Trusty Gal wedding: Bridesmaid Luncheon

June 6, 2010

The day before my wedding I wanted to have a luncheon to thank all of my bridesmaids and other helpers for everything they had done for me. It was held at the Applecake Tea Room which may look familiar because that is where we held my cousin Megan's bridal shower just a few months ago. This is the invitation I designed for the luncheon. They were in a soft pink envelope.

This was the perfect opportunity to get all my closest ladies together for some girl time before the big day. I gave everyone their gifts for helping me, which were monogrammed bags in their favorite colors and of course there were some goodies inside. This is not the best picture but you can see how cute the bags are.

A tradition that I heard about was doing a charm cake. You make a cake and either baked into the cake or placed underneath it are different charms attached to a ribbon. Each charm represents a fortune and each helper is to pull them out. I had ones in the cake that signified goodluck, wealth, marriage and babies, which is funny when I had some teenagers pulling these charms out. Here is a rough picture of the pumpkin spice cake I made.

Here is my baby sister, Lindsey pulling out her charm. They were kind of icky because they were covered in cake and glaze.

I was hoping my sister-in-law Liz would get the baby one.

Here is my mom, myself and my aunt Ann. Of course we can not take a serious picture in our family.

My new sisters, Liz and Becky. I joined a great family!

My maid of honor Megan, my aunt Pam and my mom.

A pretty good picture of my mom and I.

I wish I had better pictures that showed everyone there but the lighting is off or they are unflattering angles (Megan and Katie should thank me because there is a fabulously embarrassing one of them).