I am so excited to finally share the details of how I asked my bridesmaids to be a part of my special day! My fiancé and I got engaged quite a while ago, so I had time to brainstorm a bunch of different ideas on how I wanted to ask my closest friends and family to join me on the big day. After running through a bunch of different options and possibilities, I knew deep down that throwing a party was the obvious answer. Being an event planner I tend to find any excuse to throw a party, so no one had to twist my arm here!
Once I coordinated a day to get all my ladies together I developed a theme and a vision. I envisioned an upscale bohemian brunch with modern accents. Also, I wanted marble and acrylic accents paired with deep bohemian colours. I wanted the day to be for the girls. Additionally, I pictured yummy food, good laughs and the ultimate pampering experience. In order to tie it all together I knew I needed a team of talented girl bosses to help me out. First, I sent out an invitation that invited each girl to a brunch. The invitation was handwritten by Cecile Lau Calligraphy on beautiful water colour paper. It included a speciality picture frame, a photo of my favourite memory with each lady and an invitation box sealed with a bow. Although my secret was relatively clear I tried to keep as many surprises as I could until the big day.
The Big Day:
When everyone arrived on the big day it was so exciting! It was great to finally get the chance to formally ask my girls to join me on the big day. We started off with a champagne toast featuring the cutest cotton candy cocktails from Fancy Pufs. Once everyone arrived we were seated and the girls were greeted by their gift, a water colour and acrylic place setting “Bridesmaid?” print by Cecile Lau Calligraphy. I gave a brief toast about why we were there and why each and every one of them had no choice but to say YES! Once the tears were shed and the speech was done, each lady got to open a special little gift from me. We had talked about how we were going to bachelorette since forever, so it seemed fit to get each girl their own signature bachelorette bikini from Shopfly Nation!
We ate the most delicious brunch catered by Colette Grand Café, complete with signature hor’deaurs, a speciality salad including fruits, grilled chicken and vegetables. The room and tablespace was absolutely gorgeous! My team at Sincerely Yours Events ensured that no small detail was missed. Our centerpiece and floral accents by Wild North Flowers were gorgeous, filled with unique Ontario grown flowers and a bold colour palette. Our place setting featured the most perfect pink dinnerware by Urban Barn, modern rose gold flatware by Home Sense Canada, raw silk linens crafted by our event team and speciality name settings by Cecile Lau Calligraphy. Every detailed was as beautiful as I had imagined.
Once brunch was completed each lady got to choose a beauty service of choice, pick a one of a kind floral crown or head piece and sip on another cocktail or latte while getting pampered. It was the ultimate girls day out! The entire day was filled with love and definitely got us ready for the next year ahead! Thankfully, I have a pretty amazing photographer friend, Jillian Botting Photography, who was there to capture the day! Next on the list: Bridal Shower duties!”
VENDORS & CREDITS:
Event planning, styling and boho accessories: @sincerelyyoursevents
Organic cotton candy: @fancypufs
Venue + beauty services: Her Majesty’s Pleasure @hermajestyspleasure
Catering: Colette Cafe @colettetoronto
Calligraphy: Cecile Lau Calligraphy @cecile.lau.calligraphy
Floral: Wild North Flowers @wildnorthflowers
Photography: Jilly Botting @jillybotting
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