This past Sunday I was a part of organizing my fourth bridal shower. My cousin is getting married in September to a wonderful girl that I am happy has become a friend during their 9 years of dating. Dana is a fun girl, who has a great natural sense of style, is laid back and always a lot of fun.
We wanted her shower to be whimsical and fun while maintaining a touch of elegance. She wanted the day to be reminiscent of a day she spent with her best friends around Christmas at a local tea house, and so our whimsical, modern vintage shower was born.
During our craft nights we got a little heart obsessed, but the abundance ended up being super cute and added a lot of color to the tables.
Since we were going for a tea, the obvious choice was to have a brunch menu. Dana’s mom and my Aunt graciously prepared the food. We served quiche, french toast casserole, sausage casserole, a build your own yogurt parfait and fresh fruit.
At our lovely boozy brunch the Mimosa bar was supplied by the groom’s Aunts.
In lieu of centerpieces I thrifted mismatched China and glassware to create elegant tiered displays on each table, topped with a milk glass bud vase.
Inspired by the tea house that was the inspiration for the shower, the bridesmaid’s baked mini pastries for each table, one of each per guest. Scones with marmalade and clotted cream, blueberry muffins, lemon poppy muffins, and fruit tarts. Sheet cakes are the worst, and we wanted to keep with the brunch theme so the bride’s sister-in-law and niece (flower girl) crafted this lovely donut hole tower which is inspired by the french dessert, croquembouche.
The print objects from the shower.
The shower was lovely, everyone had a good time, and Lee and Dana’s new home has generously been filled with lots of lovely gifts. Invitations will be available for purchase next month! Don’t forget to check back!