The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of activity around here, anticipating and preparing for Charisse’s bridal shower. We’re all too pooped to pop but we enjoyed every minute of it. It was held on Sunday April 12th, the theme was Charisse’s Vineyard, and the venue and weather were absolutely perfect! Samara came in from Dallas and thanks to her help and talent it was a huge success. There were 25 guests in attendance and we made sure they were well fed and entertained. So let’s get started with all of the details.
The invitations were created online at Greetings Island and then taken to Office Max for printing. They were mailed in brown kraft envelopes with a fancy smancy seal on the back. I made the menu cards in my word processing program and embellished them with a small burlap flower. We did a good job of making sure everything flowed with the vineyard/rustic feeling which is totally opposite of the wedding.
A chalkboard sign at the entrance announced the theme. My handwriting rivals any doctor’s so I had hubby write the message.
I am tickled pink with the centerpieces and hope I have an occasion to use them again. Wine bottles were painted (some from the inside and some on the outside) in the chosen color palette. A few encouraging words were written on several of them with hot glue before painting. Wildflowers and sprigs of greenery were tucked inside and they sat on wooden chargers that the Mr. sprayed with polyurethane to give them a little sheen. Succulents, faux grapes, a decorative jar filled with sand and a LED light completed them.
Samara made the burlap bags for the favors. Before topping the bags with a small white doily they were filled with Hershey’s kisses and sealed with a clothes pin. Here’s the last collage of this post for you. My girls; Charisse and her fiancée with our son Garlon photo bombing in the background, and Gabrielle of course.
When Charisse walked into the shower she took my breath away and I couldn’t help but get teary. I will need waterproof mascara for sure on the big day. While chatting with Samara the reality of what was happening for them really hit home. Both my girls are getting married, approximately seven weeks apart. Wow!!!
This official kick off to the wedding was so much fun and I have lots more to share with you in my next post. Far be it from me to keep you here all day reading and looking at pictures, LOL!!
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