[this is the first installment of the Barkman/Yoder wedding
(not my own but my sister),
beginning with a bridal shower done splendidly by the maid of honor
[also my sister, Claudia].
i don’t like to say things are my favorite, because every party is unique and special.
however, hypothetically, if i were to have favorites, this one would be it.]
It was absolute perfect fairytale-ish evening, and i must begin with this.
Two evenings before the beautiful wedding,
the bride was relaxed enough to simply be and enjoy a dinner in her honor.
Most brides would be stressed with an evening event so close to the wedding;
‘Stress’ was not even a word experienced the entire wedding week.
The loveliness of this evening was only a foretaste of the beauty and peace to come.
Might I show you a glimpse of
The Garden Party
[words written by the bride, Ervina]
Once upon a time, not very long ago,
the best maid of honor in the world threw a splendid party for her bride-to-be sister.
Some of the bride’s dearest friends were there, the ones that live so much of life with her.
And everyone wore lace, because lace is very party-ish.
There were jelly beans in vintage glass bowls.
And homemade popsicles with real fruit that the maid of honor had experimented with
for weeks to get just perfect.
Chocolate chip scones, with icing.
because everything is better with pretty spoons.
ut that was ok, because everyone positively adored him.
they soaked in the warm summer evening and laughed and talked and celebrated.