Thursday, May 5, 2011

Showered with Love...and gifts! (warning:pic overload)

This past Sunday, my sister & mom threw me the best wedding shower I could have ever hoped for.  It was held at Maxie's Southern Comfort in Milwaukee.  We had the whole upstairs to ourselves and they brought in brunch from their sister restaurant, Blue's Egg.  We munched on strawberry/blueberry french toast, a tasty egg bake & pastries.  I also sipped on a spicy bloody mary & a few mimosas.

Cupcakes were provided by Ashley Weber at Miss Cupcake in Milwaukee.  She's also making the cupcakes for our wedding, so I was really happy that my mom chose her to do the shower cupcakes.  This way, I get to taste a few new flavors before deciding what we're going to do for the wedding.  The pink cupcakes are Pink Lemonade (winner!) and the ones below that were called Hummingbird (also a runner up).  The Hummingbird cupcakes were banana flavored cake, with bits of pineapple, chocolate chips and nuts topped with cream cheese frosting.  The cupcakes were a hit and we were left with hardly any to take home.  
After we stuffed our faces ate, my sister led the party with a little trivia game.  I'm not big on wedding shower games, so instead we played Royal Wedding Trivia :-) It was a big hit!  My stepsister (Jamie) won, but she helped write half the questions, so my sister gave the prize to the next runner up.

There were a lot of nice touches, like this board my sister made for us.  It was made up mostly of just pictures of LC& I from over the years, along with some of our family.  Thanks Facebook!

...And lots of gifts to give away!  The guests got a lot of nice things. Bottles of wine, jewelry, and make-up.  My sister definitely outdid herself in preparing for this shower.  

Me & my lovely mom.

my mom, grandma, me & my sister :-)

After Royal Wedding Trivia, it was time for gifts!  We got so many nice things, both on and off our registry.  My guests were awesome. 

 *Kate Spade champagne Flutes from my of my favorite things on our registry. One says "Mr" the other says "Mrs" <3

The gift that never seemed to end from Crate & Barrel from my girlfriends. They got us all of our bar glasses, a rapid beverage chiller (no more ice in my white wine!!!) a table runner, a pack of Guiness for LC & Skinnygirl Margarita mix for me. They know us well.

My slow cooker & slow cooker cookbook from my sister :-) Definitely sisters with the identical facial expressions.

This one definitely came as a surprise.  LC put it on our registry and I told him he was insane if he thought someone was going to buy that for us. But I left it on there for him (the kegerator, however, wasn't so lucky).
We got our Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville, along with a big bottle of margarita mix and salt! (Thanks a million Brad & Krista!)  This gift is actually very perfect for us, as we are known for making tropical drinks & hosting pool parties.  Neither of us can wait to use this machine. It will be delivered to our apartment in a few weeks.   

After I opened all of our wonderful presents, I got to spend some more time socializing with my guests & taking a million pictures with my girlfriends.  I've known these girls since forever and 3 others in this picture are getting married this year between May & October, so it's going to be a very busy summer for us!! 

LC & I are very lucky to not only have one wedding shower, but TWO!  In a few weeks, LC's parents are throwing us a couple's shower in Chicago, for the people who couldn't make it to Milwaukee. We are looking forward to it.


  1. You look absolutely gorgeous!!! :) so many great gifts and yummy food!