On Saturday afternoon, my dad and stepmom threw Fabio and me the most amazing (co-ed) bridal shower BBQ. It was so much fun and everything was absolutely perfect! In addition to all the hard work from my dad and stepmom, my cousins and bridesmaids helped to make the day a success, complete with amazing favors and decorations. Of course it wouldn’t have been a party without everyone who made the trip out to come celebrate with us. We are so thankful to have such amazing people in our lives! Here are my photos (with just a few words/captions) from the day!
Signs courtesy of my little sister. 🙂
Opening up gifts from Grandma and Grandpa. They are too generous!
My Maid of Honor!
Bridesmaids! (Some of them, anyway. I have 10!)
And of course, the handsome groom!
The cutest grandparents. 🙂
Sloppytown gurlays and our guys!
A boomerang in the making.
Friends since first grade <3
Matching with the flowers 🙂
And here comes our baby…
…and his tongue. LOL!
Time to party!
My amazing friends hung up a bunch of pictures of Fabio and me together, some of which went back to our first couple of dates in 2008.
We had so much fun looking at them all!
My cousins put together these amazing mason jar favors with our names and wedding date etched onto them. Each one also had a recipe card and the ingredients to make a delicious batch of chocolate chip cookies! (I can tell you they are delicious because we wound up making ours on Sunday!)
Then Fabio and I played a newlywed Q&A game with white boards.
We “cheersed” and kissed before we got started. Haha!
Then it was game time! It was actually pretty hard, and we got a lot wrong. Hopefully that doesn’t mean anything about our upcoming marriage?! Lol!
I love that Fabio guessed “Saturday” Night Lights for what TV show I binge watch when I’m by myself. Good guess, honey! Haha!
When it came time to guess Fabio’s favorite Yankee player, I really thought I had it in the bag with Mickey Mantle. Which, obviously, you can tell by my face. Haha!
When I sent this picture to the best man (who wasn’t able to attend the BBQ), he said he would have guessed Mickey Mantle too. Maybe we know Fabio better than he knows himself, haha!
Hi mom and Aunt CC!
After the game, the party continued! Fabio’s family came from all over for the party, with some of them even flying in from South America (specifically Colombia and Bolivia). It was so, so wonderful to celebrate with them.
Diane and Alex were there with their little guy, Charlie…
…and their other little guy was there too!
Soon enough it was time to cut the cake.
We gave some to Jack, which I’m sure won’t surprise you.
And we spent the rest of the evening dancing and playing beer pong!
Again, none of which should surprise you. 🙂
Question of the day: What’s the farthest distance someone in your family lives?