In my world, summer and weddings go together like peanut butter and jelly. Without fail for the past few summers, I've had about 5 or 6 weddings to attend. Todd & I are beginning to wonder when all of our friends will finally be married so we will get a break! We have 4 more weddings to go to this summer, all in August and September. One of those is for Emily, one of my really good friends & former running partner. I'll tell you one thing, there's nothing like getting to know someone better than training for a marathon with them. Anyways, Emily & Mark are getting married Labor Day weekend in Akron but this weekend in Columbus, her bridesmaids (myself included) hosted a couples shower for them and it turned out wonderfully. It ended up being the hottest day of the summer but luckily Cindy & Chris, who were hosting the party at their house, had plenty of space inside to accommodate everyone.
The theme of the shower was Martinis & Manhattans so we had quite the bar set up
Main spread with veggie side salads and flank steak
Dessert was mini cupcakes from Blue Frost Cupcake
The happy couple, Emily & Mark
Everyone socializing & drinking
Todd & I
Mark loves Woodford Reserve bourbon so Todd & I had a bottle engraved for them
Handmade quilt in their wedding colors, green & brown
Playing the Newlywed Game
They got the first question right but Mark lost interest quickly
This was the second couples shower I'd been to and I'll be honest, I like them a lot better than regular wedding showers. Couples showers are more about hanging out and socializing as opposed to opening presents and playing games. I had a ton of fun with some old friends that were there and getting to know the rest of the bridesmaids. This weekend, I head up to Akron for her bachelorette party at 750ml, a wine bar.