I decided I wanted to do an intimate Bridal Lunch for my “bridesmaid proposal” all I knew is that I wanted it to feel really personal and special for my girls. When initially planning I needed to decide on a cohesive aesthetic which can be hard if you look on Pinterest as everything Is so beautiful! However I decided what I wanted and set out on making it perfect. I chose a minimal vibe with blush pinks, whites and sage green as the colour palette. I spent the few weeks prior getting everything organised, I hand stitched their initials onto napkins I had made, I designed personalised photo strips with individual photos of us and had them printed. I ordered them all a beautiful personalised notebook from Papier, and I ordered a cake which said “The Bridesmaid Edit” for the table.
Slowly it was all coming together, I had a wonderful local calligrapher (The Crafters Gym) hand write all my personalised cards in which I wrote them all an individual letter about how special they are to me. The final and most perfect touch was my Gigi and Olive gift bags as I had struggled to find anything I liked to pop all there gifts in. I wasn’t keen on the traditional boxes or bags and as soon as I saw the beautiful cotton gift bags I knew they were perfect.
Three of my best friends Shannon (MOH), Jess & Phee were coming for the weekend from London and Leeds and arrived on the Friday, how I didn’t give away the plans for the Saturday that night i’ll never know. I had made sure everything was packed aways and organised ready for me to set up on the Saturday morning. I made a variety of salads and light dishes for us to enjoy and had the champagne chilling ready to go. I spent the morning setting up the table, I used floristry frogs to get the look I wanted with my flowers, added the Personalised Papier menu and lockdown liquor cocktails to the table and we were all set. My best friend's Bebe & Pria who live more local arrived and I got all the girls to walk in together & there reaction was amazing, they we’re all thinking we were having a nice lunch and then they realised I was asking them to be my bridesmaids it was such a wonderful moment. There was a lot of hugging, tears of happiness and pure excitement.