I will be sharing some photographs and if you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will answer you.
Pinterest was such a big help in choosing decorating ideas, color schemes, and special touches that made the shower even more special.
First...the where: we decided to host the shower at our daughter, Erin's place in downtown Denver. She has a townhouse that has a very large deck almost double the width of her family room with a sliding patio door leading outside. We bought a large canopy to use and even though the forecast was for rain...thankfully the day was fairly mild and just a bit of wind.
I wanted a way for the older married women (that would include myself, Sherrie, the mother of the groom, and two attending friends of mine... and newlyweds to pass on wedding advice and so made a smaller chalkboard sign asking for the guests to take some time and leave some important words of wisdom. After most of the guests had left, the mother of the groom and I sat down and tried to write out some of our thoughts for Caitlyn...but it was a little difficult to think through exactly what to say! The word "key" was used as I had keys hanging from the mason jar and another good friend made these cards "Key for a successful Marriage" for guests to write on. I gave the decorated mason jar to Caitlyn to keep.
|The printed out cards for wedding advice|
|Caitlyn (center) in white, Erin in pink|
|Me, Erin (no, we didn't plan on our dresses to match), and the guest of honor, Caitlyn|
|Future Mother of bride (Traci-me) and Mother of Groom (Sherrie)|
|Handmade Party Favors (Lavender sugar scrub with almond oil)|
|Erin made up a beautiful Mimosa Bar!|
|Mini Cupcakes from a specialty bakery in Denver|