I'm sure you can tell from just from reading this blog - my friends mean the world to me. I am blessed to have some of the most amazing women in the world as my best friends. I don't know what I've ever done to deserve them, but I love and appreciate them every single day.
So I was beyond excited to be able to host a Bridal Luncheon for my bridesmaids the day before the wedding. Traditionally, a bridal luncheon is a way for the bride to show her appreciation and gratitude for their participation in her wedding. According to Lilly Pulitzer, it's a way to personally acknowledge each bridesmaid and her contribution to the wedding, and to focus some attention on them, since they'll take a back seat to the bride at every other wedding party. The luncheon is a perfect time for introducing attendants to each other and distributing gifts to the maids.
I thought this was a lovely idea since my girls had done SO much for me, from hosting showers and bachelorette parties, to buying a green dress and flying all the way across the country to attend our wedding - they deserved it! I invited my six bridesmaids, our reader and the moms to a bridal luncheon on Friday afternoon at Sweetwater Cafe in Jackson.
It was a gorgeous day and we were sitting outside under big red umbrellas, so that's why we all look so pink!
Above: Jacquie and Lindsey
Below: Heather, Kasey and Jacquie
Above: Christine (my sister-in-law) and me
Below: Kirsten and Iris
Above: Me and Heather
Below: Me and Kasey
We all took turns going around the table and pulling a charm. And guess what...the charms I picked for particular girls were pulled by them! I don't know if it was fate or what but I was floored! Every charm was spot-on appropriate.
Kirsten (the daring and adventurous one) pulled the Camera:
Take to the skies! Adventures will unravel.
And just as I'd hoped, my stepmom Kelly (an amazing artist) pulled the Butterfly.
Peace and grace and never with strife.
You will have a life full of relaxation and leisure.
And even though we didn't get pictures...
Iris (the busy student who also works like 4 jobs) pulled the Bee:
You will have a life full of hard work and sweet reward.
My mother-in-law Bonnie (the Weight Watcher leader) pulled the Apple:
You will have a life full of smart choices and good health.
Cheers to you! Take a chance.
You will have a life full of love and romance.
Isn't that incredible how well that turned out!
Next, it was time to open gifts!
I wrote them all a personal note telling them how much they meant to me.
Do you ant to know what they got?
Ok, here it is!
A straw Kate Spade clutch.
I think it was quite a successful Bridal Luncheon!