This past Sunday, my mom, my mother-in-law, and I threw a bridal shower for Katherine (aka Spong). I’m calling it a “botanical bridal shower” because there was no theme but there were a lot of flowers and greenery so, there you go. Gotta have something for those Pinterest search results, ya know? (Are you following me on Pinterest yet, btw?). Anyway, I just uploaded all of these pictures from Katherine’s bridal shower and realized something: we didn’t get any pictures of all of the hostesses and the bride! OOPS. Thankfully, I got a lot before the guests arrived, but once the people started pouring in my mouth started running and my camera fell by the wayside. In other news, I was having a really bad hair day so I’m not that upset.
I found the most precious invitations on Etsy by Bella Love Letters. Katherine’s wedding will include a lot of jewel tones, so I thought it was a good fall-ish yet bridal option. I think I need a dress or something in this pattern? I just love it.Mrs. Karen (my MIL) brought TONS of flowers and greenery from her garden/the Fresh Market and she and my mom put together the most beautiful arrangements to scatter about the house. Botanical, right?Mrs. Karen brought pomegranates from her yard and my mom brought artichokes from the grocery store. Super botanical.My mom had this clever idea: because Katherine and Matt are getting married on 10/24, we gave these cute little treats to the 10th and 24th guests who came in the door.
Mrs. Karen has a way with flowers.Southern shower food might be my favorite meal. On a side note, having the same new last name initial is convenient when throwing a bridal shower. Whalen + Winstead = easy party decor.
We used my grandmother’s punch bowl, which I will find any excuse to force my mother to bring out.I love the mix of cup styles.This Snickers dip is my LIFE (similar recipe). Pioneer Woman has this yogurt parfait recipe that we’re all obsessed with, and since Katherine loves yogurt parfaits to an extreme degree, they were a no-brainer to include in our spread. We changed it up a bit for the party by mixing the brown sugar into the yogurt after it chilled for a few hours. Then, we filled up the cups about a third of the way……added some raspberries……and then some blueberries……and then another layer of yogurt and more berries.We found these little baby spoons to finish. Aren’t they cute?!I did manage to get some pictures of the beautiful bride opening presents, but she hates solo pictures so I will keep it brief: isn’t she just the cutest? I would have had this really sweet picture of Katherine smiling at her mama, but this creature had other ideas. Finally, everyone was given lemon melt-away cookies that we tucked into little cellophane bags and tied with orchid-tinted twine. So yummy and easy.Matt, Tyler, Eric, and a whole passel of our brothers came by after to eat some of the leftovers and then Tyler, as usual, slept off the Sunday Scaries.
We had maybe as much fun prepping for the shower as we did during the shower. My only regret is the lack of pictures of humans! Either way, we love you, Katherine/Kitten/Spong!