Yesterday was my bridal shower! Two of my BFF's, Chenin Boutwell (click on her name to see ALL her beautiful work and photos--EVERY photo her was shot beautifully by her) and Candice Brooke threw me the absolute most adorable shower I've ever seen and I can't even believe it was for me! These girls sure know how to plan a party, that's for sure.

For the last month or two, Chenin and Candice have been crafting nonstop (seriously, like for days on end, week after week) in preparation for my shower. Being the crafty girls that they are, I knew the shower was going to be over the top amazing and it absolutely was. The shower took place at Chenin's house, she has the most perfect little courtyard and garden off the side of the house, and it was exactly the right size for the girls that were there. They enlisted the help of Mark, Candice's husband to string the decor, and the result was sooooo cute and fun!

The shower had a bit of a happy housewife theme with a sarcastic/kitchy twist, which is very appropriate for both Chenin and I, although she's more homey housewife (she actually cooks and makes her house look cute), whereas I am more sarcastic and throw together food once in awhile :)

One of the most adorable parts of the shower are these tote bags that the Wedding Chicks made for me and the bridesmaids! Normally I think bride tank tops are cheezy, but this one is SO CUTE and totally goes with the whole wedding theme--I can't wait to wear it (also because it says Mrs. Norwood on it right below where it says Bride!). My bag has my new initial, whereas the bridesmaids have ones that have each of their names on the bag:

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The shower, as you can see for yourself was incredibly beautiful/cute/adorable/anthropologie:

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Anyone who knows me knows that cupcakes are pretty much my favorite food and if there was an all-cupcake diet, I'd gladly be on it. This "Pimp My Cupcake" station was right up my alley:

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I got to judge to see who decorated the best cupcake. My friend Summer from Grey Likes Weddings won (see far right photo)! I thought it was quite creative how she used the "gold digger" flag in combination with Cyndie's ring. Good thing I didn't eat the winner--that would have been a rough day for both Cyndie and Michael:

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Me opening a gift--I got SO much cute stuff, mostly from my registries at Williams Sonoma and Anthropologie. Wedding showers are so awesome!

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Me with Chenin and Candice looking lovely--These girls are the best friends anyone could ask for. They worked so hard on this shower, and I couldn't thank them enough if I tried (which I will):


In other news, SEPTEMBER IS COMING AND SO ARE HIPSLIPS (September 1 to be exact). In honor of this, September is creativity month at shootsac, and this party fits right in! Go check out the SHOOTSAC BLOG for a few more photos of the more creative touches.