Wedding Wednesday: April Showers

Last Thursday I flew back to Chicago for another full weekend. Friday morning, bright and early, I tried on my dress. I had picked it out back in September and it's finally made it's way back to the Windy City. My mom, youngest sister Nellie, and cousin Gia were all in the room to watch my first reaction to the first fitting.

While they were getting the dress out and ready for me, I got super nervous; it's been 7 months since I've seen the dang thing. Thankfully, when they put the dress on me, I liked it more than I liked back in September. And....it's big ;) 

That afternoon, 4 out of my 5 best college girlfriends drove and flew in to spend the night and attend a shower in the morning. 

It's been almost 2 years since I've seen some of them, and it was like no time had passed at all.

The first shower was a few blocks away from my house and was hosted by my mom's best friends. A lot of the neighborhood women, all of whom I've grown up with, hadn't seen me since we moved to LA last year, so it was so fun to catch up with them and be showered in all their love.

 Me with the lovely hosts

 Brunch was amazing, and I'm pretty sure I had ten mimosa's

I wish I would have gotten a picture of us after the shower, but some of my bridesmaids came back to the house, we put on sweats, ordered cheese burgers and french fries and literally went to bed at 10:00pm. Bridal showers take a lot of work!

And we had one the next day!

All of my hosts have been BEYOND creative and have put so much work, time, and thought into the showers that every time I walk into their homes, I literally want to cry.

And they always have fun, girly drinks! 

Being home with my friends and family reminds me why it's so hard to not live close to them like I've been used to my entire life. 

All in all, it was a perfect weekend.

I feel 100%, completely, overwhelmingly spoiled and I'm not quite sure how I've been so lucky to have such wonderful family in friends in my life. 



  1. Girl, you look SO HOT in all of your shower photos. I can't even handle it.

    I'm signing myself up for Soul Cycle and a spray tan.

    Actually only one of those things. I'm chicken.

  2. I am getting so excited for your big day! Can't wait to see all of the planning and details come to life. xoxo

  3. Sooooooo happy you had safe travels to and from Chicago with two amazing showers in between (and a wedding dress that's too big!). Your weekend looks amazing!

  4. you are so stinkin' cute! what a fun shower!

  5. Prettiest bride to be ever! And these showers look amazing.
    I'm getting SOOOOO excited for the wedding!

  6. So glad you had a lovely weekend! :)

  7. Everything looks beautiful! I love your pink skirt and lace top:)

  8. Your showers look amazing as do you! What a fun weekend. Glad to hear that dress is big, that's awesome!

  9. what a wonderful weekend! you look beautiful and showers mean the big day is coming up!!

  10. Beautiful showers!! You are rocking that pink skirt!

  11. You are a lucky girl to have such kind family and friends to throw you such beautiful showers!