Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wedding Weekend Part One - The Bridal Shower

Since the majority of our guests were from out of town (San Diego, South Dakota, Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey etc. ) we planned the bridal shower the Friday before the wedding. My mom, step-mom Sue and sister went to town decorating my front yard. The boys were even enlisted to help string some lanterns between the trees -- before heading out to play disc-golf.

Roxy scooping out the party.
The week leading up to the wedding Tahoe was experiencing crazy thunder and lighting storms. Just our luck another one rolled in Friday. It rained a tad before guests arrived, but we were able to enjoy lunch outside before it really picked up. I've never seen a group of women break down an event so quickly before that day. After lunch we moved the party inside, played a few fun games and socialized. I enjoyed every minute of it!

 Top Row: 
Nick & I before guests were about to arrive.; The boys enjoying a cold beer and the bridal party set up; Cara and I

Middle Row: 
Food table pre-party

Bottom Row: 
Yard Shot; Decor on the food table; Me!; Table decor & sneak peak of what you'll see at the wedding.

The centerpieces were DIY'd by yours truly, while my crafty mom arranged everything from floral arrangements to layout -- she even burnt the birdhouse!

Thank you to all who made it to Tahoe & the bridal shower!

xo, Tiara

Linked to: Something Charming


  1. How pretty!! I love all of the lanterns! Your dress is very cute as well!

    1. Thank you! Everything looked great. I picked up the dress at the gap outlet last summer.

  2. What a sweet bridal shower! I absolutely love those centerpieces...I would be happy if those were my reception centerpieces! Fabulous job my dear :)

    Thanks for linking up today!


  3. I love those lanterns! such a celebration of the beautiful space you're in :)

  4. Glad that everyone had a wonderful time in this party. Personally I am really very overwhelmed with these amazing DIY decorations. I also hosted fairy themed shower for one of my friends and had used white and baby pink flowers for overall decorations. From popular online BloomThat Flower Delivery shop I bought flowers in bulk at very reasonable prices.