Wedding Recap: My First Shower - Monograms and Mimosas

My first shower was thrown by some of my first friends - my childhood best friend from church and her mom, and the daughters and wife of my dad's best friend growing up (and all around family friends). 

If there is anything I love - it's monograms and they were sweet enough to throw me a "Monograms and Mimosas" shower in August. It was my first shower and I was actually really nervous!

They seriously could not have done a cuter job - EVERYTHING had monograms on it, from the food to the decor. I LOVED it. And I know they are all avid blog readers, so Ky, Jen, Katie, Miss Mary and Miss Sidney - THANK YOU!

I got some adorable stuff that is now hanging up all over our house. One of our friends noted that Stuart would never forget his last name, or initials ;).

Yep, that is monogrammed toilet paper. Should have seen Stuart's face when I came home with that ;). He knows now it is just decorative!

Some of my favorite people came too - unfortunately, I didn't get pictures with all of them.

Nicole, my matron of honor (and Hallie's momma)

Heather, my little bit!

Another Heather, bridesmaid and awesome photographer!

Kylee, bridesmaid and one of the hostesses!

And look who made it, in theme of course (don't worry - that was the first thing I bought for her, ordered from my phone in the hospital room ;) ), Hallie girl!

Another of Kylee and I - she had just gotten engaged. We, of course, have been planning to be engaged together since we were about 5 years old. She is getting married in April and I am lucky enough to be one of her bridesmaids!

I have been so blessed by some of the best friends (and family) a girl could ask for. This was a wonderful shower!


Oh, Hey - We're Married!

So the last time I posted was AUGUST. That's been a while don't ya think?

A few things have happened since then - a promotion, an awesome bachelorette party/bridal shower weekend, plenty of college football, our rehearsal dinner, and oh wait - our WEDDING!

I thought I would go ahead and post some of my bridals that were taken back in August that I just adore :). I got them taken in Blacksburg, ya know, my most favorite place on the planet by an awesome photographer! Laura, from Laura's Focus Photography did a great job and was so sweet and great to work with!

This one is the one I chose to have put on a canvas for our house - Stuart loves it except for the fact that I am not smiling so now I have to choose another one ;). Typical!

My dad got this dog when I was born and my very first Christmas picture was taken with it (when I was 3 weeks old). This was my gift to him. :)

Duhhh - had to get one (or several) in front of Lane!

The football was my gift to Stuart - signed by Mike London, head coach of UVA's football thing. If anything was going to prove my love and devotion to him, that was it ;). 

I have SOOOOO many things to recap that I don't want to forget!!