Although even before getting engaged I knew who I wanted to have by my side on my wedding day, it is always fun to make things a reason for celebration. I kept my lips sealed for over a month and acted super nonchalant about the whole "bridal party" thing until just yesterday. I gathered the girls for a brunch that would be a way for me to show them my wedding plans so far etc. What they didn't know is that I would be popping the question to them, asking them to be in my bridal party. Here is a little about what I did:
My very good friend came over to help me prepare a delicious brunch. As you can see in the photos, it turned out quite superb. As someone who rarely eats breakfast foods (they're just not my favorite), I was clueless about a menu for this day so she threw something together and essentially I helped HER execute the whole thing lol Thank you Des! We had everything from fruit, yogurt and granola parfaits, blueberry and banana mini pancakes, mimosa cupcakes, mimosas, turkey bacon, egg, potato and spinach mini quiche's, croissants with various fruit spreads, you name it we had it! I was very pleased with how everything came out.
Shortly after eating, I gave out a set of fortune cookies to everyone and told them that it was a "Chinese tradition" about good fortune and starting things out in a positive place (I'm good at whipping up elaborate explanations right? hahah) This was obviously a lie but hey, I had to do what I had to do to get them to open the fortune cookies without suspicion. Inside was the fortune that read "My wedding wouldn't be complete without you. Be my Brides Maid/Maid of Honor". I used a tutorial I found online to switch out the fortunes that came with the cookies and put my own special fortune for them inside. The things you find when you get your imagination going ;)
Then as a gift for accepting my "proposal", I gave each bridal party member a personalized hanger with their names that will be used on the wedding day for a photo op of all of our dresses hanging together. I ordered these hangers on etsy, love love love etsy!
Asking them was SO much fun. I put so much thought into the whole process and I loved putting everything together because I always feel like I have so many creative thoughts flowing around in my brain--when I get a chance to put them to work, I seize it!
6 BM's, 1 MOH and a Bride,