Hometown Bridal Shower

I had my hometown bridal shower this weekend. It was a held at what is basically the icon of our small town. The home, built in 1861, is now known as “The Old Republic” but it was once the home of the Service family. It is now used as a B&B and you can rent it out for events. My dad actually lived in the house for a few years when he was younger.

The guests enjoyed wandering around and looking at all the rooms– some were even adventurous enough to climb the stairs all the way up to the cupola.

My mom used small potted tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and roses as the centerpieces. Then, the guests took one home as their favor. I thought this was a wonderful and beautiful idea!

top left: My mom and me.
top right: Me, my great aunt Vera, second cousin Marie, second cousin Sue, and aunt Connie
bottom right: maid of honor Natalie, me, bridesmaid Melissa
bottom left: cousin Ashley, me, cousin Whitney

I have to tell the story of my Great Aunt Vera because I think it’s such a lovely story. She’s originally from England. My Great Uncle Tom was in WWII and met her in England. They fell in love and married. Uncle Tom sent her back to Indiana because he had to finish his tour, and my family met her at the train station for the first time. Uncle Tom came back, and they started their family.
To this day, she still has her English accent. I love it!

My Maid of Honor, Natalie, came up with some pretty spectacular games. Like the game where I wore an apron covered in tons of stuff and the shower guests had 5 minutes to “view” and remember everything I was wearing then write it all down after I left. Yes, I’m sporting one of the basketball bikini tops that I fashioned for Natalie, our other sorority sister, Karen, and I in college {we got on the jumbo-tron at college b-ball games wearing those with tank tops on underneath, mind you}.
I was crafty in college, too. 🙂

The cake was delicious! Half white with raspberry filling and half chocolate with chocolate mousse filling. Yum!

I got wonderful gifts– a Kitchenaid mixer, china place settings, serveware, cake stand, cake decorating set, kitchen towels, glass pitcher, signing frame for the reception, toasting flutes, cake service set, gift basket, and casual barware!

It was a fantastic shower! I had so much fun seeing and talking with everyone!

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  1. Looks like a beautiful shower! OH, I love weddings =)

  2. What a fun time for all – lots of smiling faces in your photos!
    xo Cathy

  3. Looks like you, and every guest, had a great time! I thought the Spring touch with the flowers. Very lovely! and a great favor (we don’t have daffodils here in Guatemala, so I’m tremendously curious about them!). Lovely location as well.
    have a great day!

  4. So pretty!! I’m hosting one for my best friend in a couple of weeks…if only we had a beautiful location like that!

  5. Your bridal shower looked like so much fun and I loved the white dress you wore. I hope you don’t mind that I shared your Buttery Cream Cheese Bars recipe on my blog today. I made them on Sunday and they were delish!!

  6. I love where you had your Bridal Shower, very cute! Looks like you had a great time!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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