The festivities have begun for the celebration of my friend Sarah’s wedding (made possible by a tornado). Last weekend we attended the bridal shower in her honor, hosted at the lovely home of the lovely maid of honor – complete with vintage decor, tents on the lawn, delectable lunch and lush gardens. Here is Sarah in an appropriately vintage dress.
It was the maid of honor’s idea that all the bridesmaids wear vintage dresses. Here are two of them, wearing dresses made by the maid of honor’s grandmother. And the adorable flower girl.
I am not a bridesmaid, but, of course, would never miss a chance to dress in costume. Here I am with the bride. I felt more like my grandmothers than myself all day…
And here’s me and my sis-in-law, Elise, who IS one of the bridesmaids, wearing a truly stunning blue taffeta gown. We had a great time doing eachother’s hair, even though it made us fashionably late (emphasis on the ‘fashionably’!)
Elise, rocking it out vintage style.
Seth was there – he was the only boy at the party (other than the peacocks, who screamed intermittently through the afternoon, adding much to the atmosphere). He enjoyed chatting with all the lovely ladies.
Claire also attended (she is best friends with the flower girl.) Here she is helping Aunt Elise track the gifts.
After the party, the bridesmaids, in all their vintage loveliness, had a photo shoot on the lawn with the bride. It was so beautiful, we could have called the groom and had a wedding right there!
But that wedding is not till the end of the month. I’ll share more glimpses of the preparations and celebrations as I assist with planning and arranging the flowers (although I get to attend the wedding as a guest, thanks to Katie coming on as coordinator on the day of!)