Not sure who is more excited this beautiful bride, the mother of the groom or the groom's little sister. Well looking at that beautiful smile I am pretty sure it is Miss Stephanie Graham soon to become Mrs. David Carlson.
Stephanie loves all things British so it seemed totally appropriate to have a "High Tea Shower" with all the fixings. I have discovered with our very talented professional organized daughters that surprises are not really allowed, although we did manage to keep a few surprises for her. At one point I was worried I might have to change my passwords on my computer and Rachel and I are getting pretty good at hiding things, ie posters and pictures. :)
A big thank you to our niece Jacqueline who provided all the flowers from Pusateri's. Absolutely beautiful.
|Sharon, Lindsey, Stephanie and Dale|
We decided to do a mini Photobooth for Stephanie's scrapbook. Thank you to Kathleen for the Polaroids, so much fun. We had some extra hats sitting by Rachel's piano and Ainsley helped take pictures of everyone for the scrapbook.
|Maureen, Denise, Julie and Eileen|
|Nancy, Emma, Denise and Lindy|
|Nancy, a good friend of Stephanie's Mom and Kathleen also counting the days until her wedding.|
|Mother and Daughter, hard to tell the difference.|
After our High Tea lunch it was time for presents. Definitely a favourite part of the brides.
Mary Jo and Kathleen writing up some date night advice for David and Stephanie.
Mother of the Bride enjoying a yak with Aunt Deni.
The Carlson High Tea
Can't have a High Tea without Scones, homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream. OK OK the clotted cream didn't quite work out and as it was an 18 hour process there wasn't time to try another batch. Off to Sobeys for some Creme Fraiche :)
Our little loot bags were jam and "David's" Peppermint Tea to say thank you to our family and friends who helped by joining us in celebrating Stephanie's and David's upcoming wedding and their amazing generosity. Memories we will always cherish.
Turkey and Provolone Triangles
Ham and Cheddar Quiches
Leak and Bacon Quiches
Rachel's Famous Potato Salad
Tomato and Cucumber Greek Salad
Pink and White Fudge