It's a surreal feeling to wake up and realize that you're just about at the 30 day mark until your wedding. That was me the morning of my shower. I opened my eyes, looked around, and realized there is a very small amount of time left before I take a huge step.
I'm so ready for it.
Despite predictions of 60 degree weather and rain, the day was absolutely beautiful. Very few clouds in the sky and so warm.
My mom was so kind as to get me a Lilly Pulitzer dress that I had been eyeing for months for this special day. I was never one to wear bright colors when I was heavier so it was everything to me slipping this dress over my body with ease and just feeling....pretty. I didn't care that I wasn't in white or that I tried to give my hair beach waves it didn't work out - everyone was gathering together today just for me and that made my heart burst.
I knew we were headed somewhere close by but little did I know, we were going just around the corner! A local seafood place was open just for us for brunch and the mimosas were already flowing when we walked in. Everything looked so pretty and the view of the water was amazing.
We took pictures and then quickly sat down to eat. Caitlin brought an amazing cake from my hometown and all of the gifts were so amazingly awesome. We got some great things from our registry and some really special and beautiful things. I loved everything - especially Rachel's basket of wines for each milestone. I felt so incredibly loved.
My personal favorite had to be my friend Mary [who is perpetually late for everything and texted me she only shaved one leg] - she gave me a card that showed she had gotten us a bundt pan and then added a picture that says "I like Big Bundts and I cannot lie" and the infamous scene from My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Amazeballs.
|Alex&Ani bracelets from my friend Aviva|
The entire morning was just so much fun. After the shower ended at 11, we headed back to my house to rendezvous before heading down to Provincetown for the bachelorette. It was meant to be brief but so many people hadn't seen our home yet that the tours were abundant and the drinks starting flowing.
The weather even held out and it looked like rain was not in the picture at all.
Overall, I couldn't have asked for more out of a shower. Everything was beautiful and exactly as I imagined. Carl headed over to spend the night with my Dad and we all piled into our cars to roadtrip and begin the bachelorette...
To be continued...