Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Showered with love...

This past weekend my sister-in-law, Janene, and I hosted a bridal shower for our sis-in-law, Courtney (Josh's middle sister).  It was the most incredibly gorgeous day here in Texas.  The sun was shining, the air was cool, and God was smiling on everyone at the event.  It was so much fun and a true privilege to be able to host a special event for such a wonderful woman. 

Courtney LOVES Anthropologie and the eclectic vibe of the store. She would work there for free, I think, just to be able to play with the clothes and dishes.

Janene and I tried to take her passion for the fun and mismatched feel of the store and plan our shower around that.

I made mismatched fabric wreaths for the front doors with Courtney and Korbin's initials.

The shower was filled with lots of little details...

 Lots of clear glass jars filled with babies breath

 Bunting for the dessert area

 The hot trend...paper straws

Fun wool ball garland draped around my kitchen's chandelier

Depression glass plates I collected off of Ebay for cheap.  Perfect for desserts!

Cupcakes, of course!

Janene had sewn bunting for each of the doorways throughout 
the house in mismatched fabrics.
We hung paper flowers from the center of the room
and clear bulb lights since my new dining room chandelier did not arrive on time. Boo.

Mason jars were collected and filled with dry green peas, navy beans, white beans, and candles.  
Bright fabric tablecloths and napkins were found at Home Goods.  
Each guest received an iced cookie with the bride and groom's initials to take home. 

We used a collection of mismatched plates for the day...
both of Janene's grandmother's china, Janene's china and my china!
The spread of "girly" food as Josh referred to it

Printed napkins with the bride and groom's names and wedding date

Since the weather was perfect all of the tables were set up outside under the porch and trees.

The beautiful bride had a fantastic day!  
She received so many wonderful gifts...LOTS of them from Anthropologie!
Am I, yes!

My precious husband was happy to help with the heavy loading in exchange for the leftover cookies.  

Janene, Courtney and Me

It was truly a love filled day celebrating Courtney and Korbin's upcoming marriage.  
I was so honored to be a part of it.  


  1. This one makes me teary eyed, there was so much joy that day I am SO blessed to have you and Janene! Ya'll did such an amazing job and your beautiful home was the perfect atmosphere.I will forever hold that day dear to my heart, thank you so much for making it possible and so special. I love you!

  2. Everything was so beautiful! I am sure they felt very loved by all the thoughful touches.