our bridal shower was in september and it was truly one of the most beautiful events i've ever been to. i am forever thankful for my bridesmaids, maid of honor, mother, and mother-in-law. they put together an unforgettable afternoon.
when my maid of honor, my sister (annie) asked me a while ago if i wanted it to be a surprise, i quickly responded "no!". (i wanted to be aware of it so i would know to wear a cute white dress and do my makeup!!) so, they booked it for a weekend in late september, and that's all i knew. it was also important to me that ryan was more involved than grooms typically are in bridal showers. to us, all of the wedding events should be celebrating both the bride and groom. all of the generous gifts are for the couple, not just the woman, so ryan was happy to attend.
on september 23rd, 2017, ryan drove me to the tabor road tavern, a rustic, woodsy, yet elegant american comfort food restaurant. from the moment we stepped in, i was blown away by the attention to detail and personal touches. all of the important women in our lives greeted us hello and everyone began playing games like "who knows the bride best" and "advice for the bride and groom". The food selections were impeccable and the vibe was perfect. ryan stayed for a little in the beginning and then left for about an hour. when he returned, he brought a lovely bouquet of seasonal flowers for me. (i'm a lucky girl, right?!) then, we began the presents! everyone was so, so, so kind and thoughtful with all of their gifts.
check out the photos below for a bunch of highlights from the afternoon!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE DAY ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!