Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Little British Bridal Shower

I can not believe in less then three months we will be getting married! WOW! The planning still continues and things are starting to get a bit stressful struggling work, plans, travel and life, however it is still fun. I've been missing my mom, sisters and US girlfriends to share in the wedding celebrations throughout this entire time, thankfully I have such great friends here, they truly made me feel SO special a few weeks ago by throwing me a little British bridal shower! 
On a beautiful sunny afternoon in London I headed to The Soho Hotel for a fun afternoon with my London ladies. I had no idea before moving here that Bridal Showers were not a UK thing at all, it is very American to throw a bridal shower AND a bachelorette party. Bridal showers are such nice reasons to get together with the bride to be and girlfriends, drink cocktails, talk about the wedding, it was such a nice afternoon! 
My friend Ann was too sweet, she took our crest from our save the dates and made me a canvas tote that I will for sure be toting around the week of our wedding! And how cute are the Laduree gift bags, with the custom stickers, I've got some good friends here for sure. 
 Tea and flowery cocktails are a highlight to tea at The Soho Hotel. The hotel is very stylish and in a quiet side street in the busy area of Soho. We did not feel rushed leisurely eating all of our high tea goodies, opening gifts and drinking tea and cocktails for a couple of hours, I would highly recommend it for an afternoon out with girlfriends. 
 Scones and clotted cream are NOT on my wedding diet, but hey, you only live once right. 
 My girlfriends gave me such sweet gifts. Instead of buying things off of our registry, they gave us experiences in London which we can not wait to use! An evening out at a wine bar {we will be using pre wedding to relax}, photography classes for our new camera, and how about a gift certificate to our favorite local shop La Fromagerie to indulge in….after the wedding! 
 After high tea we walked to the Royal Air Force Club where Ann is a member, yes, a pretty posh bridal shower right, no crazy hen do for me, we like to keep it classy;)
 A couple bottles of prosecco later, with the queen looking over our shoulder, and dinner in the pub, we managed to talk life stuff and wedding stuff for many many hours. 
I love the pretty wallpaper and the pretty royal glasses at the RAF club, fancy no?
 It was the sweetest afternoon! Big or small, it meant so much to have a little celebration here in London with some friends. Dressing up, drinking tea, toasting with bubbly, gossiping with girlfriends, it was a lovely day. I do not know why the Brits do not have bridal showers, but I highly advise them, they make you feel like a princess for a day! I will truly never forget my little British bridal shower, it was lovely. I highly recommend if you have a friend getting married soon, treat her tea and bubbly, bring the American bridal shower tradition across the pond. I know I will look back very soon and think, can I do it all again! 

*81 days and counting until the big day! 

xoxo - Becca

1 comment:

  1. I am very glad, the dress came before I expected. I love my dress, it was just perfect, stunning and beautiful. I checked the size with the seller and they confirmed it, the helped me all the time.


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