• Our Boston garden party brunch / bridal shower

    bridal shower white lace dress

    ASOS petites lace dress in sz US 1 (2 colors, runs small), M.Gemi heels (sold out, similar)
    On Nick: J.Crew Ludlow blazer, Levi 508 jeans, Cole Haan shoes

    We’re gradually getting photos back from our wedding-related festivities, and are excited to share some with you guys! Instead of a traditional bridal shower, my bridesmaids helped organize a coed garden party brunch of sorts, so that guests who had traveled early to Boston could join. We had it the day before our wedding which turned out to be hectic, but we were just happy to have time with our friends & family. Ladies were encouraged to wear their floral finest (I was amused by my grandma frantically iMessaging me all her outfit options from the 60’s) and make their own fresh flower crowns at brunch. The DIY activity was a hit and made for some great photos to boot! Per your requests, I’ve made a very easy tutorial that’s coming up.

    bridal shower mimosa bar

    Nick and his mom made these cute signs for all the food. The mini chalkboard selection at AC Moore is a dangerous place…I came out with more of ’em than I could ever need.

    mimosa bar

    Now about this dress…I was beyond excited that it got fully restocked, as I’ve gotten tons of questions about it. I’m wearing a size US 1 (usually size up when I see the word “bodycon”) and would say this runs about 2 sizes smaller than typical US brands. The material is lightweight and stretchy, and the dress is lined with an invisible zipper down the back. I see it’s available in black lace now too! Some of you have asked if the white version is OK to wear as a wedding guest – I don’t know what the rules are these days, but I wouldn’t recommend it if you aren’t the bride. Aside from bridal activities though, I’ve been wearing this to cocktail parties and out to dinner alike – it’s just an elegant and unique piece that is comfortable too. If you don’t see your size, check back in the mornings as they often restock due to returns (since sizing can be confusing for customers).

    asos white lace dress bridal shower

    bridal shower vintage suitcases welcome table

    We borrowed several decor pieces from our wedding the next day. The adorable vintage suitcases are from one of my favorite places to browse, the SOWA vintage market. Nick and I love poking around there on Sundays and then grabbing lunch at the mass of food trucks down the street.

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    oysters bridal shower party

    To be honest, we didn’t put too much thought into decor as we were much more interested in the food! Mini Maine lobster rolls, crabcakes, and oysters were a must – no visitors should have to leave Boston without a heavy dose of our yummy seafood!

    mini lobster rolls bridal shower

    corn meatballs

    charcuterie boards

    tuna tartare bridal shower

    And what’s a dessert table without mini Boston cream pies…

    bridal shower mini desserts creme brulee boston cream pie

    Surprise surprise…Nick and my little brother Schuyler were never more than two feet away from the food table all morning:

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    I don’t see too much resemblance, but I can’t count the number of times my own family members kept mistaking Wendy and I for each other throughout the wedding weekend! My aunts, grandpa, brother and even my dad (*shakes head*)…

    bridal shower jean wendy

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    flower crown materials

    My grandparents mean the world to me, so seeing them in Boston having a blast made the stress of wedding planning worth it. Even my grandmother couldn’t resist making herself a little crown! Stay tuned for a tutorial post and a few more photos.

    grandparents

    Photos by Katch Studios, Florist: Pollen Floral Design, Restaurant: Precinct

     

    53 thoughts on “Our Boston garden party brunch / bridal shower

    • Petite Picks October 19, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      So beautiful! I love all of it.

    • EM Marchese December 30, 2015 at 10:18 am

      Wow. Gorgeous! Love the swimsuit on you. Beautiful model. 😀

    • Joanna Marie May 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      My fiancé and I are J & N too! Where did you find those letters and suitcases? Or any chance you're looking to sell them?

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