My shower was held last weekend. It was a total surprise. My best friend, N, and her Mom, L, planned it for me. I had the absolute best time. I am one very lucky bride.
The shower was held at Between Boutique Cafe & Lounge in Wicker Park. There was lots of lounge type seating.
Here is a picture of me up close before everyone arrived! I was so happy!
The buffet was amazing. The highlights were the bacon and cheese bread pudding and the petite duck crossaint sandwiches.
My favorite gift of the day was the Kate Spade silver picture frame that I plan to use for our wedding photo.
My Maids: Nichole, me, Shena, Briana.
As I mentioned, one of the highlight was the Tomato Bacon Bread Pudding. One of my bridesmaids, Shena found out the recipe. I can assure you that this will be the first and last recipe on my blog.
Tomato Bacon Bread Pudding
Cube: 1 Loaf White Bread & 5 Large Croissants
Blend: 12 Eggs with 2 cups of Cream, 4 Tablespoons of Tomato Paste, 4 cloves of garlic
In a baking dish, pour blended eggs over bread. Saute 1 lb of bacon. Pour bacon over the top.
Bake at 375 for about 35 mins.
Since my shower was a surprise, I didn’t receive a shower invitation. I was really curious since Nichole assured me that they turned out “hideous”. Later, she revealed that she bought them from Wedding Paper Divas. Since I had just ordered the rehearsal dinner invitations from there, I was really curious!
Here they are:
Actually, I love them. I can see her point of view too- the red is more of a brick red than scarlet. But I do love them!
She also bought the matching thank-you cards, which is great after my recent problem
Being a total paper junkie, I bought photo stamps of us carring am umbrella. (Get it, shower?)