I am beyond excited to share this long overdue post about my Bisous Bridal Shower! I can’t believe it has taken me this long to share with you all the details of my bridal shower. Since my wedding has already past, and I can’t wait to share more about that with you all, I thought it was only write that I post about my gorgeous bridal shower that so many of my favorite people made so special for me. The last three months have been a whirlwind. Everything has happened so fast, as many people told me it would. But I can honestly say that my bridal shower was absolutely perfect!
Since my blog name is Bisous, Brittany and Bisous means “kisses” in french (and I like to consider myself a bit of a Francophile), I knew I wanted my bridal shower to have a french theme to it! I had so much help with ideas for the party from my best friend, sister and mom, and this party required a lot of DIYing. It became a joke after the bridal shower that no one in my bridal party ever wanted to DIY anything ever again. But I have to say, all of the hard work paid off, because the shower was simply beautiful and I was so pleased with the outcome. I just wish it didn’t go by so quick!
For my color palette, I knew I wanted lighter colors. And since my bridesmaids would be wearing blush for my wedding, and I am a bit blush-obsessed at the moment, that was the main color of the day! We did a lot of rose gold and blush details throughout the house. Oh, and I forgot to mention, my best friends mother graciously allowed me to host the bridal shower at her house, which I am eternally grateful for. Since she is moving out of this house in the next few months, she had been getting rid of a lot of furniture, so it was the perfect open space to host my 60+ guests!
For food, I really did some research for this. Initially, I would have loved to have a crepe cater come to make sweet and savory crepes for my guests. But I knew that would be quite expensive for 60+ guests, so we decided on various finger foods. We did a lot of cheeses, baguettes and crackers. We did veggie cups and my dad made his famous tuna. We also had a fruit dish and tomato and mozzarella toothpicks which were so cute! My family really worked hard the night before the shower to make sure all the food was prepped and ready for that day, and I have to say, everything was delicious!
For dessert, this was my favorite part, although I totally forgot to eat it. Prior to the bridal shower, I was trying to find cute French pastries I could make. Well the first thing that popped into my head were madeleines! They are the perfect dessert to grab and eat, plus they are light and delicious! I ordered a madeleine tray from Amazon and tried out about 3 recipes until I found the perfect one. I just love how beautiful of a dessert they are. Plus, they made for the perfect decor on the dessert table at my bridal shower!
My grandmother brought my beautiful cannoli cake, which was the focal point of the dessert table. My and my bridesmaid’s DIY’d powdered donut “engagement rings” as party favors for everyone to take as they left. I purchased the ring tooth picks on Etsy, and we stuck them in each donut and packaged them in little clear bags. Me and Kristina (my Matron of Honor) purchased blush and gold colored paper and made a gorgeous backdrop for the photobooth we created. It was definitely a labor of love, as we spent hours creating this piece. Her dad even had to help out and create a wood stand to prop each pinwheel on. It turned out gorgeous though!
My bridal shower really was the product of many people who worked tirelessly to make my day perfect. From family to friends, so many people chipped in to help and make my day extremely special. And it was just that. Even Tyronne stopped by in the afternoon to come and see how everything turned out (and to get food of course).
Thank you so much to my family and friends who made my bridal shower such an amazing and beautiful event. I will cherish these memories forever!