My bestie Nikki is getting married! I am over the moon happy for her. The wedding is coming up in the next two weeks and we all can’t wait for her big day.
Being her Maid of Honor, I was tasked with planning both her bridal shower and bachelorette party. One of Nikki and my favorite places to meet up for drinks is Williamsburg’s own Brooklyn Winery, so I figured it would make a very suitable bridal shower venue.
Nikki loves bright colors, especially yellow. Her husband-to-be is a big fan of orange. So for decorations I created these giant fluffy flower pom-poms out of tissue paper in their favorite colors. They are super easy to make, and you can learn how to make your own here.
Since Nikki lives in a typical, super tiny Manhattan apartment and most of our guests were coming via mass transit, we had to get creative as far as the gifts go. It’s not fun cramming all those boxes into the subway. To solve this problem, we included a note card for the guests to complete with what they got Nikki for her shower, and all the gifts were shipped to her address on the registry. Nikki still got to open gifts at the shower, they were just envelopes instead of packages.
In addition to Brooklyn Wineries fantastic wines, we also chowed down on a great Italian antipasto spread. When playing the host you want to make sure everyone is happy, so there were lots of omni, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
For dessert, Nikki’s sister-in-law (and my fellow bridesmaid) made these adorable mason jar desserts. She’s a professional pastry chef, and they were amazing. I helped out by making the flowers for the jar decorations.
I had so much fun planning this event and it couldn’t be for a person more deserving. I’m so excited for you Nikki!!