My Bridal Shower!

Hi everyone! So this past weekend I had my bridal shower and it was just the most wonderful day! I do have a vlog coming in the next day or two but we took a ton of photos so I thought I would share them here too ๐Ÿ™‚ My maid of honour, Sara did an amazing job of rounding everyone up – with this many busy schedules, it’s beyond challenging so I was so grateful that so many were able to make it! Unfortunately two of my bridesmaids couldn’t attend (one due to being forced back on the day after all the trains were delayed by hours! There’s nothing quite like British trains).

I wore a dress from Marchesa Notte which I absolutely loved! I ordered it on a whim the week before praying that it would fit and it was just perfect. I showed it to Dan afterwards and he asked if I could wear that to the wedding haha! So obviously it’s guy-approved too ๐Ÿ™‚ I teamed it with some Gianvito Rossi pink suede pumpsย and my new Sophia Webster pearl clutchย which is sadly sold out but a similar one is available here. And of course I had to match my earrings to my pearl clutch so I went with these adorable studs which were the perfect size ๐Ÿ™‚

We ended up going for afternoon tea at The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair and it was absolutely incredible. I’d visited the hotel once before but haven’t been for years – in fact, the last time I visited was after ordering my Goyard bag which my mum kindly bought me as a graduation gift. The Connaught is part of the same hotel group as Claridges and The Berkeley (I’m a bit of a hotel nut so I’ve been a fan for years!) and it’s every bit as glamorous as the other two hotels whilst being totally calm and serene. It’s also surrounded by some incredible boutique shops so if you’re visiting London, I would absolutely recommend having a wander around!

I saw these beautiful flowers on the way to the hotel – how stunning?!

They’ve completely redone the restaurant section and it’s so beautifully light and airy. There were 8 of us in total, including 4 bridesmaids, my best guy friend (who is actually officiating our wedding!), his lovely girlfriend and my mum. We wanted Dan’s mum to be there as well but unfortunately she had another commitment she couldn’t get out of. It was still a pretty big group for tea though and we were sat on a large table right by the windows.

We obviously all went for the Champagne afternoon tea which consisted of 5 ‘courses’ as well as our choice of tea and a glass of Champagne. I’m a big afternoon tea fan and have probably visited most of the major ones in London by now but this was genuinely one of the best I’ve ever tried. I’m a stickler for having the traditional aspects (i.e. proper scones with clotted cream and jam!) as well as the fancier cake elements and this delivered on every front. I’m SO glad we ended up coming here! The staff were all so lovely and obliging, stopping to take photos of our group or offering extra sandwiches.

Tea slots are usually two hours and I could not believe how quickly the time went! We actually overstayed our welcome a bit because we did not realise what time it was. Even though I had specified no gifts, my lovely bridesmaids still surprised me with some absolutely beautiful peonies (one of my favourite flowers – I know, what a blogger cliche :)) as well as some ‘bridal essentials’ like some jewellery cleaner to keep my ring sparkling and a scented candle to keep me calm in the final run up!

It was such a wonderful day and I could not be more grateful to everyone for making it happen! I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my bridal shower and if you’d like to see it all in action, then keep an eye out for my video in the next day or so ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Nina
    May 29, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Awww Amie! You look absolutely lovely. Iโ€™m glad your bridal shower was enjoyable for you!

    • amie1
      June 1, 2018 / 2:43 pm

      Aw thank you Nina!

  2. Em
    May 29, 2018 / 11:38 pm

    You and the girls look so nice. Wishing you all the best and your girls for being so obliging as well. Iโ€™ve been a bridesmaid 5 times and it is an honor but also a bit of commitment.

    • amie1
      June 1, 2018 / 2:46 pm

      Thank you Em! They’ve been so great – I feel very fortunate ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. May 30, 2018 / 1:57 am

    Hello Amie! I’m Bowie and also a Youtuber from Macau. I love your style so much!
    What you bought and what you wore are always my inspiration^^

    • amie1
      June 1, 2018 / 2:46 pm

      Aw thank you Bowie! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Katy
    May 30, 2018 / 6:14 am

    This looks so fun! Love the horse biscuits!

    • amie1
      June 1, 2018 / 2:43 pm

      They were amazing! Shortbread to dip into chocolate fondue ๐Ÿ˜€

    • amie1
      June 1, 2018 / 2:46 pm

      Thank you so much Chloe!

  5. May 30, 2018 / 8:19 am

    This looks like the most perfect bridal shower ! This dress is so gorgeous on you and perfect for the occasion because it feels like it is inspired by a wedding dress !
    Lovely outfit !
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    • amie1
      June 1, 2018 / 2:44 pm

      Thank you Alex!

  6. Tracy
    May 30, 2018 / 11:22 am

    Kinda strange but also kind of great that your wedding shower didn’t feature gifts

    • amie1
      June 1, 2018 / 2:44 pm

      I just didn’t think gifts were necessary – weddings are already expensive enough!

  7. Serena
    May 30, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    Lovely outfit, it reminded me of a Vera Wang wedding dress (the first Blair tried on on Gossip Girl) and the Liesel Model. Check it out!

    • amie1
      June 1, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Oh I know that dress! It’s stunning!

    • amie1
      June 1, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Thank you Katharina!

  8. May 31, 2018 / 2:34 am

    You look so classy and gorgeous. I can already tell that you’ll be a blushing bride
    You inspire me to blog and be creative as well. Love your videos as well . Congratulations. XO

    • amie1
      June 1, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Thank you so much Jay! So sweet of you to say so ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Debbie
    May 31, 2018 / 3:51 am

    You looked absolutely smashing! What a lovely bridal shower. Best wishes. I will definitely have to check out the Connaught during my next visit:)
    x

    • amie1
      June 1, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Would definitely recommend – it was wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Lisa Autumn
    June 4, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    I loved your video so much.. I am so glad you had an amazing time!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  11. Lilia
    June 6, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    Hey Amie
    Beautiful is also an understatement โ€โ™€๏ธ
    I absolutely love your feeds. Iโ€™ve been on Your videos marathon for the past few days
    Keep doing what you do. Itโ€™s working โฃ๏ธ
    Can you please tell me what is your favourite perfume ???
    It would be awesome if you post a video about perfumes too I totally trust your taste and would love to know about it โ˜บ๏ธ

    Hugs

  12. Rach
    June 7, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    So gorgeous Amie! Such an inspiration, i’m currently planning my wedding and i always come to you for ideas, the cake i chose was actually one of the ones you posted from pinterest, (flowers wrapping around the cake) you never disappoint!

    Can’t wait to hear about honeymoon destination ideas!

  13. June 22, 2018 / 7:29 am

    Wow, you look so beautiful, I like your outfit.

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