Only 38 days until Ashley and Daniel tie the knot! Up to this point it's just been a lot of talk, but last Saturday, things really began to kick into gear. We celebrated with a beautiful bridal shower tea and I could start to feel the excitement.
Here I am with the bride-to-be and her sweet sister Rachel who worked so hard to help make this day special.
The day was a bit chilly and overcast (by Orange County standards anyway) but it was a perfect day for an outdoor tea. The event was held in my sister Kathy's backyard. What a beautiful spot for friends and family to gather!
Since this was a tea and we are ladies, after all, we just nibbled lightly on a few little treats. Those Frenn girls discovered Devonshire cream and we fought over every last drop!
This was our dainty menu for the afternoon
- ice tea
- a variety of hot teas
- cinnamon scones
- blueberry scones
- chocolate chip scones
- raisin scones
- Devonshire cream (to smother the scones)
- lemon mini tarts with berries
- chocolate mini tarts with whipped cream
- cucumber dill sandwiches
- aram sandwiches
- peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
- egg salad sandwiches
- fresh veggies and dip (for the health conscious)
- fresh fruit
- cream puffs
- strawberry shortcake
- chocolate dipped strawberries
All of this food was made by this small team of ladies - Grandma, Aunt Kathy, Natalie (maid of honor) and Rachel (bridesmaid). They worked tirelessly baking scones and tarts, washing and cutting fruits and veggies, polishing china cups and making everything look lovely for the occasion!
38 days and counting!