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Parisian Bachelorette Party

6 Aug

In lieu of the “traditional” go-crazy-before-you-commit bachelorette party, my bridesmaids threw me a lingerie shower at my favorite Fort Worth bakery, Stir Crazy, after-hours. My creative sister made all of the French themed decor. I love these pinweels, made out of wrapping paper with Paris landmarks (like theEiffel tower and Arc de Triomphe) that spell out “Ooh La La.”

French Lingerie Shower *www.gustoandgraceblog.com*

The gorgeous flower arrangement came from my friend Caitlin‘s wedding. She got married six days before me. You can see her wedding on Green Wedding Shoes. It was so fun to be engaged at the same time as some good friends and do our wedding projects together.

French Lingerie Shower *www.gustoandgraceblog.com*

Robbie, the owner of Stir Crazy, made special mini tiramisu cupcakes just for my shower. So perfectly me.

Tiramisu Cupcakes

French Lingerie Shower Dessert Bar *www.gustoandgraceblog.com*

I guess my friends are making the Barbie Lingerie Designing Contest a bachelorette party tradition.

French Lingerie Shower *www.gustoandgraceblog.com*

Below is a shot of me and my bridesmaids at my shower, three days before the wedding.

Me and My Bridesmaids

All the wonderful showers that were thrown for Anthony and I, all the gifts that were showered on us- I hope I get the opportunities to pay those blessings forward.

All photos are courtesy of my sister’s camera, then edited in Photoshop.

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My Love is in the (Hot) Air (Balloon) Bridal Shower

7 Mar

Last Saturday I attended the best bridal shower I’ve ever been to: my own! My bridesmaids, with plenty of help from my mom hosted a mint, gold, and silver hot air balloon themed party. It was obvious that they put a lot of thought and work into the day.

Hot Air Balloon Centerpieces

 

Bridal Shower Wish Tree

They made a wish tree for guests to put advice to Anthony and I on. Here are a few words of wisdom I thought were worth sharing:

NEVER stop flirting with Anthony.”

“Don’t divorce””

“Keep your sense of humor- never be afraid to laugh at yourself!”

“…Sow mercy and lots of kisses.”

“If you ever argue- fight naked-”

Donut Hole Skewers

Mint Menu and Hot Air Balloon Garland

The menu consisted of donut hole skewers, mini monkey breads, champagne cupcakes from Stir Crazy, mini quiche, mini pancakes with smoked salmon and herbed cream cheese, and a yogurt bar.

Love is in the Air Banner

We played a game that was loosely based off of the game IMAgiNiff. One of my bridesmaids read off questions with multiple choice answers and everyone (including myself) wrote down what they thought I would choose. At the end of the game, whoever had the most answers to match mine won. The questions were entertaining. For example: If Dominique were a road sign, what would she be? “Dangerous curves ahead” was my answer, of course!

Engagement Photo Clothesline

The gold and silver clothespins are hanging a few of our engagement photos. These will always be treasures.

Bridal Shower Guests from Above

The love and generosity of my friends on that day was overwhelming. I truly felt showered with love and blessings. And all because I fell in love… It was incredible to spend time with so many women who have shaped who I am and supported me for so many years.

Cookie Cutter Favors

I love the hot air balloon cookie cutter favors as much as all the rest of the guests.

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