AW: TimilyL's Bridal Shower!! (w/ pics!)

Okay, so a quick recap: my BFF/MOH flew down from D.C. to have my shower this weekend, and also attend our 10-year high school reunion.  AND ALSO she went with me for my hair & make-up trial.  To say that we've had a jam-packed weekend is not a joke.


So, she planned my shower at a vintage B&B near where we're from, and local for all of my CFL girls.  I didn't know, but she asked on the invite for all guests to wear big hats and encouraged British accents.  I love theme parties, and I was all gonzo for the Royal Wedding in April, so it was a terrific fit.


It was the most beautiful shower venue I'd ever seen, with a million vintage accessories (carousel hourse! Edison phonograph! phone from the 1860s!) and the party complete with mismatched tea sets, mimosas & bellinis, fascinator favors, finger foods, and a live piano player.  AND she hired a fortune teller, all dressed to the nines, who did a "live reading" for me in front of my friends, which included a pendulum that answered questions about kids (MOH brought it up before my mom & FI's mom did!).  The pendulum also answered some of my "secret" questions, including that FI & I would be together for always.  :)  As in, I asked, in my head, and the pendulum swung to indicate an answer, which she said, "THAT one is a big yes!"


And yes, I got some wonderful gifts, and my unbelivably precocious flower girl was a big hit, herself!


Feather fascinator favors! and the beautiful room!


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Tea & crumpets!  (or at least muffins, finger sandwiches, and other tasty treats!)


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Getting my palms read! and then FMIL with my mom!!


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Next is the doozy...FMIL wanted to give me something, sort of wanted to wait for the wedding but didn't want it to get lost in the shuffle.  So she gave me the nameplate that her husband's (FFIL) mother gave her when they got married - a nameplate for her desk with my new last name.  She gave me a card, with her photo, holding the nameplate, from their wedding day, and I damn near cried.


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Oh!  And well, here's more of me drinking tea, and the owner of the B&B setting up the authentic Edison phonograph!!  I had SUCH a geek moment right then!


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All in all, a day to take with me and hold onto when I start to stress as we continue with crunch time, now.  :-D

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm
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BrideBrittney
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Looks like so much fun and so many special moments!  How sweet :)

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 1:32 pm
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Holy smokes! That looks like it was a ton of fun! :D <3

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm
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LOVE that theme! How sweet is your FMIL for giving you the name plate?! The decor is gorgeous, and you look beautiful, my dear! Not too much longer!! Can't believe it's almost here!

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm
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Awww looks like so much fun!

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm
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It looks like you had an AMAZING shower! How fun... And you are not the only one the geeks out on that edison phonograph dude... I geeked out at your photos!! :D

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm
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What an awsome theme! The favors are gorgeous. Looks amazing and fun :)

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm
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Wow, it sounds like you definitely had a jam packed weekend, but you look beautiful and it sounds like you all had a blast!!!  YAY!!!

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm
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Oh, one more, just for the sake of the caption:


we didn't get too many photos of the FG at the shower, BUT she did say to me, after I got excited with every gift I got, "Why do you say YAY every time you get something!?"


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yes, our apartment looks like a Crate & Barrel shipping facility now, and yes, my BMs put fascinators over my boobs.  Don't ask me why.

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm
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Aww, it looks like you had such a fun time, and the theme and venue were awesome!  

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm
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Awww!  Looks like a fabulous day.


Love the gift from your FMIL!  Very thoughtful.

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm
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How mahvelous, dahling!  LOVE LOVE all the details!  You looked so happy. :))

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm
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Congratulations! You look like u had a great time! You look fabulous dahhhling simply fabulous! The name plate story almost had me crying too so sweet!
Posted on October 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm
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Looks like you had so much fun! I would have defintely gone all fan-girl for the phonograph too :]

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 3:31 pm
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Awesome! I love those types of things too!! Looks like you were surrounded by a ton of love :)

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 3:39 pm
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Looks like you had a blast!

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm
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Aww looks like a great weekend!
Posted on October 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm
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Aw, everything looks great! Super cute :)

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm
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How cute are those boxes with your pics and all the hats and food :o] everything looked wonderful!!! 15 more days datetwin yay :o]

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm
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so  fun! the theme and venue were awesome! 

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 9:27 pm
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Lol love the pics. Thats soo cool tea and crumpets. Love that.
Posted on October 27, 2011 at 1:38 am
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