Getting married is hard, well let me rephrase that, recovering from getting married is hard. I fully expected to jump right into telling you all about the details and how it all came together, but it’s taking me a while to figure out a new “normal”. My mother-in-law reminded me to keep what normal is in perspective. I realized I don’t think Alaina and I know what life looks like post-graduate school, post-wedding, post-young adulthood. So, while we figure all of that out I wanted to go back and recap a few events leading up the wedding which I completely ran out of time to post. The days just before the wedding I was thinking “no, no, it can’t be here this soon, I had so much more to blog about!” So, with that I give you my bridal shower!
I have the most amazing friends. Really. They went so far above and beyond with my bridal shower it will take some serious butt kicking on my part to “repay” them when the time comes. (Which by the way, I am so excited for!!!) They paid so much attention to every little detail and Heather and my mom went all out with the food for an amazing brunch.
I asked my sister and Lisa to be both be my maids of honor since they both have such a significant, yet very different, role in my life. Lisa’s partner Heather is a big wedding buff and jumped at the opportunity to put her secretive bridal magazine browsing to use. I am in total awe of the three of them. I made some vague comments about a brunch and the rest the put together from my Pinterest boards. Amazing, creative and awesome.
We played a rousing game of “Who knows Liz & Alaina best” and my mother beat my sister by a significant margin! Alaina narrowly came away with the win, but only by one point over, guess who, my mother! Apparently she has been listening all these years. Heather then lead us in a competitive T.P. Bridal Fashion Show.
These ladies did some impressive things with toilet paper! Look at those flowers on Stephanie’s dress, I’m pretty sure these T.P. dresses were more lovely than some real bridal gowns I’ve seen. It was a truly wonderful party, it was such a joy to be there with some of the most amazing women (and Chris!) in my life. Such a special day.