A Beautiful Bridal Shower

Hello, loves! Oh my goodness, my bridal shower this Saturday was absolutely amazing. Simply amazing. I had no idea what the decor theme was and I had never been to the venue, so I was totally surprised when I arrived.

The luncheon took place outside on the club’s balcony overlooking the golf course, and the table decorations were so classy. The weather was absolutely beautiful, and I’m convinced it could not have been more perfect June afternoon.

My mom’s best friend and her husband took care of the decorations themselves – down to the flower arrangements and the handmade place settings. I was so impressed!

The food was amazing! A mixed salad, gourmet sandwiches, fruit, broccoli and cheddar soup – and of course, cake!

Which I happily devoured.

I was having a ball – I was so happy to be around so many women that I love and adore. All but one bridesmaid and several of my good friends from college friends traveled from near and far to be with my on such a special day!

The only thing that had me sweating on the way to the shower was the fact that the bride always opens presents in front of everyone. When I first got up there, I was shaking in my boots.

Being the center of attention makes me a little nervous, and I’m finding out that that’s not an option for a bride to be :) Thank goodness Whitney, Lindsay and Cory (who showed up just in time) sat with me, taking notes and saving ribbon for the rehearsal bouquet – and before I knew it, my nerves had disappeared!

I can’t believe how much loot Cory and I walked away with that day. We feel so blessed to have such generous family and friends, that’s for sure!

Speaking of generous – Grandma got a little generous herself with the table M&Ms and started to stuff them into her candle party favor. I think I know who I inherited my sweet tooth from…

Overall, it was such an amazing day! My heart is full and I can’t believe that the wedding is so close. It’s wonderfully exciting :)

Let’s chat –

Do you like being the center of attention?

What was the best part of your weekend? Fill me in! I was MIA from all forms of social networking this weekend!


  1. says

    Your bridal shower looks so pretty, and like it was so much fun! Congrats :). I absolutely hate being the center of attention, but as I’m getting older I’m getting over it- maybe I’m getting more comfortable in my skin, I don’t know haha. The best part of my weekend was attending an outdoor dance party :). Have a great Monday!

  2. Sister Sonja says

    Blessed indeed, it was a dandy day =) I have sweat rings in the photos from my bridal shower. Sleeveless was the way to go-you did great! Love you!

  3. says

    I loved your dress and all the bridesmaids dresses! and *cough* I like being the centre of attention…sometimes ( it depends on the situation!). The pic of your grandma really made me smile, all of my older relative stuff favours and food to take home with them all the time! Gotta love it!

  4. says

    Aw, what a fun shower! You look so adorable as a bride to be!!

    I HATE being center of attention and like you, I’m nervous for my upcoming showers!

    Best part of the weekend = getting our engagement pictures done!

    • Colleen says

      Oh my gosh, I know! It’s never fun to watch someone open present after present. I appreciated everyone humoring me, that’s for sure!

  5. says

    ahhhh hunny :) how stunning do you look in all those photos?! And did I mention we picked the SAME colors for OUR wedding! we must be BBFFs 😉 I’m not the biggest fan either of being the center of attention (hence why I still refuse that I’m a Leo being born in July ha) no worries girl! xoxo

    • Colleen says

      BBFF! So fabulous that you and the FIANCE picked the same colors for your wedding! 😀 Are you still rollin’ on cloud nine? Have you picked a date..a venue..anything? I want details! :)

  6. says

    Oh that looks so beautiful! Your dress was reaaally nice :) I hate being the centre of attention so I feel you on that one! Looks amazing, congrats! :)

  7. Ashley Jarrett says

    Everything at your shower was so lovely! Thank you for inviting me! I had the best time getting to see you, some adpis, and finally meet the Bakers!! I only like being the center of attention on my b-day b/c I feel like its acceptable! haha :)

  8. says

    Your grandmother is too cute! And your shower decorations are gorgeous. Congrats!

    This weekend was my boyfriend’s and my five year anniversary, so we went out for fondue and to the movies and all that kind of good stuff :)

  9. says

    Your shower looks super cute!

    Being the center of attention, depends on the people around me and the mood I am in. Like Kenneth wants to dance in restaurants if he hears good music. I on the other hand, want to slide off the seat onto the floor.


  10. says

    So glad to hear that you had a great time, Colleen! The place looks beautiful and you and your friends were looking absolutely gorgeous – I love the bright and vivid colors on everyone! I’m not a fan of being the center of attention myself, so I can definitely understand where your anxieties come from, but this is your special time so enjoy it as much as you can!

    And I totally had to LOL at your grandma stockin’ up on the M&M’s. A woman after my own heart 😉

  11. says

    SUCH a pretty bridal shower with a beautiful view! I can imagine being shy when everyone is looking at you. WHen I had my bridal shower I got lots of kinky gifts, and my grandmas were there..and it was just awkward :) haha

    • Colleen says

      Oh my! You’re making me blush! More importantly – I thought of you tonight when I got my fro-yo fix! :)

  12. says

    I love being the center of attention. But only when I want it. Does that make sense? If someone starts good naturedly teasing me or something, and everyone joins in – I don’t want it. But if everyone wants to stand around me and shower me with love, and I’m feelin’ it that day, have at ‘er! So selfish of me 😉

    Best part of my weekend? SUNSHINE! It was beautiful, I even sunburnt a little bit. Whoops.

    Absolutely beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a good time. And I loooove your dress!

    • Colleen says

      That’s perfect! Two girls that love both love being the center of attention is never a good thing :)

  13. says

    Congrats, Congrats, Congrats! You looked LOVELY!
    I’m so happy for you, this post tugged at my heart strings a lot!
    That picture of you with Cory next to you in amazing.

    Beautiful party! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  14. says

    I HATE opening presents in front of people. When I was younger and had big birthday parties I made my mom do it very last so kids were leaving as I opened them. But you looked great!

  15. says

    I too hate opening gifts in front of people!! Even at Christmas time I get so nervous to have everyone watching me. I guess I’ll have to get over that though because the best part of my weekend was that I got engaged!!! so surreal–seeing this post makes me really look forward to having my own wedding fun : )

  16. says

    I loveee wedding showers, but I dont know if I would like opening the gifts in front of everyone. but it looks like everyone had a blast!
    Also, Love your dress!

  17. says

    LOVE you looked so beautiful!!!!!

    Your bridal shower looked beautiful! I am glad you were ok once you got up there , I am not a nervous person in front of people, I am way outgoing, lol! But I know it can be hard if you are not!

    So glad your shower was amazing! Your big day soon!!!

  18. says

    I hate being the center of attention. It really made me nervous at my shower too. Thankfully it wasn’t too awkward… But really I found opening gifts the most awkward part of getting married, maybe because my face is an open book… The actualy wedding day was amazing.

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