest of honor arrived and was smiling from ear to ear.

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I just love her. Smile

We started out by playing a few fun games, one of which entailed Rachel having to guess various answers that her fiancé, Steve, gave on some questions we asked.

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Obviously, she didn’t quite agree with some of his answers. Winking smile

Afterward, we sat down to a delicious brunch of scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, French toast, fresh fruit, bagels, and pastries.

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My plate.

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Oh yes…and there were mimosas. And they were deeeeelicious.

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After brunch we played a few more games and then it was time to open gifts.

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The bridal party all surprised Rachel with a gift that she thought she wasn’t going to be able to get for another month or so and, as you can see, she was a little surprised.

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We all got her her Fingerprint Guest Tree Print for the wedding, courtesy of our talented friend, Christina. You may remember her work making an appearance here on STSL a couple of times.

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Christina did an awesome job of incorporating all of the things that Rachel wanted on her tree print and I know it’s going to look awesome once it’s all “fingerprinted” after the wedding.

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After the gifts were open, it was time to dig into some cupcakes!

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I opted for a vanilla, but I got good feedback on the Oreo ones too, thank goodness…I always get nervous when my cupcakes are being eaten at an event that I’m actually attending.

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The Bridal Party – who seriously can’t wait to party it up in just a couple short months!

So much fun today with the girlies…now it’s time to go get ready and head out for the evening. Hope everyone is having a great Saturday!

Comments

  1. says

    That bridal shower looked like a lot of fun. The cupcake stand made me smile. She’s so lucky to have a good friend like you! I could go for a vanilla or Oreo cupcake right about now… 😉

    Where did she (and you) get your dresses? They’re beautiful.

    • Courtney says

      Rachel got her dress from The Limited and I actually got my dress about 3 years ago from Boscov’s

  2. says

    Love the design that is beautiful. Your cupcakes look amazing too! The shower looks like a ton of fun, how could it not be when your with your friends, food, and mimosas! 😉
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  3. JJ says

    I love your dress and the black V neck with white belt and black high neck on the right! Can you share brands or shopping info? Thanks!

    • Courtney says

      Thanks! I’m not sure where the black dress with the belt came from, but I know I actually got my dress about 3 years ago from Boscov’s. Totally forgot I even had it, in fact :)

  4. says

    The shower looks so great! I love the cupcakes, they look fabulous, and so professional! You need to start your own cupcake business and I want one of them right now :) They’re so pretty! Love the hearts on top!

  5. Karen says

    The cupcakes look delicious! My bridal shower was yesterday too! We also had plenty of cupcakes and mimosa’s it was a beautiful day filled with love and sugar :)

  6. Tori says

    My best friend got married in December and she had the tree with the fingerprints as her guestbook. It was one of the coolest things I have ever seen! It looked amazing and will definitely be a cherished item.

  7. Trudy says

    Oh funny! I’m getting married the same day! I was reading on the tree and was thinking…wait a minute…

    Looks really great though :)

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