A Purple and Green Bridal Shower

In just a matter of a few weeks, I will be standing by my old college roommate and best friend as she marries the man of her dreams!  We spent our junior year of college together in what we called the Pink and Purple Palace/Jello Shot Factory.  If you can’t tell by the name, our apartment was decorated with all sorts of pink and purple decorations and it was the hub where jello shots were made for parties, haha.  We studied together and partied together, and the infamous PCrew group of friends (7 girls, 1 boy) formed.  And we’ve still all been friends ever since college!

During a weekend back in May, I headed back to Michigan for Christine’s Purple and Green Bridal Shower.  The other bridesmaids and I had been emailing back and forth for quite some time trying to figure out venue, food, decorations, games, and schedule.  Since I was traveling from afar and most girls were local, I agreed to bring my one specialty that I now make for all bridal showers, Martha Stewart’s tissue paper pom poms.  While the rest of the ladies all made some amazing food and took care of the other decorations.  All these pictures below were taken by the talented MSteps Photography!

The MOHs and bridesmaids who planned/set up the party with the beautiful bride!

Here’s the beautifully decorated cake and brownies table!

And the perfect purple and green cake.

Refreshing lemonade for a nice hot day.

A look at the food and close up of the desserts!

The soon to be married happy couple!  🙂

Here they are cutting their cake, opening presents and practicing their smile!  (Yes, they are college football rivals just as me and Marv are as well).

Beautiful guest favors made by the mother-of-the-bride, delicious smelling lotion and boxes full of chocolate!

And then later that night, we headed to MGM Detroit for a super fun Bachelorette party.  Can you tell we had fun?  🙂

Congrats again to Christine and Ryan!  Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding celebrations and I can’t wait to stand next to you on your big day.  It’s going to be a BEAUTIFUL WEDDING!  🙂


  1. June 6, 2011 / 9:10 pm

    Awww, congratulations to them! I’m sure it’s going to be an amazing day!

  2. j*Tang
    June 6, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    so cute!!!! can’t wait!! less than 2 weeks!!

  3. June 6, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    aw this is so fun!!! loved the pictures, friend!!!!

  4. June 6, 2011 / 10:15 pm

    I adore your dress! I love the sheer hem. So beautiful!

    What a lovely and thoughtful friend you are.

  5. June 6, 2011 / 10:25 pm

    looks like so much fun! love purple and green combo!

  6. June 7, 2011 / 12:42 am

    It looks like you guys are all having a great time 🙂
    That cake is just beautiful!!

  7. June 7, 2011 / 1:02 am

    looks like a very sweet shower 🙂 i love weddings and all of the preparation that goes with it.

  8. June 7, 2011 / 3:32 am

    aw you girls are all so pretty, that’s a gorgeous shower, too!

  9. June 7, 2011 / 6:01 am

    The decorations are so lovely!! You all look gorgeous xo

  10. June 7, 2011 / 7:45 am

    what fun! it’s that age where everyone is getting married! I was just at a bridal shower this past weekend!

  11. June 7, 2011 / 7:56 am

    Looks like you ladies had a fabulous time! I love that you are the tissue pom expert – that’s me at my church! 😉

  12. June 7, 2011 / 8:59 am

    That cake looks SO yummy + those pom pom flowers are just delightful!! I heart paper flowers! PS I heart your dress!!

  13. June 7, 2011 / 9:03 am

    Such a pretty color combo, I love it!

  14. June 7, 2011 / 9:53 am

    I love those colors together! – I never would have thought they’d look so great together 🙂

    That last pic of you guys is priceless 🙂


  15. steph
    June 7, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    yayyyyyyyyyyyyy:) see you soon:)

  16. June 7, 2011 / 7:17 pm

    aw, that is so sweet sandy!! ya’ll look so close and i can’t wait to see pics of their beautiful wedding!!

  17. tintin
    June 7, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    awww sandy, thank you so much for helping to plan the shower, and for coming all the way from KC! Those tissue poms were soooo cute, they are still at my house! You are such a sweet and thoughtful friend, to everyone =) I had the best time that day and night!! <3 you and can't wait to see you soon!! xoxo

  18. June 7, 2011 / 9:03 pm

    That looks like such a fun time–I love the idea of the cutting boards, I might have to steal that one 🙂 And those mini brownies look delicious and adorable!

  19. June 7, 2011 / 9:19 pm

    this is adorable!! your friend is so lucky to have a friend like you to help plan these types of parties.


  20. June 8, 2011 / 6:31 am

    you always have so much fun!

  21. June 8, 2011 / 9:07 am

    How fun!! I love all the little details in a party – this one was just gorgeous 🙂

  22. June 8, 2011 / 10:09 pm

    What a lovely shower! The food looks deeeeelish!

  23. June 9, 2011 / 9:50 am

    Aw, how cute! Love the colors – so bright and fun!! That cake looks delish 🙂

  24. June 11, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    i love the color combo! you & your buddies are so cute~~! so nice that even though you’re all far apart that you always come together for life’s biggest moments. =)

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