Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bridal Showers

Hmm, this is turning into a bit of a wedding blog... Oh well. Only a few weeks left, then I'll be back to trying to find GF bread that is widely available, doesn't crumble into 50 pieces and tastes somewhat normal.

SO - I had two showers, which worked out great because having two smaller groups was much more intimate, and I had more opportunities to chat with everyone. The first was thrown by my sister at my parents house. She also has Celiac, so there were LOTS of GF goodies. She also made a delicious sparkling raspberry champagne punch that I couldn't stop drinking... I even had my own name tag to know which glass was mine. ;)

She also made cute little GF tags in all the foods that were OK to eat.

There was only one silly game, but it was pretty funny, and they did it while we opened presents which was nice - since I wasn't a huge fan of everyone staring at me while opening gifts I had already picked out. The game was seeing if I answered questions the same as Matt, and I did NOT do well, to my defense, his answers were ridiculous. ;)

My sis also had a TON of amazing GF desserts. I only had the pink cupcakes you can see in the background, but there were GF cheesecakes w/ lemon curd, brownies and cookies. YUM.

THEN - We have the MA shower, thrown by my lovely Aunt in her gorgeous home. Matt's mother brought a DELICIOUS and beautiful gluten free cake from this place called Heavenly Fodder in Manchester, NH. Their website isn't very attractive - but their products are, and they are FABULOUS. She brought the carrot cake with lemon cream cheese frosting. SO GOOD. it almost tastes a big like spice cake, not too carroty.

There was present opening, with the help of the flower girl:

And of course, champagne drinking:

And my aunt made this cool tree of peacock favors (my wedding theme is peacock), and a painting she did that was used for the invitation as well. Incredible!

Both showers were really incredible! I had so much fun and I got some amazing gifts, and it was just really fun to hang with all the women in my life! Wedding in 3 weeks!!!


Marlow said...

Love, Love, Love it!!?! Mind if I repost it as a guest post on the Gluten Free Bride to Be website?

Allie said...

hey marlow -- sure!

and thanks ;)

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