Certified Coordinated Bride Keisha
Journal Entry #3
It Feels So Good To Be Loved
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different’ – Coco Chanel
Hello loves!! It feels like it has been forever since my last entry and I feel like so much has happened since then. I can’t believe that there are just 40 Days until I become a wife, and I am so excited! As my journey as a Bride-to-Be is coming to a close, I am overwhelmed with almost every emotion imaginable. I am elated to be beginning the next chapter of my life with the man created just for me, nervous because I don’t know what the future will bring, sad because my planning will be coming to an end and hopeful that I will be the wife that my husband to be has dreamed of and more. This journey has taught us a lot about ourselves, each other, and our friends and family. The best part of it all is the support that we have received from every angle imaginable and it feels so good to be loved! None of this would have ever been possible without our Wedding Party members who have given us so much more than we could have ever deserved since day one and for that we will forever be grateful.
With that being said, let’s talk about my A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Bridal Shower!! This day was everything I could have ever imagined and so much more! I have felt all along that I have been planning our wedding but getting to this day officially made it all seem real. I am really GETTING MARRIED in what feels like days! I could have never gotten to this point in my journey without my beyond selfless Bridal Party. Much like my family and my fiancé, they have spoiled me and allowed me to run wild with my many different ideas and requests and the love they have shown me fills me with so much joy! These women with the help of my mother and sister executed every single detail down to the smallest elements without a fault. I must admit, I had the hardest time not being involved in the planning process, so me being the overzealous bride that I am, I gave them the ideas that I had in my head for the decorations, desserts, and the type of venue I wanted, and they took it and made it entirely theirs. Everyone I know has told me that the bride should be surprised with her shower, and I most definitely was. While I may have known how I wanted the day to go, I never in my wildest dreams could have ever imagined it how it really came to be!
We had a CoCo Chanel themed brunch at The Community House in Birmingham, MI on their outdoor patio just like I had always dreamed. The décor was everything a girly girl like me loves! They asked all the guests to wear white, the entire bridal party wore black and were adorned in pearls, and the lady of the hour (ME) wore a pretty pink Kate Spade dress! Their attention to every single detail was amazing and I LOVED every single bit of it.
Aside from the absolutely breathtaking room décor, my very talented older sister made my cake and created the treats for my sweets table which included custom cookies, cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, candied apples, and pecan turtles!
Everyone felt the love that was shared in this room and I am so thankful for all my guests, bridal party members, and to my mom and sister! I have been working so hard planning this wedding and to have a day dedicated to little old me made me feel like the luckiest girl in the world! My extremely handsome fiancé even made a guest appearance bringing me the most beautiful roses I had ever seen and many tears to my eyes! He was even a sport and played the “Newlywed Game” with me so that everyone would have a chance to get to know us as a couple a little better!
My bridal shower was the perfect kick off to all of the official wedding festivities and it was truly more than I could have ever imagined. The group of women who I have supporting me in this process mean the world to me and I don’t know if I will ever be able to thank them enough for showering me with so much love! The next big event is my Bachelorette Weekend which will be a complete surprise! After this shower, I don’t know how my bridal party will ever be able to top themselves, but I’m sure they are going to try!!
Thank you for reviewing the latest chapter in the #StokesLoveStory, stay tuned for the final installation soon!!