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The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party

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You know those days when your heart is just so stinkin’ full and you feel like your happiness cup is overflowing?  Those days when you feel like you could not be more content?  Yeah, this past weekend I was blessed beyond belief with those very feelings.

I spent Saturday surrounded by so many of my favorite girlfriends celebrating my upcoming wedding (we are less than seven weeks away!).  My Matron of Honor, Stacy, threw me a combined bridal shower and bachelorette party, and they were everything I could have hoped for and more.  I am recapping my special day today with a few of my favorite photos via my iPhone and fancy schmancy camera.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI arrived to Stacy’s house around 2:00 in the afternoon and found this beautiful spread of snacks, desserts, drinks, and fresh flowers.  What more could I ask for?

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comOne of my friend’s sisters made this gorgeous cupcake wedding dress.  Just looking at it made me wish I was even half that crafty and talented when it comes to baking.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comAnd since we all love mason jars, Jordan put her cute and crafty touch on the glasses.  I stuck with water at this point since I have been trying to minimize the amount of alcohol I drink (it makes my acid reflux much worse), but I heard that the punch Stacy made was really delicious.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comAfter we all grabbed some snacks and drinks, it was time to play games and unwrap the gifts.  Talk about having generous people in my life.  I was floored by their kindness.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comAnd while I loved every single gift I received, Joanna definitely won the award for the most gorgeous package.  How amazing is that gold glittery bow?

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comWhile my face is completely dorky in this photo, I think it truly represents me as a food blogger.  Who else would be so excited to receive new white dishes?!

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI’d say my friends know me quite well.  This painting was made by Maria’s sister and will fit so well in my kitchen.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comStacy got a great start on my bouquet for rehearsal day.  Everyone bought such fun, colorful bows, so I think it is going to turn out pretty great.  To be continued at my next bridal shower in March…

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comAnd then it was photo-op time.  I was very happy to have my mama there with me to celebrate.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comJeremy’s mom made it, too!

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI could not have asked for a better day (or better weather- it was in the 60’s!) with these ladies.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI am especially grateful for all of the hard work that Stacy put in for both the shower and bachelorette party.

Speaking of the bachelorette party…

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comThe moms left once the shower ended and I got changed into my dinner outfit.  My friends like to keep things classy and gifted me a sparkly, pink bachelorette sash.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comThen we headed to dinner at Woodfire Grille, where I started the meal with a glass of cabernet sauvignon.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI made some substitutions to their double-stack cheeseburger and ended up with two beef patties seasoned with salt, lettuce, red onion, and sliced avocado.  I subbed in sweet potato fries on the side, sans seasoning.  The fries were definitely my favorite part.  They were ginormous and just perfectly crispy.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comThe whole gang.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comAfter dinner, we made our way back to Stacy’s house.  Since I have been limiting my alcohol intake, the idea of going bar-hopping just did not sound fun.  All I really wanted was a chill night with my girlfriends.  We had a few glass of wine and I was so excited to finally be able to drink out of my bridal glass that Jordan gifted me after I got engaged.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comWe played the underwear game that involved me guessing who brought which pair.  It turns out I was absolutely terrible at guessing, but they still let me keep all of them! 😉

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comAnd then things got crazy when Erin whipped out the Beanboozled game.  If you have not played or watched this before, you definitely need to.  It was hilarious to witness.  And since jelly beans are not a part of my elimination diet, I was lucky enough to not have to eat a dead fish-flavored jelly bean.  Thank goodness.  For once I could use my diet as an excuse to not eat something that I really did not want to.

The Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comWe ended the night by taking it back to our college days with a game of “I’ve Never…” and quite a few rounds of Cards Against Humanity.  And then we all gave in to the fact that we are old and staying up past midnight is way past our bedtime.

We all awoke on Sunday morning feeling good (again, the hangover is just not worth it).  It was sad saying goodbye to everyone, but then I remembered I will be seeing everyone again very soon for the wedding.  Don’t you just love excuses to get together with your favorite people?

I could not have asked for a better weekend, and four days later I am still smiling just thinking about it.  Life is good.

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  • Andrea @ pencils and pancakes February 24, 2016, 6:11 am
    Looks like so much fun! My favorite part of our wedding was being able to hang out with our closest friends and family for the duration. It's kinda counterintuitive since your wedding is technically about you and your spouse but I think the love I felt all while it was happening from everyone was the best part. Andrea @ pencils and pancakes recently posted...Pregnancy Update: 20-21 WeeksMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2016, 12:30 pm
      I think that totally makes sense. Weddings are definitely one of the only reasons that everyone has to get back together again!
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul February 24, 2016, 6:48 am
    Life is so good! I am SO excited for your wedding!! And this past weekend was ridiculous fun! Can we do it all over again? :D Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Around the InternetMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2016, 12:31 pm
      I'm game for that!! :D
  • Ashlee February 24, 2016, 6:49 am
    Awh your shower looks beautiful and you look so happy!! :) So excited for you , Hannah :-)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2016, 12:32 pm
      Thank you, Ashlee! It was truly a great day!
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate February 24, 2016, 10:13 am
    What a blast! My friend made cupcake dress for my shower too and I just loved it. A chill night with your best girlfriends sound like a fab bachelorette party to me! Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted...One Photo. One Hashtag.My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2016, 12:33 pm
      It was truly the best way to celebrate. I would not have had it any other way!
  • Heather @Fit n Cookies February 24, 2016, 11:55 am
    So much fun! I love that your shower and bachelorette party were the same day! That makes it even more fun. I hear ya on the hangover. Not worth it anymore, lol. Heather @Fit n Cookies recently posted...Annabelle: 4 monthsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2016, 12:33 pm
      It worked out so well having both on the same day. And that way more people were able to attend both from out of town!
  • Kristy @ Southern In Law February 24, 2016, 5:40 pm
    How sweet are your friends! It looks like you had an awesome afternoon and evening celebrating! Kristy @ Southern In Law recently posted...Recipe: Single Serve Double Chocolate Protein Pancakes (Vegan & Gluten Free!)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 24, 2016, 7:26 pm
      I definitely have amazing friends. We always have such a great time when we are together!
  • Dani @ Dani California Cooks February 25, 2016, 11:20 am
    I remember seeing that cupcake wedding dress on Instagram. unbelievably crafty and cute! Pinning that for a future date :) Dani @ Dani California Cooks recently posted...Sweet Potato Crust Frittata (paleo)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 25, 2016, 11:57 am
      It was SO cute! It would definitely be perfect for anyone throwing or attending a bridal shower.
  • Ashley February 25, 2016, 11:40 am
    I just love this! So so glad that you had a fantastic time at both!! It looks like you have some wonderful people in your life :) Ashley recently posted...Pulled Pork and Mushroom Quinoa CasseroleMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 25, 2016, 11:58 am
      I truly do have a great group of girlfriends in my life. I felt super blessed!

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