Wedding Shower

May 10, 2009 at 3:06 PM (Family, Food, Friends, Pets, Wedding)

Last weekend was one of the most amazing weekends of our lives.  It all started on Thursday when my mom (Linda) and brother (Robert) arrived from NC in the afternoon.  Later that evening, Blair, Jamie, and Heather arrived.  We took it easy that night since everyone was exhausted from traveling and, in some cases, working earlier that day.

The next morning (Fri) we were all up bright and early.  Ben had to work that day.  Robert and I headed to the airport to pick up my friend Donna while Blair, Jamie, and Heather went shopping for the wedding shower.  Later that day, Jenna and Gary flew into town.  All 10 of us ate dinner at Ippolito’s Italian Restaurant.  It was very tasty (our first time there) and we highly recommend the restaurant.  The remainder of the evening was spent chopping, mixing, laughing, prepping, and talking.

Saturday, the day of the wedding shower, got to a hopping start.  Blair, Jamie, and Heather were up bright and early working on wedding shower stuff.  Later in the morning, Blair, Heather, and I took a field trip to my vet to drop off Peanut and Arya for the weekend.  The shower started at 3 PM and the turn out was great.  More friends and family arrived from out of town around the shower start time.  Local friends and neighbors also came.  That evening, we all enjoyed wine, chocolate, and cheese.  All of the wine was generously provided by Steven.

Sunday morning Ben and I made breakfast for everyone and tried to hold them hostage but were forced to say bye to everyone except Donna.  Donna stayed with us until Monday morning.

To all of our friends, neighbors, and family who came to the shower, we sincerely thank you.  The weekend was very memorable and everything that we hoped for.  We are truly blessed to have such amazing friends and family.  You have been there every step of the way and we will forever be grateful.

To Heather and Blair (and Jamie) who worked their butts off organizing, planning, and executing the shower–you guys rocked our worlds!  And thanks to Jenna for assisting Heather and Blair with planning as well.  The weekend wouldn’t have happened without you guys.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Enjoy the mega photo post below!  A mega weekend deserves a mega post!

– Stephanie and Ben

Heather and Donna Relaxing

Heather and Donna Relaxing

Robert Hanging Out

Robert Hanging Out

Jamie Harassing Blair

Jamie Harassing Blair

Shower Decor

Shower Decor

More Shower Decor

More Shower Decor

More Shower Decor

More Shower Decor

Shower Balloons

Shower Balloons

Blair Making Yummy Salmon Balls

Blair Making Yummy Salmon Balls

Ben and Jamie Playing Video Games

Ben and Jamie Playing Video Games

Ben's Mom (Betty) Made This Awesome Igloo Out of Sugar

Ben's Mom (Betty) Made This Awesome Igloo Out of Sugar (Notice the "Do Not Disturb" Sign) 🙂

Jazia and Darius Playing

Jazia and Darius Playing

Me Wearing the Awesome Veil Blair Made

Me Wearing the Awesome Veil Blair Made

Jenna and Gary Being Silly

Jenna and Gary Being Silly

Ben Blowing Bubbles

Ben Blowing Bubbles and Wearing the Awesome Bow Tie that Blair Made

Mom Wearing My Veil

Mom Wearing My Veil

Gary Wearing My Veil

Gary Wearing My Veil

Steven Has Arrived on the Scene

Steven Has Arrived on the Scene. Yay!

The Gift Table

The Gift Table

Jenna Going Back in Time

Jenna Going Back in Time

Talissa Showing Some Love

Talissa Showing Some Love

Jon Struttin His Stuff

Jon Struttin His Stuff

Mazie Looking Adorable as Always

Mazie Looking Adorable as Always

Getting Ready for Shower Games

Opening Gifts

Our Awesome Cake (Notice the Animal Footprints :-)

Our Awesome Cake (Notice the Animal Footprints) 🙂

Blair, Jenna, and Heather

Blair, Jenna, and Heather

Ben and I Feeding Each Other Cake

Ben and I Feeding Each Other Cake

Scott Chillin

Scott Chillin

Kids Playing Outside

Kids Playing Outside

Jason Brought Celebratory Cigars to Share with the Groom

Jason Brought Celebratory Cigars to Share with the Groom

Jon, Jenna, and Gary Enjoying a Celebratory Cigar

Jon, Jenna, and Gary Enjoying a Celebratory Cigar

Talissa, Mazie, Betty, and Jazia Hanging Out

Talissa, Mazie, Betty, and Jazia Hanging Out

Time for Some Wine

Time for Some Wine

Heather Exhausted but Still Smiling

Heather Exhausted but Still Smiling

This Pic of Steven Sums Up How We All Felt After Lots of Wine

This Picture of Steven Sums Up How We All Felt After Lots of Wine

In The Kitchen the Next Morning

In The Kitchen the Next Morning

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1 Comment

  1. Kenna said,

    Thanks for putting up pictures of your shower! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time! I really wish I could have been there! I’m so excited for you and Ben! 🙂 Miss you guys!

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