Let the Wedding Festivities Begin -- A Bridal Shower!

My baby sister is getting married!

This past weekend both families hosted a Parisian-inspired vintage floral tea party (minus the tea party) bridal shower for the lovely bride. We wore hats. We ate French macarons out of teacups (and because of the heat, we did not end up drinking any tea out of the teacups). We played a couple of games (a hat contest, a quiz about Paris, and a poem inspired by this Pinterest pin). We ate sweet petit fours (that my mom baked! in an oven in a house with no air conditioning! in this heat!) and yummy tea sandwiches (that my sister's in-laws prepared). We drank Perrier, Kir Royale, and pink lemonade margaritas (because it's not a party for my sister without tequila). It was fabulous.

Next up, I'm planning the bachelorette party. There will be Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and some Soul Train involved...

Photo credits: my mom and my aunts! 

Photo details, from top: my awesome aunt in the gift area; the patio with belly bars and balloons (I love balloons!); the bride loaning me her lip gloss; preparing the drinks; my momma in a vintage hat with the bride; the bride with her momma-in-law; my cousin's daughter and my grandmother; and various details, including cupcakes in the shape of a wedding gown, elephant ears, tarts, vanilla bean sablés, roses in teacups, and aqua-colored macarons with white chocolate ganache from this bakery.

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