Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bridesmaids Luncheon

Last Sunday, Mom and I treated the bridesmaids, my grandmother, my sister, and Cary's mother and grandmother to brunch at the Partridge Inn in Augusta, GA. It was a chilly morning but we braved the wind and sat on the veranda, overlooking Augusta. You never can predict the weather in April. (Luckily, they fired up the heaters to keep us warm!)

We started off with a yummy brunch of made-to-order omelets, bacon, shrimp and grits, lobster tail, and even oysters! Then, it was time to open gifts. The girls received a lunch cooler full of goodies as well as a something cute to wear in their hair for the big day!

Lastly, the girls participated in a Southern tradition called a Charm Pull Cake. Little silver charms are placed in a cake (traditionally, the wedding cake) with ribbons attached to the charms and flowing out of the cake. Each girl chooses a ribbon to pull and the charm attached represents her future. For example, pulling the wedding bells charm would mean that girl is the next to marry. Or pulling a baby carriage would mean she is the next to have a child.

I decided to modernize the tradition a little (and "rig the game" so to speak). The girls knew which ribbon color was theirs and pulled their own charm.

Kelly and Sandy each received charms of nurses.

Courtney's charm was a toothbrush and toothpaste, while Jill's was an OT charm.

Courtney, Kelly, me, Sandy, and Jill

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