A Spring Bridal Shower
By: Brenda Cascio
Nothings better than having family and friends toast the bride at a Bridal Shower Brunch. It’s a welcome change from the afternoon tea, giving endless options for food. Bridal showers are perfect opportunities to polish the silver, iron the table linens and pull out all those gorgeous things that are normally tucked away for special occasions. My niece, Rachel, was a gorgeous and gracious bride. Pouring rain the day before cleared for a beautiful day. The door was festooned with an arrangement of pink roses, white hydrangea and bells of Ireland – all accented with the initials of the bride and groom hanging from satin ribbons. Tables were set on the patio and poolside accented with a centerpiece of delicate pink kalanchoe in square gold vases. The favors were potted pink polka-dot plants that were wrapped in fabric. Co-hosted by friends and veteran party-givers, the shower was both delicious and fun! The food was a perfect blend of sweet and savory. Quiche, Goat Cheese and Pesto Torte, Spiral Sliced Ham with Jezebel Sauce served on Sister Shubert’s rolls. For the sweet tooth was French Toast Casserole and mini homemade cinnamon rolls. And for those wanting to be healthy, individual yogurt parfaits and a fabulous fruit tray. Mimosa’s, Iced Tea and Coffee rounded out the beverages.
As is customary here in the South, after opening all the gifts, we loaded them in the car to be displayed at the parents of the bride until the wedding. I’ll keep you posted!