Tuesday, April 13, 2010

weekend of showers

After Rebecca's birthday party, I headed to the Upstate early Saturday morning for a wonderful bridal shower thrown by some of my favorite Clemson girls. I love getting to see these girls and catch up and have celebrated many weddings and babies with them over the years, so it was such a thrill to get to celebrate my upcoming wedding with them. They were among the first people that Richard and I got to announce our engagement to at the Clemson-Florida State game! The shower was held at Meg's house in Greenville, and these beautiful girls below, along with Hannah, were the skilled hostesses.

amazing hostesses

Sarah made this gorgeous cake, inspired by the shower invitation

the whole group- so good to see old friends! one of the best parts of getting married

With Candy, who came from Columbia, and the bow bouquet made my Drew

Mrs. Webb, Suzanne, me and my mom

I received so many thoughtful gifts and was completely overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of my friends! I had the best time, and I was sad for the day to be over! But Sunday held even more fun- I got to be a hostess at a baby shower for my good friend Mary Madison. Mary Madison was planning on being a bridesmaid in our wedding, and then she found out she was pregnant! She's is due just a week before the wedding, and we all can't wait to meet her new baby girl!

the buffet at Candy's house- the perfect place for a gathering

four hostesses and the mama-to-be

opening presents

I was worn out after all the parties, but I can't think of a recent weekend where I got to spend time with SO many people who are special to me!

Happy Birthday, Rebecca!

Rebecca, one of my dear friends, had a birthday last Friday, and three of her other best friends and I threw her a party to start a weekend o'fun. This girl loves a birthday, so it's especially fun to celebrate with her. Lauren's house looked perfect, the food was phenomenal, complete with Jenna's delicious mac and cheese and Ashley's sundae bar that made the birthday girl swoon. A wonderful time was had by all. Happy (late) birthday, sweet friend!

how pretty is this table?

hostesses with the birthday girl- Jenna, Lauren, Rebecca, Beth and Ashley

the sundae bar- so yummy!

blowing out the candle in the brownie

with the pretty birthday girl!