My Bridal Shower Tea Party

Hello everyone! I am officially a married lady!! Roger and I read our hand-written vows to each other last Saturday, July 18th during a beautiful lakeside ceremony with family and close friends. We are both over the moon as newlyweds reminiscing about the whole affair--our wedding weekend was everything we could have imagined and more. We had perfect weather, amazing company, the prettiest details, and a dance party that never stopped. We are so thankful and so happy and still tired. I can't wait to share the photos with you all! For anyone that has planned a wedding before, I know you'll agree with me when I say that the bulk of the planning happens in the few weeks leading up to the big day. Our lives became entirely consumed by checking the mailbox for RSVPs, thinking up unique ideas for the ceremony, printing place settings on cardstock, scoping out rings, and arranging accommodations for out of town guests. What a whirlwind! Instead of squeezing in tiny blog posts along the way, I chose to postpone writing until I could do so in a stress-free headspace. Now that we're husband and wife, life has slowed down to our usual pace. I'm blogging and drinking tea while Roger is folding colourful socks while simultaneously watching a spy movie. Tundra is being dog-like and lying at our feet on the area rug. I finally have some time to fill you in on the events leading up to our wedding day--starting with my luxurious bridal shower hosted by my Maid of Honour and cousin, Tiffani, and decorated by the creative geniuses in my family. My Aunt Cheryl opened up her home for a Sunday afternoon tea party. Of course, no tea party is complete without mimosas and good eats. Mat from Cookery Catering provided a yummy (and healthy!) luncheon for the ladies. My nana made her famous scones (pronounced "skons") and served them with clotted cream and jam. And there were so many different cheeses!! It was like heaven on earth. It turned out to be such a lavish and lovely and sunshiney afternoon. Roger's family made the trek from a few hours away just for the day. It was so special to have both sides of the family together on one patio before the wedding. It was a bit overwhelming to have all eyes on me while I was opening presents. Luckily I had help from the only boy allowed at the party--little Jackson was fascinated with all the pretty bows--so adorable! The take-home gift for guests was a colourful Gerber daisy. IMG_8078 My mimosa bar favourite: Champagne with grapefruit juice topped with blueberries, raspberries, and pomegranate seeds. Sip and repeat. IMG_8080 My beautiful Maid of Honour making me a drink. I love her always, but at this time especially! IMG_8084 I was enamoured by all the pretty details. Country roses have a way with my heart. IMG_8089 Jessica was a fan of the cranberry juice mimosas. DSC_0420 Cheese and grapes and pictures of the bride and groom! IMG_8092 Umm... I really want this chandelier. I can't decide what's better--it or the spread underneath it. Props to Cookery Catering! Mat always impresses with his innovative culinary style and fresh ingredients. IMG_8093 IMG_8094 IMG_8095 I adore the Royal Albert country rose three tier cake plate (pictured above.) I bought it as a Christmas present to myself because I couldn't afford not to. I knew it would come in for occasions like this. IMG_8097 Pink and orange devilled eggs to match our wedding colours! IMG_8085 So many tea cups! DSC_0418 Another perfectly whimsical cake by Nicolette. The lemon cake was made wheat-free just for me! So delicious. My mom chose the tea cup first and the cake was designed to match. DSC_0422 DSC_0435 DSC_0436 DSC_0437 DSC_0454 DSC_0459 DSC_0427 Everyone who attended my bridal shower spoiled me greatly, with their company and with such nice gifts! When I came home later that night Roger said that it felt like Christmas. Thank you to everyone that made my day so special! Next up: My bachelorette!
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