We threw my sister a Bridal Shower today and it was a success. I think all of the Ladies had a great time – good food, sweet desserts, lots of conversation, and wine.
Last night my Mom put the florals together, and I set the tables with linens and decorative centerpieces. I used my own vintage jewellery, purses, and makeup compacts to give a 40’s feel. I sewed faux mink wraps for the center of each table, and added a large feather to each floral vase.
I used the pieces of organza that were cut from her gown during alterations to make a swag for the mantle. As well, I stitched pieces of lace from her unused bolero lace to the organza…. On the mantle I placed some mini paper wedding bells and cream lace as a back layer. I added a few pieces of our Grandma’s jewellery under the organza.
I hope that the Shower was all that she wanted, and man am I wiped…. I was reminded today how different it is to put on parties while 7 months pregnant. The next event is the Reception later this month, and two weeks after that is my Baby Shower. (I’m looking forward to that day – I get to sit and talk to people, eat yummy food/desserts, and Ava will open all of the gifts.)