Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My Christmas Bridal Shower

Maybe it's because the weather has been so cool the last few days,
or maybe it's because all the stores have Christmas decorations out...
but I'm in the Christmas spirit!! So I thought I'd share with you 
~*~My Christmas Bridal Shower~*~

Isaiah and I got engaged on August 15, 2009... isn't he handsome???
Even before we were "technically" engaged, I knew that I wanted my
wedding to be in January of 2010.  So with only a five month
engagement, it's pretty impressive how amazing the showers were
that Rebekah had for me!  The timing was perfect for a Christmas theme
shower, and that's exactly what I got on December 4, 2009.

I wasn't allowed to help with ANYTHING because Rebekah wanted
me to be totally surprised.  And I was! When I walked in, all I saw were
Christmas trees EVERYWHERE! I think she had set up around 12!!
There were 12" clear snowflakes hanging from the ceiling (compliments of
my soon-to-be husband), ornaments, garland, tulle and Christmas wreaths
everywhere you looked.  Classical Christmas music was playing in the
background, and the room was lit up by candle light and white lights.
Rebekah used a mixture of REAL plates - no paper or plastic for me!
Some were plain white, some were black, others had Christmas holly on them.
She used red and white satin fabric as table runners, and lined tea lights all down
the center.  She served salad, lasagna, garlic bread, Christmas punch (which I
will HAVE to blog about closer to Christmas time!!!) and a mixture of desserts.

The Christmas tree pictured below was decorated with white feather boas
and snowflake ornaments.  The ornaments were the favors, so as everyone
left, they got to take one off the tree... just in time to enjoy it on their own
tree! This is me and one of my bridesmaids, Liz, posing in front of it.

Rebekah bought these fun headbands for the kids that were coming
to the shower... but a couple "big kids" enjoyed them too =)
Modeled by two more bridesmaids - Evie and Bethany.

The entertainment at this shower was HILARIOUS...
Rebekah got 12 people to do a version of "12 Days of Christmas,"
only it was "12 Months of Marriage."  Each one referenced something
particular to me and Isaiah (mostly Isaiah though), but it was stuff that
pretty much everyone knew about us.  Stuff about basketball, rock
climbing, softball, 4-wheeling, hunting, etc.  Each singer had a
corresponding prop as they sang their part.  It was so much fun!!!

The other game, (but I have no pictures of it) was a version of
"The Newlywed Game." Rebekah had interviewed Isaiah and
three husbands and asked them a series of FUNNY questions on
video. Then she had me and the three wives come up during
the shower to answer the questions.  It was nice because the men
didn't have to actually be present to play the game... they were on
video =) AND... guess who won?!? Me and Isaiah!!!

One of my favorite gifts from this shower was the garter that
my mom and Gramma made for me - it was camo, ivory lace,
and crystals! My husband LOVES to hunt, so I knew he was
gonna love seeing this!! Thanks mom and Gramma =)

Isaiah was so sweet to help Rebekah with this shower - he did a
lot of the heavy lifting and the dangerous work of climbing up in the
rafters to hang the snowflakes, and even stayed during the
shower and washed dishes!  He's so cute... and he's all mine =)

This shower was absolutely perfect and I loved everything about it!
Thanks sis, mom, dad, Gramma Gunter, Aunt Donna and Isaiah for
all the work you did - I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful family!

I can't wait to share with you the other two showers Rebekah
threw for me too... they were amazing as well!!
Have a great day, and God bless =)


Rebekah Hinerman

And thank you to Jerica Hibner for putting the Newlywed Game Video together - - couldn't have done it without her!!

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