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Party Day!

There wasn’t a more perfect weekend than Cinco de Mayo weekend to celebrate back to back parties for a special bridey! On Saturday, 12 of us threw Kristen a yellow themed bridal shower. Later that evening some close family friends of Kristen also threw her an absolutely beautiful poolside engagement party.

{the bridal shower invitation}

{the food table}

Each of the hosts signed up to bring a few appetizers. The menu from left to right: donuts, chocolate and vanilla cake pops, caprese skewers, chicken nuggets, brie & raspberry cups, veggie platter, fruit salad, pimento cheese and chicken salad sandwiches, shrimp bruschetta.

{the desserts}

{the mimosa bar}

The shower was held at McKinsey’s home which just so happens to already have a yellow theme! How adorable, cozy and happy is this living room? That girl is talented!

{the outdoor bar}

{McKinsey and I with the bride}

{group shot}


{After we tied all the gift ribbons to a plate for Kristen’s rehearsal bouquet, our favorite northern girl in the group showed our southern bride a tradition where you tie the bouquet to your head like a hat. I’m still not sure if this was made up or not.}

{champagne party favors}

And several hours later…the engagement party! Regrettably, I didn’t take nearly enough pictures to do this party justice. I blame the wine.

 {guests were greeted with mint juleps}

 {the poolside candlelit dinner setup}

{the hubs}

{gorgeous tablescape}

Party day success!


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Tuesday 21st of May 2013

McKinsey needs her own blog - such a lovely home!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren

Saturday 11th of May 2013

Oh my gosh! So beautiful!!!


Thursday 9th of May 2013

Absolutely gorgeous decor and food for both parties! Bravo!! :)


Tuesday 7th of May 2013

What a gorgeous bridal shower! Y'all did such a great job hosting! I love the color scheme... and how it matched her home decor! Looked great!

Candice Bleh

Tuesday 7th of May 2013

So beautiful! I must ask where are those pitchers from that the mimosas are in!? So cute and I need some pitchers!