I remember when I was a little girl attending my cousins' showers and imagining my own someday. SOMEday. Not tomorrow. My how quickly twenty years fly by...
My mother must feel the same way, because a few weeks ago, I received this invitation in the mail:
OH yes. She went there.
This is a picture of me when I was seven, dressed as a bride for Halloween. Technically, for our "Halloween in July" or something like it down the shore at the campground where we'd vacation on the weekends in the summertime.
My sister actually adjusted the color of the flowers in Photoshop to match the color scheme of the invitation, and the family painstakingly cut out 70+ of these bitty pics to look like polaroids, and hand glued them on with photo-corners. And the attention to detail does not end there.
The gold-flecked envelope liners matchs the belly bands and are echoed in the main invitation paper which was stored in a half-moon enclosure, all tied-up in an olive green satin ribbon and enclosed in a metallic gold envelope.
Honestly, I only added envelope liners to my own wedding invitations because of these. I had to dress up a little fancier for the main party invitation. I was afraid our guests might get confused!
You see, I'm the very youngest in a large Irish Catholic family, and the pressure is on to celebrate the heck out of this wedding. And my parents love crafting invitations and hosting parties. I know, I talk about their skillz a lot... and here's the proof of their intensity! So now... you all know where I come from.
Tomorrow is going to be kind of a big deal. And I can't wait :)
Are you looking forward to your bridal shower? Anyone else have "I can't believe I'm getting married" moments as the day gets closer?