Wedding Shower Recap

My nephew, Brady, got to attend my shower (lucky boy!) and was my little helper.
My nephew, Brady, got to attend my shower (lucky boy!) and was my little helper.

Hello, I’m back! Thank you for your patience and support, and allowing me to take a mini two-day blogging break. It was much needed and felt so good to rest, spend time with family and spend little-to-no time on the computer each day. I can’t tell you how refreshing that felt, and I am so grateful for it. If you ever have the opportunity to take a technology break, even if it’s a mini one, I highly recommend it. It’s funny, I didn’t even plan on taking that break, but once I got home, I deemed it necessary. I’m happy I made that decision.

Gift table at my shower.
Gift table at my shower.

My family did a wonderful job with my shower, which was held at The Yacht Club in Alpena, Michigan. I was more than impressed, and there was plenty of delicious food options for me. My mom made a noodle-less chicken soup and a fruited cabbage slaw, and my sister kindly made a big batch of my almond flour biscuits, which people raved about. There was even Kerrygold pasture butter to spread on the biscuits! Additionally, there was tons of beautiful, fresh fruit on platters that my soon-to-be sister in-law put together. There was lots of other food too, including other homemade soups and salads, and cake balls that Jesse’s aunt made (she tried making some with almond flour, but it didn’t work out the way she hoped). The decorations were tasteful and pretty, in the “modern bride” colors, light yellow and gray (who knew?). I didn’t get a picture of the tabletops, but each table had an antique teapot filled with a plant and was surrounded by dishrag “cupcakes” that my mom knit and assembled with my mother in-law. These consisted of a hand-knit, colorful dishrag twisted up to look like a cupcake and placed inside a cupcake liner. It was topped with a dark chocolate kiss and wrapped in cellophane with a ribbon. It was really cute, and everyone got to take one home.

The main food table. I forgot to take the photo before people had eaten, so some things are a little picked over!
The main food table. I forgot to take the photo before people had eaten, so some things are a little picked over! My mom made the decorative gray and yellow fans on the wall.

I got a lot of nice gifts, in addition to what was already sent to my door. I even got a couple gag gifts, thanks to my mom and sisters. I forgot about the bride thong that we got my oldest sister several years ago at her wedding shower, and she wrapped it up and gifted this “family heirloom” to me. My sister wore it over her pants at her bachelorette party, but other than that it’s never been worn. This is valid because the tags are still on it! Regardless, my mom said she washed the train. Also, Jesse got a gift from my mom and sister that I opened on his behalf. I had no idea what to expect after reading the card, but proceeded to pull a jar of dark chocolate body paint with a brush out of a bag! I had a good laugh over this too, and definitely didn’t see it coming. Both my mom and sister claimed that it was really good dark chocolate from a nice chocolate shop in the Novi, Michigan area, and said to make sure Jesse eats it (and no, it doesn’t have to be off of me!). Yesterday, my mom told me not to tuck it away in the bathroom cupboard and forget about it. I laughed and asked her why I would put it in the bathroom in the first place! Gotta love my family.

The special bride thong, train and all. My sisters and mom deemed it as a "something blue family heirloom." My other sister or soon-to-be sister in-law get it next!
The special bride thong, train and all. My sisters and mom deemed it as a “something blue family heirloom.” My other sister or soon-to-be sister in-law get it next!
Laughing at Jesse's dark chocolate body paint.
Laughing at Jesse’s dark chocolate body paint.
I love these candlesticks that I got from one of Jesse's aunts and uncles. I didn't register for candlesticks because I couldn't find any that I liked, but these were just what I was looking for!
I love these candlesticks that I got from one of Jesse’s aunts and uncles. I didn’t register for candlesticks because I couldn’t find any that I liked, but these were just what I was looking for!

Oh, and I broke two bows when opening gifts at my shower. Supposedly that means Jesse and I will have two children. Did anyone else know about this old wives tale?

My lovely mother and me.
My lovely mother and me. Not the best picture of me…not sure what happened to my hair.
I don't care for this picture of me (my hair looks a bit flat from the aftermath), but this is my soon-to-be sister and mother in-law.
I don’t care for this picture of me, again, but I’m seen here with my soon-to-be sister and mother in-law.
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14 thoughts on “Wedding Shower Recap

  1. Ashley March 28, 2013 / 11:54 am

    I LOVE your smile when opening the body paint…I’m sure it has to do with your imagination 🙂

  2. Craving4More March 28, 2013 / 11:55 am

    I LOVE your smile while opening the body paint. I’m sure you were thinking all sorts of great things to make you smile that big!! 🙂

  3. Naz (@CinnamonEats) March 28, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    Looks like you had an amazing day! 🙂 No toilet paper bride? Or don’t they do that in America haha! I hope you know what I’m talking about otherwise I read like a crazy person 😉 The chocolate photo is hilarious!

    Oh and congrats on your recipe being featured on MDA! Very cool!

  4. Mary Catherine March 30, 2013 / 10:21 am

    I loved this post! It’s so fun to follow along as you go through the engagement to wedding shower and — soon!– wedding. Keep us posted.

    It’s cool to see how you can have an event with food that everyone loves, that also keeps you feeling healthy.

    • paleoinpdx March 30, 2013 / 9:15 pm

      Thanks! I’m learning how sweet and special this time is too. It’s a time I’ll always remember, and it’s also a lot of fun.

      I feel like food at events is much easier for others (and me) now than it was when I ate vegetarian! My mom has said this same thing as well! Regardless, she always makes sure I’m taken care of 🙂

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