Sunday, September 1, 2013

Make tea, not war.

I am so excited to finally post some highlights from my August 10th Bridal Shower! It was held at David's Aunt Judy's home in Greenville. I can't thank my Matron of Honor, Tammy, enough, as well as her mom Brenda, Aunt Judy, David's mom, and my bridesmaid, Brittany! These women thought of details I never would have dreamt of, and it was absolutely lovely. I was so glad my mom was able to come down to spend the day with me too.

Here is the post where I shared the adorable invitations that Tammy sent out, as well as the thank you cards I made.

Fantastic vintage finds were implemented into the decor including an antique silver tea service. Tammy handmade the paper flowers and pennant banner hung over the fireplace mantle. The lace-accented tables featured fresh flowers and a delicious spread including: finger sandwiches, cheese and crackers, fruit tarts, scones, cupcakes, cookies, sweet tea, lemonade, and of course, a Nelson family tradition: Red Rose Tea! Brittany labeled the hors d'oeuvres with petite ornate frames. David's mom brought dozens of Kentucky Derby style hats, and even brought a coat hanger and mirror so the guests could try them on with ease!

Guests wore their hats and enjoyed tea and crumpets using lovely mismatched china and rose-colored glassware. Tammy even hand-painted a plate in honor of our "love bug" engagement shoot that served as a keepsake guestbook. Brittany made the most adorable favors with raspberry and peach tea, demitasse spoons, and honey sticks. 

The best way to describe the shower is that "Pinterest exploded." The time and effort that these ladies put into planning such a special and memorable day in my honor means the world to me. All the little details are things I never would have thought of, and I am completely humbled by all the love I experienced and felt that day! Another adorable vintage find: Tammy found this glass "genie" teapot that acted as a centerpiece and housed handwritten well-wishes from all the guests!

It meant so much to spend the day with my wonderful, sweet friends and family, including David's Grandmama and my mother. I will never forget this special day. :)

the Bride


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