Never a Bridesmaid

THIRTY YEARS is how long my pantyhose and double stick tape have been sitting on a shelf, lonely, abandoned, unused. THIRTY YEARS of catching bouquets but never carrying one down the isle in a turquoise dress with matching shoes. THIRTY YEARS I have waited to be a bridesmaid.

…and now the dream is coming true!

My beloved BFF from high school is getting married (squeal!) and I am the maid of honor (double squeal!)

This past weekend was her bridal shower, and if it was any indication of what the wedding will be like, the good people of Chapel Hill better prepare themselves for one hell of a party!

Hosted by long-time friends of the bride’s family, the day was filled with the most delicious food, wonderful friends, and even a new craft; fabulous cocktail rings courtesy of the Pipe Cleaner Lady and Martha Stewart (triple squeal!)

Although she has impeccable taste and her registry was filled with beautiful gifts, I could not help but stray from the list to make a few gift items, including a pair of candy dishes and a towel cake.  Everyone knows about diaper cakes, right? But I saw this tutorial on making one from towels and knew the bride would appreciate it. I also knew it would be a good opportunity to use a few of the bazillion coffee filters flowers sitting in bags all over my house! Perhaps white/cream/beige colored towels would have suited the occasion a little better, but the bride loves fresh/grassy/green colors, especially when they come in stripes like a beach cabana in the South of France. And I love them too, especially when they come on sale at a fancy French store, better known as Tarjay.


  1. tracylee says

    oh Peaches, I know this is an old post… but I was looking through the wedding diy section and lo and behold, you were 30 minutes away from me! honey, next time you’re in NC you have to stop by to say hey. we’ll glitter up some buddhas and make coffee filter flowers 🙂

  2. PeachesFreund says

    Will do Tracy! I’ll be up with the fam in VA this year but I’ll let you know when make it to Chapel Hill next. We will glitter up a storm!

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