Thursday, August 2, 2012


 If you read Monday's post, you know life has been a bit rough in these parts lately. 
But in the last few weeks I have found so much healing in being able to love on others. Sending packages, praying for specific needs, cuddling with my sweet new nephew, and showering a sweet friend are some of the sweet ways Jesus has given me to love on others in the weeks since our loss.
These things are always so special to me, but lately...they've held an extra bit of joy.
{So if you're in the market for a camera strap, baked good, or fun package...let me know!!}
I gave you a sneak peek of the bridal shower I went to last weekend...
and here's the whole shebang! :) 

First, a little background.
I have known the bride for YEARS. Morgan's mom actually gave me my first swimming lessons when I was about 3. We went to the same elementary, middle, and high schools. It wasn't until college, though, that we became close. How did that happen, Mo?! 
Either way, Morgan is one of my favorite people.
And her love story with Landon is definitely my favorite!
They grew up together and even went to the same college. But again, it wasn't until after college when they realized there was a spark between them.
After some not so great guys, Landon is perfect for Morgan.
I'm a bit of a sap, and I always tell her how redemptive I think Landon has been for her. He loves her like she deserves. He doesn't make her second guess or question. His love is so Christ like...and I can't think of anyone who deserves it more than Morgan!
Ok...enough talk.

 First thing's first, I can't take a stitch of credit for this gorgeous shower. Marcie is the creative mind behind it all! Feel free to give her some love! :)

The theme was Bridal Brunch...and the rustic building it was held in set the tone perfectly. Mason jars, bright flowers, burlap runners, mimosas, and a stack of mini pancakes at each setting.
I mean, does it get any cuter?!

 In lieu of a guestbook, Marcie had everyone sign a cute platter that Morgan can bake and seal the signatures on. Adorable, right?!
And now I'm tearing up again thinking of how excited I am for this wedding in September!

Ever had a brunch bridal shower?


Holly Osbeck said...

This is beautiful! I may have to steal some ideas for my future sister-in-law :) Where did she find that plate/guest book?

Maggie and Ben said...

Katie I just read your story that you posted Monday. My heart is so heavy for you, but I'm so proud of the way you have found to truly live out "it is well with my soul". I will be praying for you in the days and weeks to come.

Tatiana said...

This looks so beautiful! I love it all. You gals did such an amazing job!

Emily grapes said...

This is absolutely beautiful. She did such a great job creating all that and I'm sure your friend felt beyond loved with this shower.

So pretty and elegant!!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Mrs W said...

Ai yai yai now I'm craving pancakes again! :) lovely pics- looks like a stunning shower!

Marcie said...
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Marcie said...

Thanks so much for spreading the love, Katie! I'm so thankful to have you as a friend and I could not have done all of this without you! Love you to pieces!

meme-and-he said...

this is amazing!! How do people think of such adorable ideas?! Those pancakes look delicious...dude I have been craving them so bad today!

henning love said...

i think a bridal brunch is a great idea!! breakfast is one of my favorite meals to have. i love how everyone signed the platter and she gets to keep it very creative whoever thought of that versus a guest book

Amanda said...

How fun is this! My sisters baby shower was a brunch and it was a lot of fun. Those pancakes look so delicious, I think I'll make pancakes for dinner! Thanks for the inspiration :) LOL!

Allison said...

Brunch is a fantastic idea for a bridal shower. So many fun foods and cute decorations! I love it all!

Ashleigh Nichole said...

So I know I am just gettin around to this but I have been super busy :( but later late then never right! & I just now started following you I thought I did before but I guess not thank goodness I kept your email :) I am so glad it was such a fun time & the pictures are amazing! I live them! I knew I would love this post after the sneak peak that one day! & awe the wedding is in my birthday month for when I turn 24... Such a cute fun post sweet girl!

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

Oh my gosh, this shower is so beautiful! Not only the decor, but also the it all!!