Last weekend I spent an amazing afternoon at my boyfriend’s sister’s bridal shower. So much planning went into this day, and it had finally arrived and marked the start of events leading up to her May wedding day. Aubrey is has been so excited about and so detailed with all her planning, it was nice to do something to surprise her. Wedding planning can be stressful, and though she didn’t like being so out of the loop on this event, I think it made it all the better for her.
The step-mother of the bride-to-be hosted a lovely intimate afternoon at Otello’s in Oakville. This also happens to be where the wedding will take place, just in a different room. We chose a simple theme of ‘pink’ and added all the ‘Aubrey’ decor we could, including collage frames of her and the groom, candles, pink hearts and party supplies, and her favourite pink gerber daisies. All in all it was very pink-pink-pink!
The afternoon started with mimosas and chit-chat with guests, from there we moved into a delicious buffet style lunch of chicken, potatoes, veggies and more! We topped the meal off with desserts and my favourite strawberry cake.
Throughout the afternoon we played different games, including clothes pins and guessing games. These are two easy and interactive games that add for a little fun. For clothes pins, you
simply hand out two pins per guest and select ‘buzz words’. If someone saves a buzz word and you catch them, you get to steal their pin. In the end the person with the most pins wins a prize! And for the guessing game we filled a jar of candy and everyone had to guess how many were in it. The winner took home the entire jar! Guests also got to take home some of the decor, and the big pieces were also won with a game. For this we simply wrote ‘bride’ or ‘groom’ on small pieces of pink paper and handed them face down to everyone. Without looking, guests would decide to keep or switch their paper with someone. Once around the table and then everyone flipped. Those with the word ‘bride’ on their paper got to take home one of the centerpieces and everyone with ‘groom’ got to take home a candle.
We then watched as the bride opened her loot from her guests and thanked
everyone for being a part of her big day. Each time there was a ribbon on any of Aubrey’s gifts, she had to wear it on a bandana we fashioned for her (this was really cute and fun to do). I gave the bride her guestbook for this event and then added to it with my gift of a matching photo album from Woot. These are beautiful and are handmade locally by Woo Designs. They will house the memories from her special wedding events forever. I think everyone will enjoy my choice of wrapping paper (left).
For this event I wore a red BCBG blouse dress and played matchy-matchy with a pair of Steven Madden leopard print pumps and a TopShop leopard print blouse, completing the look with opaque tights (left). Coming up next for Aubrey on her journey to the alter is her bachelorette in Ottawa. I will be sure to update you with another SociaLife post then!