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.


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:

precinct boston lowes hotel bridal shower1

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.


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

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