Rachel’s bridal shower was a success!
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.
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…
Remember how I said I had a little bit of baking to do the other day?
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.
I was also psyched to have found these interlocking hearts at the store, which matched perfectly with her theme for the wedding. So fun!
Shortly after we finished setting up, our guest of honor arrived and was smiling from ear to ear.
I just love her.
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.
Obviously, she didn’t quite agree with some of his answers.
Afterward, we sat down to a delicious brunch of scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, French toast, fresh fruit, bagels, and pastries.
Oh yes…and there were mimosas. And they were deeeeelicious.
After brunch we played a few more games and then it was time to open gifts.
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.
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.
After the gifts were open, it was time to dig into some cupcakes!
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.
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!