And nobody puts Wan in a corner. Mama was front and center today. Ok, really at the head of a long table, but same difference.
Wan. Who are "we"? "We" are a group of girls who met online while planning our weddings who have bonded through shared vendors, frustrations, and addictions to all things nuptial-related. We started out as a handful and have burgeoned into a big bunch.
And when this bunch gets together, laughter rings throughout the city.
Kinara Spa was laugh central today. It's not just a spa and skin care clinic; it's a great little garden cafe, too. In fact, co-founder Christine Splichal is married to none other than Joachim Splichal, the man behind the Patina Restaurant Group. Good taste and good food run in the family.
The shower took place in a serene garden behind the spa -- an unexpected little wooded refuge on Robertson in West Hollywood.
Amber for her cute invitations!
tater...and her fabulous wedding shoes!
tartines and culminating with fresh fruit and cookies. As the girls around me can attest, I didn't eat the cookies. Good monkey!
R, who was the mastermind behind the games. Be sure to check out her recap, complete with action shots! (I was too busy participating!) Lilcee may actually have the best photos of all, as they were taken by a professional!
Wan's house, but there was a little something extra for her to open at the shower.
Nanette's homemade cupcakes with slightly less guilt. riccimp and I shared ours, so we could sample both the cherry cheesecake cupcake and lemon chiffon cupcake with frosty lemon glaze. So good!
Mrs. Shorty Cake made the most awesome favor bags in the world. Guess which one was made especially for me? The frown -- oh em gee! Too perfect for words. I heart it so! Don't miss Wan's take to see a classic photo of frowny Monkey with frowny monkey bag!
Lilcee and riccimp, for organizing and decorating! Fabulous teamwork, all!
awesome recap! now we can all just link to yours.ReplyDelete
i <3 your photos so.
as always, it was a pleasure seeing you ladies!
I <3 the pictures! The recap was fabulous :) Had a great time and it was so great to see everyone.ReplyDelete
Let me triple the recap kudos! I, too, will just link to yours.ReplyDelete
Wanna be creeped out? Go read my newest blog post on what I did today.ReplyDelete
woot!! Awesome recap...prolly gonna link it too, or at least steal a couple of photos! Ha!ReplyDelete
(It was definitely fun dishin' the messy cheese:)
Love love love the sad baby monkey bag... LOL.. so awesome..ReplyDelete
I agree the recap was awesome...
best. afternoon. ever.ReplyDelete
i can't think about it too much, or i'll start to tear up.
Sounds like an awesome afternoon for the mommy-to-be! I didn't realize that you all met online while planning your weddings! The Internet is amazing!ReplyDelete
Awwww! I am so sad I missed the big event, but it looks like it was a blast!ReplyDelete
you rule at the recaps, seriously! i'll be linking to yours too :-)ReplyDelete
So.much.fun (even drawing babies on our heads)ReplyDelete
wow...what a beautiful shower. I love the totes, so personalized and cute...where can i get one of those??ReplyDelete
such a great recap! what a lovely shower! I was also on the Knot when I was planning my wedding but was only a lurker. That's so great that you all still keep in touch!ReplyDelete