1 peter 3:4

"cultivate inner beauty--the gentle, gracious kind
that God delights in.the holy women of old were
beautiful before God that way.." -1 peter 3:4

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bridal Shower!

I meant to post these a few weeks ago, but my sweet friend Betsy threw me a beautiful bridal shower a few days before my sister left for college. My matron of honor, Beth, threw me a shower last weekend at the church. Unfortunately, I have no evidence of the latter, as we were all having too much fun to remember to pick up a camera! But here are some goodies from the August shower:
 {My sweet friend Betsy. She did a wonderful job, I am so grateful to have beautiful people like her in my life! Our friendship has seen it all, and I am so thankful I'll have her by my side on the big day.}
{The lovely monogram Mrs. Carroll and Betsy ordered for me! I can not wait to hang it in our home.}

{Mama and her girls! Love them so much.}
{Bets is literally the cutest person I know...who else would have been this creative? So cute.} 
{My soon-to-be mother-in-law, Brenda...such a sweet lady, with an even sweeter Southern drawl!}

{Ash made me these, modeling something I repinned on Pinterest! These will definitely make an appearance at the wedding.}
The best part of the shower was definitely the "game" they played: but first, let me explain. A year and half ago, at Beth's bridal shower, one of her friends from college pulled me aside and handed me some paper and a pen. She instructed me, "Have someone help you, and write down everything Beth says as she's opening her presents, but don't make it obvious or let her know. When she's done, we'll read them aloud and say that they are phrases we hope that her and Nick don't say on the wedding night." SCORE. The perfect "that's-what-she-said" game. It was a blast, and so hilarious. Since then, I've done it to all my girlfriend's at their showers. I've bragged and joked with each of them: "You'll never get me with this game one day, because I'm the one who does it each time!" Obviously, I didn't realize when I would say that, that on the day of YOUR bridal shower, you are so happy and consumed with other things, you don't pay attention to things that aren't obvious. Imagine my shock when, after opening gifts, my own mother read back to me everything I'd said during the process. A few memorable quotes?
- "Are you one of those jerks who uses tape?"
- "That was a fun sound, did you hear that?"
- "Hope Mom cleaned out her van!"
- "Thank the Good Lord for Pinterest."
My second shower, in a nutshell, was lovely. Beth and Whitney hosted it at the church, and at one point they each, along with Stacey, another good friend, read verses that meant a lot in their own marriages, and shared some special prayers and wisdom. Homemade strawberry jam and biscuits were included, and a beautiful cake by Mandy, the wife of the pastor marrying us.
The summary of both showers? I am SO BEYOND BLESSED to know and be loved by each of my friends, and love you more than I can ever put into words.
Happy weekend y'all :)

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