My aunt has a beautiful Japanese-inspired garden in her backyard. It is AMAZING. On theme with our wedding, she and my cousin threw me a garden party bridal shower in their garden. It was one of those beautiful August days complete with cookies in the shape of tea bags, cupcakes baked by my sister and lots of fun with my aunts, mom, sister, cousins and soon-to-be-family. Pictured above: crepe myrtle flowers falling, hearts cut out of the pages of a filthy romance novel (my sister started reading one of the hearts -- and stopped VERY quickly haha), a GIANT gingko tree and a coffee tree! My aunt and uncle have the greenest thumbs.