a country cottage shower

Yesterday we had a shower for my future sister-in-law, Bailey.
Bailey & Robert will be living in North Dakota on a beef ranch,
[well, Robert's already there, but Bailey will be joining him after the wedding!]
so we thought it would be fun to incorporate some of that into the shower.
 Unfortunately, I was slacking on pics [again] and didn't get a picture of the food before it was gone. 
The shower was at Bailey's Aunt Jen's cottage on Lake Ontario - such a beautiful home & setting!
Bailey's sister Katie, my mom, dad, Victoria and I all made different jams for favors.
We kept the decor really simple - just ball jars with zinnias from the garden 
& wildflowers from the field across from the cottage! 
Seriously - what a view!
Part of the dessert table - lovely cake made by the one & only Manda.
I heard it was scrumptious - sadly I didn't get a piece! 
That just means you have to make another one, Mand!
Drinks & desserts - what's not to love?!
The beautiful bride-to-be opening gifts.
My sweet sisters, taking advantage of having control of the camera! 
The bridal party, L-R:
Jayne, me, Emily, Bay, Betsy, Martha & Katie
[sidenote: I think this was the only picture with all our eyes open!]
Bannister Babes, minus Mom:
& one more to get Mom in the picture with us.
So blessed that my brother has found such a wonderful girl to spend his life with!
Love our growing family!

Thanks to the Hartway-Wilson clan for all their help in throwing such a fun party!
We love you, Bailey & we're so excited for the big day!


  1. oh Rae, I can't even believe you didn't get a piece!! what a bummer! guess we'll have to have a cake-eating get together. that'll be tough for us. ;)
    loved, loved those invites! and the beef pictures on the food table.