The Bridal Shower

My extended family came together to host a bridal shower for our future niece, cousin, granddaughter. June 28th is the wedding day. I put together some photos from the event. Good food, Fellowship, and blessings all around. A lovely colorful afternoon.

 

Can you guess the color scheme we chose for the shower? Yep, lavender, green, and cream.

 

I’m happy to say the fondant cake turned out and if the fondant had been fresher (confession time: I had this box of fondant in my cupboard for over a year) it would have been easier to work with and a lot more pliable. I will try fondant again, fresh fondant.

 

We had savory blintzes filled with chicken and broccoli, tabbouleh, fruit salad, Italian Wedding cookies, and Kefili cookies filled with apricot and plum jam. My mom made the cookies. The Kefili are one of her russian recipes. Growing up we had a great Italian friend living across the street, Lucille. She always made these Italian wedding cookies for showers and weddings. My mom hunted down her recipe to make them for this shower.

 

Jessica ~ Jessica and her mom, Connie ~ Jessica with Kelly (my Sil) and Kelly’s mom, Lynn ~ Jessica with my mother.

 

My niece Michelle getting the Mojito Punch ready. We love details, so my niece Melissa made ice-cubes with mint in them. That’s my niece Debbee in the kitchen. Sadly the Mojito Punch was virgin (no rum), but it was very good and refreshing.

Speaking of nieces, here they are ~ Jessica, Michelle, Debbee, and Melissa.

 

Details, details, we placed sprigs of lavender on each of the blintzes.

 

My sister Kathy had these great vintage snack trays that we used for the food.

 

 

 

 

 

I love this photo of my mom.

The shower was wonderful. We ended up making each other cry (a good cry). Don’t you think that sometimes if there are tears that are shed we are being real with each other? We thanked God and prayed for Jessica and Tim and prayed for all of us. We wanted to give God the honor for all He has done for our family and friends.

I was exhausted but happy that everything came together well. I had left my condo at 9:30 am and returned at 8:30 pm. 181 miles round-trip. Today I’m a little brain dead. I hope to get around and see what you are all up to sometime today after I empty my trunk and put everything away…

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.

28 thoughts on “The Bridal Shower

  1. Wow.. what a beautiful shower! I just love your photography. You are really able to catch the color and facial expressions so very well!

    Have a great week!

  2. Hi Ellen,

    I was waiting anxiously for you to post the pictures of the shower — I had no idea it was going to be such a treat! Everything look fabulous!!! Details, details – they definitely made all the difference! I love the placecards that indicated the food items. And the lavender sprigs here and there are simply breathtaking!

    Would you Mom be willing to share the Italian wedding cookies recipe? Also, I am curious to know what blitzes are. The Kefili cookies look yummy too. I have never seen one, nor tasted one before.

    Your cake looks gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!! You are a talented cook.

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. Oh the colors are wonderful. I know a gal that had those exact colors at her wedding and it was gorgeous. Your cake and goodies all look so feminly perfect. . .

  4. You girls should go into the business – that is one of the most beautiful looking showers I’ve ever seen. I’ll tuck some decorating ideas away for future events!

  5. Oh ellen, a most beautiful bridal shower! Thanks for all the photos. The food and the company looked wonderful! 😀

  6. Your day was one of the loveliest I’ve ever seen in honor of this new family member!! That cake is out of a dream or something! Old fondant or not!! I noticed the scones that are frosted too!! Yum! Everything looks so good and beautiful!! The flowers are stunning and yes, you did use Hidcote lavender. It must be a favored variety for many people…especially if there is a farm in England just for growing it!! I hope I can go to England sometime!! Have you been to the Cotswolds? I red a book called Rose Cottage a long time ago and have want to go ever since!!
    Thanks always!!!

  7. I love the little place cards too – what a spread!

    Do you put your photos all together in grids like that in photoshop before you import them?

  8. That is one of the prettiest showers I have ever seen. Love the colors, and the cake. You did an awesome job! Had you worked with fondant before this cake?

  9. The shower looks like it was beautiful. I was going to ask about the Italian wedding cookies. I’m glad they turned out so well.

    I love the lavender on the blintzes and mint in the ice cubes. The details make everything extra special.

  10. Love, Love, Love the pictures. The colors are gorgeous. The table accent cloth (gathered, laying across) is very cool idea. I can see, feel, and sence the tears….a WONDERFUL group of women!!!

  11. I love the colour scheme. The green and cream work so well together. Weddings are such fun for women as we get to paln to our hearts content.

  12. OH, oh, ohhhh — everything was SO BEAUTIFUL! I love the attention to detail. The colors were lovely and your fondant cake — amazing! Thank you so much for taking the time to take pictures to share with your readers. Beautiful to the core! So’s the bride-to-be — lovely!

    LaTeaDah

    PS: Did I respond to your lavender question? I cannot remember. I plant lavender until right before the first frost, so it’s not too late. Lavender doesn’t like being potted very well, but if you’re careful it will do fine. Otherwise it likes sandy soil in the earth.

  13. Ellen, you all did a magnificent job! The palette is just lovely and everything so pleasing to the eye. I have no doubt that everything tasted just yummy. How blessed you all are!

  14. Lovely photos. It sounds like the party was a hit. And, when can we ever have a meaningful party (for women) without a few tears?

    Blessings, Kim

  15. It’s all so beautiful, and so beautifully presented Ellen. The cake is gorgeous….well, I’m partial to lavender and green so the color scheme is food for my eyes too. Yes, tears like that speak from the heart…what a blessing Jessica brings and will also receive, being a new member of your obviously warm and loving family.
    And no one goes hungry when you all get together either! All the food looks delicious. Love the touch of lavender on the blintzes!

  16. The food, the details…so spectacularly put together! How enjoyable. That last picture of your mom is stunning. Such joy and happiness. You must have had a wonderful time.

  17. We do throw a nice party, don’t we? 🙂 So fun doing that with you, and I’m so glad you have so many lovely “trinkets and treasures” to make it all happen! You’re so thoughtful in all the details and you’re an inspiration to me. I love all the beautiful ladies in my family!!
    Wonderful post, by the way…hopefully soon I’ll get around to posting about all the things happening these days…

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