Monday, March 4, 2013

The Shower

When your son finds the girls of his dreams and asks her to marry him,

it's time to party...

 ...Shower Style!

My friend Mary Kay searched all over Austin for M&Ms in just the right colors for these favors.
She's crazy like that.
That's why I love her.

I made these Antipasto Skewers all by myself, with only a few skewer injuries, in honor of the honeymoon in Italy.

These kids take after my own heart and love wine, so each of us brought a bottle adorned with a tag offering some kind of marriage advice. Cute idea!

Pre-party preparation, with love.

More scenes from the shower and after-shower party at The Salt Lick.

Once in awhile, 
right in the middle of an ordinary life,
love gives us a fairy tale.




  1. Barbara, you have SUCH a beautiful family and family to be. I love the idea of the notes on the wine bottles. You folks sure know how to party.

  2. What fabulous shots - so full of joy and delicious things to eat... ;-)

  3. What a terrific looking party Barbara! And everyone looks so happy. As it should be. :)
    Congratulations - wonderful!
    xo Catherine

  4. Such a wonderfully joyous time with family, new family and friends!! Love the wine bottle party idea!! will have to use this!! Lovely photos of all!! wonderful addition to the family :-}}

  5. Beautiful couple and photos! Loved your images of the shower. The wine bottles with marriage advice is so clever. Congrats!

  6. What a wonderful time, and they are such a beautiful couple!

  7. such gorgeous kids - and gorgeous moms!

    i love the idea of the tags on the wine bottles. did something similar for a baby shower once - took one of those photo 'tree' holders, had everyone fill out note cards w/ advice on babies, marriage w/ babies, etc. and put them on it for the mom-to-be.

  8. HAPPY! That's what all these images are bursting with! Looks like it all went without a hitch! So happy for you!

  9. What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing!


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