Last weekend my incredible bridesmaids hosted my bridal shower. We had the most extraordinary afternoon having high tea and sipping on champagne and celebrating Ryan and my upcoming nuptials. It’s difficult to express in words how grateful I am to have meant the man of my dreams and the wedding and all the little celebrations along the way are just the cherry on the top.
My sister is my maid of honour and I suspect that she’s been planning my bridal shower ever since Ryan proposed. Months ago, she came to me with two potential themes for the shower with a mood board and colour scheme for each one. Both were unreal but I picked “Something Blue” which consisted of blue Royal Doulton porcelain and white flowers and it was just perfect.
My friend Jenna was instrumental in helping my sister plan out the day of my bridal shower and she found the gorgeous location, Gabriella’s Tea Room, all while her and her husband have been planning to move to Ballito this weekend. Our cousin, Anabelle, came out to South Africa from Mauritius especially for my bridal shower which was unbelievable. My friend Samantha was actually on call starting from that afternoon but she still managed to pop in for a while too which was just so special. I can’t thank these girls enough for being so kind to me and for going out of their way to show how excited they are for the wedding. I’m honestly so blessed. Together with friends and family, we had such a wonderful time.
If you’re wondering about what I wore, I chose to wear this white lace dress which I thought would be appropriate for a bride-to-be at her shower and I love it so much that I’m glad I did. I also wore my new favourite block heels (they’re so comfortable) and I also opted for my pearl hoops for a final accessory.
During the week Jenna sent me a quote that said “I think one of my favourite feelings is laughing with someone and realising halfway through how much you enjoy them and their existence”. This little quote was so true of being in the moment on the day of my bridal shower. I’m so lucky to have so many people that care so much for this new beginning.
If you’re interested in reading more about our wedding, you can read our latest Wedding Planning Update here for more details.