Friday, May 3, 2013

showering bradford whit

One of the best parts of being pregnant right now is having several dear friends due to deliver little ones just a few months ahead or behind me, both from Clemson and from law school. Candy is one of the first up, as her baby boy Bradford Whit should arrive around June 21st. I was so excited to get to host a baby shower in Columbia for her with some of her best friends, and despite a slightly hectic morning of preparation, everything turned out well! 

We had sweet onesies monogrammed for Bradford, but in my haste to get to the shower, completely forgot to bring them with me. I ran back to get them just in the nick of time, and we hung them along the mantle for a cute decoration. The big silver and white gift was Candy's stroller, which was our hostess gift to her. 

onesies and lots of fun presents

Candy is much loved, and the shower hostesses ranged from high school friends to Wofford friends and friends from law school and work. They were such a great group of girls to co-host with! 

shower hostesses

We served traditional shower food, but it was all delicious- pimento cheese sandwiches and chicken salad cups, veggies and hummus, fruit, baked brie bites, "redneck" caviar, and fabulous petit fours. 

the spread

we didn't have a huge budget for flowers, and these hydrangeas and tulips came from whole foods and trader joe' never would have known that we did three arrangements for less than $50!

monogrammed petit fours

Candy's sweet nieces got to come to the shower and helped Candy open her gifts. Bradford is a lucky little guy to grow up with these fun cousins. 

seems like just yesterday we were in law school and RC was being born!

Mary Madison has a precious little girl who will turn 3 in July, right before our wedding anniversary. Little Lillian had just been born when Richard and I got married, so MM had to give up her bridesmaid spot and stay with her newborn. Now we're due about 10 days apart, and I can't wait to meet her little boy.

always love seeing and catching up with MM

Candy received so many lovely gifts, and we all had a great time catching up with old friends. That's a successful shower in my book!

Candy and her helpers

USC Law Section 1 ladies and Miss Bec, an honorary law school grad

Candy's friends and family

love this girl

four pregnant gals- Jess (due mid-August), Candy, me, and MM

everyone left with sweet treat

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