Showering the bride

This past weekend started the 2 month count down to the wedding with a bang: my Bridal Shower.

I was incredibly proud of myself, as I am a notorious control freak, I handed the reigns over completely to my three bridesmaids: Tanya, Pia and Ursula; as well as my Mum, who all worked like a well oiled machine in hand-making the invites, rounding up the guests and RSVPs, helping me scrub my house from top to bottom, organising games and catering the entire event.

Tanyas hand made Bridal Shower invite

Tanya's hand made Bridal Shower invite

I was asked to prepare a guest list, and thinking an average of 40% of invitees would actually be able to attend, the list numbered more then 30. To my surprise more than 80% RSVP’ed yes, so the venue was decided: my house was the only one large enough to contain that many people.
My mum and Bob were amazing, helping me clean and sort the house the week before and the morning of. The house will probably never look this clean again, so I took extra photos for posterity!

Honeycomb tissue ball decorations

Honeycomb tissue ball decorations

The beautiful jar is filled to the brim with pages of Golden Books folded in origami cranes, present from Tanya. Beautiful!

The beautiful jar is filled to the brim with pages of Golden Books folded in origami cranes, present from Tanya. Beautiful!

Teacups at the ready

Teacups at the ready

The Shower was an afternoon tea and people were instructed to bring their own tea cups, but everything else would be provided. And was it ever! There were so many delicious treats to try, that dainty nibbles gave way to glorious scoffing. My favourite by far was my specially requested Mars Bar Slice (made by Ursula).

Cakes and yummy things

Cakes and yummy things

Pia cooked up a whirlwind with caramel slice, savory pastries and other yummy bits. While Tanya looked after the beverage: champagne and champagne cocktails. Oh, and tea as well.

And Ursula, put together two cork board photo-retrospectives of my life. It was slightly embarrassing! So many goth photos!

Pia was the games mistress and my favourite was by far the ‘Trash-bag Wedding Dress’ game. We broke off into teams and had to create a dress with white trash bags. It was hilarious.

The creation of my fabulous trash-bag dress. Think: November Rain

The creation of my fabulous trash-bag dress. Think: November Rain

The other trashy brides

The other trashy brides

Gifts were an added bonus and people gave the most thoughtful items, I was totally blown away.

Ursula and Pia (left) share a joke with guests

Ursula and Pia (left) share a joke with Sue and Margie

The Bridal Shower in full swing

The Bridal Shower in full swing

I had the most amazing day and I am so glad everyone who made it could come and share this experience with me. I will only ever be a bride once and I need the fun to balance out the stress!

Me with cupcake and my lettuce-leaf tea cup, filled with champagne

Me with cupcake and my lettuce-leaf tea cup, filled with champagne

  • Johanna

    Looks beautiful Astred, very very happy for you, you are glowing – and not just from the champers! Congratulations gorgeous girl.

  • I love your house!!

  • Probably a little late to ask now, but, did your bridal shower make you feel cleaner for the weddings?
    🙂