Beach Pretty Weddings: Pretty in Pink and White Bridal Shower
A perfect day for beautiful bridal shower for my sweet daughter Shannon. I hosted the shower at my sister's beautiful home in Tequesta, Florida. The back of her house opens up to the inter-coastal, and both floors have spacious terraces.
When you plan to host a bridal shower, the first thing you should decide on is what is the personality of your bride?...because today, showers are far from conventional, they can be so much fun, really think about your bride, is she a country girl, a fancy city girl, bohemian and laid back, a classic prepster or is she outrageous and wild? Once you have decided on the style of the shower, you need to contact the members of the wedding party and find out what dates are not going to work for them, once you figure out everyone's availability, then you can plan the date and the time of day to have the shower. Also, are you planning a shower with just girls or is it going to be co-ed?
Then the fun begins, it is time to decide on the color palette for the shower and all the details that gives your party a personality. The are so many details that can make this day special, engraved cups and napkins with the brides new name or cute quotes, bridal shower games, flowers, balloons, pom-poms, banners, candles, and shower favors.
But, keep in mind that the absolute most important thing for the bridal party to remember, is it is all about creating a day your bride will remember forever!
We had the cocktail hour overlooking the pool, and nearby the pool we set up the bar with two specialty cocktails; Bloody Mary's and Champagne, the Blood May bar was a hit and they could dress their drinks with bacon, olives, lemon's and limes, and we love traditional mimosa's, but we decided to jazz it up some and add other delicious juices, like strawberry guava and fresh peach juice. With drinks you need some munchies, so to keep it easy we prepared appetizers that we could display; a cheese and cracker platter, fresh veggies, dips and hummus, hot crab dip served in a hollowed-out bread bowl and every one's favorite deviled eggs.
We served the bridal luncheon on the upstairs terrace. When planning the menu, try to always include vegetarian options, and any other dietary exclusions you maybe aware of. My daughter loves my quiche, so I made a quiche Lorainne and a broccoli quiches, assorted finger sandwiches; veggie roll-ups, dill chicken salad with grapes on ciabatta rolls, Italian roll-ups, and roast beef and green apples served on mini croissants, Caesar salad with freshly grated parmesan cheese, fresh mozzarella and tomato kabobs drizzled with a balsamic glaze, and vegetable pasta salad.
After the fun shower games and the gifts were opened, we finished the day with some sweets at the desert bar and some more champagne! We definitely satisfied our sweet tooth with red velvet cupcakes, delicious berry filled ganache cake, brownie truffles, heart-shaped sugar cookies, and white chocolate, nut and fruit treats!