A few months before the big day, my lovely (then soon to be) sister-in-law and my other wonderful bridesmaids, hosted a darling little party up in Newmarket for little ol' me. It was, of course, my bridal shower. I've never been one for that kind of parties and feel beyond awkward at them but my girls, knowing this, organised one of the most beautiful events I've ever been to. It was called "A Spot of Tea for the Bride To Be".
When I arrived, all my favourite ladies were there waiting for me! It was an English Afternoon tea themed party, and the table was covered in mini sandwiches, cakes, pastries and more!
Shelley was a doll to host the entire event at her house, and we were blessed to all gather in the place Dan grew up in. Very apropos.
Cups of delicious tea were served from gorgeous silver teapots into vintage teacups. I loved it all.
Throughout the house, they had placed little frames filled with quotes Dan had written about me. They were my favourite things. I would discover new ones every time I entered a new room and immediately tear up.
Mum had brought with her the veil she wore on her wedding day. Although I had made a flower crown for the event, I was so excited to wear this that I threw off my crown immediately and never took this off. It was beautiful - I was so shocked at how much it suited me!
After chatting with everyone and chowing down on some treats, we opened this mountain of gifts. A rainbow of pastel bags filled with darling presents and two wedding-appropriate sultry, nightgowns.
But my favourite thing about the event was hanging out with all my lovely ladies.
And it seemed like everyone had a good time too. It was nice to celebrate and chat with so many people before the wedding. Getting advice. Getting support. Getting to know, I had the best team all around me, ready to take on the big day.
Oh and these silly faces. They're the best.
Me and my bridesmaids! (Minus Katie and Sarah P & D) - thank you for really making this the best event I could have imagined!