My mom totally rocked the front door decor. I found this pin on Pinterest and she totally made it happen! Dani loved it so much that she asked if she could have it to use at her wedding and of course, I said, yes. I bought artificial white rose petals to lead guests from the driveway to the front door. It was beautiful and perfect.
Our home is open and spacious between the kitchen and living area, with our island as the focal point. Of course, I knew that was where I would be serving the majority of the food for the shower, but I also wanted it to be classy and sophisticated. I know the themes of weddings and showers are "rustic" these days and I tried, y'all. I really did! I even bought the jars and the burlap and all that other crap, but in the end, I just gave everything that I had bought to Dani and said, "Here! Maybe you can use all this for the wedding!" I did try to stay within the baby's breath and flower scheme, though. I'll save the rose bowl collection story for another post, except to say that the tradition started at my own bridal luncheon nearly twenty-three years ago.
I posted the Sparkling Punch recipe a few weeks ago. I was so glad that the punch was a hit. Everyone loved it.
I won't lie. It killed my soul for my girls to wear jeans to a wedding shower. I could only shake my head at Stephanie. Really? Really? And of course, little sister would not budge because Big Sis got to wear jeans so she thought she could too. Ugh!! (But they weren't the only ones in jeans. I found out Stephanie had never even been to a wedding shower before, so I tried not to be too hard on her.)
I won't lie. I was exhausted after everyone had left. I took my heels off, propped my feet up on the coffee table and ate leftover cupcakes! Party over!