Monday, May 11, 2015

Bridal Shower

On Saturday, I helped give a bridal shower for my friends daughter-in-law to be.  I was supposed to be at another friends house at 10am to get things ready, but at 10am, this is where I was:

Stopped on the road, wondering what was going on ahead of me.  We don't usually have major traffic jams in this area, unless there's a bad accident.  I soon found out traffic was stopped because it was the day of the River Bank Run.  It was kind a a dreary day for a run with rain all morning. This was the 38th annual event. People come from all over the world to do a 5K, 10K or 25K.  Ahead of me is the Grand River, and there was a lane closed for runners there.  It held me up for 20 minutes, so I was a little late, but we got set up without trouble.

Here's a few pictures from the shower.

 My friend Bonnie ordered these strawberries for the shower.  They are called tuxedo strawberries.  Aren't they cute?  They made a special one for the bride and groom, then you put a picture of their heads into the top.  They were yummy too!

 Here is the lovely bride-to-be with her mom.  (Her mom is wearing a name tag from a game we played, where people had to guess what character you were.)

 Here's my friend Rosalyn, the grooms mom.

 Everyone was enjoying their lunch.

 Time for gifts!  The bride-to-be and the grooms sister, unwrapping and writing.

 This is the grooms niece, having fun playing with a bag.

 I have to show you my friends back yard.  Isn't this the cutest planter?

 Here's her pretty back yard.  When you sit on her patio, you feel like you are in a park.
It was a nice shower and we all had a good time.  I'll be sharing recipes of some of the yummy food later!


Bethany Carson said...

Glad it worked out for a beautiful bridal shower in spite of the traffic jam! The strawberries look pretty neat!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Those strawberries are cute! I would love wandering around that pretty yard and that planter is precious. I look forward to you sharing recipes. Have a good night.

Joyful said...

Looks like a lovely shower. Those tuxedo strawberries are sure cute! God bless the couple as they make their new life together. xx

Stephanie said...

Well, aren't the strawberries just too cute! It sounds like it was a lovely shower...thanks for sharing with us :)

Hugs to you!

Stephanie said...

Well, aren't the strawberries just too cute! It sounds like it was a lovely shower...thanks for sharing with us :)

Hugs to you!

Kelly-Anne said...

What a sweet bridal shower, Mari! Thank you for sharing so many lovely photographs with us - it is always such fun catching a glimse of a special occasion:). And the bride-to-be looks so happy and excited!
Much love and blessings to you!

Amy at love made my home said...

It looks as though you had a great time! How lovely. Glad that the traffic jam wasn't because of anything bad. xx

Unknown said...

I seem to be late posting these days, but the shower looked nice and I too, loved her back yard. I wish I had the strength again, to do those type things. Hope your Tuesday is good!

Betsy Brock said...

Love the back yard!

And the strawberries are so cute!

Connie said...

Showers are such fun. The gift items are so new; it makes my things look rather old. lol
That yard is beautiful as well as the house.

Patsy said...

That was so nice and bet it was lots of fun and work.

Kerin said...

How nice of you to help your friend out, I'm sure she appreciated it greatly.
Love those tuxedo strawberries... they look delish!

Wishing you a happy day.


carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Looks so nice! How did the game work with guessing the characters? I'm intrigued now. Lol

Love those strawberries!! So pretty for a centerpiece - yet delicious, so perfect!

Her back yard looks so nice and landscaped really lovely! xoxo

Judy said...

It looks like it was a very nice shower. Those strawberries look so cute and yummy! Glad the hold up didn't cause any trouble with the shower.

Sally said...

There is an annual race like that here, and like yours they come from all over.

That was a lovely shower, I'm glad it went well. And, yes that is a beautiful yard. I have yard envy with these doggone grasshoppers. :)

Jennifer Hays said...

It looks like a lovely shower. Best wishes to the happy couple!

Cherdecor said...

I have never seen tuxedo strawberries before! What a cute idea with the bride and groom pictures too! Lovely shower.

Jenny said...

What a lovely time and your friend's house is beautiful. xoxo

Brooke said...

gorgeous backyard!
love the strawberries.
i had a couple buddies run the RBR 25K :)

Mari said...

She has a verypretty backyard and oh the planter with a sleeping cat is so cute. Strawberries in tuxedo was a great, fun idea.

Terri D said...

Your friend's yard is certainly lovely, but I really love that sunroom!! What a great place to gather! Being stuck in traffic when you have a time crunch anyway is no fun, but I'm glad it wasn't an accident and you made it in time to get things done. What fun!