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So, where to begin... I am going to post pics of my bridal shower because I think my mom and sis did the best job ever and I want to be able to inspire future brides...

First of all let me start with the setting . My father passed away rather unexpectantly in September of 2005. I had been dating Devon since 8-9-2005, So they had not had a chance to meet yet mostly because I did not want to introduce a casual fling(or so I thought) to my family. Boy had I ever been wromg sad.gif

Turns out my dad had about 90% blockage in his heart and need quintuple by pass. He made it through the surgery ok. He ended up joking with the nurse that he wanted a beer to watch the Notre Dame game. But, something went terribly wrong and he ended up going into defib that night and eventually died 3 days and many numerous surgeries later. My mom would have to meet my future husband and his mother in the receiving line for my dad's funeral. F'd up right. But in some strange way I believe that my dad knew that Devon was the right one and he would take care of not only me but my mother and my sis.

Needless to say my fiance has turned out to be my guardian angel (and I believe my father knew it would be this way). Last February my mother was diagnosed with melanoma(she has never abused the sun in her life!!!). And, if that wasn't enough, she was diagnosed with breast cancer a week later. After 2 surgeries that dealt with her breast and her hand I think we are finally in the clear. FINGERS CROSSED EVRYONE!!!! It has been a long hard road especially since we had decided to do a destination wedding b4 all my mom's diagnosies. BTW, I haven't even mentioned all the sob stories about us trying to get engaged 3 times before we did. We have always had "ring" funds but they have been depleted by lost jobs and the real world. Looking back on things now I would never do things differently because now we have a beautiful home and ever since my dad passed I am a storng believer in everything happens for a reason.

Now, finally we have been engaged since 8-9-08 our 3rd anniversary(we are getting married on 6-12-10). A long engagement so everyone could afford to come, and everything is starting to fall together. I just had my shower and Bachelorette Party last weekend and everything was amazing and more than I could have imagined. My theme was Beach(obviously). Here are some pics pf everything my mom did herself. She did the centerpieces.

 

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Centerpieces

 

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Favors- Handmade soap and sea glass

 

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Red Velvet Cake and creamcheese icing and I am not even Southern !

 

 

 

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Escort Card Table

 

notice the seashell chocolates

 

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Food was amazing!

 

Oh, I almost fogot to tell you about the location. It was an old railroad station that they renovated into a banquethall. The best thing about that is that my dad absolutely loved railroads and used to collect memorabellia. The best thing is that the B & O was his favorite railroad and that is what this station used to be. Not only that but a train drove by every 45 minutes! It was like he was there with me!! And, the grand finally is my night in shinig armor!!!

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Wow, what an inspirational story you have. Im so glad to see you so positive about this knowing that its not easy. Keep your head up girl! Your shower looked amazing! But isnt FI not suppose to come to these :P

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Your mom and sis did a great job!!! You are so inspiring, really.

And my Mr. right is coming to my shower too, even though its been tagged a "girls night out -showertini"

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Wow, what a moving story! Your mom and sister did such a great job on the decorations! I'm happy for you that everything seems to be falling into place. :)

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Very touching story. I am so happy for you. Your family did a beautiful job with the decor and meaningful location.

 

Island Girl - I believe it is traditional for the FI to show up with flowers for his bride at the begining of the shower. This gives your shower guest, who haven't met him yet, a chance to meet him. His stay there is brief.

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