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Monday, June 3, 2013

Goose is getting hitched

My mom and sister, Cara hosted a bridal shower this past weekend for my sister, Chelsea! Our theme was an outdoor/summer shower. We hung out on the deck, kitchen, dining room and living room. Chelsea is getting married Labor Day Weekend at a local vineyard. Can not wait! 

Our theme for the menu was Chelsea's favorite things:

egg bake (1 vegetarian + 1 meat)
carrot + cucumber tulips (fav. flower)
lemon blueberry + dark chocolate raspberry scones (cara's speciality)
cookie butter with marshmallows + chocolate chips 
cinnamon yogurt partfaits with strawberries/blueberries mixed with sweetened pretzels (my dad works at Old Dutch)
tiered waffles with whipped cream + fruit served with irish butter and syrup
iced coffee
sparkling mango lemonade
bloody mary bar 

The day before the shower, my friend Katherine came over to assist Cara and I! We spent the whole day prepping for the event. My mom and dad came in the evening to help with the details!

Our kids were very entertaining while we were prepping :)

My 3 yo daughter defnitley influences my (almost) 3 yo nephew. What do you think? tutus and heels? Ha.

I made little labels for all of the food!

Part of Chelsea's gift was this chalkboard with her important dates with her man. Their nicknames are Bird + Goose.

Have you tried irish butter? Oh my word. amaze.

my friend Kati, borrowed me some vintage linens.

As a shower favor, we put honey in baby food jars and put bakers twine and cute Jody fabric on them. I had the fabric left over from Zion's birthday party. I used washi tape and wrote "how sweet it is to be loved by you" on the cards. 

 the beautiful bride

I put out my frame from Chelsea next to the honey. fitting. i love the quote.

My family enjoying the day.

My handsome dad. Helping me out!

Zion and Ryder helping Auntie open gifts.

Later in the day, we hit up a cousin's grad party and came back to my nephew's 3rd birthday party! It was pirate themed. Cara did great with the details! I love it.

Love you Ryder James. You are so fun. cute. charming. hilarious. You are the best!


  1. seriously, what a perfect day!!! i love my sistas and mama! great job on taking pix to document the day!!! Love love! xxxxooooo

  2. looks gorg! you know how to throw a bangin party!!!

  3. These photos look amazing! BACON AND BLOODY MARYS?! Now that is a party. Great job on everything. :)

    1. thanks! it was sooooo fun! I love showing the bride's personality!