bridal shower

Bridal4This past weekend, my best friend Antonella and I hosted a bridal shower for our other best friend, Maggie, on the terrace of Antonella’s gorgeous home in Newport Beach. It was a lovely intimate affair, with a slight English garden party vibe, as a nod to Maggie’s fiance’s English roots {we even sported fascinators}. We dined al fresco on a variety of decidedly girly bits and bobs and coconut cake, and sipped Moet Ice Imperial, a unique champagne that is designed to be served over ice. It was so wonderful to honor and toast to our dear friend Maggie and the extraordinary love she has found.

Bridal6{the set-up on the terrace}


{we moved antonella’s gorgeous restoration dining room table and chairs outside}


{sequin white and gold table runner from la tavola linens}


{the long view}


{i absolutely adored antonella’s beautiful lime green chargers and simple yet chic off-white plates}


{an israeli couscous salad with arugula, miniature heirloom tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, french feta cheese and a champagne and shallot vinaigrette}


{the israeli couscous salad}


{endive crostini with apple, pecan, gorgonzola and figs and an asparagus and gruyere tart on puff pastry}


{smoked salmon, cucumber and herbed cream cheese tea sandwiches and egg salad tea sandwiches}

Bridal14{blackberry tarts with vanilla pastry cream}

Bridal5{coconut cake with cream cheese frosting and coconut shavings with a diy cake topper bunting I copied from this tutorial}


{moet ice imperial champagne}


{individual canisters of english rose and earl’s garden teas, which we offered as favors to each guest and branded with the couple’s monogram}


{champagne served over ice with strawberries and mint}


{the beautiful bride and me}


{antonella, maggie, maggie’s lovely mother sue, and me}


{a post bridal shower ride on a duffy boat around newport harbor – one of my favorite things about orange county}

P.S. – All photos on this post were edited on photoshop using jacquelyn clark’s {of the beautiful blog lark & linen} amazing tutorial here.

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24 Responses to bridal shower

  1. chef mimi says:

    How beautiful. I love the exposure on the photos, too! Beautiful everything, as always.

  2. Darya says:

    Lindsay, you look amazing – you all look great as a matter of fact! I love the blue hat! The dishes all look delicious (what is “french” feta cheese?), and it sounds like you had a wonderful time!

    • fleurdeselsf says:

      Thank you so much Darya for your kind words! It was such a blast – so much fun to be with our closest friends and celebrating love! 🙂 I think “french” feta is just from France as opposed to Greece, and I personally believe it has a slightly better taste than most greek feta cheese we can get our hands on here. Hope you’re having a lovely summer! xoxo

  3. bp says:

    It’s such a beautifully done shower! How great that you & your friend were able to do this for the happy bride to be. Everything looked so charming & delicious! As always, the pictures tell the story… nice post!!!

  4. What a gorgeous shower. You are amazing and your dear friend will have this stamped in her memory forever. Your menu was so well thought out. Simple and fresh, yet high up on the “fancy” spectrum! So well done. 🙂

  5. So gorgeous–I love the table set up! And all that food looks incredible!

  6. Cecile says:

    How lovely ! What wonderful memories you’ve made for everyone – esp. your dear friend Maggie.

  7. It all looks amazing, well done!

  8. teamariehart says:

    How incredibly gorgeous! Absolute perfection. Sending love to the bride to be, her betrothed and her lovelies. x x

  9. gorgeous – all of you – and the table setting – the roses – the food…. just gorgeous!

  10. SO awesome that you used my tutorial – the photos look fantastic!

  11. What a beautiful setting and everything looks delicious!

  12. andmorefood says:

    this looks fantastic – the setting and the food, everything!

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