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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Shower time

The first day back in Manitoba was spent with my mom. We went shopping for a social dress but we only had an hour to do so because we had a spa appointment we could not miss! I wasn't successful in the dress department which had me a little stressed as my social was the next eve. The hour long full body massage at Hypnotic helped me forget about a little of that stress followed by a manicure/pedicure. So lovely! After my mom and I were feeling refreshed and relaxed we went to go and pick up my grandma Shirley for my Shower night!!!!!

I was so anxious for my shower. I have attended many showers in my day and never thought I would have my very own. I never really dreamed of getting married so this seemed very weird to me. The shower was being held at our family friends place which is absolutely stunning. They really went above and beyond. They totally cleared out their living room and replaced furniture with round tables with white linens beautifully decorated with "beachy" centerpieces. I had no clue who was going to be there either so when I walked into the room, classy Jenna says " I want to barf" I was so overwhelmed by all of the people I love in that beautifully decorated room that, that's all that would come out. I didn't actually vomit of course. I sat down and didn't really look at anyone. Me being the dramatic person I am had to sit down and ease my nerves for a minute. I turned around and saw my beautiful cousin Rhianna who I hadn't seen since she departed on her fabulous Italian adventure as an Au Pair. I hugged her as if it had been years rather then 7 months. I got a little choked up and then I turned around and my best friend Katelyn is standing right there!!!! Kate totally surprised me. I figured this sneaky little kitten would absolutely not be able to make it out to my shower and social as she is right in the midst of exams and is studying in Edmonton. I nearly bumped into her at the airport the night before. We got in at the same time and luckily I didn't see her but she was walking right in between J and I. She even had to put on her hood. Anyhow, wow, was I so shocked and happy to see her. I didn't know what to do when I saw her so I walked out of the room crying without even saying a thing haha. Geez I have weird reactions.
Kate with my "Jentini" in hand while I walk out of the room
I'm not a pretty crier
After me being an emotional wreck the night had to go on. I went around the room and hugged every beautiful woman there. I was just feeling so blessed to have such people in my life. Meanwhile my bridesmaids never sat down they were working there bums off!!
Kate, Heidi, Sue, and Jaye

Jaye made this gorgeous and delicious cookies

Couldn't ask for better friends

I then was spoiled with way too many gifts!! Fancy napkin holders, cloth napkins, espresso machine, tea pot, salt and pepper shakers, coffee, and a dining room table.

Everyone contributed in purchasing all of these gifts for J and I, and I just was feeling so many emotions that I of course broke down.
I was then supposed to compose myself and say a little thank you speech. I thought I was ready, and of course, I broke down again.

I stood up there so proudly with a smile and then looked around at all of these people that love and care for J and I and I couldn't get a word out. I slumped down and cried and cried and cried. I think the only thing I got out was "I'm so lucky" and "Thank You". I guess I am not good at these things.

Thank you Sue and Dave for giving us your home for the night and creating Jentinis. Sue your placed looked immaculate, the decorations were fab :p. Thank You to my bridal party for all of your time, hard work, and love. This wouldn't have happened without you all there. Oh and thanks for the best surprise ever Kate! Thanks to Rhianna, Miya, Aunty Houde, Grandma, and of course mom for helping out with everything. You guys are truly the best. And to all of you who attended and contributed, we love you all and are really lucky and so grateful to have each and everyone of you in our lives. <3


  1. So cute!!! I just read your comment, and I wanted to come over and thank you! :) I was nervous for a little while during the shower, but then I calmed down and realized that just like you said - they're all there for me because they love me. I cried during the present opening too!!! It was so overwhelming!! :) When is your wedding day?


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