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An al fresco bridal garden party

“A sunny August afternoon sets the stage for Elise’s bridal shower, who just so happens to be the daughter of Homefront’s Editor & Publisher … so a special one for me. It was a pleasure to plan this party as Elise celebrated her upcoming nuptials with family and friends.” – Sebastien Centner

With a garden-party theme complete with rosé wine bar, high-tea station, savoury passed canapés and a crêpe food truck, of course. A welcome vignette is a must at any outdoor event. This set-up (on the left) also features mini bottles of rosé champagne as a party takeaway to toast the evening!

Grazing Platter Perfection

Having extravagantly decorated trays of cheese, fruit, nuts and flatbread gives guests something to nibble on in between serving hors d’oeuvres.

Sebastien’s Suggestions

Choose a colour scheme and stick to it. Event décor and plateware (courtesy of RoyalTea Party Events pictured above) set the visual tone with a palette of pink, lavender and mint green, which was carried through to the florals. Traditional bridal shower menus typically include one-bite items or fork-friendly appetizers … no messy burgers! Include a variety of fish and meat, vegetarian and vegan options to ensure all guests have something to suit their taste and everyone can indulge in the day.

Include flavours for every dietary need, including pescatarians!

Gin-cured salmon on kettle chips with dijon crème fraîche.

Feature a Food Truck

Sweet and savoury crêpes from Crêpe Street.

Our favourite ‘So Bueno’ crêpe

Nutella, Kinder Bueno and almonds was a winner with guests.

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Photography Bruce Gibson, Event Styling Suzanne Dunbar-Saunders. A special thank you to Bloom Plus for florals, Event Rental Group, Crêpe Street, RoyalTea Party Events and PamSulpizi.