Way back when I described divvying up responsibilities among the members of my bridal party,http://www.07884.org/www_07884_com/201503/153.html,六合采开奖现场,http://www.799444.info/www_799444_com/201503/8.html, I mentioned that my incredible bridesmaid JJ was going to plan my bridal shower. JJ is an incredible party planner. She is organized,http://www.688892.info/xianggangliuhecai/201503/8.html,www.25549.com, creative and best of all she enjoys planning parties. With JJ at the helm I knew it would be a fantastic shower, but it exceeded even my wildest expectations.
Crab and Bridesmaid JJ at Friend L’s wedding.
JJ was adamant (and I agreed) that my shower date should not be a surprise. She described going overboard with her hair and makeup for every little event around the time of her bridal shower, because she wasn’t sure when it would be. Given everyone’s generally busy schedule and that I live far from my hometown, it was definitely best that I knew the date. I mentioned in my last post that I was able to schedule my makeup trial for the same morning—super efficient!
The shower was held at a charming little Italian restaurant in my hometown called Bistro di Marino. The chef/owner went to my high school and is one of Bridesmaid JJ’s husband’s best friends. The chef/owners brother, M, is the general manager and one of our high school classmates. He was thrilled that they were our chosen venue and did a fabulous job.
We ended up with an absolutely stellar day. JJ and the other bridal party members in attendance transformed the restaurant’s back patio into a glittering shower wonderland. Since our wedding is inspired by art-deco and the glamour and outrageousness of the 1920s,http://www.138418.org/138418_com/201503/144.html,六和合彩开奖时间,118现场开奖结果, JJ chose a Roaring ’20s theme for the shower.
The “hot seat”
The table decorations featured pictures of the Crabs through the years…
The restaurant provided a delicious lunch buffet of salads, pastas and other Italian specialties. Mamma Crab provided the desserts supplemented with mini cannoli and a few other treats from the restaurant. The gluten free meal for one of Mr. Crab’s cousins was reported to be the best gluten free meal she had ever tasted. One of the best things about restaurants in my hometown is that they are BYOB, so we were able to have champers as well as the hit of the afternoon: Mamma Crab’s Bathtub Punch.
This unassuming looking punch is quite possibly the most delicious cocktail I’ve ever tasted. It was lemonade mixed with a bottle of Mamma Crab’s homemade raspberry-cello (like limoncello,http://www.27997.info/xianggangliuhecaizhibo/201503/7.html, but made with raspberries instead) and finished with sparkling water.
Since I’m not the biggest fan of bridal shower games,万年红高手论坛, JJ stuck with a simple activity that everyone loved. She put me on the hot seat to play “The Newlywed Game.” Mr. Crab had supplied answers to the questions in advance.
JJ explains the game,六和合彩几点开奖. I’m ready to go with my Bathtub Punch!
I’m happy to report I answered all the questions correctly! The only controversy was that Mr. Crab answered one of the questions wrong! He said that his first car was a Buick Lacrosse, because it was the first car he ever bought, but my answer (the right answer) is that his first car was a Buick LaSabre that he got as a hand-me-down from his parents when he was 16. My FMIL backed me up and I was vindicated! Perfect score preserved!
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