Bridal Shower – Hollywood

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I’m a little late on posting this, but here are some pics from my crazy fun bridal shower thrown for me in Hollywood by my bridesmaids. The ladies added endless lovely touches, from the flowers to the candles to the decorations in pink, even down to the plastic spoons. The games were fun too – as the pictures will attest.

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I didn’t expect a bridal shower because I’ve already been with Tolga for so long, plus it’s not my first marriage.  So this was extra special for me.

It was held at Kandice’s house. (Kandice aka Lola.) Sitting in the chair on the right is my beloved Annie Dorgan, one of the kindest, most creative & motivated young women in Hollywood.

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A few of Lola’s lovely girlfriends were there too, in support of Lola’s mom who has far too many male geek friends, and far too few female friends. Every one of these young women is smart, sassy, funny & fun. First they had a trivia game on how well do you know Christine, then they wrote love advice on cards.

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Andrea was the playful game leader – a role I’ve never seen her in before, but she was a riot.  Tawnya (above, fixing her hair) got in the groove of things too and even won a game or two. Andrea, by the way, is also a psychologist and the author of God’s Brothel, and Tawnya is a bonafide, working, Hollywood screenwriter for television.

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One of the games was to dress the girls up in wedding dresses made of toilet paper. It was hilarious. And I was assured that not a square of TP would be wasted, but gathered up in a bag for use next to the potty until all contents were recycled.  Hmmm.

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Tatiana, whose partner was Emily, decided that Emily needed cording on her toilet paper gown, and so it came to be.

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Annie’s gown was the most beautiful in my opinion because she had a veil and, um, well, I was her stylist.

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Emily also had some killer earrings going on. On the bottom left is Tawnya adding some last minute touches before the judging.

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On the right, Emily is preparing a toilet paper bouquet. In the middle you can see that she tossed it. On the left, Kandice caught and is dutifully feigning joy.

The lineup of beauties. The judges decided that the winner of the toilet paper dress design contest was – Tawnya!

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Presents included a divine cookie recipe batch, and a cookbook and spatula from Williams Sonoma, compliments of Miss T.

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Vintage earrings, perfume, a pink cupcake Christmas ornament – I loved every little thing. Everything. The pink gift bags, pink bows and striped boxes. The cookies.

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And the flowers – pink roses.

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Girls, girls, girls. Estrogen becomes me.

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Afterwards Miss Lily donned a hat, Miss Lola & Tatiana donned pink wigs, and off to the movies we trotted.  We watched a long-distance love movie, “Like Crazy,” which drove them crazy and made them all want to hang out with boys that night.  Below is Lola with her super-together and cute roommate Dani.  Below that is a photo of Lola, “handsome George” as they call him, and the adorable Tatiana.

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I am grateful for this very sweet bridal shower that meant so much to me.  It’s truly a memory I will cherish for the rest of my life.


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