Here are some photos from the first shower...actually just one photo.
(me and 3/4 bridesmaids)
My mom has a bunch of great photos being held hostage on her camera. Ivan's mom's husband is a chef and he and Ivan prepared an amazing vegan meal for everyone. We also had tons of desserts which were also vegan (almost all of them!). It was fantastic!
The second shower was at my aunt's house up in Strathroy. My aunt and cousin did an incredible job decorating, everything looked so cute. It was a very special day; I received some of my Grandma Watson's old things and my cousin made me a corsage out of our Grandma's old fabric and buttons. My Grandma Watson was a very crafty lady and way ahead of her time when it came to recycling/repurposing/restyling/reusing. Another thing my Grandma used to do was take a person's name and write a word that describes them for each letter. My aunts did one for me and it was so sweet! However, dumb dumb elycia left it at their house so I can't share it with you! Here are a few photos from the day.
While the ladies were doing the shower thing, the men and boys spent the day together.
Ivan and my cousin (actually 2nd cousin). Aren't his glasses awesome?!
my 2nd cousins, my cousin (MOH) and one of the bridesmaids! My mom told us to pose like this, haha!
my new favourite photo of ivan and i. you can get a good look at the corsage too! I love the turquoise button!
We also had a bit of Instax fun. Everyone loves this camera! People were saying that when my cousin and I stood next to each other they felt like they were back in the 50s. I'm ok with that! So...I made him take an instant photo with me, haha. Time warp?
And, as Thursday pointed out, it's not a shower unless you end up wearing something covered in bows...
I really love spending time with family and friends and I absolutely can't wait to have everyone together at the wedding!!
Lovely! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Your cousin looks a bit like John Krasinski in that first picture. Glad that you had a great time.ReplyDelete
Uhm, do we have the same grandmother? Your description of yours is scarily similar to my own! You looked beautiful at both events, looks like you had a wonderful time!ReplyDelete
that is the best photo of you an ivan. i love everything about it!!ReplyDelete
aw the photo of you and ivan is perfect, i am so excited for your wedding :)ReplyDelete
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Oooh! Sweet pictures! I love both of your dresses, and that bow apron is fantastic! Everything looks fantastic, I'm getting really excited for your wedding!ReplyDelete
Aww, I loved all of these photos so much! You have such a beautiful family! And the picture of you and Ivan is so lovely, I'm in awe of all the gorgeousness.ReplyDelete
aww so cute! you are so beautiful in that apron too hehe.ReplyDelete
i love your corsage too! so sweet.
it's very exciting seeing the build up to a wedding. so much fun!
I LOVE that photo of you and Ivan. SO cute.ReplyDelete
Looks like loads of fun Elycia! Your so lucky to have people in your life who organise days like this for you. I wonder if anyone will organise one for me when my wedding finally comes around.ReplyDelete
omg i love this post. such a cute shower and you look SO cute as usual. i love your dress, and your bow apron! that is an AMAZING photo of you two. i must admit, i am don't really think about my own wedding some day very often, but after reading all your wedding blog posts it makes me excited! :) thanks for sharing. always so sweet xoReplyDelete
Great photos! Looks like so much fun.ReplyDelete
Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Love your purple socks btw :)ReplyDelete
This was such an awesome day! Cannot wait for the wedding it is going to be perfect!- RachReplyDelete
You look so beautiful! I have just started reading your blog and I am already so excited to hear more about your wedding plans! You and your future husband look so lovely together and I wish you both all the happiness in the world!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photographs, Love Tori :)