What was so ironic is that the place where we ended up having the shower is the same place where Kiley hosted my bridal shower last Fall. Growing up together has been such a joy - we have been through the good, the bad, and the ugly together. We have learned how to love, forgive, grow, and change while having each other's shoulders to lean on all the while. It's been such a gift. We were awkward preteens together, we've cried for each other through every heartache and celebrated each other's victories, we graduated from high school and then college around the same time and now we have the opportunity to share in the joy of hosting bridal showers for each other, and help plan weddings just months apart.
The Crossnore Meeting House is a small meeting place that's used for several different groups located in the cute little town of Crossnore, NC. The walls are adorned with memorabilia and historical photographs documenting the decades of precious people that have lived in the community. It is the perfect size room for a shower like this because it's big enough that it doesn't feel crowded, yet there is an intimate feel to it, as well.
We had all kinds of delicious food, including taco dip, spinach and artichoke dip, BBQ meatballs, mini shrimp cocktails, fresh fruit, veggies and ranch, heart-shaped cucumber sandwiches, grape salad, chocolate dipped strawberries, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, chocolate dipped oreos, my great aunt's famous butter mints, a peanut butter ball with graham crackers for dipping, and wedding dress shaped sugar cookies. It was a wonderful spread, and there was something for everyone!
Pinterest for a while, and was eager to try my hand at it. With just a few simple cuts and a hot glue gun, it's amazing what you can accomplish. I used this tutorial.
These decanters come in so handy for parties, and they are such a fun way to display your beverages.
This pretty wreath was made by Kiley's soon-to-be grandma-in-law with the initial of her new last name!
Also, a huge thanks to my sweet husband, who was up at ungodly hours helping me with crafts, helped cook, moved tables and chairs, unloaded the car in the rain with almost no sleep, and kept me laughing the entire time.