Tuesday, March 29

bridesmaids luncheon.

I'm sure that I've mentioned it before ... I am lucky enough to have what I call 'two mamas'. Typically after I say this I realize that I've confused quite a few people who also hear me always talking about my sweet Daddy. 

To clarify, I have a fabulous stepmom that I'm not sure what I'd do without! I feel so lucky to have been blessed with 4 wonderful and loving parents! 

My second-mama was an enormous help with everything during the wedding planning process even before she offered to host the Bridesmaids Luncheon. 
I'm a Southerner born and bred so I'm not sure if this is a Southern thing or if this is something that everyone does! 
{does everyone do this?}

Basically, the Bridesmaids Luncheon is a time before the wedding to honor all of your lovely bridesmaids. We had ours the day before! And it was gorgeous
{fab and GORG bridesmaids}
We had a delicious lunch in my parents backyard ... 
Butternut squash soup, Fried goat cheese salads with homemade sweet potato rolls. 
{omg. mouth is watering.}
{Sus if you're reading this can we PLEASE recreate this when I'm 40? Or 30? Or in a couple of weeks?}

After lunch I gave each of my bridesmaids a pair of fresh water pearl earrings for them to wear with their dresses on the BIG day! And a tote bag for them to carry all their stuff from the salon to the church and then to the reception! 

Then we had cake ... My second-mama who is big on traditions {which I love} baked the most delicious carrot cake and before icing it placed 'wedding pulls' in it. This is an old Victorian tradition in which each bridesmaid {then called 'ladies in waiting'} pulls a charm out of the bride's cake to predict who will be the next to marry and who is destined to be an old maid. Ours were much more updated than that - some were about traveling, making lots of money, and one was about making lots of BABIES! :) It was so fun to see which charm each girl pulled! 
After the party we got ready for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner ... Which is next for you too, loves! 

Happy Tuesday Y'all! :) 


15 comments:

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Looks like a pretty party and the bridesmaids are gorgeous!!

Jana said...

That is one hech of a bridesmaid luncheon!! Beautiful! I love the outside table... wow...

Anya Rudn said...

Wow all such lovely decor, love it!

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moderndaywife said...

Looks like an amazing luncheon :-)

Anna of IHOD said...

How fun! I am so excited for wedding season. Bridal luncheons are such a great time to spend with your nearest and dearest:)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

omg adorable! everything is so sweet! love the white chairs! oxxo jcd

katelyn w said...

Looks so fun! I love the backyard set up!

everyone calls me bon bon said...

Beautiful! I did this too, but my grandma/aunt hosted it and they are both from the South. Is it a Southern thing? Regardless, it was so fun! I think everyone should do it:-) xoxo

Megan said...

ah that look ssoooo fun! that table setting is AWESOME!

Cigar Heiress said...

That all looked amazing! So pretty!

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

That sounds amazing! I am lucky enough to have two mother-in-laws myself :)

We had a bridal luncheon the day before our wedding as well at my favorite restaurant in Omaha (which is where the wedding was)--my mom, aunts, grandma and bridesmaids were all there and it was a blast! Thanks for the little trip down memory lane (for both of us) :)

natasha {schue love} said...

How fun! I did pearl earrings for my bridesmaids too! Love the cake pulls too!

Michaela said...

Looks amazing! Love the idea of having it the day before!

Miss Lindsay said...

Love it!!! Mmm carrot cake - love the cake pull tradition.

Mandy said...

How fun!! I've never heard of the cake pull tradition, but I love it!

Thanks for sharing. Great blog.

Thanks for stopping by mine as well.

xoxo
Mandy