Last weekend was my shower and bachelorette party, thrown for me by my lovely bridesmaids. Seriously, guys? They BLEW ME AWAY. It was one of the most special days I have ever had and I felt truly so blessed and lucky and LOVED. It was amazing.
I know some of you have been waiting for these recaps for awhile (Hi, Megan!!), so I’m going to do them in three parts. There is so much about the day that I want to remember, and I want to make sure to do it all justice! So here we go with part one!
My lovely maid of honor, my sister Ali, came down on Friday night to hang out and get ready for the weekend. We made homemade pizzas (this recipe is amazing!), watched Wedding Crashers and worked on a few wedding projects. It was a nice way to relax before the big day on Saturday!
One of the projects we worked on…those damn pomanders!
Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early, had some coffee, and I was treated to my first suprise of the day: massages at an east side spa! Both Ali and I got a 30 minute massage. It was soooooo nice! I am definitely going to get another massage before the wedding—I didn’t realize how tense I was until the massage therapist started working on my back!
After our massages, we went to brunch at one of my favorite restaurants. Of course, there was this:
We didn’t want to eat too much as we knew there would be tons of yummy food at the shower, so we split a fruit plate doused with lavender honey (um, divine!) and the black bean cakes, which came with poached eggs, queso fresco and a green salsa on top. It was so delicious!
And here we are after finishing up brunch. We sat outside on the patio and it was such a great time to catch up with my little sister!
After that, we went home and got ready for the day. Stay tuned for parts two and three…and here’s a preview:
Tell me about your pre-wedding fun! What did you do to relax before the big events?
All pictures are mine. Don’t steal ‘em!