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A Flower Girl, A Ring Bearer and “The Bad Guy” (True Story)

Awhile back, Karin (Gavin’s sister-in-law) was talking to her kids about the wedding; explaining to Mikalya that she would be a flower girl and to Andrew that he would be a ring bearer. (That’s before Gavin and I realized that we could have two ring bearers.)

Andrew might have misunderstood the statement because he was immediately concerned that he would be required to wear an actual BEAR costume. Branden announced that he would be “the bad guy.” (Still unclear as to what that means.)

I found out that Mikalya was into the color hot pink/magenta. So, instead of asking her to wear a white dress to match the bride, Karin and I picked out a color that was closer to the color of the bridesmaid dresses (same color family.)

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And lastly, after a few conversations with my mom on baskets (and a lot of me vetoing all things white and frilly), my mom found a brown wicker basket that was about the right size. She and Gavin’s mom picked out the lace last time Gavin’s family was in town and voilĂ - we now have a beautiful flower girl basket!

The Best Bridal Shower Ever

I owe well over a hundred thank you’s to everyone who was involved in making this day not only happen but be the most well-organized, detail-oriented, thoughtful, beautiful and ultimately super fun bridal shower that I could have ever imagined. From planning and preparation to the actual day-of responsibilities, these guys really knocked it out of the park.

From what I’ve both heard and seen, here is the list of everyone who had a part in making this amazing event happen:

Executive Producer: Katie
Assistant Executive Producer: Mom
Coordinator: Katie
Assistant Coordinators: Bridesmaids
Creative Director: Mom
Creatives: Katie, Jessica, Amy, Janice, Nicole, Victoria, Karin
Production Team: Katie, Jessica, Amy, Ashley, Mom
Publicity Director: Katie
Print Design: Mom
Audio Engineer: Jim
Floral Arrangements: Jim, Mom
Chefs: Mom, Amy, Momma
Cooks: Jeremy, Katie, Ashley, Amy
Cake & Cupcake Design: Mom & Momma
Additional Food/Drink: Mrs. Thomas, Aunt Joan, Jeremy, Victoria, Katie
Culinary Quality Control: Dad
Wardrobe Stylist & Fashion Design: Mom
Costume (Hat) Designer: Janice
Gift List Management: Amy
Official Gift Presentation: Momma, Jessica
Photography: Gavin, Katie, Jackie
Videography: Dad
Gift Storage & Organization: Dad
Transportation Crew: Dad, Katie, Jim, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas
Set-Up & Breakdown: Jessica, Katie, Amy, Jeremy, Kris, Victoria, Momma, Dad
Best Husband-to-Be EVER: Gavin

“Most Distance Traveled” Award
First Place – Jessica from London, U.K.!!
Second Place – Mr. & Mrs. Thomas from Rochester, NY
Third Place – Aunt Lynn from Binghamton, NY

More to come as I gather photos and mentally digest all the wonderful things that have happened this weekend. (Gavin also got baptized!) Thank you again to everyone. Amazing. Simply amazing.

A Very Thomas Christmas Day