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Gosh, I can’t believe another whirlwind week has come and gone! I have been busy playing hostess, wedding planner, and maid of honor to a dear friend whose big day is set for the end of August! You can imagine how full my plate is! However, one of the big things just got checked off. Below is a capture of the bridal shower and bachelorette party that the bridesmaids and I hosted to honor the bride-to-be.
We used a green/ivory/truffle color palette to tie in with the color theme of her wedding. Plus it seems more put together when the same color story is weaves thru out. Almost everything was DIY and homemade. I have to admit that it was a lot of work but the end result was fabulous, don’t you think^^
最近阿Vi忙著籌備朋友的8月婚禮忙的昏頭昏腦不亦樂乎。這次除了當首席伴娘﹐還身兼婚禮顧問及花藝家﹐可想而知有很多東西給我管@_@" 除了婚禮的事﹐在婚禮前﹐身為首席伴娘的我聯同所有的伴娘們可得幫準新娘辦出嫁前最後的一次歡送會(bridal shower)及告別單身聚會(bachelorette party)﹗不知道這是不是美國才有的習俗﹐ 歡送會即是一屋子女人的聚會﹐屬端莊又淑女的活動﹐讓新娘享受最後和姊妹們相聚的的單身時光﹐因為女人一旦走入婚姻﹐大部分會以家庭為主﹐可能沒那麼多自由時間和姊妹聊天了﹗告別單身聚會就比較瘋狂﹐讓新娘在婚前把握最後一次單身和好友們徹夜玩樂的機會﹐有臉紅心跳的話題以及遊戲﹐還有脫衣猛男(如果新娘許可的話)喔^^
差不多所有的東西都是DIY - 從紙吊飾﹑花擺飾﹑回禮的盒子﹑welcome旗子等等。而食物都是伴娘們自己弄的﹐而我當然是負責甜點的部分囉~
the green & white pom pom took me 10 minutes to make but took someone who-know-how-long to pull and fluff up; I woke up the morning of and went to the flower mart to get the flowers to make these centerpieces, pretty?
Cheese & ham crackers
Chinese sausage fried rice
Veggie stick with dips
Mango panna cotta cups
Strawberry mousse cake
Peach iced tea
Mineral sparkling water
Favor to guests:
meet the bride-to-be Linda
faces of some of the lovely & furry guests at the party
Guests won gifts like fleece blankets, sweets, and movie tickets when they played the games we prepared for them
she must had received 2 weeks full of naughty but pretty dainty lingerie among other beautiful gifts
these pillow boxes (25+) took me a day to make, you like?
The bachelorette party follows immediately after the bridal shower and the night unfolds with a light dinner at Zen’s. Many giggles later, we went back to the location of the bridal shower, which with some help of some very talented people, have transformed into a VIP lounge and also kick off the night. Unfortunately what happened in that room was not to be disclosed to anyone other than the one who were there that night so we will just leave it here ;p
sharing laugh & foods at Zen's
the room transformed into a VIP lounge!