Friday, June 26, 2009

SURPRISE!!

OMG - I had a SURPRISE bridal shower last night!!! I am still in shock!!! It was thrown by J's aunt and my bridesmaid J. Seriously, I have never been so shocked in my life. I totally thought I was just having the one shower at the end of July. Last night was my family shower, all of my aunts and J's aunts and cousins were there, plus my maid of honor K.  

We had been planning (or so I thought) to head up to J's parents house for dinner to celebrate his mom's and brother's birthdays, which were both last week. That was the ruse to get me up there. J even went so far as to stop at the store on the way up and buy them both birthday cards. We pull into his parents driveway and there was a weird car I didn't recognize. I was like "who else came to dinner?" and J's like "hmm I think that's my grandmother's car, I guess my mom invited her too". 

So we walk around to the backyard and SURPRISE!!! All the ladies were standing out back, and the backyard was totally decked out in navy, green and yellow wonderful-ness. They really went all out - they made the cutest centerpieces on all the tables with starfish and adorable little yellow glass candle holders. I never suspected a thing...I guess the key to a good surprise shower is to throw it on a weeknight! 

It was seriously such a shock, but SOOO fun and I totally loved it. I've always had mixed feelings about surprise showers (mainly because I like to have a plan for everything, and a cute outfit!), but it was totally fabulous. The funniest part was when we were driving up there, I actually called my maid of honor and we had like a 20 minute conversation....all the while she's driving up as well, with my mom and aunt in the car with her. 

And I'm SO glad that I did decide to wear a cute outfit last night...at the last minute right before we walked out the door, I threw on a dress instead of the more casual skirt and polo that I had been wearing. 
My bridesmaid J, me and my maid of honor K with my bow bouquet! That's the only picture I have on my camera, but J was taking a bunch and once she sends them to me, I will post more. 

Everyone was SO generous and we got some amazing gifts. Jake about died when he was loading the car at the end of the night. He was like "where are we going to put all of this". Introducing the "wedding closet":
One of the closets in our guest room has officially been taken over by the wedding. This just had a few wedding items in it before (bridesmaids dresses, my wedding shoes, etc.). It's now jammed packed with all our gifts and I'm really not sure if anything else will even fit in there. 

It was such a fun start to my weekend!!! Happy Friday!!

12 comments:

Freck said...

How wonderful and exciting!! You have some wonderful friends and family!!

Angela said...

Just wait, the "wedding closet" will expand into the "wedding ROOM" before you know it! :)

Kelly said...

That's so great that you were really surprised. I can't tell you how many "surprise" showers I have seen where someone accidentally tells the bride or she figures it out. That is impressive that they surprised you!

Brittany Ann said...

This totally happened to me after my shower! My porch was taken over by the gifts we "couldn't use" until the wedding!

Katie said...

Congrats that sounds awesome!

MBM said...

How exciting! It sounds beautiful!
What a special memory!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

You lucky girl! So fun!

Marissa said...

How exciting!!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

That is so much fun! I hope you felt special and loved! :-) What great looking prezzies, too...so exciting!

The Pink Tutu said...

What a FUN surprise!! I can't wait to see more pics. It sounds wonderful! I would love to go digging through that closet - looks like you've gotten great things!

Always Organizing said...

What a fabulous surprise! Love the wedding closet :)

Jules said...

I am so glad that you were surprised and had a nice time! It sounds like they did an amazing job putting everything together. Our shower gifts took over a nice portion of our basement when we brought everything home, so I know what you mean :)

 
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