Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Beautiful Day for a Beautiful Bride

When you love someone as much as I love my sisters you want to do everything you can to make them feel special as often as you can.  God has blessed me with the most amazing family and given me two of the best friends a girl could ask for... my sisters.  Yesterday was a time to celebrate my sister and bride-to-be TRACY!!!

Stylish Bride

With the wedding just a little over a month away, Juju and I decided to make sure we help celebrate with Tracy "in style".  We threw her a shower with the theme being shoes and asked each of the guests to wear their favorite pair of shoes.  It was a fitting theme because one of the most special pieces of Tracy's day will be the incredible shoes TL surprised her with just a few months ago (read about it here).  Not only are they her DREAM shoes, TL bought them for her (he thinks of those things all on his own- yes he is a KEEPER!) and they are from her favorite movie, Sex and the City.   

Our Shoes 
(notice my mom's? read about them here)

We found just about everything SHOE related that we possibly could.  We did black and white colors (to coordinate with the wedding of course) and everything looked so cute! We even used her special shoes as a decoration. 

Shoe cookies for all of the guests-Tracy's was special just for her and BLUE of course!

Probably the best part of all was seeing my sister so happy.  She brings joy to the lives of EVERYONE who knows her.  She is always thoughtful, writing random and uplifting notes or putting together packages for a special time.  She thinks of everyone else first- I think she gets that from my mom.  I was so excited that so many wonderful people were able to come and celebrate Tracy with us.  I think it says a lot about a person's kindness and character when they have so many friends from all of the different pieces of their life.  She had friends from high school (and their moms!), college, work and family.  I hope everyone had as much fun as Juju and I did!

Some of the girls in the wedding- three of them drove all the way up from down SOUTH!

I love my sister Tracy more than she will ever know and I was so excited to have a day to celebrate the upcoming wedding with her! Thanks to all of our special guests! 

Love you Tracy Jean!


  1. That is a great picture of you gals! So much fun yesterday! Tracy was literally glowing!

  2. This is such a sweet post, Kel... it almost made me cry. I can't tell you what a special, and memorable day yesterday was. I was so overwhelmed with the amount of Love and amazing decorations and THOUGHT that went into yesterday. You and Julie did such a good job - and I know it wasn't easy with baby ry guy, and Juju's first week of school. Everyone thought it was so beautiful, and I had such an amazing time. I could not have pictured a better shower if I tried. I felt so special and it made me feel amazing! Thank you for all that you guys did to do that for me! I truly was one of the BEST days of my life!!! :) I love you.

  3. I'm so glad we made it!!!!! this weekend was such a blast and I was so happy i could be apart of it! you and julie did such an awesome job with shower from the food, decorations, favors, cake, everything!!! CANNOT WAIT for the wedding and to spend more time with everyone especially the amazing Zehnders {& Olsens!}!! xoxo

  4. That was a very heartfelt post. Sounds like you ladies had a grand time and I love that pic of the three girls and their mom.

  5. What a Beautiful post! I luv quotes and this one I especially luv by Carrie Bagwell,
    "Sisters touch your heart in ways no other could. Sisters share their hopes, their fears, their love, everything they have. Real friendship springs from their special bonds." I know because I have a sister and this quote solely reminds me of her, and also you and your sisters! SISTERS ARE SOLELY A BLESSING!!!

  6. Thanks for the quote!!! I love that!

  7. Awww Kelly... you and Julie did an amazing job!

    How very sweet that you refer to your Sisters as your best friends!

  8. aw, I read about this on Tracy's blog. What a sweet sister you are!!! The shower was beautiful!!!!!

  9. Love this post...too sweet and great pictures...

  10. What a wonderful theme for her shower ~ fits her to a "T"! Sister love is the best love!

  11. The shower looks like it was amazing!!! I love the shoe theme and all of the thoughtful details! Well done!