Monday, August 10, 2015

FRIENDS TV show bridal shower!


Whew! After WAY too long of an absence, I am very happy to announce that I am back to the blogging grindstone. If you can even call it that, its pretty much my happy place! Boy, how I have missed this!! Between busily planning and coordinating my wedding AND my computer dying, (sad day!) I have neglected this lovely space of tranquility in my life. Some of you may know, but during my time away, I got married! Yay! Shortly after returning from our Honeymoon, The Husband and I bought ourselves a new computer and all is right in the world of Sew it Seams again! So, without further ado, lets get into all the juicy details of the festivities! Starting with, my absolutely AMAZING bridal shower!

My sister and MOH, along with help from my best friend and second MOH (Maid of Honor) put together the most awesome bridal shower a girl could ever dream of! For those who know me well, there is no question of how great my love is for the TV show FRIENDS. I am a HUGE fan! My sister and I have seen every single episode a million times, we both own every season and quote the show regularly at random intervals ALL-THE-TIME! So, as you can imagine, I was ecstatic when my sister asked if she could throw me a FRIENDS themed shower. When the invitations arrived in the mail, I had no doubt that this would be the greatest shower ever!


My Aunt, graciously offered to host the shower at her home, not too far from me. When I walked up the driveway the day of, I just knew it would be an epic day! My sister hung a replica of Monica's peephole frame on the front door! Nice touch!


After walking through the door, I got to experience the full theme. My sister decorated everything with a "Central Perk" theme! (The coffee shop from the TV show for you less avid fans) Right at the entrance were two games.


A ring game where you can't say the words "wedding" or "bride" or your ring gets taken away. EEEK! Not such an easy task at a bridal shower! The person with the most stolen rings at the end, wins.


Also there was a "guess how many coffee beans are in this jar" game.


As I turned the corner, it was like I was right on the set of the show! My sister hand painted the "Central Perk" logo onto glass which she put into a frame and hung above the fireplace. She filled my Aunt's sconces with coffee beans and even propped up a guitar and stool (for open mic night of course) complete with the lyrics to Phoebe's "Smelly Cat" song, tucked into the strings!



And then there was the outside! GASP! Gorgeous!!


They put up a tent and decorated each table with purple and gold linens. There was a lovely coffee bean "confetti" scattered around, along with GORGEOUS flower arrangements in a variety of coffee mugs. (Courtesy of my awesome floral genius Aunt)


 My Aunt also made this beautiful arrangement in the giant coffee mug, which decorated the gift table.


Each place setting had an adorable coffee mug candle favor. There were also 4 more games. A "who did what" game where you had to guess whether the Bride or Groom did things like "who said I love you first?" or "who is in charge of the remote?" There was a FRIENDS TV match up game where you had to match the main character to the smaller characters they dated, and also a purse scavenger hunt.


And then, every one's favorite part of any party, the food! My sister and Aunt made quite the spread!  My Aunt made a variety of different tortilla wraps as well as some cheese platters and fruit platters.





My sister made a really yummy quiche as well as scones with Devonshire cream and jams!


 And then there was the cake!



Complete with a hand made cake topper, it looked almost too good to eat! Although, I am glad that I had some because it somehow tasted even better than it looked!! My sister ordered it from a bakery in Brea called Beverly's best Bakery. It was chocolate cake with peanut butter butter cream filling and French butter cream on the outside. It was soooo good!!!

We did the first few games, which were a lot of fun!(I totally won the FRIENDS trivia one by the way) My sister got super creative with the prizes. She had little gift bags with a picture of one of the main characters on the outside of each bag. Each one had a gift card inside that coordinated to the character on the outside. ie: subway (sandwiches) for Joey and Charming Charlie (fashion) for Rachel etc.


The final game was the toilet paper game. Each guest had to take toilet paper and make something out of it that I could use on my wedding day. The guests got really creative! These were just 2 of the many entries, but they were my favorites! A lovely necklace.


And I thought this lingerie set was very detailed!


After the games, came the gift opening. Everyone got super creative with my sister's "date box" gift theme!





 There was a game night box, a luau, movie night, relaxing night in, fondue date night and so much more!!





My mother in law made me this adorable hoodie that says "real women marry men with beards" on the back.


And my Mom and sister gave us a Hollywood date night basket, complete with "VIP passes", bride and groom sunglasses and universal studios passes!


We were so impressed and excited by all of the creative dates and can't wait to get started using them! My sister certainly outdid herself on this one! And I know she appreciated all the help from my BFF and Aunt! The shower was absolutely AMAZING!!! Everything was just beyond perfect! I am just the luckiest girl in the world!! Thank you sis!!

2 comments:

  1. Your sister is incredibly creative and talented .. What a fun theme.. Your sister, aunt and wedding party did a fabulous job, such attention to detail in transforming the home into Central Perk.. Great photos of the special day .. I wish I could have attended...

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    1. Thanks Marcy! It was so fun! We missed you!

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Monday, August 10, 2015

FRIENDS TV show bridal shower!


Whew! After WAY too long of an absence, I am very happy to announce that I am back to the blogging grindstone. If you can even call it that, its pretty much my happy place! Boy, how I have missed this!! Between busily planning and coordinating my wedding AND my computer dying, (sad day!) I have neglected this lovely space of tranquility in my life. Some of you may know, but during my time away, I got married! Yay! Shortly after returning from our Honeymoon, The Husband and I bought ourselves a new computer and all is right in the world of Sew it Seams again! So, without further ado, lets get into all the juicy details of the festivities! Starting with, my absolutely AMAZING bridal shower!

My sister and MOH, along with help from my best friend and second MOH (Maid of Honor) put together the most awesome bridal shower a girl could ever dream of! For those who know me well, there is no question of how great my love is for the TV show FRIENDS. I am a HUGE fan! My sister and I have seen every single episode a million times, we both own every season and quote the show regularly at random intervals ALL-THE-TIME! So, as you can imagine, I was ecstatic when my sister asked if she could throw me a FRIENDS themed shower. When the invitations arrived in the mail, I had no doubt that this would be the greatest shower ever!


My Aunt, graciously offered to host the shower at her home, not too far from me. When I walked up the driveway the day of, I just knew it would be an epic day! My sister hung a replica of Monica's peephole frame on the front door! Nice touch!


After walking through the door, I got to experience the full theme. My sister decorated everything with a "Central Perk" theme! (The coffee shop from the TV show for you less avid fans) Right at the entrance were two games.


A ring game where you can't say the words "wedding" or "bride" or your ring gets taken away. EEEK! Not such an easy task at a bridal shower! The person with the most stolen rings at the end, wins.


Also there was a "guess how many coffee beans are in this jar" game.


As I turned the corner, it was like I was right on the set of the show! My sister hand painted the "Central Perk" logo onto glass which she put into a frame and hung above the fireplace. She filled my Aunt's sconces with coffee beans and even propped up a guitar and stool (for open mic night of course) complete with the lyrics to Phoebe's "Smelly Cat" song, tucked into the strings!



And then there was the outside! GASP! Gorgeous!!


They put up a tent and decorated each table with purple and gold linens. There was a lovely coffee bean "confetti" scattered around, along with GORGEOUS flower arrangements in a variety of coffee mugs. (Courtesy of my awesome floral genius Aunt)


 My Aunt also made this beautiful arrangement in the giant coffee mug, which decorated the gift table.


Each place setting had an adorable coffee mug candle favor. There were also 4 more games. A "who did what" game where you had to guess whether the Bride or Groom did things like "who said I love you first?" or "who is in charge of the remote?" There was a FRIENDS TV match up game where you had to match the main character to the smaller characters they dated, and also a purse scavenger hunt.


And then, every one's favorite part of any party, the food! My sister and Aunt made quite the spread!  My Aunt made a variety of different tortilla wraps as well as some cheese platters and fruit platters.





My sister made a really yummy quiche as well as scones with Devonshire cream and jams!


 And then there was the cake!



Complete with a hand made cake topper, it looked almost too good to eat! Although, I am glad that I had some because it somehow tasted even better than it looked!! My sister ordered it from a bakery in Brea called Beverly's best Bakery. It was chocolate cake with peanut butter butter cream filling and French butter cream on the outside. It was soooo good!!!

We did the first few games, which were a lot of fun!(I totally won the FRIENDS trivia one by the way) My sister got super creative with the prizes. She had little gift bags with a picture of one of the main characters on the outside of each bag. Each one had a gift card inside that coordinated to the character on the outside. ie: subway (sandwiches) for Joey and Charming Charlie (fashion) for Rachel etc.


The final game was the toilet paper game. Each guest had to take toilet paper and make something out of it that I could use on my wedding day. The guests got really creative! These were just 2 of the many entries, but they were my favorites! A lovely necklace.


And I thought this lingerie set was very detailed!


After the games, came the gift opening. Everyone got super creative with my sister's "date box" gift theme!





 There was a game night box, a luau, movie night, relaxing night in, fondue date night and so much more!!





My mother in law made me this adorable hoodie that says "real women marry men with beards" on the back.


And my Mom and sister gave us a Hollywood date night basket, complete with "VIP passes", bride and groom sunglasses and universal studios passes!


We were so impressed and excited by all of the creative dates and can't wait to get started using them! My sister certainly outdid herself on this one! And I know she appreciated all the help from my BFF and Aunt! The shower was absolutely AMAZING!!! Everything was just beyond perfect! I am just the luckiest girl in the world!! Thank you sis!!

2 comments:

  1. Your sister is incredibly creative and talented .. What a fun theme.. Your sister, aunt and wedding party did a fabulous job, such attention to detail in transforming the home into Central Perk.. Great photos of the special day .. I wish I could have attended...

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    1. Thanks Marcy! It was so fun! We missed you!

      Delete