Tuesday, June 23, 2009

yay surprises!

This post is not so much about my plans as about lovely perks to being engaged and joining a new family.

So this past Saturday, we were supposed to do a Father's Day brunch at the home of my future in-laws (they said they were busy on Sunday), so we headed over to their house, Father's Day card in hand, and when I walked in the door this crowd of people yelled SURPRISE!! Honestly I was so confused for a few seconds, I was like umm wait, he's behind me! (thinking it as a surprise for my future FIL).. And then I recognized all the people as my friends and my mom! I was
still confused until they explained that it was a Bridal Tea for me! Totallyyyy unexpected but lovely and awesome. Here are some pics from the day - all the food made by my talented mother! Hosted by my wonderful future in-laws. And my friends brought big floppy hats for us all to wear!

Cool tea party idea for any of you who might be reading this as a maid of honor or other person planning a party for a bride - as a "project" for the party, Mr. Fairfax's mom bought a bunch of tea towels and transfered embroidery patterns onto them - fun things like "basil" and "mint" and "grapes" and "peaches" that were either cross-stitch or just outlines.. Anyway I'm not sure I'm describing this well but the idea is that all my friends would embroider a tea towel for me so I'd have a set that were hand done by loved ones. Really sweet idea! You should have seen the looks on my friends' faces when my mom announced the project, they looked like deer in headlights - but then they all seemed to enjoy it. I know I did! Who knows if they'll ever finish their embroidery and actually give me the towels, hopefully they will. None of my friends are real experts at embroidery but that's half the fun, I'll love their towels anyway. I will try to post a photo of the one I'm working on so you can see what I'm talking about.

Anyway I'll come back and share more planning stuff later, just wanted to share this lovely surprise. I felt so loved! :)



Blogger Krista said...

such a cute idea, looks like yummy food too :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 11:29:00 AM  

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