Saturday was my first bridal shower. It was thrown by my maid-of-honor, Kristen, and two of Paul's mom's friends. There were sixteen guests, including some that traveled far to be in town (thank you veronica, Erin, Katy & Heather!).
There was lots of orange and gray of course. (I adore that gray table cloth and need to find out how I can get the same for the wedding.)
The shower was over brunch and we ate quiche and different salads, drank mimosas and had orange serbert for dessert.
During the gift opening, we played the best shower game ever. I went to a wonderful bridal shower last spring where the bride's sister had come up with a sequence of questions and recorded the groom answering them. During the shower, the bride was asked the same questions. We heard the bride's answer and then watched what the groom said to see if they paired up.
I had told Kristen about this game and she secretly did the same for Paul and me. Because Paul is up in Seattle, the whole thing was filmed via video chat. It worked out really well. Each guest at the shower read a question (EX : What was your first date? How many kids to you want to have? What job would Paul want if he wasn't going to be a doctor? etc...). I answered the questions and then we saw what Paul had to say. For most we were pretty dead on, even in our phrasing of the answer. I told the other wedding guests they'd know their significant other pretty well to if they lived alone on the opposite coast from everyone they knew. :)
Overall, it was a perfect afternoon. I was overwhelmed with sweet people and wonderful food and beautiful gifts. Today is two months until wedding time. We are nearly closer to the wedding than the year 2009 and that is beyond exciting.
Thank you, Kristen, Stephanie, Janet and Chris. And thanks blogland for listening to the stories.