My sister is getting married this week! And while we’ve been waiting for this day for close to a decade now, it still feels surreal that I’ll be standing by her side as she marries the man of her dreams in just four days!
At the risk of sounding cliche, it has been the biggest honor being able to be the matron of honor for their special day. Tay has always been there for me, and now I get to support her as she makes the promise to spend the rest of her life with Jake (or as my kids call him, Uncle Drake).
A couple weeks ago, I threw the happy wife-to-be a bridal shower, complete with a balloon arch, flower crown station, and very clear instructions not to make guests play any typical shower games or force them to sit through hours of gift-opening. Done AND done.
The shower was held at a recently-opened event space in downtown Buffalo and it proved to be the perfect backdrop for the day’s celebrations. White walls, lots of natural light streaming through the large windows, and a bohemian feel to the decorations were perfectly Tay (if I do say so myself!).
We did end up talking her into opening a few presents at the end of the shower. (Cue jealousy that I was married in the Pre-Pinterest era and before online registries were really a “thing.”) Tay and Jake got some great gifts to make their house a home!
^^Isn’t she going to make the most beautiful bride? I cannot wait to celebrate her special day on Friday!