my bridal shower

July 4th, 2010

What can I say? I feel like the luckiest, happiest girl alive. A week ago twenty-four of us gals dined on oh so yummy Malaysian cuisine at Belecan Grill in Tustin. Our private room had such cute shutters and an intimate feel. Gwen really transformed the room into a fairy tale atmosphere with huge curly willow branches topped with orchids and dangling crystals. Everyone was impressed with her creation.

So blessed! Look at all the ladies that showed up early to set-up: Gwen, Boumy, Julie, Jen, Hop, Stephanie, and Anh.

Gwen, the coordinator of this event, putting the final touches on the centerpieces she concepted and created.

Take a good look at this birdcage…you will prob see more of it later. *hint*

love the bling hanging from the branches.

a girl can never have enough bling–especially if it surrounds her name!
From my previous post you’ll know that guests were gifted with 2 frames. An additional gift was a Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush lipgloss.

ME! white lace top and red accents of veil, shoes and nails.
Hair and make-up by Christine Mai. I’m wearing extensions!

Me with some of the ladies. They looked great in their outfits and veils!

Jen looks HOT with her bare lace back.

Me with my 3 lovely sisters.

Me with my bridesmaids.

Here’s Anh trying to say grace without busting out laughing. It was short, sweet and cute.

These drinks are sooo YUMMY! I would come back just to have both of these drinks. Wild berry lemonade and cumquat lemonade.

We also had the best champagne I have ever tasted: Martini & Rossi Asti. I actually finished my entire glass! Boumy did a great job of selecting it with her husband’s help. They had the same at their wedding. I’m in the process of asking if the same can be served at mine!

Doesn’t this salad look so delectable? I ate every piece of it.

During lunch we played 3 different games which were all VERY fun.

  • Celebrity couple match-up game. I WON! Steph came in 2nd so she got the prize.
  • Wedding word scramble. Surprisingly, I did terrible at this. Cat won.
  • How well do you know Thao & Robert? Hop won. I could have if they let me play.

These 2 ladies did the bulk of the work for this shower.
Thanks so much, Boumy & Gwen!

After dinner guests were treated to an exclusive slideshow that included raw, uncensored footage from the bachelorette party. We had a ton of laughs! After that I opened gifts as guests dined on dessert. I didn’t get any photos of dessert since I was too busy opening gifts, but I heard they were also very yummy.

Gifts were LINGERIE galore!

OK so I did get some gifts other than lingerie too!

2 fancy wine goblets and a cookbook from Elle Nugget

Gift card to Steve Madden from Heather.

Beachbag from co-worker Annie

I received a ton of other gifts that aren’t pictured. Bikinis from Cat, Helen, Mary L. and Elle. Two beautiful custom made scrapbooks from Steph. Fedora from co-worker Mary C. Gift card to get my nails done from Ashley. A black tank dress from Mary T. Green paper from Lucy…the good green stuff! An underwater kit for my point&shoot camera from Frances. A custom made bracelet from Boumy like the one Bella received from Jacob in Eclipse. The hot red shoes I’m wearing were a very early gift from my sis and bridesmaid, KimChi.

More lingerie gifts came from Anne, Nancy, Cindy, Hop, Melanie, and Heather.

And of course the event itself was a gift from my bridesmaids. They did such a fabulous job!

A group photo sadly missing 4 ladies: Anne, Frances, Cat and Helen.

One last playful group shot.

This bride would like to thank all 23 ladies who made it out to enjoy the afternoon in celebration with her.  It was also very thoughtful of all the other ladies who couldn’t make it but sent gifts and well wishes anyway. You guys are the best and know how to make a girl feel extra special.

4 Responses to “my bridal shower”

  1. ht on July 4, 2010 8:28 am

    You look so hot!!

  2. mareyberry on July 4, 2010 11:08 am

    Found wifi on a train and had to pop online to see what I’ve been missing. You look stunning!! The centerpieces that gwen put together are so cute too. It was all very well done. I want to see more photos of the food tho haha

  3. Jen on July 4, 2010 11:44 am

    You look HOT Thaoie! Can’t wait for more on your big day.

  4. Helen on July 7, 2010 8:26 am

    *gasp* i’m featured. chet me! anyways, you have the greatest bridesmaid ever! your bridal shower was very fun and you look utterly hot!!!!

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