What an amazing weekend we had! My little brother married the girl of his dreams and I gained a sister! Being an older sister, you always have a sense of pride and responsibility. Don’t get me wrong, my brother is WAYY more adult than I will ever be and he can put me in my place like no one else, but he will always be my precious little brother. Our weekend was a whirlwind…like any wedding weekend is. It is still crazy to me that we brides plan out our dream day for months, (or if you are like me, a year) and then the bridal showers roll on, you have a blast on your bachelorette party and then there it is. All the prep and stress and excitement happens and then…it’s here.
When it comes to wedding events my favorite will always be the bridal brunch. I don’t know if it’s the sun dresses or bottomless mimosas, but there has always been something so charming about brunch. When you add a beaming bride and excitement of the weekend ahead you get a recipe for the best day. While planning Riley’s brunch I wanted an “enchanted wooden tea party”. I know, I know I sound Tim Gunn. But I always like to have an idea of what I want the “theme” to be. My mom has some killer antique china and I know of a good flower shop. That is all it took.
It always surprises me that people don’t shop in their own home before going to retail shops when looking for shower decor. You can take an old barrel from your garage, a tea pot from your china cabinet, or even your kitchen aid mixer and make a beautiful center piece!