If you would’ve asked me when I was little girl what I wanted my bridal shower to be like I wouldn’t have had a clue but when Jeff and I got engaged in 2017 I knew exactly what I wanted. This past weekend my Mother and Bridal Party threw me the most beautiful Tea Party themed bridal shower and I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys! Since being engaged it’s been all about wedding planning, from designing and printing and sending out wedding Save the Dates and Invites to cake tasting and long email threads with vendors but on Saturday it was truly all about me! Throughout this entire planning process I have never felt more loved! For those guys who don’t know how they got here, the Bridal Shower is the day where close family and friends come together to shower the bride to be in love, laughter and of course gifts! I opted for a girls only Tea Party themed shower and couldn’t be happier with it!
When my mother first came to me about my bridal shower ( I had very little involvement, it was all her, our dear family friend Kesha and my bridal party) we were brainstorming ideas and I immediately knew I wanted a whimsical tea party themed and a room full of tea cups and hats! We sited and fell in love with the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom right on a golf course and knew it was the perfect location! The style of the room and the natural light mixed with the brunch menu and the mimosa bar made for everything I wanted in a bridal shower venue!
The tables were draped in white linen with vintage teapots and blooms in the center. Advice for the bride cards were laid with every napkin ( I enjoyed reading those both allowed and some to myself) and the cake table was covered in vintage teacups and saucers for each girl to choose and of course bring home surrounding the amazing cake! There were photos of Jeff and I scattered throughout the room and the words Tea, Mr and Mrs, and Love strategically placed. The room was filled with love and laughter from the moment I walked in.
We played some games and had some laughs prior to opening gifts and some toasts from some very amazing woman in the room ( all with mimosas in hand!)
For the favors, My mother and I discussed doing something that the guests would have use for, there’s nothing I hate more than something that will get lost, be thrown away, or just left in a drawer in the house. My mother’s coworker makes hand soaps and lip balm and she made a great little package for each of my attendees with “Danielle’s Bridal Tea” wrapped around each of them! The each smelled so good and looked so cute in the little baggies! I loved that there was this useful favor for each girl to take along with the vintage tea cup they were able to select earlier in the day!
Overall, I had an amazing day and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect bridal shower. SO many people assisted in making sure my day was everything I wanted and that I felt loved and I truly appreciate everyone for that! I wanted to say Thank you to not only my Mother Yvonne and our friend Kesha but my beautiful Bridal Party; my Matron of Honor Alyssa, my Maid of Honor Char, my Bridesmaid and little Sister Dominique and my two Bridesmaids Brecha and Imani for all their work in planning this day! Thank You to everyone for their detiled planning!