My best friend and I have been soul sisters since the day we first hugged on the playground in 1993. We've survived bad hair, worse outfits, the awkward teenage years filled with angst, and a long distance relationship, as the last 12 years of our friendship have been spent apart. With Devin living in Colorado, and my ever changing residence (Eastern Washington, then back to Seattle, then off to the desert), we've spent the last decade having the BEST reunions, all over the country.
When Darren proposed to Devin last year, there were few words to describe how over the moon happy I was. Not only was I completely convinced these two were meant to be together, but this was a day we had talked and dreamed about (me, mostly, as the wedding obsessed one), for more than 20 years.
With Devin's sister currently living in Louisiana, and me in Phoenix, we had planned to hold the bachelorette party somewhere fun like Napa, Sedona, or even New Orleans. With the summer wedding taking place in Colorado, the opportunity for a Bridal Shower didn't seem to be available.
But then, in the last days of March, we decided that this once in a lifetime chance to shower our best friend/sister was going to pass us by - and we were not about to let that happen. All bachelorette extravaganza plans were shifted to a jam packed weekend of bridal showering and single lady fun in Denver. With only three weeks to plan, we put together mimosa themed brunch through many hours on the phone, texting, and shared Pinterest board.
We stuffed the invitations with a matching recipe card, which we asked each guests to bring with them to the event. Everyone remembered! The newlyweds now have a stack of most-loved recipes from the friends and family that love them. Just the thing to start a new life together.
Devin's mom, her aunt, and her sister, were an absolute dream to work alongside! Such capable, creative women, who know how to get down to work. We flew in a mere 24 hours before the party, and with two trips to Target and a whole lot of speed-crafting...pulled it off!
We love you Devin (and Darren too!)