My sister-in-law Kasey is getting married this May to her handsome Marine, Mike. I was so excited to put on this beautiful Southern shower with the rest of her fabulous, helpful, and creative bridesmaids this March. I have to say it was SO much fun to plan and especially to pull off. Kasey is nothing if she ain’t a southern girl who loves her Coca Cola Classic and mom’s baked macaroni & cheese. We really put a lot of effort into making this both classy and cute, using local products where we could and making most of the decorations by hand. The shower was held at a close family friend’s home in Fort Pierce, FL.
I’d been seeing these bunting flags on wedding blogs and I was so excited to have a reason to make one. It took a bit of shopping to narrow down the fabric choices and from there we created the rest of our decor. We were able to use some of my scrapbooking paper that I’d been stockpiling and not using and paper doilies (the kind in the cake section of the craft store) to create a beautiful memory & advice board. All the guests wrote down either memories of Kasey or advice for her future marriage. The buttons, besides being just cute decor, were used in two games – guess how many buttons & Kasey bingo! So fun, we had a ton of laughs with that one.
We used Ball mason jars for your choice of drinks, unless you wanted a Coca Cola Classic, of course. What’s better than southern sweet tea and country time lemonade with hand-painted signage? Another project I’d been dying to try was realized for this shower – the pie tin & candlestick dessert stands! They turned out just gorgeous and I was so thankful for David’s help on these. I had these lovely little yellow beehive shaped vases that just worked perfectly with the “Bride to Bee” honey jars. The honey jars were put together from scratch and we used some local Florida orange blossom honey. For food, all the girls worked hard to make a homemade meal and desserts for the shower. We had special & secret recipes out the wazoo! Among my favorites are Mr. Jake’s Truffles, Coleman Cookies, and Maley’s Key Lime Pound Cake. Yum!
All the guests were encouraged to dress wearing boots & sundresses and so many of them did! It was awesome! Between the food, the games, and the photobooth, Kasey had a wonderful time with her closest girlfriends and family. Some traveled down from Augusta, Georgia where the Coleman family has its roots. Oh and of course the presents were super too!