Wedding Shower Wonderland!

 

Tiz’ the season for weddings and that means lots of wedding showers and planning and happy tears for mom and her friends.  When you’re my age and in a circle of friends who’s kids are all graduating college and embarking on their new lives it tends to bring lots of engagements – which in turn brings lots of engagement parties and showers and excitement and celebrations. And, did I mention a great many happy tears?  Last weekend I attended one of the most elegant, beautiful showers I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to some doozies)  for my good friend, Barbie, and her precious daughter, Madison.  The hostesses spared no expense in their decorating and the festivities.  There’s tons of pictures to see (maybe I overdid it – but I couldn’t stop myself – it was all so magical and pretty)  Take a look and see what I mean….

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This was the entrance into the home.  Lots of wedding white to welcome the guests and set the tone.

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Our good friend, Becky, pretending this gorgeous home was hers. (We want to live there.)

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(I couldn’t resist adding this picture of her sneaking her cute mug into my blog shot.)

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Another view of the welcoming entrance.

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Even this sweet courtyard had wedding white tucked in the mix.

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(These have nothing to do with the shower……I just really like these doors!  Cool, huh?)

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When you enter the home it has the unusual layout of the kitchen on the immediate left.  It’s a large “dream” kitchen…..cozy, warm, inviting and decorated for the occasion to the hilt.

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By the way, how fab is this incredible vent-a-hood?

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This is one of the beautiful tables – it’s displayed in the kitchen.  (Right outside the window is that adorable courtyard you see as walk into the home.)

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Look what they did with the chandelier.

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Just another view of this amazing, cozy kitchen.

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A little blurry (sorry) but, isn’t this a wonderful sitting area?  Wouldn’t that be fun to have right in your kitchen?  Love that!  I want to move in.

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The kitchen mantel was decorated with wedding touches for the event.

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Here’s Barbie, the emotional mom, with her beautiful bride-to-be daughter,  Madison.  (She definitely has that happy wedding glow about her.)

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Every nook and cranny was decorated for the occasion.

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Even the office had touches of wedding white.

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They even dressed up this urn outside the dining room French doors with white for the occasion. 

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See it here at the other end of this gorgeous table?  Beautiful!

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And, would you just look at this stunning ceiling?

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Notice the chandelier in here is draped in white as well.

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How girlie and wedding-esque is this for a table?

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Wedding details were everywhere:

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And,  though it had nothing to do with the shower, I just can’t pass up showing you this adorable backyard courtyard:

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We’ve all been friends for years and watched our little Madison grow up into this beautiful bride-to-be.  We are so happy and excited for her!

For all of you blushing brides and mother’s of the brides – if this shower didn’t give you tons of fabulous ideas then I don’t know what will.

Wish you all a blissfully happy wedding season and of course….

Happy Decorating!!

3 comments for “Wedding Shower Wonderland!

  1. Barbie
    March 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I am still in awe of what these wonderful women were able to accomplish! It was a beautiful setting and a fantastic day! xoxo

  2. Becky
    March 23, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    It was beautiful. I just cat help my where’s Waldo self!

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