Friday, April 24, 2009

Diana's bridal shower!

My dear friend Diana is getting married this August! Diana and I were roommates all four years of college -- she and I shared a bedroom in our crazy 8-man suite freshman year, and stuck with each other for the rest of college. :) She and Brian started dating the day before my birthday our sophomore year, and are seriously one of the cutest couples ever... I'm so excited for them!

Last Sunday afternoon, we threw a shower for Diana in the city, at Alice's Tea Cup. What a cute, whimsical place! We had tea and scones and other scrumptious desserts, and a really fun time of hanging out and showering Diana with gifts for her honeymoon. And, of course, I took tons of pictures...

The interior is even cuter than the storefront!

Fairy wings decorating the wall... Plus hand-drawn paintings and quotes from Alice in Wonderland throughout the tea shop!

Diana's sister, Alice, is the matron of honor, and she did an incredible job of planning the shower and putting together the cutest details. These little tea samples were part one of the favors...

...and part two was cupcake pops! Handmade by Alice! I'd read about them on Bakerella, but didn't think I'd ever have the patience to make them myself... So I was super impressed to see that Alice had made enough for each of us to have one!

That's right, those suckers were homemade!

Diana and her female relatives.

One of the adorable teapots on our table -- they each had little animals sculpted onto the lid.

Massive amounts of food! Scones on the top tier, tea sandwiches on the middle, and various desserts on the bottom. And Sandy and Charlin peeking through the middle. :)

Roommate love! Diana and Shauna clinking teacups.

Diana after opening her gift from Alice. Don't they look so much like each other?

Diana and her bridesmaids!

Diana and the Princeton crew (minus Shauna, who had to leave early to finish writing a brief...) -- we're trying to create a "P for Princeton" hand signal, with Diana showing our '03 pride. It's totally intelligible, right?

I had such a fun time hanging out with these girls -- both getting to catch up with dear old friends, and meeting some of the other women who have played an important role in Diana's life. And we're all so looking forward to the wedding!

For more pictures of Diana's shower, check out our new Smugmug gallery!