Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mint and Gold Bridal Shower

Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Welcome Sign #bridalshower #MintandGold

My mint and gold bridal shower was an absolute dream come true! Spending an entire afternoon surrounded by the most important ladies in my life was a real treat and I wish I could repeat the whole day to soak it in some more. -- I will probably be saying the same thing about the wedding.

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I ran errands in the morning and stopped by the Clinique counter at Macy's for some pretty eye shadow while my best friends, sisters and Mom set up everything at the house. I am so blessed to be loved so much.

Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Bridal Party #bridalshower #MintandGold

Leah did such a fantastic job coordinating everything and incorporated my favorite mint color into the mix - I couldn't decide whether to stick with our navy and gray wedding theme or go with my favorite color for the shower. My favorite color won and you can see the mint and gold inspiration board here.

Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Future Mrs. Banner #bridalshower #MintandGold

Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Food #bridalshower #MintandGold

Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Gifts #bridalshower #MintandGold
The house was decorated beautifully; a chalkboard welcome sign, a handmade tassel garland on the stairs, tiny vases with flowers on the mantle, sweet photo frames and a "Mrs. Laney" banner above the fireplace. We even got to re-use some of the decorations from the pink and gold baby shower from work. I went absolutely gaga over everything. I have the best bridal party/best friends/sisters!

Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Cake #bridalshower #MintandGold

My sister Natalee made a delicious cake based off something I had seen on Pinterest and we used my favorite cake stand. She is one talented lady - the gold glitter sprinkles were my favorite part.

Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Bingo #bridalshower #MintandGold

Mint and Gold Bridal Bingo

The guests played wedding mad libs and bridal bingo while I ran around for a solid three hours yelling "I'm the BRIDE!!!" at every opportunity. I am soaking in every second of this season of life. Every. Single. Second.

Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Towel Cake #bridalshower #MintandGold

Mint and Gold Bridal Shower #bridalshower #MintandGold

Houston and I received so many wonderful gifts from our friends and family - I am truly grateful. Our wedding registry is slightly unconventional since we have both lived on our own for 10+ years and since we already own a lot of the "traditional" wedding registry items.

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I had quite a few people at work ask me why I was even having a shower (read: why was I being greedy) and the truth of the matter is that I didn't care if I received a single gift, it was about the experience and celebrating my upcoming wedding to Houston.

Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Recipes #bridalshower #MintandGold

All too quickly, the afternoon was over and the house was cleaned up (seriously, these ladies have a gift of housekeeping). While my closest girlfriends were still there, I started reading the thoughtful recipe cards the guests had left for me. When I got to the bottom of the stack, I gasped. Two lovely and handwritten cards from my Gram. My Aunt Tracey had been so thoughtful and brought two of the recipe cards from her own collection. I promptly burst into tears.

I cannot thank everyone enough for spoiling me and spending their afternoon with me.

Now I am off to keep practicing my new signature as the future Mrs. Laney!

I loved my Mint and Gold Bridal shower. Now tell me: what is your favorite bridal shower theme?

The photos in this post are courtesy of Emilie Wickham. You can find more of her beautiful photos here.

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