Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mel's Wine Tasting Bridal Shower!

I can't believe it has already come and gone.
I have been excited about hosting/planning Mel's Wine Tasting Bridal Shower for months now. 
I love a good party and I love Mel...perfect!

I was a bit nervous in the beginning of the planning process because I knew absolutely nothing about wine. Thankfully Katie has helped teach me a lot and when we went to the wineries I learned a lot. I found a ton of ideas on Pinterest and had a few of my own. Put it all together and BAM...a fun day :)
I'm so glad that Mel had fun, that was my #1 goal. And she looked so so pretty, she's going to be a gorgeous bride! (49 more days)...that means 49 days until we've been married for 1 year. Whoa!

Here is a photo dump from my camera before it died.
Marie took almost 100 while Mel was opening gifts and I was cracking up looking at some of them when we weren't looking. 

My favorite picture.

Sweet Tea

Fruit Salad, Punch, Shrimp Cocktail Dip, Antipasto Platter, Crackers

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake....I will be making this again. Mmmm.

Summer Pasta Salad

The wine & cheese. There were 9 wines which turned out to be about 4 too many, but we had fun tasting. Now I'm sipping a glass of leftover wine we brought home :)

I sprayed these trays with chalkboard paint and then wrote on them with chalkboard markers to label the different cheeses.

Eat, Drink & Be Married!

I painted the wine glass bases with chalkboard paint and then wrote everyones names on them.

Each guest had a wine tasting card packet. The questions were:
Name of wine, Type of Wine, Where is it from, Do you like the label, What would you eat with it, What cheese was best with it and rate it.

Once again with the chalkboard paint. I took this one down from our wall in our house.

Mel and Clint's wedding date with a "T" for Thomas.

Guests each brought Mel a bottle of wine and then decorated their own label and we wrapped them around the wine they brought so that when Mel & Clint drink the wine they remember who its from and have a good laugh :) (Katie's idea)

We look alike in this picture. Matt thinks it's creepy lol. I think it's fun because I have always wanted a big sister ; )

The beautiful bride with her ribbon bouquet. 

That's all the pictures I have (that I'll post) there are tons that are bloopers...funny, but I'll ask Mel before posting ; ) We had 12 guests and it was tons of fun. 

I'd do that again tomorrow if I could. I can't wait to throw her a baby shower one day! 
I'm so excited for their big day and am very thankful that I get to be a bridesmaid and be a part of that with them. We love them tons and tons and love them together. They balance each other perfectly, they're going to have a wonderful marriage. 

Now...time to prep this weeks camps (3-5 year olds all week long lol). 
Good thing I've got lots of wine for when I get home each night ; )



  1. Just came across your blog and enjoying catching up! What a perfect shower! :)

  2. You did an amazing job on that shower! I loved everything. All the chalkboard paint stuff looks so nice.