Tuesday, August 29, 2006

preparing for the shower

dulce & paperflowers

i'm back from a week spent in my hometown of kittery point, maine! thank you mom, jesse, bekah and everyone who attended the shower in making it an incredibly special and fun day.

i went home to throw a shared bridal shower for my sister jesse who lives in Boston and my best childhood friend bekah who lives in NYC, who have know each since they were 2, and are both getting married this fall. my sister and i met when we were 5 (we are steps) and i also met bekah then and we have all been close since. this just keeps sounding more confusing and like we were meant to be...

things to further confuse:

jesse and bekah share the same birthday: december 15
i am 2 weeks older: december 1st
jesse and i were born in the very same hospital room in: Exeter, NH
if i were a boy i would have been named: jesse!

i'm going to break the pictures up into 2 parts, the first is preparing for the shower which is ALMOSt as much fun as the actual event. i'm process oriented in my art y' know. so much happiness in group crafting: making paper flowers in one room, floor cloths in the other and preparing martha's rose sangria and tea sandwiches simultaneously.

above is the prettiest little girl dulce, my sister's dog, and the paper flowers we made from a past budget living article!

here is hugh painting a floor cloth (like a rug for the kitchen) for bekah... my mom's concept and bekah was there so was able to art direct. i added a little aqua bird in silouette too. another one was made for jesse with bold flowers and polka dots.
hugh painting a floor cloth

and the 2 brides to be helping out (i know this isn't typical) making little sandwiches.

jesse, my sister:
jesse making finger sandwiches
bekah, my childhood friend:
bekah making finger sandwiches

more soon xo,


Anonymous said...

may I say that as a beneficiary of this lovely little shower, mati was the most gracious, loving, creative host/shower-thrower that any ladyfriend could imagine. and I agree that my favorite bits were the crafty preparations and general QT spent. love, love

shash said...

oh, it looks like fun! i love the delicate flowers in contrast with the funny doggie.
glad you're back!

mati rose said...

so sweet. is this bek or jess anonymous? me guesses bekah?

Anonymous said...

you guesses right

Jesse said...

I agree with anonymous Bekah! Everything she says is spot on.
It was a wonderful day and fabulous weekend. I wish it never had to end and time spent together was the best part!

Thank you Mati.

Holly said...

hey mati,
i'm holly - nice to "meet" you! i always love your blog and having lived in sf for a while, being an artist, and having grown up on the east coast, i find so much to resonate with here at your blog home.

could that be bekah "f" by any chance? i worked on block island while i was in college - did this bekah? if so, a big random hello to bekah and of course, you mati!


former chambermaid at the national hotel bi, ri!

mati rose said...

hello holly!
it IS bekah F.
so funny b/c i lived on BI, RI with bek one summer, too. and bek is getting married there in a few weeks!
nice to meet you and thanks for saying hello:) i'll pass it on to BF.
be well,

risa said...

dulce is absolutely adorable! and what a lovely idea for a gift! thanks for that...i am going to keep it in mind for future weddings...

Anonymous said...

everything looks so showery and beautiful...so much effort into every detail! hope you had a great visit in this neck of the woods. there's nothing like summer in new england!

katskatryn said...

the shower pics are great!
what a story you have too!
i love how the comments portion turned out, so sweet!

geek+nerd said...

Wow I didn't realize that you were from Kittery Point. I grew up in Portsmouth! Small world this blogging world...

andrea said...

seriously, I am bananas over those paper flowers on the table. must know more about these lovelies!

wait-- those are paper flowers, right?