When the bride is an interior designer, you know it’s going to be a gorgeous, detail-oriented, stylish bridal shower. Hosted by the mother-of-the-bride Anna in her New Rochelle garden, Nicole‘s bridal shower was definitely one to remember!
Each place setting included a custom made cutting board by Wine Devices and a menu topped with a sprig of rosemary. In lieu of name cards, guests’ names were written onto the kraft paper runner. In addition to floral centerpieces by Flowers by Sutton, the tables were also topped with fresh artisan bread & herbs for the guests to garnish their plates with.
As the guests arrived, they were invited to enjoy champagne, cocktails, passionfruit mint iced tea, rosemary lemonade, or rose water. The catering staff of Dinner Thyme served guests watermelon cubes with feta mousse, Maryland crab cakes, cucumber mint canapés, as well as cheese and crudités.
As the guests mingled, they filled out advice cards for the future Mr. & Mrs. and left their best wishes next to a Fuji Instax selfie in the guest book. If they were hot, they were welcome to a parasol or paper fan, or a blanket if they felt chilly.
The hostess & MOB Anna gave a sweet toast, then the event planner Grace J Bourne kicked off the first bridal shower game. After “He Said, She Said” and “What’s In Your Purse”, the lunch buffet opened and guests enjoyed Mediterranean grilled shrimp, salmon nicoise, and orzo salad.
The bridesmaids gave a funny & heartfelt speech to the future bride, then the dessert table was opened and the present-opening began! As Nicole was opening the last of her presents, her future husband Lee made a guest appearance – the perfect great grand finale to a fun-filled day!
Floral Arrangements: Flowers by Sutton
Brides Outfit: Jacket: Valentino / Dress: Cynthia Rowley
Custom Cutting Boards: Wine Devices
Parasols, Fans, Lanterns: Paper Lantern Store
Rentals: Alperson Party Rentals
Invitations: Write On! Larchmont