Shower Power

15 Jun

As promised, here’s a little recap of my AMAZING bridal shower this past weekend.  I’m still smiling from it…

In case you missed it, my incredible mom, with the help of my equally incredible matron of honor (who from here on out I will refer to as my Best Woman  or “BW” cause it’s hilarious and makes us all sound a little younger) threw me the most fantastic bridal shower on Sunday.  I was truly humbled by how much creativity, love and generosity filled the room, and relished in the fact that all of the women in my life that I care about so dearly were together in one place.  How often does THAT happen?

Since this blog is all about decor and beautiful things for the home, I couldn’t wait to share with you all the decor & home highlights of the day.  And for those who are reading this who attended Sunday – thank you again for everything.  You all made it so special and for that I am forever grateful!

Ok, let’s get to it!

1. Decor

The shower was held at a restaurant near where my parents live (and I grew up) called West on Center.


We had the entire downstairs, with our own private seating area, bathroom, and what else… bar!  There is also an adorable outside patio that we could have used, if the weather was a bit more in our favor.  Oh well, what’cha gonna do?

The set up was intimate, classy, and simply chic.  Loved it.

2. Favors

This was hands down AWESOME (and totally my style).  My mom and BW filled mason jars with all of the dry ingredients for cookies or brownies, and attached to it a recipe card.  They also covered the tops with yellow fabric to go with my yellow and grey wedding color theme. Loooove.

How freakin adorable are these???

Sorry mom, but I love how these look so much that I don’t think I’ll ever make the brownies.

3. The goods

I only wish I could post all of the amazing gifts we received because in all honesty, I loved EVERYTHING!  My family and friends are some of the most thoughtful and generous people out there, and I love them to pieces!!   But to keep this post from exceeding my photo limit, I thought I’d just post a few things that have been mentioned on House Full of Pretty… and I’ll be sure to mention all of the other goodies in future posts, as I start my life as an “official entertainer”.  Because yes, I am now fully stocked to do so.

My adorable friend Aly used an antique storage box (which I have professed my love for in the past here) to hold the pans she got us.

Even if you’ve only read 1 or 2 posts on this blog, you likely know I’m obsessed with Ikat…. So how amazing are these Ikat dishtowels??? Thank you Kristi and Ethel!

And my sliiight obsession with organization was only enhanced with these new OXO Pop Top containers, from Ashleigh and Jody.  YAY my pantry is so neat!

And last but not least, my incredibly talented friend Abbie made me a beautiful wall hanging similar to one I had been eyeing at a way-too-pricey store for over a year.  This was so special….

Check out this talented chica’s Etsy shop, Millie May Studios 

4. The surprise

In addition to a hilarious and only a tiny bit embarrassing video of Jenny “though the years”  (thanks Dad for not overly highlighting my awkward bowl cut stage…) everyone created a scrapbook page full of words of wisdom, recipes, well wishes, photos, etc…  This book is incredible and something I will cherish for years to come.

Notice the title??

Yes, that’s correct – the page on the right is a mock up of HFoP Blog!  And from who other than my Best Woman, Jo!!! xoxo J.H.

And just a few photos from the lovely day…

My BW (Jo) putting together the amazing scrap book

My beautiful mom (right) and her side of our family

Me (crazy lady in orange) thoroughly enjoying myself.

Just an excuse to give my amazing Dad a shout out!!

And I can’t forget my hottie future hubby, with his mom, and my grandma who “snuck in”.

So before I sign off, just one final HUGE THANK YOU to my mom, who I know is reading…
You are amazing, and I love you so much!!


7 Responses to “Shower Power”

  1. Joanna H June 15, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    Awww, thank you for all the shout-outs! It was an amahhh-zing event (hehe) and I could not be happier that you loved everything so much. You are worth it! Love you! 🙂

  2. Domestocrat June 15, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    Looks like it went awesome! I can’t wait to hear more in person. I was overwhelmed for DAYS after the shower, the generosity and heartfelt gifts from everyone put me over the top. The style of the party was so you, I LOVE the scrapbook!!!!

  3. Lizzy June 15, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    Precious!!! I love love the album- Jo showed me some of it. She is too cute! You are lucky to have her as a BFF!!

  4. Deborah Schweon June 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm #


    Your shower looks so beautiful in every way…I’m sitting here at my desk with tears in my eyes. I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to come but thanks for bringing it to life for me on your blog. You are really wonderful and I wish for you all the best!!!

    Love ya-Aunt Deb

  5. Jenny's HFoP June 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Thank you everyone!! It was truly a special day.

    Aunt Deb – you were greatly missed, but we promise to make up for it in August! CAN’T WAIT!!!

  6. Donna June 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    And of course your mom who reads ALL your blogs wants to say…..I just want to thank YOU for getting married to that wonderful guy Tony, so I could make you a shower. It was so much fun to plan cuz truly you are the best!!!!!! Can’t wait til August. love ya!!!

  7. Caryn June 23, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    Jenny!! The shower looked so pretty, I was so sad I could not attend! (also, hope you are still taking late additions to your scrapbook- since my page will be late!!) everything looks gorgeous- especially YOU! (hello, orange dress!!) Jo and your mom did a beautiful job! i’m soo happy for you and tony!
    much love!

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