On a sunny Saturday afternoon last April, my first bridal shower was held in my hometown of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The hostess was my Matron of Honor, who is my best friend and sorority sister Christy of Tulsa. She did her usual amazing job hosting the shower for me. The theme was a spring bridal tea-themed personal shower with a color scheme in my wedding colors of pink and green and butterfly detail, held at a local historic home.
I loved the Victorian bridal-themed shower invitations she chose.
Here I am as the guest of honor in front of the wonderful gift table in the parlor. I chose to wear a Lilly Pulitzer "Franco" dress in the Patchtastic pattern, one of my favorite Lilly patterns because it is a pink and green pattern with butterfly designs and patchwork detail, along with a Lilly "Paley" cardigan in pink. I wore my mom's memorial necklace, a Swarovski crystal butterfly in an eternity circle.
I was crazy for the shower cupcakes she baked and decorated! She made my favorite cake flavor: traditional yellow vanilla-flavored cupcakes with buttercream lattice frosting detail topped with pink and green sugar butterflies.
Here is another favorite gift I received at the shower, a gorgeous white satin gown, part of a set that came with a matching robe.
Frances opening her hostess gift from me, a silver monogrammed mirror compact from Tea and Magnolias. It was very special to have her as a shower hostess. Here is a fun tidbit: one of her bridal shower hostesses was the "original" Mrs. Manning: Eli and Peyton's paternal grandmother.
It was a truly amazing day!
UP NEXT: Tomorrow I will share favorite highlights from our church wedding shower.