My bridal shower was this weekend. I’m writing my more detailed description in my Wedding Journal, which is strictly pen-and-paper at the moment. I plan on transcribing it after the honeymoon and uploading it for the universe to see. Stay tuned for the link when it’s available!
But as an overview! I was flown down to the Bay, where I was picked up by Michelle. The next morning, I was taken first to a hot tub spa, where we got two gorgeous rooms, one with dry heat and the other with steam (both with hot tubs). We had two hours, and a lot of fun there (the other guests were Stacy, Annabelle, Angie and Gayle).
After that, they took me to lunch at a lovely adorable teahouse. It was so perfect, with gorgeous tablecloths and teasets, and wonderful food. There were ginger cookies with lemon curd, and scones, and tea sandwiches and puffed cheese pastries and we each got our own pot of tea. I opened presents and got some wonderful body products and a gift certificate for makeup, as well as a wedding scrapbook.
After that, we went to the lovely Stanford shopping center, where I had partial makeovers at the Bobbi Brown counter and, um, some other counter, before we all went for scheduled makeovers at the Trish McEvoy counter in Neiman-Marcus. I bought a huge amount of makeup (with Stacy’s help and gift certificate) because it felt so nice on– normally I’m pretty sensitive to makeup, especially around my eyes, but I even used their mascara successfully. I also picked up some more bath products from Philosophy, based on Stacy’s recommendation. Then, the bridal shower was officially over and I went to Neil and Stacy’s fantastic new house to hang out with them and the other guests for the rest of the evening.
The next day was a peaceful day with a tour of the backyard and Dutch Baby pancakes, and Michelle and Stacy helping me figure out hair ideas. My plane flight home was delayed and quite full, but I ended up being bumped to first class because they wanted to put a mother next to her children. It was pretty cool but I was too tired to take advantage of it, other than napping in the extra-large seats.