Last year, I had the pleasure of capturing Joe’s proposal to Elena, post-hot air balloon ride. I was instantly smitten with them. So when Elena + Joe called me back to photograph her bridal shower, I jumped for joy. It’d been a few months since their engagement photos and they had disappeared for awhile, busy with work and making plans for their wedding day. I couldn’t help but have a huge smile on my face. I was going through E+J withdrawals and I couldn’t wait to see Elena again for her bridal shower.
Arriving at the Gilbert Power Ranch Clubhouse, all the girls were prepping the decorations and food. It’s fun to watch all the hustle and bustle of activity. Energy high, girls chit chattin’, the tables being glittered up, the sound of high heels clicking about and twirling around. Hah.. We were two days away from Valentine’s Day and what could’ve matched more perfect than a Valentine Day theme?!
Here’s some detail shots of all the fun goodies. . .
A great little addition to the Valentine theme, the girls placed this basket near the door so the guests could sign a valentine when they walked into the party.
We were a little surprised that Joe decided to stop by and drop in on the ladies.
This was a cute poem game that went around the room. After one guest writes a line to start the poem, they would fold the paper over so no one else could see it and continue adding line per line until it reached the bride-to-be.
To go along with Elena’s new attire for the kitchen, by the way . . . one of the cutest aprons I’ve seen . . . she had her family and friends write down their favorite recipes and add them to her collection.
Elena’s mom is as much of a delight to talk to as Elena is. Both beautiful women, inside and out. I totally see where she gets it from!
Elena + Joe are getting hitched this month!!! Yay!