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This beach-themed wedding shower had all of the elements needed to give you the feeling of sand and water — sea shells, sea stars, tropical drinks and a comfortable setting at the Snuggery in McHenry located along the Fox River.  The weather also cooperated and was warm enough allowing guests to mingle on the outside patio and enjoy the feeling of actually being beach-side.

Melissa and Nick didn’t want the usual wedding shower — they wanted to surround themselves with the people who meant most to them — the entire bridal party, very close friends, parents, grandparents and cousins they consider to be more than just family.  It was an intimate affair with approximately 70-80 in attendance.

The evening started out with guests being greeted with a food buffet of mini-hamburgers, salad, chicken fingers and various desserts…. including sensational cupcakes made by Kiera Confections.  An adjacent sports bar room provided a large square bar, several TVs with sports and various sports bar decorations.  If you looked closely, you could see that seashells were placed in various locations to remind you why you were there.

At the end of the evening, Melissa and Nick and several interested on-lookers enjoyed their event  scrapbook.  They read the special notes that were filled out on each page and laughed at several of the snaps that were taken — their favorite was a picture of them in the throes of the Shoe Game.

Congratulations on your impending marriage Melissa and Nick!  We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness and you begin your new life together.