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the Future Mrs. Jones

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I don’t know if I’ve ever talked about it, but I married into a very close family. Jacob is very close with his brother and sister-in-law especially, which means I’m close with them too. My brother-in-law’s best friend Wes has always been like a third Leonard brother. When Wes met Autumn last year we were so excited, and in March she will officially become a part of our ‘unofficial’ family.

Last weekend I got to help my sister-in-law and Autumn’s other bridesmaids throw her a bridal shower. And by ‘throw’ I mean I helped with the invitations and the decorations. The other girls did all the real work.  The shower was at my sister-in-law’s lovely house who is, as you know, extremely pregnant. We half’-joked that I was going to be the ‘stand-in Sommer’ if, for some reason, she had to go to the hospital on the day of the shower. Luckily, I didn’t have to take over and pretend to be a hostess- partly because she was the one who knew how to make the perfect mini quiches, and partly because my hair will never look as good as hers.

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On the other hand, I was happy to contribute to the decor, something even I can handle. Since Autumn and Wes are having a couples shower next month, we decided to make this her ‘girly’ shower and stuck with a femine and vintage pale pink and cream theme. Predictably, I made cupcake/food flags.

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I also pulled out my tissue-pouf-making skills from the wedding and made a few to hang over the buffet.

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I also made a banner for the mantle

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and, in keeping with the vintage theme, I cut up an old copy of Wuthering Heights  to make paper flowers to add to the fresh bouquets

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I cut hearts of the book pages and scattered them on the food table

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and used clear thread to sew the hearts into a garland. Sorry this side view is the only picture I ended up with

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I even found a use for my favorite teapot

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Look familiar? :)

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We skipped the cheesy shower games and kept to the basics. Food and gifts. Because what’s better than that, really?

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My sister-in-law, the bride-to-be & yours truly

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but her poor feet were so swollen she had to wear slippers

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Autumn with two of her hostess’ and bridesmaids autumn_hostesses

The bride with all of her bridesmaids

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Autumn and Wes, Jacob and I cannot wait for your wedding! We love you!

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