Being a bride during a global pandemic is strange to say the least, and many things about our engagement and wedding season didn’t go as planned. But we have a wonderful support system around us that made this season even better than we could’ve expected. My bridal shower was one of these amazing things that turned out so wonderfully, despite coronavirus and all the chaos of the season. Some things definitely had to be re-imagined due to the pandemic, but it was a beautiful day! I’m sharing all of the details of the day below!
The theme for my shower was a bridal garden party. They moved the shower outside for safety reasons so that we could be a little bit more spread out, and filled the space with fresh flowers, boxwood trees and shrubs, and ferns. I sat on the cutest woven patio set to open gifts, and it turned out to be our gift from our wonderful hostesses! They also brought out an assortment of vintage tables and chairs so everyone could take a seat once they got their food and drinks. The weather was beautiful, so we definitely made the most of it!
Besides all of the flowers and greenery, the decor was all centered around blue and white chinoiserie, and it was absolutely darling. I have a special place in my heart for this pattern because it stems from the collection of blue willow china that my mom, grandmother, and I all have together. They’ve passed down so many beautiful pieces to me, and it’s so much fun to be on the hunt for new and unique pieces or to find a great steal on it now. They used blue willow platters and dishes all around mixed with ginger jars and other pieces, all filled with gorgeous flowers arranged by the hostesses themselves. From the invitation to the napkins to the table decor, every single detail was just perfect.
It was a morning shower, so all of the food was brunch-related and amazing! We had mini chicken and waffles on skewers, the most incredible quiche, mini yogurt parfaits, avocado toast, and fruit! They had a vanilla and strawberry bundt cake, as well! I still think about the quiche often because I just couldn’t get enough of it.
There’s a small barn on the property (think chic barn with hardwood floors and a chandelier) where all the drinks were held. They had a mimosa bar set up on the cutest white painted piece of furniture with juice, fruit, and bubbly, and then a second drink station with water, tea, and coffee!