Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sunny California...

I got to enjoy sunny and 80 degree weather this past weekend in Southern California! Amazing!

LA BFF is having her wedding at this beautiful place down in Fullerton in April. It's going to be so beautiful. They have an awesome outdoor garden area that is small enough to be intimate but so open and airy and perfectly lined with gorgeous palm trees. I can't wait... It's going to be a fabulous wedding. She's going to be such a beautiful bride, see?
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
**This is not her dress, no worries! This was a close 2nd but the dress she chose is amazing!*

Anyway, this past weekend was packed full of wedding prep and events. We spent all day Friday running errands here.there.everywhere. An appointment with the florist did not go well nor did a much needed mani/pedi! However, we made an unscheduled stop at a Chevy's for Pineapple Coconut Margaritas! Yum!
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Thankfully, her hair appointment was much better and now she knows *almost* exactly how she wants her hair. The only thing in question now are her bangs. Yes? or No?

Saturday was her highly anticipated bridal shower. I feel bad because when I go to SoCal to visit she has to tote me around and because of that she ended up having to run last minute errands for her own bridal shower. *lame* But, she didn't mind and it was quality time spent! We booked a super cute and quaint cafe for her bridal shower. Since it ended up being a beautiful day we were able to have it outside in their courtyard! We couldn't really get around the whole Valentine's theme so we decided to just roll with it. Cute centerpieces, favor boxes and other decorations were tailored to the red, pink and purple look. I think it turned out well!

This is a picture of the "Advice Tree" that I made. The pink cards hang from the lovely branches and were filled out with advice for the new bride-to-be! Cute!
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

We also adapted the age old "memory" game into the "apron game" where she wore a cute apron around that had random household items pinned to it and people had a set time to memorize what was on the apron... too cute! The cafe had champagne & raspberries for us, assorted desserts and fruit with chocolate to dip it in! Yummm! It ended up being a very pretty shower.
Here is the bride-to-be with her sister and mom... Pretty ladies!
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

After the shower we went to the boutique in Pasadena that is making our dresses. That was a fiasco in itself... but I'm hoping it will all work out. Nothing like leaving it to the last minute! The lady that is doing the dresses is just SO unaware of deadlines and the fact that we all live in different states is adding its own drama to the situation! Let's hope all six of the dresses fit all of us!!! :)

Anyway, the whole weekend was great but very tiring! I'm happy to be home. :)

Not too long before these two are hitched!
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

1 comment:

Candice said...

How fun! Congrats to the bride to be.

I can't wait to see pictures from the big day.

I also think the "advice tree" is a great idea. :)