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LJO to LJK: My Texas Bridal Shower


I haven’t been able to stop thinking about my beautiful bridal shower since it happened last weekend! I am still so touched by the love my mom and sisters poured into making this day special for me, and it was amazing to have so many of the wonderful women in my life in the same room. We didn’t play games, but my mom did have each person write their marriage/relationship advice on a little card, and then read it out loud when I got to their gift. From my aunts to my college roommates to my best friends from high school and more, hearing the words of wisdom (some serious and some silly!) they had to share is something I’ll always cherish.

A few noteworthy details: there was so much good food! Everyone helped themselves to mini biscuits, pimento cheese, ham, chicken, fruit salad, fresh veggies, and cheesy grits. Once presents were unwrapped, I cut into a white cake with raspberry filling and Swiss buttercream (and decorations inspired by the Minted invitations!), which was served alongside two of my all-time favorite desserts: mini pecan pies and mini chocolate cherry bundt cakes. Yum! My sister Dana made the sparkly Mrs banner and my sister Kristen made the “Cue the Confetti” sign. They and my mom also made the heart food signs, which could not have been cuter! Two more of my favorites were the hot pink taper candles in white candlesticks (you can see them a little on the mantle behind me), which were so fun, and the ranunculus and anemones my mom tracked down. Everything came together so beautifully!

Lisa Olson bridal shower invitation - Something PrettyBridal shower guest book - Something PrettyAnemones and ranunclus -  Something PrettyCodyBridal shower centerpiece -  Something PrettyGold napkins -  Something PrettyFruit salad -  Something PrettyPimento cheese - Something PrettyCheese grit cups - Something PrettyMrs banner - Something PrettyTassel garland -  Something PrettyWrapped gifts -  Something PrettyLisa Olson bridal shower -  Something PrettyLisa, Dana, and Kristen -  Something PrettyLisa and mom -  Something PrettyBridal shower cake table -  Something PrettyLisa Olson bridal shower dress -  Something Pretty

Big hugs to my talented bridesmaid, Aelish Wilmot, for photographing this wonderful day, and once again, to my mom and sisters for making it so special!






  1. Dana says:

    Yay!!! I’m so glad you loved it!!! Also, thrilled to be featured on SP!

  2. Rachel says:

    wow Lisa! What a beautiful and special day! The details are gorgeous and you looking stunning!

  3. Jadzia says:

    Oh Cody!!!!!

  4. Debbie Orlicki says:

    Wow what a beautiful special day, wish I could have been there.. You looked absolutely beautiful. Your mom and sisters did a wonderful job… We will see you on your wedding day, which is approaching very soon. I can’t wait.. Love you, see you soon.
    Love aunt Debbie.

  5. Kyla Fetzner says:

    Your shower was filled with such pretty and special details :) Also, you look amazing Lisa!!

  6. lena says:

    What a beautiful celebration–and you look simply radiant!

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