One of my favourite wedding traditions from across the pond has to be the bridal shower – if you want to celebrate with your best girls without the fuss (and less face it, tackiness) of a hen party then a sophisticated shower is the perfect choice.  This one, hosted by American planner Rebecca of Glimmer & Threads in pastels and shimmer is surely the prettiest ever! We love the drinks served in a polka dot teapot and the cute DIY bridal crown!

From Rebecca – I hosted, planned and styled a lovely afternoon at my flat for a small intimate bridal shower. Christa is getting married in the States and lives here in London. After insisting that we should celebrate before she heads across the pond for her big day, we decided to plan a bubbly tea for the bride to be! Champagne and cocktails served in teapots, tea sandwiches, lots of sweets and lots of sparkles.

The bride to be has proclaimed this year as the year to add a little sparkle to every day, so everyone was asked to wear sparkly somewhere, somehow. For a group of 5 guests, I decided to host the shower at home, but set up something pretty and special. With silver sequin linen to make it extra sparkly and fancy and special, I went to New Covent Flower Market and arranged the flowers myself. The table was set with a mix of high street items from West Elm {cutlery}, kate spade {polka dot plates}, DIY napkins {I glued on the pom pom fringe} and a few hire items {pastel charger plates}.

The shower for 5 was something that could be set up at anyones little flat no matter how big or small. Instead of an awkward hen do hat, we made her a “queen for the day” fascinator, mixing in the theme of sparkle. The bar had some citrus raspberry infused vodka that is a favourite of the bride to b’es, with a little soda water. The menu consisted of items that reflected where the couple met, such as their first date at the restaurant The Fig & Olive and I served fig jam tea sandwiches. We played some bride to be trivia with the answers pre written by the Grooms answers, we ate a lot of food and simply had a great time celebrating at home but still in a sparkly atmosphere! I made the food, put together the flowers, baked the cake, infused the vodka. All these little things are very doable for anyone to do at home in little touches and add a little sparkle to their next party!



After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

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