Jathan And Heather Attend A Texas Wedding Shower

A Texas wedding shower

Jathan Fink/Jadeworks Entertainment

There seem to be two things that folks like to celebrate in Texas, getting hitched and birthing babies. Hopefully in that order. So on Saturday we went to our first wedding shower in the Lone Star State for two of our friends, Jake and AnaLyse, who are about to start the next chapter of their lives together as husband and wife. 

Pam Austin, Jathan’s aunt, was one of the hostesses of the event. She asked if we could bring a couple of dishes to the party because she wanted to make sure that there was enough food. While we were happy to oblige (we prepared Spicy Baked Penne Casserole and Spicy Lasagna), Pam didn’t need to worry. Everyone brought something to eat and there were tons of vittles (something they call food in Texas), with everything from barbecue brisket and pulled pork with all the fixings and lots and lots of deviled eggs, something they just seem to adore down south.

The shower was held at a little community center, but it wound up being quite cute after the hostesses put lots of thought and time into carrying off a country western motif. There were pictures of the engaged couple everywhere, along with burlap table runners, Mason jars with candles flickering inside and wildflowers tucked into china teapots.

Everyone seemed to have a great time, chatting with one another, surrounded by family and friends as they ate and watched the bride and groom delve into their cake, and then open their presents. True to form, since arriving in the South, we’ve come to realize that pretty much everything centers around family, from their shared triumphs to their worst tragedies. It is a simpler way of living, focused on community, life and love.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

2 Responses to Jathan And Heather Attend A Texas Wedding Shower

  1. debgilmore says:

    Pretty nice! Who are the couple? Are they in your congregation? Hope all is well with you two. Sad that Donna and Mark were not able to come up to Texarkana. The weather has scared them away. They are taking the southern route home. They should be back next week. We have sorely missed them. Hope Mark signs up for the aux. pioneering in March! Love,



  2. Orvil says:

    Glad you’re loving Texas!

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