Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bridal Talk Tuesday - First bridal shower recap!

Life with Elizabeth
Happy Bridal Talk Tuesday ladies! So sorry I'm posting late today - I forgot to schedule when I was drafting last night. I had a fabulous weekend in Greenville, South Carolina with some of my besties from college at my first bridal shower. I got into Greenville late Friday night and met up with my cousin, who was my hotel buddy for the weekend. I loved being back in Greenville if only for 48 hours - it is where I went to college and it really feels like "home."

Saturday morning, we walked the streets of downtown to check out the farmer's market and some of the new shops then headed to Brickstreet Cafe, where the shower was being held. My grandbig in my sorority, Ashley, was the lovely hostess.
sorority squat

Brickstreet was one of my favorite college restaurants. We enjoyed baked brie as an appetizer then fresh fruit, chicken salad, and Brickstreet's famous "love muffins" along with many glasses of champagne. This was such a wonderful opportunity to catch up with all of my best friends from college, many of who I haven't seen in person since our engagement party last July.
Of course, there was cake and delicious peanut butter pie to finish with! This is my favorite cake from Brickstreet. Chocolate cake with black walnut cream cheese icing, raspberry sauce, and shaved German chocolate. To.die.for!

Some of the girls and me! Of course, I wore Lilly. This is the Jacqueline dress from last summer.

After the shower, we changed clothes and then headed to our favorite college bar to split a slushy for "old times sake" and to check out the new rooftop bar, where we relaxed outside with a Blue Moon.
Me at Falls Park
with Ashley

Saturday night, my cousin Anna and I met up with Ashley for a girl night out. We stopped by Falls Park on the way to dinner. It is one of the prettiest spots in Greenville. We ate at Pomegranite, a Persian restaurant and it was delicious!

Furman Belltower

My parents drove to Greenville on Sunday so I could spend some time with them both and see my dad for Father's Day. We went to Furman, where I went to college, in the morning and walked around the lake then ate lunch at my favorite Thai restaurant from college. My mom and I ran some wedding crafting errands and then it was time to go back to the airport.

It was such a quick weekend but I had so much fun. The shower was wonderful and it made me so happy to spend some time with my friends and see my family. That is definitely the hardest part of being away. Thank you so much, Ashley!


  1. LOVE your second dress - so cute!

  2. Those 2 dresses are SO cute! Great choices! :)
    Looks like lots of fun!!

  3. Aww it looks like such a fun shower. Champagne is the perfect addition.

    Love your dresses! Where is the white, orange and pink one from?

  4. Looks like a great time! the cake looks incredible!


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