This past weekend was filled to the brim with love, laughter, and a very real feeling that our wedding is finally, really getting close. It started with dinner with friends on Friday, then we headed south to my parents house at the Jersey shore for my shower, where the weather was a perfect 76 and sunny.
My mom and sister did an incredible job of planning the day and they included some of my favorite things like embroidery/quilting—we all stitched quotes that will be put together into a quilt for me (well for Josh and I, but I say me because it's very pink, which we know I love!)—the most amazing scrapbook (which I'll tell you about in a separate post because it deserves it!), and an impressive spread of food. I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon hours when we sat around and sewed because I got to share something that I love so deeply (stitching) with many of the most important women in my life. And I'll have their work, and a reminder of that day, in my house for years and years to come.
The favors were salt water taffy from Shrivers, a treat that I've been eating and enjoying for my entire life. They are a boardwalk staple in our town! I very much enjoy the use of glassine bags and doilies!
My mom went out of her way to make me gluten free versions of all of the food she made, which meant that I got my very own gf lemon curd cupcakes, which were heavenly. They were made in the style of my grandmother, with little "hats" on top (little cones cut out of the top of the cupcake, the space filled with lemon curd, then the cut out piece put back on top), which made me very happy.
My parents went over to my aunt and uncles for dinner, leaving just the younger ladies, so we spent the evening with antics at the beach, enjoying s'mores in a fire pit that my friends drove down from ny, and many many rounds of raucous laughter. It was a total joy. Oh! And, I got to see my sister modeling the dress that I embroidered for her and it fits her perfectly. So hooray all around!