Ellicott City, MD Bridal Shower

This post is extra special for me because it is my own bridal shower!  My sisters, mom and MOH are an absolute dream team and made the most magical bridal shower come to life.  Since Matt and I met in Italy while studying abroad, my MOH came up with the theme “Under the Tuscan Sun” and my family executed this theme perfectly!  There were beautiful sunflowers everywhere, delicious Italian antipasta, pastries and of course, a make you own mimosa bar.  My mom and sisters made beautiful wine glasses as our guest favors and since this was a “display” shower there were adorable name tags for each gift.  A display shower is where everyone brings an unwrapped present and we skip the typical tradition of watching the bride open gifts.  This is a unique way of holding a bridal shower but worked out great because each gift was displayed with sunflower name tags to acknowledge each gift and everyone got to spend more time eating, laughing and mingling – we still played some fun games together like Pictionary and the "He Said She Said" guessing game.  The best part of the entire weekend was having the Aballo’s and Charney’s together getting to know each other – I had the biggest smile on my face the entire weekend, and now I'm even more excited about the wedding.

The bridal shower was featured on the FiftyFlowers blog -

Caitlin Aballo