My Sister's Bridal Shower - The Produce Moms

I am 1 of 3 children.  I’m the oldest, then my sister Kelly & then my brother Joe.

Kelly is crazy!  She is a real firecracker & always the life of the party.  She loves her Bloodhound, she loves to run & dance, she works with my dad & loves her job, too.  Kelly is really into fun facts & trivia…. so here’s a fun fact about Kelly–she’s obsessed with Rik Smits, former Indiana Pacer.  She follows him to all his local celebrity appearances.  Here’s a picture of them together at Marsh:

Rik Smits

Kelly and Matt met a few years ago & he popped the question over the summer.  Luckily for Rik Smits, Kelly has been pretty busy planning the wedding & hasn’t been chasing him around town at all his “local celeb” gigs.  We love Matt, so just like Rik, we are lucky that Kelly is getting married.  When it started to feel “odd” to not have the Mooster (aka Matt) at family functions, that’s when I knew he was the guy that I wanted as my sister’s husband & my brother-in-law.


I love throwing parties & I believe that sentimental details are what make the difference between good parties & great parties.  It’s not the menu or the decor.  It truly is the thought that counts.  Keep that in mind when you start stressing out about your next party.  Your guests would rather have a simple food that represents something sentimental than some sort of elaborate dish they have never heard of that costs you a ton of money & takes forever to prepare.  And if they don’t feel this way – you are entertaining the wrong people.

We had a wonderful time yesterday – enjoy some of the pictures:

The Family
Mom, Kelly & I – this picture represents a lot of love & faithful friendship.
Party favors – I’m a huge fan of giving a party favor that people will actually use & also one that can double as part of the decor… because I hate decorating. Kelly & Matt: The Perfect Blend
Kelly & some of her wonderful friends!
Each guest was able to take home a small tote of Forelle Pears as a favor.
Kelly wants to win the February Contest – she brought The Produce Mom to the shower!  And yes, that’s Produce Mom on a sock.
Kelly's Bridal Shower
Kelly’s Bridal Shower Soundtrack – a collection of songs chosen by the Bridesmaids. Each guest got a copy & we listened to it during the shower, too!
Andretti Winery Cabernet
Kelly & I with the autographed bottle of Andretti Winery Cabernet
soon there will be a wedding celebration"
“He popped the question & soon there will be a wedding celebration”
Guacamole, BBQ, Southwest & Beer flavored Patti’s Popcorn, Kelly’s Popcorn Vendor
More snacks!
Dessert & Popcorn Buffet – a smaller version of what Kelly is offering at her wedding reception
Wine buffet
The wine buffet – which I decorated with some fresh grapes
Sea salt caramels
Sea Salt Caramels from The Best Chocolate in Town…. One of my favorite local eats & a sophisticated and delicious addition to the beverage bar
Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on,, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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3 thoughts on “My Sister's Bridal Shower”

  1. a.m.a.z.i.n.g. !!! everything about yesterday was just purely fantastic! as i am writing this, i am enjoying the left over BBQ popcorn, one of my personal faves! Thanks so much for all your hard work… everyone noticed it and appreciated it! especially me! i can’t even put into words my feelings for yesterday! thanks again, it was wonderful! i am truly blessed to have you as my wonderful sister!

    1. Kelly, it looks like you had a wonderful shower given by your sweet sister Lori Jean. I can only imagine how excited you are. Weddings are great and I am so excited for yours. Matt is one lucky fellow!

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