My Cousin’s Bridal Shower Weekend
Is it just me, or did this weekend go by way too quickly? We finally had some nice weather, and I’m slowly starting to put away the boots and transition into wedges and sandals. Here’s a little recap of my weekend.
Saturday was my cousin Monica’s bridal shower. I’m so honored to be a part of her wedding (first-time bridesmaid over here!) and it was great to see all of the hard work come together at the shower. It included beautiful weather, a nice Italian spread of food and more presents that I have ever seen in my life. It was nice to finally get to meet all of her friends from school and work and to celebrate her engagement and upcoming wedding.
After the shower, we headed over to a local brewery for some drinks, food and more sunshine. And a miracle happened- after being on my feet for 12 hours in 4″ wedges, I came out unscathed! Sure, my feet hurt a bit, but I was blister-free. Karma must be a real thing.
The bride’s favorite flower was our centerpieces
The bride-to-be (center is the yellow dress) and all her bridesmaids
This is only about half of the her gifts
Everyone brought their favorite recipe and we made a cute scrapbook for the bride
Monica with her bouquet made from all the ribbons and bows from her gifts
Pretty flowers outside of the venue
My cousin Nicole and I
Things I forgot to photograph:
- the bride-to-be opening her gifts (I was doing work on helping starting to unwrap and organize the gifts so I couldn’t snap photos)
- the cute favors (heart-shaped whisks)
- the yummy and creative cake pops
Her dress is so pretty and she looks happy. I’ve never been a bridesmaid, it looks like a lot of fun.
this is my first time!
I swear all weekends go by too quickly! LOVE the idea of the recipe scrapbook!
Yes, the weekend flew by! You girls all look so pretty! I love this coral dress on you!
thank you so much!
Yes, the weekend definitely went fast! It always does 🙁 Love what you wore, and it sounds like the shower was fun 🙂
What a beautiful group of bridesmaids! Coral is a really great color on you. 🙂
aw thanks Lauren!
I love all things coral so I am dying over your dress! And the recipe scrapbook is such a cute idea!
Aw, looks like it was such a nice bridal shower!! Loving that recipe book – so cute. You both look fabulous! xo, Julie
Love all of these dresses! Looks like a great time 🙂
Yay, bridal showers are always so fun. You look so pretty in your dress!
This weekend went by WAY too fast. I am seriously depressed right now 😉 Like how is it already time to be at the office working again 🙁 Anyway, looks super fun! I LOVE the bride to be’s dress and that cookbook idea is so cute! You look gorgeous in that lace dress!
aw thank you so much Rachel!
Both of your dresses are so pretty! Looks like a fun shower and I agree that the weekend flew by!
Eek! Love your dress, you look gorgeeoussss!!!
thank you so much!
Rachel thanks you so much for posting this! I have been looking at the pictures over and over lol. This will be such a nice memory for me to look back on. Whenever anyone asked me where I found my dress I pointed to you and said “My cousin has a fashion blog and she introduced me to this awesome website modcloth!” Lol. I’m so glad you had a good time Saturday, I thought it was a perfect shower day!
I love the shout-out! I had such a nice time and I think everything turned out wonderfully 🙂
Beautiful girls!! It looks like it was a success!
The recipe scrapbook is such a great idea! I did the sort of the same thing at a friend’s baby shower.. words of wisdom for the new mom! Best wishes to the new bride to be!
aw thanks! That’s such a great idea, too!
We did a “Bun in the Oven” theme, so we put out decorated recipe cards (index) that said “Recipes for a Great Mother”. It was a HIT!!
you all look so pretty in your dresses! I love your dress choice (and the bride’s!) and the idea of a scrapbook/cookbook is just adorable.
thank you Stephanie!
Great pictures, I love all of your dresses!! And 12 hours in wedges without blisters really is a miracle.
I was amazed to say the least!
Aw, you all looked so pretty! I love all the bright spring-y dresses and the whole shower looks like it was adorable! So fun being part of a bridal party!
thanks so much Kate!
Look at all you pretty ladies!!!! And that recipe book is the cutest idea. She is going to treasure that for years to come!!
how beautiful! this looks so wonderful. None of my close friends have gotten married yet so I’ve never been a BM before. You’ll have to fill me in on all the details!
this is my first- I’m excited! 🙂
SO cute! Love your dress, and it looks like it was a fun party!
Love the lace dress!
When I saw your instagram photo last night I was hoping you would post the details of that fabulous dress! You look great, so nice you were part of a special day for your cousin
aw thanks Dina!
such a fun weekend of Spring weather, cute dresses & celebrating fabulous new life chapters! I love the idea of the recipe book for a bride-to-be!
Looks like it was a wonderful shower! The centerpieces are gorgeous! And I love the scrapbook with recipes!
I LOVE the idea of that recipe scrapbook! It’s such a great idea. Looks like so much fun, girl!
You look soooooo pretty! I love your dress.
thank you Amy!
such a lovely bride and bridal shower! x
OMG thank God you shared that link to that yellow dress! It’s so pretty 🙂
Congrats on being a bridesmaid! It’s such a fun bonding experience with all the girls and the bride! You girls all look gorgeous!
Thank you- I’m so excited!
You looked so cute!
SO fun!! That scrapbook is so cute. I had my best friend’s wedding over the weekend and it was so fun..I just love weddings.
thanks! I can’t wait for this wedding in July!
looks like a fun event and the scrapbook is cute, and I love the dress you are wearing in these pictures!
this is so cute! It looks like it was perfect
You look like you had a great weekend! Don’t think I am following you yet, I am now on Bloglovin!
Amazing pics! So beautiful:)
I LOVE that coral dress you’re wearing. That is seriously the perfect color for you. Looks like you pretty girls had an awesome time!
thank you SO much!
Looks like an amazing shower! You all look gorgeous! Every one at my bridal shower brought a recipe too and I thought it was such a good idea.
it’s such a smart idea! My cousin came up with it!
What a fun weekend! You and the bride to be look gorgeous – perfect spring dresses! I seriously love weddings, which is one of the reasons why I love summer so much. I will definitely miss being a wedding photographer this year and getting to creep on everyone’s weddings, ha!
thank you! I didn’t know you were a wedding photographer!
You all look beautiful!! 🙂
Aw you look so pretty! Looks like it was a beautiful bridal shower! And yes, this weekend flew by way too fast!
Thank you Leigh!
I was JUST about to ask you about your dress before I saw where it was from. So cute!!! Bridal showers are my favorite and this looks like it was a great one. Love those gerber daisies!
Thanks so much!
What a beautiful event! And you look so cute!
It must be wedding season because I know several different people who attended bridal showers this past weekend.
Yes! It’s funny because a few of the guests had to leave early to go to other bridal showers or weddings!
What a fun party! I love the idea of a scrapbook with favorite recipes… so sweet!
How fun! Congrats to your cousin Monica! I love bridal showers and weddings:)! So cool that this is your first time as a bridesmaid! You all looked beautiful!
Looks like a beautiful shower! You all looked gorgeous, and love that adorable recipe book 🙂
Looks like a gorgeous shower! The flowers are incredible and you all look so cute.
aww looks like you had a wonderful time! what a gorgeous shower. the bride is so pretty!!
The recipe book is such a brilliant and thoughtful gift idea!! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Congrats to your cousin!