Sunday, July 26, 2009

Shoe Shower Love



This weekend... my sisters threw me the most incredible "Shoe" Shower.  Most of you know how much I LOVE shoes... especially my wedding shoes.  It was one of those days of your life that goes by so fast, you wish you could do it over and over again.  The amount of thought and love that went into the planning is phenomenal.  My sisters did such a stunning job - I absolutely love them to pieces.  
It all started with this adorable invitation:

"Before the Bride can walk down the aisle
we must help her celebrate in style.
Wear your favorite pair of shoes &
join us for a shower honoring Tracy."
(written by my sweet sister, Kelly)
The entire theme of the day was shoes!
((Everyone Was Asked To Wear Their Favorite Pair!))
I can't tell you enough how much THOUGHT and LOVE went into this from my sisters and everyone who attended the shower.
The favors were so amazing... 
these are leather stiletto shoe key chains.

and my sister Kelly got all of these "clean linen" (my FAVE scent) candles for the favors too... 

And, my mom's good friend Barbara went to 3 different cookie shops to find one to make the perfect Stiletto shoe for another favor.  (there were 60 of them!) Not only we're they SO yummy... there was a special one in Blue with my name on it!  So sweet!!  Thank You, Barb.


One of my favorite things about it all was the CAKE!
(notice the shoe!  My sister drove very far with my nephew in the car and printed out a picture to get this cake...)  
Isn't it AMAZING?!?


The food was delicious.  My sweet sisters got 

all of my favorites.  And my mom found me this amazing shoe Ornament that was a wonderful centerpiece in the food!
Even the prizes were shoe theme (& adorable).  A stiletto luggage tag, a cake candle to go with a stiletto cake server, and a stiletto bottle opener.  
Notice the black and white polka dotted ribbon they had on everything!
It was so special to me to have friends and family all around me.  Every single person at the shower is so special to me.  Friends from High School, College, Work.  My aunts and family.  My girlfriends mom's were there, My soon to be mom-in-law was so sweet with the gifts she bought for me.  Everyone was so thoughtful with the gifts they gave and the cards they wrote.
It warmed my heart.
Flower Girls, Ring Bearer, and lots of family & friends!
(Mom, Me, JujuKel)
Thank You, Kel & Juju,  for all of the thought, love, and time you put into this beautiful day.  It was absolutely one of the most memorable days of my life.  I am so blessed to have such incredible women in my family. 
I love you.

58 comments:

Carol said...

What a wonderful shower!! You look stunning and all your friends are so pretty. And that cake is amazing!! Glad it was such a wonderful weekend!

Kelly said...

It was our pleasure!!! You are worth it girl!! Love you sis!

Iva said...

awww! everything looks so beautiful and done with so much love. I love those invitations.How sweet, she went to so many places to find the perfect baker. I love it. Such a sweet shower, you have amazing friends and family :)

Summer Wind said...

Your party looks great! That is so thoughtful of you family to do that for you, you are one lucky gal!

Elizabeth Marie said...

That is so amazing! What a special day for you, you absolutely deserve it! Your family and friends are amazing and you look gorgeous! XO

Gerri Ward said...

OMG! Solely Lovely and sooo are your friends and family !!! When I look at your Gorgeous Wedding Soles I think of something Manolo Blahnik says," My shoes are special shoes for discerning feet" and Tracy-Girl yours are solely distinguished just like yourself! P.S. No wonder you're sooo SPECIAL !!!

Allison said...

How creative of your friends. Everything was put together so well.

Lily G. said...

awwww, looks like it was a fabulous shower!!

Life Abroad said...

I loved looking at all the little details that went into this amazing shower! You are so fortunate to have such amazing sisters :) Those shoe cookies are too cute!!

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh they absolutely got you with the clean linen candle. perfect!

Kendra said...

Fabulous details...it looks like a wonderful day and you deserve it Tracy!

Miss HoneyDew said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a great idea! I've never heard of a shoe shower, I love it!

The New Mrs said...

What an adorable shower idea!!! I love all the details. Your friends did a terrific job :)

My Wooden Heart said...

OMG! Such a fantastic idea!
You look gorgeous.

brooke said...

oh my gosh! all the detail and thought...you definitely are one blessed gal! you looked amazing and your friends and family are all beautiful! a day definitely not soon (or ever) forgotten!!

Maggie Elizabeth said...

How great was your shoe shower?? Ilove that idea!!! You guys looked like you had so much fun!!

Tamela said...

what an adorable shower! Your sisters did an amazing job! I can only imagine what the wedding will be like!

Kristen Sara said...

First of all, you look BEAUTIFUL!! And your shower sounds like it was heavenly! I love the shoe theme and all the little coordinated details. You are so lucky to have such thoughtful and generous friends and family. I'm so glad to hear you had a wonderful time!

BellaCene said...

Aw, it sounds like a great time! What a cute idea :) When is the big day again?

Dallas Shaw said...

this whole theme is so cute

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

WOW. They outdid themselves. What a fabulous shower!

TeachingInHeels said...

How fun!! Looks like a perfectly stylish shower! :)

Ali in LaLa Land said...

that looks like the perfect day!! everything is so cute :) you'll remember it forever!

Holly said...

what an AMAZING shower!!! love your dress too :)

bananas. said...

that is the cutest theme ever! i love love LOVE everything. the manolo display is my favorite. and you my darling look cute as a button.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Thank you for posting pictures of your fab party! I love the theme, the cake, the cookies - and you all look great!

Ali said...

Oh. My. God.

This looks like THE most amazing shower ever. I am OBSESSED!

Obsessed.

And you look stunning!

Leslee said...

Another super duper shower for a lucky bride-to-be!!

Looks an amazing shower of love, family and friendship.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

What an amazing shower!! And you looked so cute!

Jenni said...

Gorgeous, flawless, fabulous and I love it!!!! What great sisters you have! And I am still drooling over your shoes...sigh...they must feel like heaven on your feet!

The Socialite said...

looks like such a darling bridal party! You look so happy! :))


Love your top by the way!

Alison said...

What a fabulous idea!!!

Little Pink Magnolia said...

It looks like you all had such a good time! And I love (love love love) your wedding shoes. I was actually looking through Manolo shoes the other day, and I told AK that those were the shoes I was going to get whenever I got married.

OceanDreams said...

Oh Tracy everything looks positively marvelous and I truly mean that! All of the details of the shoes and party looked amazing. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself, that is what truly matters! ;) Love the cake and those cookies look so delicious. Also, your dress is so pretty! Happy for you darlin!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

All the details are so lovely! I love the invite. So cute. You lucky girl!

Jules said...

What a fabulous shower! Everyone really did put a lot of thought and love into it. The shoe theme is adorable and it looks like it was carried through the entire day.

I heart your wedding day shoes! They will be absolutely perfect :)

YOUR FAVORITE, KIRSTEN said...

everything is so cute! and looks like it was a great time! i also love your wedding shoes. they are beautiful!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

this is the cutest shower i have ever seen.....loved reading about it...

captivate me. said...

what an amazingly sweet gesture and an incredible little party!! I love all those details--the shoe cookies look delicious :-)

RCaitlin said...

Wow you look gorgeous! What a WONDERFUL idea. I am totally stealing it...well I will tell my sisters to steal it for my shower haha.

Angela Darling said...

Now THAT's my idea of a shower. I flippin' love that. What a great idea. Your family was so creative. The most important thing is that it made you happy.

Brown Girl said...

What a wonderful idea, that is just so sweet. You looked beautiful, congrats again!!

Morgan said...

Oh my goodness - what an amazing party! You looked gorgeous!

The Pink Tutu said...

Oh my goodness this is SO fabulous! What a perfect theme for you. I just love it all!

Brunch at Saks said...

What a FUN and GORGEOUS shower love! You all look beautiful! :) XOXO

Blissfully Enamored said...

thanks so much for your advice!!! i will probably take it...it will get other schools to look at me more closely by knowing i have taught before! :)

and by the way....what a CUTE shower that they threw you!!!! i miss all of the wedding showers and all of the planning! it's so fun! cherish all of it!!

Farah said...

Your shower looked amazing! seriously and that cake-mouthwatering!

Couture Carrie said...

What an amazing party and incredible theme! The cake and other treats look fabulous! And you and your friends and fam are all so gorgeous!

xoxox,
CC

missy. said...

I found your link of Farah's blog. You are a beautiful lady! Congrats on your future wedding. You seem so happy! Love your blog. -Chels

Bridget Marie said...

SO cute, I love the idea!
Thanks for finding me...I don't see any weiners in any of these pictures...
; - P

Allison said...

Oh my goodness, Tracy, this is such a wonderful idea for a shower! It totally incorporates something you love in such a cute and creative way! That cake is just beyond fabulous - I can't believe how much it looks like your wedding shoes!!!
And you look absolutely beautiful as well. I LOVE what you're wearing!

Lori said...

I love everything about your shower Tracy ~ you are a lucky girl to have such great sisters! The shoe theme fits you to a "T".

Kalyxcorn said...

my goodness how cool! I saw your comment on who's your dachshund and thought i'd visit to see if you had pics of your pups. good luck on your wedding! - Baxter the red dachshund

Jen said...

OMG! Cute cute cute shower! I love that cake! Your girls know you so well!

Mrs. Buck said...

that is such a fun idea for the shower! I love your wedding shoes - I went with a bright teal/blue for mine and loved them so much!! Congratulations - the wedding is so close!

Pink Martini said...

What a beautiful day and I know your sisters had just as much fun as you did planning everything for you. That is the best thing about giving a party for someone - thinking of them every step of the way and putting so much love and thought behind it. I can see you are truly loved. Lucky, lucky girl. :)

Ashley said...

You are soo cute! I am glad that you found me on blogspot. I feel like I have seen your page through someone else's blog before also. Congrats on your wedding as well.

We will have to stay in touch to see how everything turns out. By the way, I LOVE this shoe shower idea. I think I might have to steal it for one of my other girlfriends when she gets married because she is OBSESSED with shoes.

Keep in touch babe. xoxo

Buy shoes said...

Oh my goodness!!!