Palm Springs Inspired Bridal Shower // Ashley Gets Married!

I seriously feel so lucky! A few weeks ago, my amazing mother-in-law to be, my mom and my bridesmaids put together an incredibly beautiful and fun bridal shower for me! Of course I had input on palm springs inspo theme - like my bachelorette party - and despite the rain, we had such a great time. These ladies seriously know how to throw a party!! My sister (maid of honor!) made some amazing gluten free desserts for me, mini cheese cakes and chocolate covered strawberries which paired perfectly with the mini Rose bottles that were given away as favors. Can we talk about the fact there was as a signature strawberry margarita- it was perfecto! They all worked hard on some amazing decorations, but my favorite was definitely the balloon arch! Pinterest has nothing on these ladies!!! 

Even though the food, the decorations and the drinks were perfect, the best part of the day was getting to celebrate and chat with everyone who came to celebrate Louis and my future marriage! There's nothing like a shower to make someone feel loved!!! Everyone that came was so generous. My niece wrote in my card that she's hoping I'll have twin boys, ha!! My bridesmaids came up with such a neat gift, drinks to celebrate all of the amazing things ahead in our lives of marriage: our first holidays, first baby, anniversary and so on. Everyone was so thoughtful- leaving me a memory book from the day that I could go back and read afterwards. Definitely a great momento! After all these incredible and generous gifts, we played a game where I had to guess Lou's answers to questions about me... and I didn't do well at all!! Whoops! I did get one question right though about my father-daughter dance that put me in tears... followed by my sisters and mom! 

My bridal shower was SUCH a gift from these amazing women in my life and I am so grateful to each of them for making my day so special. The day turned out perfectly and was a sweet, intimate way to celebrate my upcoming special day!

Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
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Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married
Ashley Mac Photographs | Tropical Inspired Bridal Shower | Ashley Mac Gets Married

Photo credit: Amanda Dolly Photography (edited by me)

Cinco de Mayo Bachelorette Party // Through the Brides Lens // Getting Married!

Wedding planning can be like another full time job, you guys! So when it became time to think about my bachelorette party, I wasn't overly specific. All I wanted was to go somewhere warm near a beach with a pool surrounded by my closest friends!

Over the weekend of Cinco de Mayo, we went to Fort Lauderdale and rented a house on the beach... which was amazing!! My sweet friends decorated the pool with flamingo & pineapple floats, created matching sun hats with adorable quotes and Cinco de Mayo tees for all of us!      The weekend couldn't have been more perfect. We got dressed up, went out to dinner, laid on the beach and swam in the pool until we all were starting to feel sunburn (this wasn't too hard after a brutally dreary winter in NJ for most of us!). On Saturday morning,  we did yoga by our pool which helped soothe our minor hangovers after dancing the night before, followed by time by the pool with delicious margaritas.

I couldn't have asked for a better weekend! This weekend was a true celebration of friends, love and my upcoming wedding! Thanks to all my bridesmaids and girls for throwing me such a spectacular bachelorette party!

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Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend
Ashley Mac Photographs | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer | Bachelorette Weekend