Couples Shower

Couples Shower

Hello friends!

I hope this finds you well. I am so excited to share this blog with you today. A few weeks ago, my husband and I hosted a shower for his brother and fiance at our home. It was so much fun to plan & host. We really had a great time.

As I was preparing for the shower, I wanted it to be nice, fun, and easy for me so I could actually enjoy the party. I stumbled upon this pin on pinterest & that is what inspired the shower.  While I am usually one to make everything, I went the store bought way this time & it was great!

Here is what I included in our food boxes:

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– Chicken Salad

– Fruit Salad

– Macaroon from Magic City Macaroons–Nancy made them match the colors of the shower!

– Crossiant

– Sweet Potato Chips

Enjoy the photos and links for ordering everything are below! A special thanks to Event Rentals Unlimited for the tables & chairs & Martin Harvey Photography for capturing this special event for our family!

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We used brown paper paint drop cloths for a table cloth–easy clean up & super inexpensive!

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Instead of a guest book, I made a tip jar so they got fun advice from their guests.

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The Bride with her bridesmaids!

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The Bride and Groom with me & my hubby

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My husband’s family along with the bride’s family

Where to buy supplies:

Tables & Chairs: rented from Event Rentals Unlimited

Tablecloths: paper drop cloths from Home Depot

Boxes

Containers for chicken salad and fruit salad (hint use the 5oz ones)

Straws & Bags

Invites, stickers, tags, and signs

Napkins & Forks: Party City

Destination Wedding in Wine Country

Destination Wedding in Wine Country

Hello! I don’t know about you but I dream of wine country. Ok maybe not dream but I adore wine country and wouldn’t hate ya if you wanted to have your wedding out in Cali, just sayin 😉 One of my best friends is scouting the Napa/Sonoma area as a possible destination wedding location. Color. Me. Excited. As she wants to get married this year, my wedding planner ears perked up and said “Sister, we need to get planning!” Bridesmaid+wedding planner=trouble. Luckily she loves my enthusiasm and welcomes the crazy, I mean help. What I love about wine country is the options are endless. You can have everything from a casual reception at a fab restaurant, to vineyard side ceremony, to luxury resort. We have found castles, wineries, and fine vacation spots. We are working on narrowing what she & her future groom are really looking for to help make the decision. There are great accommodations for guests as well: typical hotels, bed & breakfasts, or even cottages to rent. I love the idea of a group of friends renting a cottage together for the weekend. I envision that will be the route we personally take. I see friends making dinners, enjoying wine from our wine tours, lots of love and laughs. There is not shortage of things to do which will make it a great trip–some can turn into a vacation and others can make it a great long weekend. Wine tours as the day is long, the beach, San Fran, and the list goes on. I will keep your posted on our wine country wedding journey! Remember even though we are your Birmingham wedding planner, we do travel. Just ask! Have you been to wine country for a wedding? If so, what was your fave place? Please share! Enjoy these photos from a wine country inspiration photo shoot we did.

FAB 5

FAB 5

Happy Monday all!

So today’s post is a new one I am going to do monthly–The FAB 5. The 5 Fab things I am wanting, loving, craving this month!

To Do: Get outside! I love this time of year when its warm during the day and perfect amount of cool at night. We have so many great parks & restaurants with patios in Birmingham so go enjoy some sunshine!

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Eat: Magic City Macaroons. I discovered Magic City Macaroons on Instagram (follow us here). Nancy makes the yummiest ones in all types of flavors and colors. They make great gifts, treats and would be the perfect wedding favor! Be sure to check her out on Facebook & IG.

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Drink: Since it’s Cinco De Mayo I am craving a margarita but one with a twist. I love this recipe here. Sub ginger ale for alcohol for a mocktail. This would make a great signature drink at a wedding reception!

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Wear: I am dreaming of a jumpsuit/romper. I am making it my mission to get summer skinny to rock one this summer. Jumpsuits & rompers make adorable honeymoon outfits too!

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Go: Beach. Always the beach. My faves are BHI,NC & Destin, FL. I Do I Do! travels and we would be happy to help you plan your fete at the beach!

 

I also wanted to share with you our May Special for 2014 brides. Any bride who books her 2014 wedding from today until the end of the month will receive a custom monogram with their package! We can use this in a variety of ways in your wedding paper suite! Call or email us to set up your complimentary consultation & receive our free wedding information kit!

xoxo

Ashley