On Saturday I co-hosted a bridal shower for my lovely cousin, Kayla, along with my mother and Kayla’s aunt. We’ve been planning this day for months – adding to our Pinterest board, getting our craft on, and dreaming up ways to situate my mother’s living room to accommodate 40-50 women.
Now that it’s over, I can’t figure out how to spend Dorothy’s nap times. I need a new project.
It was a gorgeous day to celebrate an even more beautiful bride, and I mean that completely. We wanted to put together a classy shower for Kayla, and I definitely think our vision came together. The food was fantastic, the moscato punch was marvelous, and the cake pops from Sweet Peas were OFF THE HOOK. Everything went off without a hitch, and we managed to sneak in a few surprises for the bride-to-be.
We wanted to incorporate some of Kayla’s favorite things, because it was her special day after all. So, if you know my cousin, you know that a basketball centerpiece on the bridal table is right up her alley. All it took was some exact-o knife action, a can of spray paint and some floral foam, and we had a bouquet fit for a bride-to-be. My mom and I may still be in shock over how well it turned out, based on our lacking floral arranging skills.
I’m not a huge fan of games at bridal showers, just because I think a lot of times they are cheesy and impede on your guests having a good time naturally. I, for one, cringe at the thought of toilet paper wedding dresses (however, I am pretty good at it! haha!). We wanted to do one small activity, and the “Who Said It?” game was perfect.
I simply emailed both the bride and groom the same set of questions, and they sent me some adorably hilarious answers. At the shower I read only one of the answers per question, and the guests had to guess who said it by raising either the lips (for Kayla) or the mustache (for David). It was a cute, painless, way to get to know the couple a little better.
And, for future reference, the first Kight baby will be named Dwayne “The Rock” Kight… according to David.
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Instead of a traditional guest book, we created a date jar for the bride-to-be. Guests were to write down a date idea with their name and well wishes, and in the future the couple can look back at the day and get some fun inspiration at the same time. The darker the paper color, the more expensive the date.
Pretty sure my sister’s date idea is awesome.
At my bridal shower, seven years ago, I was presented with a bedazzled scuba mask veil. It was just something fun that represented me (or an inside joke, but that’s another story). Obviously we wanted to keep with tradition! Since Kayla is an IU alumna, and a Hoosier basketball fanatic, I would say her honorary veil suited her well.
Did I mention that the food was fantastic? Omg. I’m still dreaming about the dill pickle stacks.
The best moment of the day, perhaps, was when Kayla’s maid of honor arrived all the way from Washington D.C….
…to Kayla’s surprise.
I really don’t think the day could have gone any better.
Congratulations, cousin! You are going to be the most beautiful bride come June. We are all thrilled for you and Dave!