The Prettiest Rose Gold-Themed Bridal Shower!

I’ve been looking forward to sharing these photos with you for the last week and I finally am getting time to do it! June 22nd was my bridal shower back in my hometown in Maryland hosted by mom and sister (along with several other ladies who helped!) It was such a special day for me and I had been looking forward to it for months! My mom and sister put a ton of planning into it and everything was just gorgeous!

bridal shower invites

Can we talk about how adorable these bridal shower invites are?! My mom found them on Amazon and then had her friend (with nice handwriting) write in the information.

bridal shower table idea

rose gold plates

Knowing my love of rose gold, the tables were all decked out in sparkles, sequins, rose gold plates and silverware and even mason jars! It was absolutely fabulous! These were also Amazon finds. GO mom!

well wishes for the bride

I thought this was super cute! My mom had everyone fill out a “wishes and advice for the bride” and it was so special all the advice I got. Some things were funny, other things were sweet and sentimental. It’s definitely something I’ll treasure!

My mom and sister also had this adorable balloon arch on the wall by the food table (they made my dad inflate all the balloons, poor man). There was a delightful fruit parfait bar set up with berries, granola, crushed up Oreos and vanilla wafers. My mom also got a tray full of my favorite Chick-Fil-A chicken minis! Oh my goodness I love those things! My sister also made these super cute mini cupcakes and she dusted them with rose gold edible glitter. Last but not lease, my mom had a cake made with David and I’s picture on it. My sister took great delight in eating the piece with David’s face on it to which she sent him a picture of. So glad he has a sense of humor!

Since David and I’s families are so spread out, this shower was more of my friends and family than his. McKenna, my bridesmaid and friend of 15-some years, was there and it was so awesome to see her after 6 months. She and I have been close for years and refer to each other as “twin.” Haha! There’s an embarrassing backstory to that I won’t be sharing!

Of course the fun part of a bridal shower (at least for the bride) is opening gifts. Well, I didn’t expect this to happen but it did! My friend’s mom got me lingerie! That’s always a fun gift to open in front of your mom and sister. Everyone got a good laugh out of it and frankly, so did I! Just glad my poor dad wasn’t there, we both would have died of embarrassment lol!

I’m so thankful for everyone who came to celebrate with me and my family! My parent’s church let us use their fellowship hall to host the shower and I was blown away by how kind everyone was there! Sunday morning the pastor recognized and congratulated my parents and I on my engagement, which I thought was really nice. It was such a great weekend with my family and I can’t wait to get married inĀ  4 MONTHS!!

Church on Sundays and Fashion Faux Pas

Church on Sundays
Sunday mornings (particularly in the south) are reserved for church and then a late lunch following the service. I grew up this way and many of my friends did as well. My favorite part of this tradition as a young teen was picking out what I wanted to wear! It irks me to think of the hideous outfits I wore assuming that I looked super cute. I vividly remember a blue, flowery dress that I was convinced would look amazing with this pink cowboy hat I had (totally Lizzie McGuire style). I cringe at the thought. Luckily, my style is a bit more sophisticated now. I put together this outfit hoping to redeem myself from those days of bad fashion. Most of what you see here none of us can afford but a girl can dream (and duplicate with something cheaper if she must). Tell me what you think! Any funny memories of fashion crimes you committed growing up? Let me know with a comment below!