A Christmas Tea Party Bridal Shower // Wedding Update No. 8

Welcome to Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas! In case you missed it, yesterday’s post was all about my bridal shower outfit. Today is all about the actual bridal shower! My mom and sisters planned the loveliest Christmas tea party in a beautiful venue overlooking the lake. It was perfect!

The shower was cozy and intimate, making it easy for me to visit with everyone! It was great to have so many of my closest friends and family in one place.

We were served the loveliest three-course lunch which consisted of a fresh salad, three mini sandwiches, Italian wedding soup, and the cutest Christmas petit fours! Everything was delicious.

My mom and sisters planned two fun games to play …

and then Nicolas stopped by!

Nicolas opened gifts with me, and we were incredibly overwhelmed with how thoughtful everyone was! Each present we received was so special and heartfelt. I am so grateful!

Going along with the Christmas theme, the favors were yummy hot chocolate …

and these AMAZING hot chocolate cake pops! My incredibly talented cousin Maria made them. She has her own blog, and I definitely recommend checking it out. Maria shares the yummiest recipes ever (including these holiday spice cake pops!)

I love this photo of me and my wonderful grandma. Isn’t she beautiful? She has been myย biggest supporter my entire life. She always tells Nicolas, “The moment I met you, I just knew! I knew you would be successful and be the right guy for Madison!” She was right. ๐Ÿ™‚

I cannot say thank you enough to my sisters and my mom for the most special day. It was everything I would have hoped it would be and more!

Also, a big thank you to my cousin Hope (on the right in the photo below) who gave me the most wonderful gift of photographing the shower. She captured so many moments, and I will treasure these photos forever! If you live in the area, be sure to book her for your special occasion. Hope is so talented!

I can’t believe it is only 57 days until our wedding! Nicolas and I are SO excited. ๐Ÿ™‚

I know this post was a bit longer than usual, but Hope took so many great photos, and I wanted to share them all! Thanks for stopping by for Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas. Visit my friend Danielle’s darling blog because she is participating, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ And be sure to check back tomorrow for another festive post!

xx, Madison

All photos are courtesy of Hope Moose Photography
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  • Reply Nicole December 14, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    What a beautiful bridal shower! And that picture of you and your grandma is so sweet!

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      Thanks, Nicole! It is one of my favorite photos ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Madeline December 14, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    What a lovely shower!! Wow, every detail was so thoughtful and special. Peppermint Stick philosophy is my favorite, what a great game gift! I am so excited for you and Nicolas.

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      Yes, they made sure every detail was just perfect! I LOVE Philosophy’s Christmas scents. I’m using the Gingerbread Man right now. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

  • Reply heather Pedersen December 14, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Girl, you are GLOWING. What a beautiful shower. <3

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2018 at 6:33 pm

      Ugh thank you so much, Heather!!! It was such a special afternoon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Martha Ellen December 15, 2018 at 1:48 am

    It all looks perfect, Madison. All of your friends and family wishing you love for all the coming years. How wonderful. โ™ฅ

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2018 at 6:33 pm

      Thank you so much for the well wishes and sweet comment, Martha. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Billie jo December 15, 2018 at 3:47 am

    My Madison,
    You looked stunning, and I am so happy you enjoyed your special day.
    It was an honor to celebrate you!
    I love you, my firstborn.

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      I love you so much!!! <3

  • Reply Terri December 15, 2018 at 4:09 am

    I hopped over from your mom’s blog and glad that I did. What a lovely, lovely shower you were given!! The pictures are perfect!! You two make such a sweet couple!!

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      Hi, Terri! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the sweet comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Linda Conley December 15, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    What lovely photos!!! I am so happy for you both. smiles

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks so much, sweet Linda! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Juliana December 15, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Your party looked like so much fun. It was so nice seeing how happy you two are. I also love how you added a lot of Christmasy things to your party, it turned out so cute.

    Juliana | Ohhjuliana

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      Awe you are so sweet. Thank you! <3

  • Reply Danielle Alexa December 15, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    This looks like the best day, it looks amazing!

    Danielle xx

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      Awe thanks, Danielle! It really was an amazing day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Cynthia Powers December 18, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Such a special, special shower! I have never been to one so perfect! Thank you for having me and I wish the very, very best for the two of you!

    • Reply Madison Marie December 20, 2018 at 4:32 am

      Awe, so happy you were there!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Beth (A Mom's Life) December 18, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    What a beautiful shower! Your mom and your sisters did such a great job with everything!!!

    • Reply Madison Marie December 20, 2018 at 4:32 am

      Thank you! I have to agree – they did such a lovely job. ๐Ÿ™‚

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