Some posts will have to wait, i.e. the rehearsal dinner, getting ready with my girls, the actual wedding, and reception, as those were left up to the professionals we hired, but here is a little sneak peak into how the beautiful weekend began.
Mom and I wanted to celebrate the morning before the craziness with a homestyle Bridal Brunch for my wonderful bridesmaids, friends, and family with a simple brunch at my parent's house. We started off with the invitations which screamed southern and feminine sophistication and then carried the moss green and white color scheme throughout.
Here is the invitation we chose via Minted:
Then we decided to take matters into our own hands and work with one of our favorite places here in Nashville for our light, but yummy morning treats and tastings, Puffy Muffin. We ordered quiche, their infamous poppyseed bread, fruit salad, pastries and danish, chicken salad and pimiento cheese sandwiches, salad, and gourmet carrot cake...all incredible! We then created a bar packed with pomegranate, pineapple, and orange juice for a do-it-yourself champagne cocktail treat complete with berries and fruit. Here is the finished product:
For the tablescape, we ventured to Import Flowers of Nashville to select the flowers and then lucky for me I had my 2 best friends over the Thursday night before to arrange each and every stem...so much fun! Here is the finished table complete with personalized place cards and my Mom's formal china for my girls to dine in style.
After we ate, I surprised the girls with their gifts...for each of my bridesmaids, I bought them monogrammed natural burlap beach totes, flip flops to use at the reception, matching custom earrings I designed with a vendor on Etsy, custom patterned clutches/jewelry rolls, and monogrammed waffle wraps. I think they loved their gifts and I was so happy to be able to shower them for all they had done for me prior to and during the wedding weekend.
Hope you enjoyed! This is so much fun looking back on such a joyous occasion that my heart just melts...and the really good stuff is yet to come! Next up, one of my favorite tasks--the out of town bag gifts for all of our travelling guests.
As always, happy to answer any questions you have--I worked with some great businesses for gifts and such, and would love to help other brides-to-be with any and all wedding planning.