Wedding Shower

9:12 AM


Whew this weekend flew by! We finally have one major wedding activity accomplished; our wedding shower was this past Saturday. Of course Kyle and I were a little behind on setting things up, and thankfully we had friends and family to help us out. It was a little awkward in the beginning because of this, but as always, once the food was ready everyone was chatting and drinking and having a gay ol’ time.

Kyle and I weren’t sure if we wanted a shower at first, but my mom insisted and it was fun to see everyone who was able to make it. We made sure to stick with our wedding colors, purple & orange, with the table clothes and the plates and napkins. I made heart-shaped confetti from an old book and sprinkled it all over the tables, and used some soup cans as flower vases, filled with wild flowers. I don’t know where I saw it (pinterest, or a blog maybe?) but Kyle and I pinned a bunch of photos on an old bike tire and framed one of our engagement photos. I made sure to have some upbeat music going, and my parents took care of all of the food. We kept it laid-back with burgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs, chips, taco-salad and tomato-basil salad. My mom made cookies and a confetti cake, and my dad went all Martha-Stewart and made a fruit salad basket out of a watermelon.

Our shower was a little unconventional because we invited both guys and little kids, but once the burgers were done and the beers were opened, everyone had fun. Kyle and I even awkwardly opened all of our awesome gifts in front of everyone, my kitchen is totally pimped out now guys, and we loved ALL of them! I have lots of movies & TV shows to watch, and expect to see some more food posts on this blog.

After the shower, we ended up bar-hoping a bit in Ferndale and stayed out WAY too late singing karaoke, drinking, running into old friends at the hotdog cart, and trying to get everyone home safe. From now until the bachelor/bachelorette parties, we will be hermits, working on the last of the projects, and figuring out the last of the details. EXCITEMENT.

Thanks to Becky for the photos!

Song of the day "I'm Shakin'"-Rooney

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  1. Glad the shower went well! Sorry I couldn't make it!

    Don't be a complete hermit. We must do Ren Fest sometime!

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  2. Oh my gosh I love this! The heart confetti is amazinggggg! You both look so cute opening your presents, and also that little boy is your brother right? He looks JUST like you!!!

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  3. Oh, I like that you're sharing your fairy tale, Sarah! I mean, look at you. Getting married in a few days. Love that you're able to share one of the most amazing and personal thing that could ever happen to someone.

    <3 all over!

    Love the photos too! =)

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  4. what a fun day! and you did a wonderful job decorating. i love the heart/book confetti!

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  5. Awwww, you guys look so happy! It looks like you had a great time. Such an attractive couple.

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  6. I like the idea of an "unconventional shower." I looooove the bike pedal idea so cute!!!! Especially for us Oregonians I dont have a single friend who doesnt have a bike haha...oh the stereotypes are true they're true! I just love that adorable picture of you giving him a piggy back ride haha you two look like an adorable couple!

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  7. What a wonderful time. Oh, I like those kind of showers. Guys need to be there for these things.

    My brother was in a wedding this weekend..and he had to break a chair for good luck. He was only the best man.

    Looks like such a fun wedding shower!

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  8. That is so cool what you used to put your photos on. It looked like a great time for memories. Sweet!

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  9. So impressed with the heart confetti and more too. What great colors for your wedding.

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  10. Awww, congrats!! Looks like you had a great time! xoxo

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  11. Its so great to have all your family and friends there. What a beautiful shower for you guys!

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  12. you guys look incredibly happy. we had a joint shower too! with both men and women. i love that darling purple dress your wearing! so excited for you guys.

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  13. Looks like the perfect shower to me! So excited for you guys!

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  14. Why am I not shocked you posted the picture of your feet? :D

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  15. So glad it was a family affair. Sweet hearts!

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  16. Ohmigosh how sweet are these pictures?! You and Kyle look so incredibly adorable - the perfect couple!

    Also pertinent...'I'm Shakin' by Rooney is one of the best, best songs. Love it!! :)

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  17. I didn't understand your twitter message--is everything ok?

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  18. Looks like it was a truly kickass splendid event. Love the picture of your shoes :) So excited for you both - congrats!

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  19. Clothes pinned photos on the bike wheel--that's pretty cool!

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