The Perfect Bridal Shower

The Perfect Bridal Shower

The time had finally come, the time for me to plan Abi’s bridal shower.  A bridal shower like no other, that would tick every box on Abis “do’s and don’ts” list.  Lucky for me, Abi and I have similar taste when it comes to planning events.  The hardest part of planning the bridal shower was probably finding the perfect setting, which we did in the end…

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The day before the bridal shower was spent embroidering hessian jam jars with each guests initial, baking and trying out the delicious homemade scones.A short walk from our accommodation was a lovely picnic area.   We hung yellow, mint green and lilac lanterns from the trees.  The lanterns were complimented by wild flowers I had picked from my garden, earlier that morning.

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The ladies all looked beautiful in their picnic dresses, sipping on Pimms and revelling in the sunshine…which according to our weather report, was not set to last.  Our timing was perfect, as we made our way back to the venue, the heavens opened up.
The rest of the day was spent enjoying lots of laughs, champagne and a bit of pampering. While the girls were having fun I snuck away to set up the final part of the evening,  I hung handmade bunting and reused our wild flowers from the picnic alongside my large Mason jars filled with corks and fairy lights (finally found a use for my cork collection).

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The ladies arrived, dressed to the nines. We had a wonderful evening, with great food, superb wine, good memories and the rest is better left unsaid.
Spending time with such a quality group of friends is what made the weekend so special,  I think I can speak for us all when I say, it was a perfect bridal shower…
No pressure on the bride to create the perfect wedding.

Day out in London

Day out in London

A friend of mine recently celebrated her 30th birthday. With her family being scattered around the world, I took it upon myself to organize a special day out.

My original plan was to drive a group of girls over to France for a spot of lunch…not my best brainstorm ever. We decided against that as it would mean that I would be driving over 4 hours to eat food that we could very easily find in the heart of London and that’s exactly what we did, planned a day out in London.

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We started off with a glass of Prosecco at a rooftop restaurant with a beautiful view of St Pauls Cathedral and a few other sights.  Although the weather wasn’t exactly playing along, I managed to get one decent photo of our view.  We then hopped in a cab to our next destination…which happened to be around the corner.

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What more can a girl ask for…Prosecco with a view, a superb restaurant, an afternoon filled with laughs and cake of course!  As a special treat I made each lady a personalized gift box with a cute quilted cupcake and a mini sparkly nail polish.

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We had a perfect day out and a day that can be safely stored in the memory box.