Monday, March 25, 2013

EMILY'S BRIDAL SHOWER


They say it takes a village, and it's true.  I have known Mike and his family since The Husband and I were married, they lived next door to Papa, that's how we all met, including Emily and Mike.  So this really was a celebration of two families that have been together for a very long time.  I love his mom, Moe, dearly, we go a long way back.  So together,  along with other special family members, we really put this shower together from scratch using a whole lot of Pinterest and Etsy shop finds and cut corners wherever we could without compromising the dream party Emily wanted.  And what a day it was.  I hope I didn't overload you with pictures.  Now it's clear sailing until the wedding in May!  Whew! 
Thanks for all of your help and ideas for The Great Wall Project I posted the other day.  Sweet Lynne from Dreams On 34th Street emailed me a little sketch of what she thought would look good on my blank living room wall.  Isn't this cute?  Gallery walls are the number 1 ideas out there and I think it's a winner.  I'm going to work on getting my kitchen back in order after the paint job we had and then fiddle with the bathroom.  The living room will wait until the chairs and area rug come, then I'll have a clearer idea what I'm doing.  But thanks so much for coming through for me, guys!

See you later in the week! :)

64 comments:

Gina said...

It looks like it was a beautiful shower! I love how you decorated the tables & the goodie bags were so sweet!

Barbara F. said...

Looks like it was a perfect day, Jane. Your daughter is so pretty, what a good looking couple. The favors are great, too, homemade cookies, nothing better. xo

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looks like it was a fun family shower! You are making lots of family memories during this happy time. Enjoy! ~Hug, Patti

June said...

I am sure that it WAS the perfect day Jane. Everything looks so lovely and I know your sweet girl was thrilled.
hugs from here...

Laurie said...

what a wonderful shower, beautiful,
I just took my gallery wall down after 7 years I was tired of it, funny how things go,

Debby said...

I love seeing all the wedding showers and wedding things. Your daughter is beautiful and the groom is a handsome one as well. What a lovely shower and so many gifts. I know it was a lot of work. My boys married girls that they went to school with as well.
I like the sketch of the gallery wall. I have been working on getting one together. I used to have two huge ones and I am ready to do it again. I think it will be nice since you will be having lots of guests soon.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you all had a fun day Jane! It's so nice that you're such good friends with Mike's family-enjoy:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

She looks so happy, Jane! It sounds like you had a nice RELAXING time, too. : )

Olive said...

They are a darling couple and it is wonderful that you two families are already close. The shower looked delightful too. The photos on the twine is a great idea. The sketch of your wall is just a fabulous idea!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Sounds like a lovely shower. Lovely decorated tables too! It is so wonderful that you already know Mike's family, how small of a world!

Enjoy your week!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
The favor bags are so cute..gotta use that idea sometime. Sounds like the shower was a lot of fun and just think...the wedding will be here soon.

Blessings,
Linda

Beth said...

The photos attest to the fact that the shower was a huge success!!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a wonderful celebration! I think with their long history, they are sure to be very happy.

Theresa said...

I JUST knew it would be perfect and I WAS right:) Beautiful table of food and LOTS of gifts! The bride and the groom are perfect for each other! A long History with the families makes it even more wonderful! I LOVE the design for the wall! Can't wait to see it when you load that wall up! Have a blessed week and rest a little:) HUGS!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

This post brought tears to my eyes! I'm a sucker for romance, showers & especially weddings! Everything looked beautiful! The meal sounded delicious! I can't wait to see the wedding photos!

Mary

Low Tide High Style said...

What a lovely shower, and they look so happy and perfect together!

Kat

20 North Ora said...

What a nice shower! Everything looked beautiful.

Judy

Julie Marie said...

Hi Janie... wow!... looks like so much fun, loved seeing everything... Emily is gorgeous as a blonde too, she is stunning, just like her mama!... the foods sounds delish, the favors are darling, I love the banner with the photos of the two love birds too... and her girlfriends are just adorable... I think it must have been perfect for her in every way... can't wait to see your wall and how you fix it... I took your advice and am making me a special little corner in my bedroom, similar to the photo I sent you... thanks for sharing Emily's shower... I felt like I was there!... xoxo Julie Marie PS LOVE Emily's dress!... you should have posted a pic of you!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What a wonderful time you all must have had and, all of your hard work made for a beautiful shower.
How nice that you have all known each other for so long. I'm sure that doesn't happen very often.
Now you all have the big day to look forward to in May.
Have a lovely week Jane. XXXX

Donna said...

From the decorations to the cute pics and invites...all looks pretty and fun!
My daughter is gettng married in June...love the ideas, I may borrow some!

Stacey said...

That looks like so much fun Jane. Emily is just gorgeous and I know you all are so happy.

GardenofDaisies said...

It looks like a lovely shower for a beautiful couple! Wishes for love and happiness to them.

Junkchiccottage said...

Jane,
What a beautiful day you put together for Emily. They look like such a sweet couple. I bet you are so proud. I love all the cute touches you did and the twine with the pictures across the gift table genius I loved that. Everything so sweet like you. You are a great mom and son to be mom in law. Congrats. What a wonderful post.
Kris

Mary said...

They look so happy!!! You helped make it a very special day, Emily will never forget it I'm certain.
Love the table decorations - and proof the mimosa helped you relax!

Yes, that sketch helps - I think you could really get something nice going on that wall dear. Just take your time, it will all come together eventually.

Love and hugs.............Mary

Melanie said...

Jane, I LOVED seeing these pictures of the shower! You definitely didn't post too many...I would've loved to see even more! Everything looked absolutely beautiful. Emily is just beaming. How about a photo of the bride-to-be with her beautiful mom?! I hope you had a wonderful time...I'm sure you're exhausted today. :-)

Oh - and I love the sketch of the gallery wall. What a nice woman to send that sketch to you!

podso said...

It looks like a beautiful shower. I love all the touches, especially the photos on the string! Lots of creativity there. Also the wall sketch looks promising, Look forward to seeing it when you have finished it. Meanwhile get some rest!

Carol said...

Most definitely not too many pictures, Jane! It was just so lovely to see all the creativity, fun and love that went into this lovely afternoon event. Best wishes to the happy couple -- they look so cute!

Carol

Beth said...

The shower was beautiful, and the lovebirds look so happy together. Emily is a beautiful girl and will be a stunning bride.

Kathy Moreland said...

Beautiful bride to be! Beautiful shower! So happy for you guys!!

Shelia said...

Hi Janie! Oh, what a beautiful shower and your daughter is so pretty! She looks like you! How nice to have both families go back so long. My very best wishes to the sweet couple. How nice your blogging friend to send you a sketch of how she thinks your wall could look!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

I loved EVERY pic!! It's wonderful both sets of parents are such great friends. That's like Win! WIN!!

myletterstoemily said...

everything looks so special and just
beautiful, especially emily!

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations on a wonderful shower. How very special and the family connections are great- it really makes for a nice blending of lives, doesn't it? Everything looked beautiful- xo Diana

Charlene said...

Looks like so much fun! What a pretty bride Emily will be. Sooooooo wonderful the family is already close! Enjoy all the moments!
Charlene

Lori E said...

Isn't that great that your families are so close. Often not the case. I am glad you got to relax and enjoy the moments. Don't miss them for anything.

Pondside said...

What a fun shower that must have been! I always love to see what others do - and there are some sweet ideas here!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Emily is glowing! She is such a lovely bride to be! The story about how she and Mike met is so dear. There is so much joy ahead for your two families!

The shower was beautiful. Every detail. Thank you for sharing the day with us!

I love Mimosa's, they make me feel a bit naughty because they qualify for "alcohol before noon"!

It sounds like you received lot's of inspiring ideas for your wall. I just kept thinking about how busy you are right now, an wanted to offer you the simplest solution.
Little figure drawings are my way of interpreting my ideas to Mr D.
Thanks for the shout out!
~Lynne
withLove...to all!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is such a pretty party, and I love Emily's dress! You did a great job, and I'm so happy for the newlyweds. I know it must have been so much fun!

I finally pressed around on my IPAD screen and found the comment button. For some reason, it scrolls into brown about half way down, and I can't see where to comment. But I found it. I hit something else first, and it tried to download a bunch of stuff on my IPAD. LOL Fred will kill me if that happens because this is HIS. Oops!

Love you...

XO,

Sheila

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Well, not "newlyweds" YET, but the engaged couple. You know what I mean. ;-)

Susie Q said...

Emily is glowing! They make such a lovely couple! What a beautiful shower with so many creative and fun ideas! Just the perfect day!

I love the sketch of the gallery wall. I think it will be amazing.

Love,
Sue

Wild Oak Designs said...

Oh what a beautiful shower!
I have an Emily too! Looking forward to her finding Prince Charming....someday.
Love the ideas, thanks.
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Stesha Jordan said...

This gives me so much inspiration, I am throwing my best friends shower in September, I am already planning! haha!

xxS

Traci said...

Looks like everything came together beautifully! Emily & Mike make a great looking couple!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

It all looks wonderful! They look so happy and I think it looks better than Christmas morning! I love the tables...the food looks yummy and it always fun to go home with a great party favor. I didn't realize how far back your families went. That is truly special and unusual these days...it was meant to be. I hope you can just relax this next weekend and kick your feet up with a good book!

Vee said...

Awww...cute couple and may they truly live happily ever after. So glad that they had a very happy day! And why not? Everything looked marvelous.

Balisha said...

The shower looks like so much fun. I love the simple goody bags, the photo banner, and your table arrangements.The desserts look wonderful.
Balisha

Lori said...

What a beautiful shower and I love Emily's dress!! Good girl for finishing your mimosa.... xo

chateau chic said...

Looks like such a happy day for all! Great photos.
Mary Alice

Lulu said...

How lovely for you that your two families are friends which makes Emily's and Mike's marriage extra special. I hope you are enjoying every minute of the process.

Laura said...

Hi Jane, what a very beautiful celebration! thankyou for visiting and following my new blog! Isnt diana just the sweetest for her post, thanks again, look forward to following you!
laura x

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D What a cute bridal shower. I know y'all must be getting so excited about the wedding! Adorable couple, too! ;P

Thanks for sharing your photos of the big day with us!

Debbiedoo's said...

What a beautiful shower Jane. I adore the cute brown gift bags...super shower!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Everything was just beautiful! Congrats to the adorable couple and your families!

Chatelaine said...

What a fantastic shower! I love that you did so much from scratch and with the help of friends and family. Love the photo banner idea! Yours came out great. And who doesn't love cupcakes!

I get so many ideas from Pinterest. Yes I am an addict.

Susie said...

Blondie, What a pretty girl !! Emily will be a beautiful bride. Love the decorations. All the young ladies are pretty too. Isn't it great when our children keep friends through the years.
You comment that your back sometimes hurts, when you visited my site. The chiropracter told me to start stretching before chores. I guess I better listen. xoxo,Susie

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your daughter looks gorgeous! I'm so glad the shower went well! The tables look beautiful and I adore the pretty favor bags you made!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

What a great shower...love the photos on the string...adorable.

Ann said...

Everything looks perfectly pretty
and best of all everybody looks so happy.

Susannah said...

What a fun looking bridal shower!!! :-)

Kelly said...

Looks like the shower went off without a hitch! (No pun intended) Everything was so pretty and I can tell Emily couldn't stop smiling. That was her day!

Karen said...

Everything looks so beautiful, nicely done!...

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

What loveliness! So beautiful.

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A Wonder-Filled Mess said...

What a darling shower!To the happy couple!