It is such an age we live in! There are hundreds upon hundreds of creative, fresh and innovative ideas for bridal showers on Pinterest.
We ignored all of them.
Instead, we stuck with tradition: mints, nuts, cake and punch. The tried and true. Or should that be the tired and true?
Although it all could be considered a bit stodgy and although there was certainly nothing worth pinning, a lot of love and care and classically beautiful elements went into the shower. We gathered together our best crystal and silver. We baked and decorated delicious and beautiful homemade cakes laid on a white damask tablecloth.
The crowd was diverse...ranging in age from 16 to 80-something. Advice flowed. Margaret reminded us how important it was for families to eat 'with everyone's legs under the table.' Honey, a widow after 61 years of marriage, advised us to 'say 'I love you' often, because you never know if you'll have the chance again.' Then it was the tears that flowed. It was a good day of feminine fellowship.
By far the freshest, most beautiful element of the shower was the bride-to-be herself. She is marrying a very lucky fella.
|The beautiful bride to be in the brown blouse and the hostesses|