Monday, April 27, 2009

Busy Weekend at Aberdeen!

Wow, spring is here, and we are already hopping on the weekend! We had a baby shower on Saturday in the lower level of the chapel, it was such a nice affair. Our couple Saturday evening was a delight. What a nice wedding! Great crowd. Cheryl and Mike were so sweet. They used Tiffany blue, hot pink and orange accents as their colors! It was really pretty! So bright and happy. The bridemaids gowns were street length with the blousy bottom that's so popular right now, and they were SO cute! I really think they were something the gals could actually wear again!
They had a marvelous meal! Hors d'oeuvres, cream of potato soup, Caesar salad, and a choice of chicken picata or a New York strip steak, with roasted red potatoes and California vegetables. Lovely meal. The guests were definitely happy!

Their "cake" was actually cupcakes! So cute! Designer Desserts did the cupcakes for them, and they were so beautiful. At the top was a gigantic cupcake. It was darling, and so different.
Then about 10:30 we had a dessert table out for them to nibble on with cookies, brownies, lemon bars, and such, as well as coffee. Nobody left hungry!
Sunday I attended a meeting for the Association of Bridal Consultants up at Sand Creek Country Club. Had a chance to have lunch with some old friends from years back in ABC. It was a good time. I was asked to speak about working with venues. Those of you who know me, know how much I love to talk in front of a group! Not my favorite thing! But it went well.
So while I was at the ABC meeting, Jim was at work for a wedding shower in the afternoon. It was a very unique shower. They didn't do the usual shower format. It was more of an open house. It was from 2 to 5, and people just came and went, brought their gifts and put them on a table, ate, drank, and chatted. I must admit I was a little skeptical when they told me about how they wanted to do this, but it really worked out so nice! I think all of us who have attended showers know how BORING the gift opening can be! It's fun for about one minute--that would be the minute that she opens your gift! The rest of the time is SO hohum! You can't really talk to anyone, you just have to sit there and watch gift after gift. This shower was really pretty darn cool. Everyone seemed to be really happy with it. It's something to consider, if you aren't a big fan of the usual shower shindig.
Anyone have any other great ideas for wedding showers?

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