Sunday, February 7, 2010

Joel's Bridal Shower

Joel and Eric got married in August of 2008 in Washington, DC. They were living in Charlottesville at the time, and we threw her a shower at her parents home in Falls Church, VA. Joel is an avid reader, enjoys her time in the kitchen, and also loves to travel. We incorporated all of these ideas into her theme, where we asked guests to bring a book and a recipe. The food was from all over the globe, and very tasty!
Invitation designed by a talented friend, Danielle Birmingham.
Coordinating thank-you cards for Joel.
Cheese fondue
Cold minted potato salad
Potato skins
Baba ghannouj
Vegetarian egg rolls
Chicken shawarma
I made the desserts - vanilla book cake, tiffin, chocolate cupcakes, and sugar cookies.
Homemade sugar cookies with Joel and Eric's monogram as favors, in addition to the same heart-shaped cookie cutters.
We finished the shower with a lovely dinner in Old Town Alexandria, followed by a bachelorette pub crawl complete with personalized t-shirts and lots of fun!