Yesterday, I had one of the best days I can remember in a very long time. I drove north to South Bend where my beautiful college friends threw a perfect bridal shower for myself and another bride-to-be. Her wedding is coming up very quickly, and seeing her and realizing I might not see her until her wedding was a big reality check.
They opened up the place just for us, and it was wonderful. They have a beautiful little private dining room upstairs which was perfect for the ten of us. I wish I had snapped a pic of the whole room before everyone arrived. Darn it.
The room had this beautiful, round window overlooking downtown. It felt like a beautiful little slice of heaven and very intimate. I'm only sad I didn't realize how fancy the cafe is - I would have dressed up more! Rookie mistake. I'm already planning a better wardrobe for my next shower.
Shortly after all the ladies showed up, the real star of the show arrived: sweet Ruth! She was snoozing when she arrived, but, of course, nobody could resist.
We opened presents - and there was a lot of gabbing going on. We spend months upon months apart, but as soon as we're together, the college memories come flooding back.
I was truly blown away by how generous my friends are. I know it was expensive to travel and have a fancy luncheon, but I recieved some of the most amazing gifts.
Of course, I recieved a few sets of boozing glasses, so Mr. RH can thank the ladies for those.
Happy wife, happy life, right?
Cheesing super hard for kitchen gadgets. You can never have too many!
All in all, I was totally overwhelmed and thrilled with my first bridal shower. It was fun to have another bride to share it with, which made it slightly less overwhelming.
I still wanted to cry for the majority of the shower - I am truly blessed to have the most incredible people in my life.
And a stack of fun new presents that Mr. RH insists that I can't even open until after the wedding.
We'll see about that... some of them are just too practical to save until almost October!
Now if I could just slowly come back to reality instead of getting the harsh treatment of heading back to work. I guess I'll survive.