The MoBster Diaries

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A shower at Old Vinings Inn

Well, it couldn't have been more perfect! MoB's sister/aunt to the Bride Cindy and Cousin Lizzie hosted a lovely bridal luncheon for the ladies in the family at the Old Vinings Inn in Atlanta. This gathering of fabulous Southern women was loud and crazy and fun. Attendees ranged in age from 1 year to nearly 80, and a good time was had by all.

We started with rounds of Mimosas (yummmmmm) or whatever else folks found refreshing on a Southern summer afternoon. The menu was full of lovely choices, like:

Tomato Bisque - or - Salad (with lovely stuff mixed in). Those of us who chose the bisque wanted to lick our bowls, but refrained from doing so, as that would be uncouth at a bridal shower luncheon.

Vegetable Plate - or - BBQ Shrimp with Grits - or - Fresh Chicken Salad Sandwich. I can personally attest to the sheer deliciousness of the shrimp and grits. The chicken salad looked divine, though.

Dessert Plate (one for each table) that included Pecan Pie, Brownies, and other wonderful things that I just can't remember right now. Obviously, I stuck with the pie and brownies, as that's all that comes to mind.

A few statistics:

Number of Laughs per Hour: 433 (at least)

Conversation Decibel Level: 125dB

Youngest Attendee: Sarah Aurora (just turned 1)

Oldest Attendee: Nell (let's just say, she's over 65)

Most Polka Dots Worn By Attendee: Jessica and MoB (tie), though Lizzie is an Honorable Mention, since her shoes were polka dot

Coolest Shoes: Kittie and Lizzie (another tie); this was a hard one, as there were many cool shoes worn by the women of all ages

    Teariest Gift: Granny's (MoB's mother) silver tray, passed along to Kate by her Aunt Cindy; we all had a little weepy moment in honor of all the Bartow women now running things up in Heaven

Don't you wish you could've been there?

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  • Looks like a great time. "Don't you wish you could've been there?" Yeah, but the invitation must have been lost in the mail, just like the "save the date." Oh well. ;) Wasn't there another shower, too?

    By Blogger Elsie, At August 18, 2008 at 12:06 PM  

  • Yes, elsie - there were two showers, and when I stop being a lazy slob, I'll post in more detail! I've figured out a way to get you on the invitation list - say you're related to the groom. Kate's only inviting people she knows (so no distant relatives or parents-only friends) except for Greg's family, most of whom she doesn't know. There's your "in."

    By Blogger MaryB, At August 23, 2008 at 10:00 AM  

  • I had a fantastic time at the family shower! Steve and I are so looking forward to Kate and Greg's wedding day. Love, Cousin K

    By Blogger Unknown, At August 24, 2008 at 8:41 AM  

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