Sunday, March 2, 2014

An Almost-Spring Bridal Shower

The beautiful thing about working 
with teenagers is watching 
them mature into nice young men and women.

My husband and I now team-teach
a group of college and career youth.

Today we had a bridal shower
for two of our loves.

Kyle and Mary Michael

Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

I watched her guy grow up, 
but I have only known this sweet girl 
for a short while.

We share some of the same loves.

She loves making the old look new
and the new look old.
(I bought a door made headboard from her
that her sweetie made.)
She loves burlap.
She loves sunshine and sand.

From the smile on her face, 
Mary Michael is loving this!

The shower gave me a great opportunity
to get ready for Spring. 

I just love the moss covered bird.

The bridesmaids will be dressed in mint green,

So one of our hostesses made my favorite punch.
Lime Sherbet, I love!

I used some of my Ball jars 
with burlap
for the hydrangeas. 

I couldn't decide whether I wanted 
a Spring theme or a Southern garden theme.
I guess you can call it, 
"An Almost-Spring Bridal Shower."

So, we opted for a little of both.

I used burlap ribbon 
as a table runner
and added tea light jars
from Hobby Lobby.

A jar full of advice for the bride and groom.

My first attempt at a banner.
I had been wanting to try this.
I cut scraps of material and tied them
to the burlap ribbon.

Not sure it passed, but
it was FUN!

The most precious and beautiful gift of all
was a piece of her great-grandmother's quilt.
It was saved in a house fire
and only a part of it remained.

Her mother will have it framed.
What a treasure!  

We were trying to do the young, hand-on-the-hip thang.

The Bride, The Mother, and the Mother-in-Law to be.

This couple is loved by a lot of people who really care!

Last year in another wedding post, 
 I said this couple would be next.
I was right!!!

Blessings to you, 
Mary Michael and Kyle



  1. I LOVE seeing young love - - the looks on their faces like they can conquer the world and life is about to get even better than it has been - - - which it does. Praise God for the wonderful celebrations their friends are family are giving them!

  2. What a wonderful shower for that sweet young couple. Looks like they are off to a good start. It is nice that you are some of their mentors. Love the "green" theme- xo Diana

  3. Such a lovely couple and a beautiful shower. May God richly bless their lives together.

    I love that punch!

  4. What a fun shower! I love the ball jars, hydrangeas and burlap. Looks like everyone had fun.

  5. Thank you for posting these pictures! I enjoyed the shower decorations, so pretty and will copy some your ideas for my shower that I am hosting in May! I wish these two a happy life together:) Have a blessed week dear friend, OH and you were rocking that "hands on the hip thang"! HUGS!

  6. I just loved your the mason/ball jars. What a nice looking couple, prayers for a happy life. Blessings

  7. Bonnie, A very nice shower. I love the quilt piece, it will be special. I wish the young couple blessings from God. xoxo,Susie

  8. Lots of love and details for such a lovely couple. I adore hydrangeas. Here's to a happy life..

  9. That's sweet. I hope they enjoy, love, contentment and prosperity all their lives. Best wishes! ~:)


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