Monday, April 7, 2008

My Shower

My shower was held last weekend. It was a total surprise. My best friend, N, and her Mom, L, planned it for me. I had the absolute best time. I am one very lucky bride.

The shower was held at Between Boutique Cafe & Lounge in Wicker Park. There was lots of lounge type seating.




Here is a picture of me up close before everyone arrived! I was so happy!





Drinks anyone? My best friend, Nichole, had a Signature Misse Cocktail for everyone. It was champagne + good stuff.



The buffet was amazing. The highlights were the bacon and cheese bread pudding and the petite duck crossaint sandwiches.




Opening Gifts!


My favorite gift of the day was the Kate Spade silver picture frame that I plan to use for our wedding photo.

My Maids: Nichole, me, Shena, Briana.





The favors: Everyone took home the picture frame of their choice along with one of the damask printed boxes.

The boxes has Godiva chocolates and two mini bottles of rose champagne.





As I mentioned, one of the highlight was the Tomato Bacon Bread Pudding. One of my bridesmaids, Shena found out the recipe. I can assure you that this will be the first and last recipe on my blog.


Tomato Bacon Bread Pudding
Cube: 1 Loaf White Bread & 5 Large Croissants
Blend: 12 Eggs with 2 cups of Cream, 4 Tablespoons of Tomato Paste, 4 cloves of garlic
In a baking dish, pour blended eggs over bread. Saute 1 lb of bacon. Pour bacon over the top.
Bake at 375 for about 35 mins.


Since my shower was a surprise, I didn't receive a shower invitation. I was really curious since Nichole assured me that they turned out "hideous". Later, she revealed that she bought them from Wedding Paper Divas. Since I had just ordered the rehearsal dinner invitations from there, I was really curious!


Here they are:





Actually, I love them. I can see her point of view too- the red is more of a brick red than scarlet. But I do love them!





She also bought the matching thank-you cards, which is great after my recent problem





Being a total paper junkie, I bought photo stamps of us carring am umbrella. (Get it, shower?)


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

love love love those boxes! any idea of where they got them from? thanks! :)

~M said...

Hi Honey Bee!

I would really appreciate your advice! I've never been to a shower before (and neither has my mother), but now my fiancé's aunts are throwing me one. I'm very excited to meet some of these women for the first time, and in a less crazy atmosphere than a wedding, especially since my fiancé has a huge family.

Would you please give me an idea of what my obligations entail? Am I supposed to provide presents for these ladies? In the mean time, I told my future MIL to choose whatever she thinks she would like, keeping in mind what she thinks I would like. I did offer to cook/bake some food, since I have a food allergy and love to cook/bake, but my future MIL told me not to worry about it since (1) the shower is taking place shortly after I move to Chicago from Boston and (2) the caterers are making food that is safe for me (which is so considerate!!)

Thanks!

Honey Bee Weddings said...

Hi M!

As the Guest of Honor, you obligations are minimal. You should show up at the appointed time in appropriate dress. (The shower will probably be a day function but it could be in the evening.)

It is nice to provide your hostess with a gift. If you don't know them very well, you could get them a universal gift like a photo album, picture frame, etc. If you can afford it, I always like to send flowers.

Have fun!
Misse

Honey Bee Weddings said...

Hi! I thought that I left a post regarding the boxes. They came from Target on the clearance aisle!

Misse

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