This past Saturday I had the distinct honor of being able to host a Bridal Shower for my soon to be sister-in-law Elizabeth.


We had some beautiful weather… truly a perfect day… and really enjoyed the food, the wine, and the company.


My MIL sewed adorable pink and brown pillows for every seat outside, including our new bench!  It was so comfy and cozy there.


My beautiful Aunt Barb.  Doesn't she look like she should be in a magazine??


Picnik collage.ershower

I went to the thrift store and bought some old paintings… then just painted them with chalkboard paint.  Looking for romantic sayings to write on them was so fun… they hung on the trees just beyond the patio.




I made a pistachio cake… Elizabeth's favorite.


The food was amazing…it smelled good and looked good and tasted awesome.  Thanks Susan and Patty!


you can never have enough pretty bows right?


Dear hubby helped make the 'step-and-repeat' banner… it just said "elizabeth and ryan" over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

I kinda wanted her to feel like a pampered celebrity for the day.




Congrats guys… see you next Saturday! 🙂

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Hello,
    Impressive !!! how did you do the step and repeat banner? I desperately need one for an event, do you know a website where I could order it?
    May God bless you!!!

  2. Hi!  You can create the layout you wantm like the size and font, then bring it into most UPS stores or any copy store and they will print one off for you in the dimension you specify!  My hubby got this one from his design dept. at work… but if he hadn't have been able to I would have brought in a zip drive with the info to my local UPS store! 🙂

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