wedding wednesday: a tea party bridal shower

April 20, 2011

Last week Lizzie gave you a little intro to the bridal shower she so sweetly planned for me. It seriously was such a beautiful day, as you can see from the photos, and the time and effort these girls put into planning it still blows my mind. From homemade sandwiches, cupcakes, freshly brewed tea, hand sewn fabric napkins and fun games, every detail was well thought out.  I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends! {and boy will the pressure will on big time when it comes to planning their special days!} As Lizzie said, when we were little we had these adorable tea parties with our American Girl dolls. There were cucumber sandwiches, hot coco, episodes of I Love Lucy, and our favorite lemon cookies. We also looked and played the part in floral Easter Sunday dresses and straw hats. Because of our tea party history, this was the perfect theme for the shower! 

One of the games we played was that we couldn't say, "Matthew," "bride," or "wedding." It was extremely hard for me and of course I lost in the first half hour. It was a happy and emotional day and I was so lucky to have had my close friends and family celebrating with me. I know I'm going to be even more emotional on the big day, but I'm going to try to hold it together! Can you believe there are only 2 more Wednesdays left before the wedding?? Countdown mode is on!
xox
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the beautiful photos were taken by my sweet friend Kimberly Desjardins

61 comments:

  1. What sweet friends! It looks like it was gorgeous.

    I loved having tea parties with my American Girl doll. I had Felicity (I still do, somewhere). : )

    xo,

    Sarah

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  2. stop it! only 2 more wedding Wednesdays?! You're bridal shower looked amazing! so well put together. it makes me so excited for mine that are coming up. it also makes me excited to throw a soiree like this for my girlfriends.

    xo

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  3. only 2 more weeks?! holy moly. good luck dude. you're going to be a beautiful bride :)

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  4. great photos!

    I say, don't try to hold it together on your wedding day! Just be you and be in the moment. Enjoy it all and try to stay present.

    I Was a blubbering fool during our ceremony. I had to pause to collect myself at one point, but when we watch it back, it's a sweet memory!

    You're going to be a beautiful bride. I can't wait!

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  5. what an adorable shower that was planned for you! i love the whimsical tea party theme.

    I have a new blog for bridesmaids that i just launched yestrday- i hope you don't mind if i feature this on it :)

    27and1dresses.wordpress.com is the site.

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  6. I'm drooling over these pictures of your shower! So beautiful and dainty. You can tell that your friends and family love you very much!

    <3
    xoxo,
    Jessie

    http://sweetlilsomethings.blogspot.com/

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  7. It looks like a stunning bridal shower. I can't believe the wedding is almost here! Time certainly flies :)

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  8. This looks like such a beautiful shower Mara!!! Your wedding's someting so fast it's amazing.

    xoxo

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  9. This looks like so much fun and it sounds like a great game.


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  10. amazing photos and looks like such a fantastic time.

    beautiful shower for a beautiful girl :)

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  11. the food and cupcakes look so good! and everyone's dresses are lovely. :)

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  12. you look gorgeous and i love those intricately designed tea cups!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  13. this looks amazing! i love the photos and it def. looks like a wonderful time, friend!

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  14. This is so beautiful! You are one lucky girl! I'm really going to miss Wedding Wednesdays...but I think the big WEDDING POST will more than satiate me! =)

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  15. wow- so very beautiful! I love when memories with friends can translate into grown-up [or semi-grownup] fun.

    you are beautiful and i'm so excited for you!

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  16. Mara your shower was GORGEOUS!! What wonderful bridesmaids you have. And it is easy to see how thankful you are for them, which makes it all the more special. Enjoy your last two weeks of planning!

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  17. so thoughtful! love all the little details!

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  18. Wow that looks like soooo much fun!!! :D The table and decorations are amazing
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  19. So lovely! You are so loved by your friends and Matthew. I still can't get over the book. Gah! Makes me all emotional just thinking about it!

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  20. I love the decorations and the table setting! It looks great!
    You have the greatest friends!

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  21. that was such a gorgeous shower! the details are impeccable!
    i can't believe only two wednesdays before the big day! :)

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  22. I love this! It's so perfect! Way better than those over-the-top stuffy banquet hall showers! I had Molly and I, too, had many tea party play dates! Very cool!

    http://kikikalila.blogspot.com/

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  23. i hope you and matthew have a wonderful day and i wish you good luck for everything, like in german: Viel Glück! <3

    by the way, I <3 this little blog! :) <3

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  24. Adorable! I love the decorations. Hope you had a great shower!

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  25. that is one amazing shower, and what Matthew surprised you with is even better. I am so excited for you that everything seems to be coming together.

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  26. Mara, you have the greatest bridal party ever, I'm convinced. What a fantastic theme for your shower! And you all look positively beautiful.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  27. This is such a precious and unique idea. I love it! Your friends are so amazing.

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  28. love love love it, and your style. simply adorable.
    xoxo
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  29. It seems like your wedding was forever away, and all of the sudden it's fast upon us. I'm so happy for you. And man, that shower looks amazing. It looks like it's a set of a magazine or something. They did such a good job.

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  30. Oh, Mara! This is SO lovely! Your friends need to submit this to Green Wedding Shoes! I love all the details. It must have taken them so much time. You have amazing friends!

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  31. Okay... aaaammazing. And so lovely. Can't wait for the big day :) you and your friends (and fiance!) are all lovely people :)

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  32. sounds like a magical day!!!
    i cant believe your wedding day is almost here!

    xoxo
    b

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  33. What a beautiful bridal shower!! You are so blessed to have such amazing friends!! It's so exciting your wedding is almost here!!!

    Kristina
    somethingdeepwithin.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow this is so gorgeous, you lucky girl.

    C x
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com

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  35. Wow, you have the sweetest friends! This is simply adorable and all the little details are to die for! So sweet!

    xx Melina

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  36. This (and you) and so beautiful! I'm sooo excited for you! :)

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  37. The party set-up looks so beautiful and well-done... when I first saw the pictures, I thought they were styled shots from a magazine! And your dress is, of course, perfection. Congratulations!

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  38. What a beautiful and fun looking party! You are so lucky and blessed to have such wonderful friends.

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  39. love this! i love everything alice in wonderland so this is awesome :) love your dress too!

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  40. They did an amazing job! What a darling shower!

    x Jasmine

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  41. It looked like such a perfect day, she did a beautiful job! I love these photos. And eeee, that soon?! Oh my goodness! I'm so excited for you :)

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  42. So lovely! It's getting close!!

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  43. Beautiful. I love the picture of you sitting next to Matthew with the book in your hand. The way you are smiling is so sweet.

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  44. Wow, such a dreamy shower! And you photos capture it so beautifuly! I too had a bridal tea party:) Have a great day!

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  45. it looks like you had such a great time . and the party seam so beatiufull . good luck

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  46. what a perfect little setting for a shower! your MOH did a great job!

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  47. oh this looks like an amazing day!!

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  48. How pretty and sophisticated! Glad you had a great time!

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  49. cute cute cute!!!!!!! <3
    xoxo
    christina

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  50. so so so beautiful! kimberly did a beautiful job capturing everything!!

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  51. that book is the absolute sweetest thing :)

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  52. this made me so happy I can't for my day to come :)

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  53. This looks so so so amazing. I want to live in a house that looks like this all the time!

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  54. It looks SO perfect :) So happy for you Mara!! xo

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