6.13.2012

wedding wednesday - bridal shower recap.

this past weekend my aunts graciously hosted my bridal shower! it was at fox valley winery in the western suburbs of chicago and it was absolutely wonderful. we enjoyed a wine tasting with food and dessert pairings (my favorite was the reisling and strawberries). i was so thankful to spend the afternoon with family and close friends. at the end of the day i was a little tipsy and so happy to have such wonderful people in my life (we also went home with lots of goodies for our condo!) here are a few of my favorite photos::  
this is one of my favorite photos! my aunts, mom, me and my grandma :)

my bridesmaids! they were wonderful helping me with my gifts, taking photographs and making my ribbon bouqet that i'll use during our rehersal. 

i loved all of the DIY decorations! my aunt made clever frames by attaching a clip onto a block of wood and everyone got to go home with something special. we sampled four different local wines with fruit and sandwich pairings.

my family was very generous with their gifts! we even got the prized kitchen-aid mixer (i opted to register for a classic almond color instead of trendy mint). 

my grandmother surprised me with a silver jewelry box engraved with my new initials and a pair of pretty pearl earrings! h made an appearance towards the end (he was sad he missed all the wine!)

thank you again to my aunts, grandma, mom, and bridesmaids for planning such a wonderful day. i love you all!
xo,
jillian
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36 comments:

  1. We had our first bridal shower this past weekend and got a Kitchen Aid stand mixer as well! Looks like you had a great time.

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  2. Looks like you had the best day, ever. You are going to love your mixer.

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  3. I love your dress! It looks like such a lovely shower! I cannot wait to see your wedding pictures! :) :)
    xoxo,
    Leigh

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  4. SO FUN!!!!!! I have to say I am jealous of the mixer!!!! ;)

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  5. awww SO fun! you and your girls are soo cute!!

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  6. What a classy soiree! By the way, you ladies look absolutely stunning

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  7. Such a pretty shower! You look gorgeous!

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  8. i'm "aww-ing" all over the place! so fun! you look great and i'm so happy you loved your shower! (wicked jealous about your kitchen aid!)

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  9. You look beautiful! And it looks like it was a great event!

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  10. You look gorgeous!! And congrats on the mixer - I'm incredibly jealous!!

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  11. All the details are so cute... and you look SO happy! Love it!

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  12. oh how wonderful! you look just stunning! Love the dress!

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  13. yes you look so beautiful and beaming with happiness! thanks for sharing these lovely photos :)

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  14. You look so beautiful, J! :)

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  15. sounds like so much fun! your dress is gorgeous.

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  16. Looks like the perfect wedding shower!! Glad you had such a great time!

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  17. Awww you look so pretty and happy!! So fun!!! oxoxo

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  18. you look SO happy- it must have been the perfect day!

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  19. How exciting! By the way- you are gorgeous in red!

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  20. Girlfriend, you are BEAUTIFUL! Such the clowing bride! What a classy, fantastic celebration - looks fun!


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  21. Love your dress, looks like a great day =)

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  22. LOVE the shower pics. You look amazing! :)

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  24. Oh yay Jillian! It looks like such a great time and I love that color dress on you! :)

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  25. It looks like you had a fabulous time! I'm sure it's all finally starting to feel real, isn't it?

    xoxoxo,
    Joelle

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  26. What a gorgeous shower–and such a lucky girl! A classic color is always a smart choice!

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  27. Awww looks like you had a blast! Love your dress!

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  28. My you look absolutely charming. Love the scarlet dress.
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  29. You look absolutely beautiful!

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  30. SO perfect, Jillian!!! You are glowing and look so gorgeous! It looks like you had an amazing time :) And you KNOW I love the winery part ;) Eeeek! You are sooooooo close!!!!! So exciting :) XO brynn

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  31. Looks like a beautiful shower!

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  32. Eeps! This post is so fun! You're getting SO close! And you looked gorgeous at your shower! So exciting :)

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