Saturday, July 2, 2011

bridal luncheon & bridesmaid gifts.

i hosted a bridal luncheon the saturday [june 4th] before our wedding for the bridesmaids, mother-in-law, and my mama to attend.

a new, local catering company called "it's thyme" provided brunch.

we had it at an old pond house owned by fellow friends and church members.

the theme was rustic / vintage.

an assortment of old jars & bottles lined the center of the table,
the rolls were tossed in a wooden box draped with a cloth napkin,
we poured water & orange juice from a glass pitcher.

it was great.

since we're from the south, you know we had to have grits for breakfast!

our mini grits bar consisted of shrimp & gravy, butter, shedded cheddar cheese, and sausage & gravy.

for desert, we enjoyed peach smoothies.

shortly after, i passed out all of my goody bags to the ladies.

each bridesmaid bag consisted of:
pair of pearl earrings
matching pearl bracelet
burlap broach
monogrammed wooden hanger
embroidered flat iron cover

for the maid.of.honor,
she received a [different] necklace with a matching pair of earrings.

for cliff's step-mom, april,
we purchased her a monogrammed necklace off of etsy
along with a monogrammed black burlap jute bag

for my mom,
we also purchased a necklace & [pink] burlap jute bag off of etsy.
her necklace said "mom, for all you do and all you are... thanks"
i'm an overly emotional person and mushy gushy stuff, i just can't handle
this gift was perfect. i didn't have to say a thing. it said it for me!

[a picture of me & all of my ladies, except one]


  1. Love all the gifts you gave :)

    Grits are definitely a staple down here in the south!

  2. Loving all your wedding posts! Keep em' coming! :)

  3. How did I miss this? Searching for the perfect picture, I'm seeing missed blogs. Love this post.

    CUTE bridesmaids gifts. I've made the ladies hangers also, but never thought of cricut monogramming them. ?!?!?