Hello Again!  I did NOT mean to be gone for this long!  Oops… another week flies by in the blink of an eye.  As promised, I wanted to give you a recap of my April wedding showers.  {It was just meant to be done earlier this week!}

During my April hiatus, I was busy with a huge list of things.  TWO of those things were hosting wedding showers for my dear friends.  It’s funny because my girlfriends are getting married two weeks apart, and funny enough, their showers were two weeks apart.

The first shower was a couple’s shower for Stacie and Cade.  They are in Europe for their honeymoon on a whirlwind tour of France, England, and Italy.  That made it so easy to do a travel themed wedding shower!

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First, the invites were sent using those fun red and blue airmail envelopes.  Remember those?  My grandparents used those to send us letters from New York.  I LOVED it.  The invites are from a local stationary store, PS The Letter, and I printed them at home.  I found lots of cute ones on Etsy also!  I used a combination of Parisienne and Copperplate font.  The London Bridge is also font called WC Sold Out.

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Then, there was this small business of setting up a mini European Tour in my house.  Michaela, another bridesmaid, helped with with the decorations.  She made map covered paper mache letters in their initials.  And then she used the leftover map for heart confetti!  She even used cute stationary and printed paper to make airplanes.  I made airplanes with dangling hearts and a table runner from old maps.  The airplanes were hung them from my chandeliers with ribbon.  I was IN LOVE with this banner so I recreated it.  The other bride, JoJo, let me borrow a travel case that she had just gotten from an estate sale.  It was the depository for advice cards, which were put into a “vintage” Paris photo book for the couple.  And the parting gift was tea label “C&S, The Perfect Blend”.

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Last was the food!  That’s always the most exciting right?!  I designated 3 different menus for the different countries.  Each country had an accompanying beverage and snacks of choice.  First up was England.  You can’t go to England without having tea!!  Of course, we had to have scones, salmon and cucumber sandwiches, and shortbread.  My SIL’s mother let me borrow her silver tea and coffee set which made it so “proper” – I LOVED it! Then there was France.  Croissants, cheeses, crackers, and French coffee to nibble on… oui oui!  Last was Italy.  Guests could choose from 4 different Italian sodas, a salumi plate, olives, and an Italian Wedding Cake.

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Stacie is a little shy so we played one game, He Said She Said.  Totally fun and completely cute!  The bride and the groom had to answer the same questions (separately from each other) and guests had to guess who said what.  I saw this pretty card, and recreated it on Photoshop and printed it on sparkly paper from Office Depot.  Hello. My name is Sam, and I’m addicted to glitter and sparkles.

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Photography by JoJo {the other bride} and me!

It was so delightful!  I used Pinterest A LOT for organization and inspiration.  You can see other ideas on my Travel Themed Wedding Shower Board.  And that was just Shower #1!  Next week, I’ll share the details from Shower #2!

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!!! 

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