Bridal Shower Shenanigans!

Hey guys!

We are officially 1 month out from the wedding and guess what…we just solidified our officiant! Ha. What a scare. I think that’s usually one of the first things people secure! I am so relieved that pretty much everything is set. I just need to do the calligraphy for all of the the signage, pick up my wedding dress, and make sure we don’t forget to pack the car with anything I’ve specifically bought for the wedding!

Oh and tables are getting finalized right now. Waiting for a few more guest RSVPs and then I’m gonna lock it in! As in…I’m gonna hand-calligraphy everyone’s name on a gigantic piece of acrylic alphabetized by last name that will be displayed beautifully on a golden easel that I spray painted.  And if anyone last minute decides to bring a different plus one or change their RSVP all together I WILL BE SO BOTHERED. SOOOO BOTHERED.

Anyway! Let’s not worry about things that haven’t happened (yet). Right now, I want to share with you a photo story from this weekend’s bridal shower!

First off, it was incredible to have both my mom and grandma with me at the shower! My grandma flew all the way in from Vietnam and is staying in the states until the wedding! I regret not practicing my Vietnamese because it is really hard for me to communicate with her. The sad reality is that growing up, I was ashamed to know another language other than English, so I chose not to practice Vietnamese with my parents. Such a stupid thing to do. It’s almost like deciding to cut off one of your limbs. Seriously, I urge you to embrace your heritage and practice your language. It’s your identity. Don’t lose it.

My sister planned the entire event and worked soooooo hard to make sure I loved every aspect of the Bridal Shower! She made sure we had fun activations like DIY flower crowns from The Crown Collective, an acai bowl station from Amazebowls, and a toooonnnn of cool bridal-y games!!

My sister is the best! She went above and beyond for the event. I feel bad that I have such high expectations (for everybody, including me) so I think she felt super pressured to impress. She barely got any sleep the week leading up to the event! No matter what, Jackelyn won’t let herself do less than a phenomenal job, and PHENOMENAL she did!

Not only does it look good…it TASTES GOOD.

One of the bridal games included Project Runway with toilet paper. This one is called “The Exorcist Bride.”

Sir George got dressed up for the event too! Look how dapper he is, my little baby!

So! The nails. These were supposed to be the wedding day nails! But when I went to the salon on Friday, I didn’t have any bridal shower inspired nail pics on Pinterest so I told them to paint this lace design for me. AND OMG I don’t think my nails have ever looked prettier!!! I love it!!! Plus it’s all in gel, so it’s not chipping. Nope, not even those little thin lines! But now my problem is…how do I top it for the wedding? Is it even possible!!???

Pretty cupcakes in the color of my flower crown. A must obvi.

These are all of the Ho cousins! From left to right, it’s my little sister Jackelyn, then my cousin Carolyn who is the owner of The Crown Collective and that’s her baby Willow who has BLUE EYES and dark hair (OMG – the dream), me, and then my cousin Christine!

Oh and that balloon aisle was TOTALLY Jackelyn’s idea! I helped her make them the night before. Lots of tissue paper, cutting, and taping over and over and over again til 2am. Tired, but totally worth it.

My childhood friends Cory, Sue, and Amy flew in all the way across the country to come see me for the shower! We grew up together through middle school and high school. So many memories. So much drama around AP tests and boys. Love them.

Some new friends that I met in my adult life! It’s Molly, Rosanna, and Laura! So grateful for them because it’s really hard to find kind and trustworthy friends when you’re older.

Finally a group shot of the cool women in my life! HOORAY!

For those of you wondering about my outfit, it is the FP One Clarisse Set from Free People. I AM IN LOVE WITH IT. I MIGHT AS WELL GET MARRIED IN IT. It comes in both White and Rust. It’s super duper long! I probably should have cut some fabric off the skirt before I wore it! Even with 4″ heels it was dragging. I am 5′ 5″ and was wearing an XS.

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  3. Chris says:

    Your day looked amazing & you look gorgeous! Best wishes for your wedding & beyond. Ps. just wondering who your bikini is by? 😀

  4. Brenda Lee Marie Allor says:

    Congratulations Cassey. Peace and Blessings to you always.

  5. Iglika_77 says:

    All of you are so beatiful. Before a week i was bridesmaid aunt and this was amazing moment. Congratulations to the future event 🙂 <3 Love you all <3

  6. caitlan says:

    you did good for you age

  7. Gabrielle says:

    You look AMAZING and this shower looks like it was the most joyous day! Everyone is so happy and the flower crowns are such a fun touch. Jackelyn did an amazing job. You guys have such a sweet relationship! Also I have to say your excitement for your wedding is contagious and I am so happy for you! Congratulations to you and Sam and all the best as you work through these last days!

  8. Ruth Kromer says:

    Cassey, I can’t even begin to describe how incredibly happy I am for you! Each and every picture is wonderful and you look absolutely radiant; it’s like you’re glowing from the inside out. 🙂 I wish you the very best and congratulations once again on all the amazing changes that are happening in your life. They couldn’t have happened to a more extraordinary person such as you. <3

  9. Liz says:

    You look so beautiful & so happy! I wish you all the best. You are such an honest & inspiring women; thank you for building your blog!
    Wishing you all the best!

  10. Karen Snowden says:

    You look fabulous!!!!

  11. V. says:

    So adorable! I thought your grandma was your mom and your mom was your sister! 😄. Have an awesome wedding and be happy! Your sis did an awesome job on throwing you a shower! Big Congrats to her!😃

  12. Susan Ho says:

    It’s really been exciting watching all the wonderful preparations for your wedding. Beautiful outfit for your Bridal Shower and looking forward for what’s in store for your wedding 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what Sir George will be wearing to the wedding ♥

  13. Colleen Herron says:

    It has been so fun watching you prepare for your wedding! Love your outfit. It would be the perfect beach wedding dress. I also LOVE your accent chair with the wood frame. Where did you get it?

  14. As an Asian growing up in North America, I can definitely understand where you’re coming from when you feel ashamed of your Asian Heritage. Going up, I was jealous that my friend and want to be like them. I wanted to be white. I didn’t want to be Chinese.

  15. Pauline Ruperto says:

    Love it!!! Super excited for your wedding 👰🎩 (even though I won’t be there, i’ll Be there in spirit! Haha)

  16. Emily says:

    Oh my gosh, Cassey!! YOU ARE SO GORGEOUS!! WOW!! I cannot wait for the wedding!!! <3

  17. Teresa Fisher says:

    If Cassie is so worried one of her guests might back out at the last minute, we’ll…. I wouldn’t mind filling in for someone. I will even use the same calligrapher name. See? Problem solved.

    1. Zakia Mahomed says:

      Im with you there!! 😄

    2. Oh gosh, I totally! And Cassie you look so beautiful in all of those dresses. I especially like the yellow one.

  18. Michelle says:

    I’m sooo happy and excited for you 😀 Everything looks dreamy and you look FANTASTIC♥♥! I was wondering where you bought that dress, it makes me want to get married too xD

  19. Blossom says:

    Congrats Cassey! You looked beautiful! Hope you have a happy wedding, we’ve sure been waiting! hard to believe it’s so close! P.s. Little Sir George looked so cute!

  20. Jessica says:

    Congrats! Coincidentally, as of yesterday, I’m sick for the first time in a couple years as well 🙁 Beautiful shower!!

  21. Sancha says:

    You look soooo freaking beautiful and you have a wonderful sis!!!!! Everything looks amazing.

  22. Andi Adams says:

    This all looks gorgeous and so you! It’s such an exciting time! I feel you on the having high expectations thing – my poor mother, who helped with some of my diy wedding things, kept on asking me if I was happy with what she was doing. I thought, am I really that bad?!

    Also I’m obsessed with your outfit. I’m seriously considering it for an one year anniversary shoot #justsayin

  23. Muriel says:

    Congratulations Cassey!! You look amazing. Your friends and family do as well. I can’t get over how cute your Grandma is. ❤️ Your sister did a fantastic job and now I have to go get me a açaí bowl. Wishing you all the best and lifting you up in prayer. 🙏🏻

  24. Griselda says:

    Congratulations in advance Cassey!! Everyone seems as happy as you, that is beautiful! You bring that out from people, even if it is through social media. I am very happy for you! Wishing you the best at your weeding, your business and everything else! You are an awesome example for many young girls, women!

  25. DivaExcel says:

    This is soooo awesome! Congrats in advance on your wedding and I think your calligraphy is awesome!

  26. sharon says:

    you look so beautiful , you have an amazing family , thank you for sharing your happy memories with us all

  27. Love this! Thank you for sharing! I know you’ve heard it so many times but don’t stress too much about the “big” day. It’s just one day out of a multitude that you’ll have with him. And yes, things WILL go wrong, no matter how much you plan, but that is ok. It’s just a day. It’s just a celebration. It has no reflection on your future. Things happen. Don’t get too caught up in all the details. Don’t forget to have fun!

  28. Tolu says:

    Seems like an amazing day! Great job to your sister Congratulations! I’m sure you will have beautiful wedding and hopefully of stress free. All the best with the seating arrangement!

  29. Giovanna says:

    Congrats Cassey! Enjoy your beautiful life as a wife as you’re becoming very soon ❤️❤️❤️ Hugs and kisses from Italy, love Giovanna

  30. Annika says:

    Congratulations Cassey! These photos are lovely, it looks like you had a wonderful time. Beautiful nail art. Fabulous decorations. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  31. amy howard says:

    Congrats, have a look at adding just a touch of sparkle to your nails with Bachelorette gel from Jamberry 🙂 will go with what you already have on would suggest on ring finger to go with sparkles from ring on the day 🙂

  32. Nina Prasad says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the details and you look beautiful as always. The picture of you and your mom, grandma, and sister is so precious! I can’t wait to see pictures from your and Sam’s big day! <3

  33. Titas says:

    Congrats Cassey! beautiful pictures:)

  34. Marta says:

    Stress made you sick, that is something what always happens with me. Try to relax, everything will be fine, and the most important thing is, that you all will be together and celebrate your and Sam’s decision. 🙂

  35. Cassie says:

    Cassey I am so excited for you! The pics so far look amazing and I am looking forward to seeing how your big day goes! I have been married to my best friend for the past 8 years and it is the best thing I have ever done and I feel like it will be for you too from what I hear. I have been following you since 2011 so I was so excited to hear. Congrats and HAVE FUN! P.S. if anyone comes to your wedding that didn’t RSVP, just take a deep breath and let your wedding planner (or bridesmaids or whomever) take care of it. It’s your and Sam’s day and nothing can spoil it. Love!! Cassie

  36. Maribel says:

    Congrats Cassey! And I think little Jack did an excellent job. Looks put together and beautiful. I wish you the best. And I know your wedding will be amazing. 🙂

    1. blogilates says:

      Haha Little Jack did amazing!!