Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sarah Jane's Shower

I have to say, I just don't know how J. Lo did it in The Wedding Planner. I'm but a measly shower planner, and I'm straight-up tuckered out.

It's serious business.

But so dreamy and so much fun and so blessid worth it.

We showered at my place, beneath the Maples.

My master plan included a Friday morning trip to the Farmers' Market to buy flowers. I secured a sitter and pictured myself walking out with armfuls of blooms. I left bloomless.

Plan B: Grocery store tulips and roses mixed with anything we found blooming in our respective yards. Lois and Holly made those flowers beg for mercy as they whipped them into eleventh-hour masterpieces. I could not have imagined anything more beautiful. And thrifty!

The menu: A sandwich I invented, the Fun Salad, Donna's divine potato salad, and cheese/crackers/grapes. With Loey's rhubarb punch.

The sweet stuff.

Aren't we a cute couple? You should've seen us 18 years ago...

Party Planning Committee.
(Just one hour prior, we were a gaggle of cackling chickens - sans heads.)

The swoony lovebirds.

The smile.

Sarah Jane, I have loved you since the day I met you. Thank you for requiring/insisting/demanding that I be your friend. I would have surely come to the same conclusion on my own, but some risks just aren't worth taking.

Also, thank you for marrying R. I really like him.