Tuesday, April 21, 2009

my first bridal shower

Well, I'm finally getting through all the pictures, so here's a little recap from my shower on Saturday.

This shower was a smaller one hostessed by my aunts and grandmother on my dad's side of the family. They did a garden theme and had these adorable ceramic pots by each place at the table filled with violets

The tables were decorated in our wedding colors: chocolate brown and celadon green.

I didn't get any good pictures of the food, but my aunts made a brunch with egg casserole, stuffed french toast and hash brown casserole and it was SOOOO yummy. They also had fresh fruit and streudel, and baskets of mini muffins on each table.

After eating, we played a trivia game: "How well does Katie know Eric". For every question I couldn't answer, they made me chew a piece of Big Red gum. I hate the flavor of cinnamon candies, and well, the gum was just as bad.

my sister and I making our guesses

After five pieces my eyes were watering--the stuff was so pungent. I hated it! But i thought five wrong out of twenty-five wasn't tooo bad. :-)

A couple of the answers were ridiculous, so I'll share

Question: For a special occasion, would Eric buy you chocolates or flowers?

My answer: Flowers (because he's gotten me flowers before, and I'm trying to stay away from chocolate because it gives me headaches)

Eric's answer: Chocolates, because then I could eat them all for myself

see what I mean? I didn't think I deserved a Big Red for that answer.

Prizes were given to the highest scorer, after me. Turns out one of them was my 8 year old cousin Mackenzie!

Then it was time for presents. Everyone was so sweet. I loved getting things off my registry, as well as some creative gifts ( a beautiful sewing kit, and a glass pitcher with fun drink recipes)

Little sister/MOH helped me by writing down the gifts and who gave them, for thank you notes later.

while BM Riss starting making my bow-quet for the wedding rehearsal.

We didn't get a ton of pictures of the gifts, but I am very excited about this bowl my grandfather made in his woodshop. Isn't it beautiful? I'm always amazed at his talent (he is also the jeweler who picked out my center stone diamond and set it in my e-ring!)

He's given one of these to each of the families, and this bowl signified the starting a new family for me.

E stopped by at the end of the present opening and helped me finish

Then we ate the beautiful and delicious lemon fluff cake (a Dutch tradition in my family for years--for every family event from new babies to funerals)


Adrienne said...

Love the pics! You look like you had a blast! I love the bowl from your grandfather, that is so sweet!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Thank you for sharing! The shower looked like it was fun! I loved the bowl your grandfather gave you...it is something you can treasure forever.

holly | bijou lovely said...

You two are so cute! You look gorgeous with your flowery dress and yellow shoes! Glad you had a good time :)

Ink Obsession Designs said...

How exciting! The pictures are beautiful! :)

Hannah said...

aaww that looks like so much fun!

Cheap Wife said...

Awwww.....that looks like fun! :-)
I am starting to get really excited for my own shower.

I also love the bowl from your grandpa..it's that kinda stuff that's really meaningful

AmyJean {Relentless Bride®} said...

Looks like so much fun! Love your dress!

Liz said...

What a great shower! I love the brunch idea. I did the gum thing too and only missed one, I was so proud, everyone was impressed. :)

{The Perfect Palette} said...

awww that looks like it was fun!

Marissa said...

What a sweet shower! You look lovely with your new dress and beaming smile! Your grandfather's gift is especially touching. What wonderful aunts and grandmother you have! :o)

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