I shared with you last week about the first shower held during the double shower weekend, now I will share about the second shower: the church wedding shower. My home church in Oklahoma was Northside Baptist Church, the location of the former First General Baptist Church. My parents were married there in 1972 and my maternal grandparents began their married lives together there in 1948. On my wedding day, I had attended church in this building my entire life. My baby shower was held in the very same fellowship hall where our wedding shower was held on the sunny Sunday afternoon last April, so it was a very special day in my life.
The shower hostesses were my dear friends and church family members Judy Browning, Linda Earl and Melody Ross Parker. I loved the gentle rose details in the shower invitation they chose.
I was crazy about the shower cake. Since Craig was able to attend the shower with me, the ladies surprised us with a cake in his honor with his favorite flavor of cake: an iced pumpkin bundt cake. They also served diabetic chocolate cupcakes for diabetic guests.
Here are the shoes I chose for this shower: silver shimmer slingback high heels encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
I will remember the incredible sight of our overflowing gift table for as long as I live. We were so blessed to receive so many wonderful shower gifts from loved ones on this day.
I was so excited that Craig was able to be a part of this special day and take part in the opening of our gifts. This went down in our life history as the wedding shower where we received seven crockpots! We appreciated the love that went into all seven.
This was a favorite gift from our registry that is loved and used often in our home: a drink carafe.
This was another favorite gift that has a treasured place of honor in our home: a handmade doily from a dear lady who is a longtime family friend.
We love this gift of an afghan with pictures of area landmarks from my hometown that is our constant reminder of "home" in our newlywed New York home.
Coming up: Favorite memories from my third and final wedding shower.