A Bridal Celebration

August 29, 2011

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This weekend, despite the threatening wind and rain from mean old Irene, I celebrated my upcoming nuptials with some of my best ladies.

My sister and longtime friends came from all over the country to throw me a bridal shower at Tabaq Bistro, one of my favorite brunch spots in D.C.

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Before the guests arrived, we primed the tables with colorful fabrics for a bright, cheerful, and welcoming atmosphere.

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We coordinated the table cloth to the shower invitations and added playful yellow and white accents. Check out the M & Ms.

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As the guests arrived, we warmed our lips with spicy bloody marys and bubbly mimosas.

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Then, we feasted.

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There were so many tasty menu options to choose from. Have I mentioned how much I love Tabaq?

Next, it was time for games and gifts. Thank you ladies for all the new cookware! I can’t wait to put it to good use.

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For dessert, we had these gorgeous little treats from Georgetown Cupcake.

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They were the sweetest things I’ve ever tasted (or seen).

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Thank you ladies for a wonderful weekend and an unforgettable shower! Love you all!

xoxo

Click here for a peek at our engagement pics!

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{ 25 comments }

allison September 4, 2011 at 5:56 pm

what a good looking sister you have! lol. nice pics jen! the shower turned out great!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods September 4, 2011 at 7:58 pm

thanks sis! couldn’t have done it without you! xoxo

Jenny September 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm

What a gorgeous shower! You look amazing and are going to be such a beautiful bride. I was so bummed i couldnt be there. Xoxox, jenny

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods September 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Aw, thanks Jenny! You were missed! Hope to see you at the wedding! :)

jen September 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

Looks like you gals had an awesome time. Such chic decor! Love the bright and sunny yellow :)

Khushboo @ Two Megapixel Food September 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Those cupcakes look to die for! Congrats Jen. You look wonderful :)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods September 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Thank you sweetie!

Shana August 31, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Congratulations! Love the bright yellow theme and those gorgeous cupcakes!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods August 31, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Thank you, Shana! I was so pleased with how it all turned out!

Heather August 31, 2011 at 3:49 am

Gorgeous party! So glad to see you enjoying this special time in your life! Great that you’ve documented it too for looking back on:) Hx

Jessica Johnson August 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm

It was so much fun! So perfectly coordinated! Love the Yellow! xoxo Can’t wait for October!

Lauren August 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Those are some goooood looking cupcakes. Somebody pretty smart must have thought of that idea ;)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods August 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm

The smartest smarty pants I know!

Kenley August 30, 2011 at 5:01 pm

So cute!

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite August 30, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Everything looks just perfect. I LOVE the yellow theme, and am seriously crushing on that chevron table covering :)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods August 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Thanks, Rachel! The table cloth was actually just fabric I found on Amazon.com and cut to make into a covering. Glad you like the pics! I felt we needed a cheery, yellow theme after all that rain!

Homer August 30, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Wish I had been there!

Allison August 30, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Wow, what a beautiful setting! I’ve never been to Tabaq but the food looks delicious! Congrats on your upcoming wedding, so exciting :D

Meredith August 30, 2011 at 7:11 am

hate i missed it! i was thinking of ya’ll. it looks like it was perfect! thanks for sharing the details so quickly!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet August 30, 2011 at 6:21 am

So glad you still got to celebrate your shower! Looks like a wonderful time and awesome food. Congrats:-)

Jennifer Potts August 29, 2011 at 9:27 pm

What a beautiful shower, Jenn! I love the yellow — so bright and cheerful — especially against the bad weather. Congratulations again on your engagement!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods August 30, 2011 at 7:56 am

Aw, thank you Potts! So great to hear from you!

Maud Livingston August 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Everything was so pretty and the food looked delicious…You’re a beautiful bride to be…. great friends…

Aparna E. August 29, 2011 at 8:56 pm

YAY JEN! Congraaats!! <3 <3 What an awesome party! Beautiful photos and I can't believe how yummy those cupcakes look!! You have some awesome friends. And can I just add how gorgeous you look?! Congrats again and I bet you're excited for the upcoming wedding!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods August 29, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Aw, thanks Aparna! It was a great party and you are so right, I have amazing friends!

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