Nikki’s Beautiful Bridal Shower

One of my besties, {and sorority big sister} Nikki, is getting married at the end of May and our girls’ weekend was a perfect way to celebrate. We started off the weekend in Wine Country, VA (Charlottesville, VA) and ended the weekend in Roanoke, VA for her Bridal Shower. Mallory’s Mom, Teresa, hosted the event. She planned everything wonderfully from the delicious food, beautiful shabby chic decor, to some entertaining tips and tricks that I will definitely be using for my next shindigs!
Guests were greeted with mimosas, made by the bride’s Father; who was dressed to the nines. We all mingled until the bride arrived, looking beautiful as usual! Before we ate, we played a little giveaway game. Each place setting (which was beautifully decorated with burlap, family china and colorful linen napkins) had a envelope filled with a handsome, famous man’s face. Whoever got the Grooms face won! Mandi created DIY manicure sets in mason jars for prizes for the winner of all the games. So adorable.

For brunch we had an interactive task; make your own omelets! But how do you do this without making a mess/taking up a lot of time with having a large group? Well take a Ziploc baggy and stuff it in a mug with the opening draped over the lips of the mug, add whisked egg + toppings and seal up! (make sure you write your name on it) then place baggy in a pot of boiling water for about 5-10 minutes and voila! Your omelet is ready and delicious with very little cleanup.

While everyone waited to make their omeltes, food was brought over to each table. I thought this was a wonderful idea. No lines or traffic jams or trying to juggle your plates to the buffet table! Such an easy idea and a quick way to feed your guests.

Some other food on the menu, in addition to the omelets, were fresh berries with a fruit flavored balsamic vinegar, baked brie, “monkey bread”, assorted cakes, fresh grapes and of course my favorite; Gouda shrimp and grits!

After brunch we all gathered around to watch Nikki open up her gifts. I loved the large wooden monogram and all the fun Turkish beach towels. One of the most sentimental gifts was an embroidered picture from her late Grandmother, with a special handwritten notes on the back from before she passed. It was perfect and had the room in tears.

The afternoon ended with us all writing a memory we had with Nikki (but not too descriptive) and the Bride had to guess which guest had said it. Nikki has a pretty good memory, so she guessed basically all of them!

Thank you very much to Teresa (and Truman + Mal + Mandi!), and everyone else who made Nikki’s shower a hit. It was truly special and a perfect way to celebrate Nikki. Check out some more pictures of the shower below!


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