… yes, please! Thankfully, the bride and groom also share my love for a little vino.
Last weekend, I hosted – with the help of two other bridesmaids – a “wine & cheese” wedding shower for my good friend Amanda, and her fiance Casey (you might recognize them).
Now, I love a good theme, but since my ideas (thanks Pinterest) don’t always translate to cute decorations, I enlisted additional help from chalkboard-writer extraordinaire Grace!
Allow me to give you a tour … In the above photos:
All the chalkboards were made by Grace, of course.
The cute advice cards (↑) came from Wedding Paper Divas, because who doesn’t need a few words of wisdom from old pros on what marriage is all about? .
Eight months in, Jeff and I definitely know what we’re doing. 😉 In the above photos: The “Amanda & Casey” banner was made by Grace (shocker, i know).
The re-purposed wine bottles were filled with Peruvian lilies, and in place of traditional wine bottle labels, I used double-sided gift tags from Wedding Paper Divas. It was simple – we put two tags – one of each side – tied with ribbon around the neck of the bottle!
The framed quotes, that was the work of one of the co-hosts – she asked the couple in advance to talk about their significant other and what they love most about him/her. She put the quotes in small frames and placed them throughout the room. Simple, but an added personal touch!
Now for the good stuff (finally, I know) … In terms of wine, we served one white, one Rosé and three red options. If I had to do it again, I might cut one of the reds in favor of another white wine. It was very hot out that day. And, since not everyone is a wine drinker (how is that possible?) we had a variety of beer handy!
The bar area was complete with personalized napkins and coasters – you know, just in case you forgot just who we were celebrating. 😉 In terms of food, we offered a traditional spread of cheese, crackers, cured meats, fruits and vegetables.
Also, did I mention Grace makes adorable sugar cookies (↑) too? Does it ever end … 😉
And last, because we’re nice friends, we only made them play ONE game (↓), which turned out to be lots of fun! A simple “newlywed(ish)” style game, where they each had to answer questions about each other.
I’m happy to report that they each knew their significant other very well! Okay, I think I got it all. For the two people still reading (thanks Mom) you’ve made it to the end. One of these days I’ll have a prize waiting for you.
Congrats Amanda and Casey! I look forward to celebrating your wedding soon!