I always enjoy doing this kind of stuff and even more so for my family and friends, so for my brother and Casandra I wanted to make things special, and that included making the cake myself. So I made Casandra's favorite lemon cake and then added a fresh raspberry/strawberry filling and it was apparently a big hit with everybody.
Natalia, Jerry's niece, has always been the most dainty, soft spoken, sweetest little girl you could ever meet. She is now all grown up and just graduated college and is starting her life as a new bride. So her mom, Nilia, went ALL out to make sure she sends her daughter off properly, with as much ceremony and tradition as possible, and gave her a Tea Party shower that was just as dainty and sweet as Natalia!
The shower was gorgeous and beautifully decorated, all the tables set to the nines in true Tea Party fashion, but the main event featured was the candy bar, one of the newest trends in the party scenes.
Nilia, has a close friend who does these candy table set ups for a living for all kinds of parties so she did an amazing job for Natalia's shower. It was out of this world, and no detail left unturned.We couldn't help but take pictures because it was just so pretty.
The shower was held close to San Diego so it was a lot of fun
getting together with all the girl cousins and aunts from Jerry's side of the family.
We all dressed up and looked fabulous in our tea hats, we played some traditional shower games,
and just enjoyed a really nice afternoon with Natalia.
All in all, I just realized how far wedding showers have come nowadays. There is no right or wrong way to have one, but I was inspired by both of these events. They can be totally elaborate or totally simple and still be beautiful and perfect. Each bride sets the tone for what is right for her. Aside from all the glitz and the presents, the important thing is about being there to support and wish the bride all the best in her married life.
To Casandra and Natalia,
may you look and feel beautiful on your wedding days,
and may God Bless you both with all the love and happiness that forever can bring!!
With all my love to you both,
from my corner to yours...