A Wonderful Bridal Shower
Yesterday afternoon I was thrown a wonderful bridal shower, which took place at my aunt’s house. A party just for me (well, Steve will be able to benefit, too). Several friends and relatives came even though it had snowed the night before - it wasn’t snowing at the time of the shower, though, and the main roads were clear, which was nice. Not everyone who was invited was able to come, but the number of people who came was just about perfect for a comfortable seating arrangement in the living room (near a blazing fireplace fire) without any awkward isolated seating. The home provided a warm environment complete with good finger foods and desserts, red candles, a beautiful white flower arrangement, and a decorated Christmas tree.
My sister facilitated the day’s activities, putting her teacherly talents to good use outside the classroom. The first game was an acronymn game where everyone was to write down a word related to marriage corresponding to each letter of “Mrs. McIntosh” – the name I’ll soon take as my own. After a short time, my sister asked me if I was done. I was, and so I won a prize — a candle (though later my mom and I did a candle switch).
My favorite game was the second game. It was SO cool. For any bridal shower planners out there, I recommend this game! Before the shower, my sister had e-mailed Steve a list of both serious and lighthearted questions, which he answered within minutes of receiving the e-mail. Yesterday I was supposed to answer the questions as well; perhaps I was supposed to imagine how he may have answered them. After each question I attempted to answer (and I tried most of them), my answer was then compared with his. It was a kick. He was a kick. His creativity, lightheartedness, and depth shone through in his answers. It’s neat he was able to be a part of a shower even though he wasn’t physically present. The game turned out wonderfully. One of the questions, perhaps the last one, was asking him what superhero he’d be. He mentioned a couple of superheroes, the first of which was…The Green Lantern. A character I’d never heard of. Soon thereafter I received a wonderful gift utilizing this information…The image (above) set in a wide black frame. It’s so fun!! It’ll be great if we can hang this up. If we put it up, it will be a step in helping his home reflect the two of us. Anyway, this was a lovely gift. Not my only lovely gift received that day, but it was just a cool, unique gift.
In addition to the gifts, activities, food, and conversation was a little talk prepared by my mom in which she gave some advice for when times are tough. Nice for her to put so much of her heart and thought into the talk. There was also a time of prayer. A very good blend of activites with a good mix of people.
If anyone’s reading this who attended, thank you very much!! It was a beautiful, special afternoon.
updated on 12/16