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Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower

By Tamera Beardsley @tamerabeardsley
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
The Bridal Showerfor my girl was a complete success this weekend!
The setting and prep was done to a tee!But for me it was the interaction and joy withFlower Crowns that made it such a memorable event!
Everyone had trying on crownsfor tha photo boothfrom women in their early 20's to 70'sand everyone in between!
There was wonderful joy in Crowning Ourselves for the afternoon!
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
Ellis had picked aTropical shower themewhich we carried throughout the shower.
With actual rain in the forecastwe rented a tentwith a tropical background for a perfect photo backdrop.
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
For myself I designed an oversized peach peony crownto wear with my kimono from Le Belage Boutiquein SanDiego.
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
Under the kimono I wore a chiffon maxi dressthat I recently found at Targetto complement the voile kimono.They worked perfectly for hostessingas I was able to freely move aboutin flat sandal.A perfect fit for an indoor/outdoor bridal shower.
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
Ellis picked a white romper to wear from Ambercrombieso I did a custom designedCrown for the Brideto be!
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
How gorgeous did my girl look!
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
But the Crowning fun didn't end with just Ellis and I.
I brought out all of my topical crownsfor photo booth propsand was ever so delighted how everyone got into the fun of wearing crowns!
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
I helped with stylingand as always with my crownsthey looked absolutely beautiful on everyone!
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
How absolutely delightful does the Mother of the Groom look in a succulent creation!
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
As well as in  a dramatic flower crown!
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
Ellis's gorgeous friendseach wore crowns with so much style!
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
Ellis and her  Maid of Honor Hannahhave been friends since 8th gradeand have been celebrating life momentssince high school days of winter formals and proms!
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
One of the beautiful outcomes of the girl's friendshipis that her Momma and I have become the best of friends.
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
I have to say there were some emotional momentsfor us allstepping back and seeingjust how much life just keeps marching onto new life experiences.I try to hard to savor these life momentsso I can pull them up over and again.
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
How gorgeous does my dear friend Dorie look in a crown!
My friendship with Dorieis a blogging connection with a twist!
When I went to the Bloggers in Napa Event that Adrienne of 
 The Rich Life On a Budget
arrangedI met
Heather
 of the blogStyle Mind Chic.
When Heather came down to visit Southern CaliforniaI knew I had to invite her to dinner.She thought I would hit it off with her sisterwho had been a designer for Saint John's Knits for over 20 yearsand
 asked if she could bring Dorie.I said of course!And have been grateful every since!
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
Then it was Dorie who introduced me to her fantastic friend Sueseveral years agoat a  fabulous New Years Eve Birthday party that Sue threw for Dorie's 50th!
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
And now we all four are friends!You just never know how dear friendscan come into your life!
More and more
now that my children are grown and flown
I truly revel in the importance of close girlfriends in my life.
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
How beautiful does my Mother look in her crown!Three generationsCrrowning Ourselves!
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
It was a most remarkable and memorable shower for this Momma.
Not only are Bridal Showers for the Bride to bebut they are eventsthat we can all use as touchstones to  our own life moments …
Pretty much like weddings.
Where we can come together to celebrate and support.Bask in the hopeful optimism of  those embarking on new lives.
They are events where  we can look back to our moments in timewhen we too set off on out life journeysand remember who was there to celebrate with us.
We can look forward to the unfolding of all our new chapters.
But most importantlywe can take a momentand push all that is beautiful and loving about the daydeep into our heart.To become acherished memory of a present day.
Tropical Flower Crowns... Bridal Shower
As always my friends
I wish you love an d joyas you style your life
I will be back later this week with all the beautiful details of Ellis's Bridal Shower!
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