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Sweet Bridesmaids Tea Party

For the past 2 months I had been scouring Pinterest coming up with unique ideas to make a party special. This party had to be *extra* special. This party is when I ask my girls if they want to be the girls that stand beside me while Shawn + I become one family. I already knew I chose the right girls, but now I had to bribe them into being 'The Ones'. And what better way than with a Tea Party in their honor?

I began with my gifts and how I wanted them to be woo'd.

I started with handmade boxes that I decorated with beautiful striped + polka dot black and cream paper from Paper Source. I will admit, it was a challenge to keep the paper on with just glue sticks and to make it look pretty... I resorted to the extreme adhesive spray... and while it worked miracles... it takes forever to get off your skin, + clothes, + hair... or anything it encounters--but the point is those boxes were glorious. Worth it for my girls.

 Bridesmaids Gift Boxes containing a very special question  ❤

Bridesmaids Gift Boxes containing a very special question 

I had extra crinkled paper to line my boxes which just added those level of sophistication I was very pleased with.

Taking some cues from Pinterest + Style Me Pretty I used some of the ideas for my girls' gifts.

Here is the link from SMP that was my inspiration:

Style Me Pretty Bridesmaids boxes

The boxes, crinkled paper, + the Freixenet sparkling wine with the gold calligraphy were just so beautiful that I really wanted to emulate the rest of my party based on it!

 Bridesmaids personal elixir

Bridesmaids personal elixir

I got eos lip balm from a four pack from Sam's Club (where I also got my food for my menu). They are so chic that I knew my bridesmaids would LOVE them (and they did)!

I also got these sweet glasses from Etsy, popping the question right on them! I knew it was meant to be! I customized the color and the names just for my girls! They loved them!

 The special question popped on a wine glass for their champagne  ❤

The special question popped on a wine glass for their champagne 

I included these wonderful custom lollipops from another amazing Etsy shop. Andrea Caroline, of Sweet Caroline Confect, customized them to my colors (pink + gold) and even the flavor + size! They arrived fresh and just in time for my girls! They are so awesome!

 Everything for my girls wrapped up in a pretty bow  ❤

Everything for my girls wrapped up in a pretty bow 

My favorite of the gifts I got my girls were the customized Nail Decals from Paipur Nails and some simple shimmering pink nail polish I picked up from the dollar store nearby. The nail design is our Wedding Symbol (look familiar?).

 So in love with Etsy for being able to customize every aspect of my journey!  ❤

So in love with Etsy for being able to customize every aspect of my journey! 

Now on to the best part: The Menu! Below I have everything I made for my girls! SO YUMMY!

The edible gold wafer crowns came from an awesome Etsy store, Sweet DeJaVu. Perfection.

 Pretty Little Crows for my princesses

Pretty Little Crows for my princesses

 Perfect for an elegant Princess Tea Party  ❤

Perfect for an elegant Princess Tea Party 

I also got these incredibly adorable and PERFECT straws which were (funny enough) a huge hit at the party! I got those at this Etsy Shop that was just so great in price + customer service, Ivana's Gifts N Things.

 How amazing are these beautiful paper straws?!  ❤

How amazing are these beautiful paper straws?! 

I put them in mason jars that I had covered in gold glitter to match my gold glitter mason jar vase and the gold glitter ribbon I wrapped around my vases that carried my beautiful light pink + dark pink roses, with Beautiful white hydrangeas and baby's breath. I just picked up those flowers from Whole Foods. They were perfect + glorious + totally set this romantic, sweet + elegant Tea Party mood.

Enjoy the rest of the beautiful images my brother was so kind to capture during the party! Oh, and the menu below 

 Just in LOVE  ❤

Just in LOVE 

 Almost everything together

Almost everything together

 Picture perfect Macrons

Picture perfect Macrons

 So beautiful and elegant!  ❤

So beautiful and elegant!