Remember my hen night post? I did say I would also tell you about some of my other bridal celebrations too and that is what is in todays post as the night before we went cocktail making and out in the limo for my hen night, some very close family friends threw me a bridal shower for my besties and I.
We decided to have a bridal shower purely as a more formal, slightly less wild, bridal get together before my big hen night. I know they’re usually an American thing but they’re becoming more and more popular in the UK and it was so lovely to get together with the girls. I have quite a lot of friends but they’re all from different friendship groups so many of them met for the first time at my bridal shower and if you’re in a similar situation with your friends then I’d really recommend doing the same as having the bridal shower was a good way for everyone to get to know each other before being together in an even larger group at my hen night.
My friends really spoilt me by being so kind. They had gone to so much effort making food for an afternoon tea style buffet and we had cocktails and played silly games like pin the tail on Mr WLL! They asked my now hubby lots of questions and got me to answer them too to see if we would get the same answers and we did, which was reassuring considering I was marrying him a few weeks later! If you’d like a post on bridal shower games then do let me know in the comments.
For my bridal shower, I really wanted to wear a super pretty dress but I didn’t actually buy my outfit until the day before the party. I was intending to wear something I already had in my wardrobe but I was having one of those moments where nothing in my wardrobe seemed to look right and I didn’t feel my best in anything I had. It sounds so silly but it was getting me down as I was really looking forward to the night but didn’t feel as though I’d look the part. My dad ended up treating me to an outfit which was so special to me and Mr WLL took me out to the Metro Centre to choose it. I looked into so many different stores before going into Evans as the final, last chance saloon shop on our trip and finding the Scarlett and Jo 2 in 1 Prom Dress.
I cannot begin to tell you how good this prom style dress made me feel. The black top is quite a close fitting jersey, with a low round neck showing just the right amount of cleavage and three quarter length sleeves which I’m not usually a fan of but they really made my arms look good in this dress. It then has an elasticated panel that sits high on the waist that really pulls you in and creates an amazing silhouette. The skirt has a gorgeous floral print with a sort of light woven net style material over a black lining and it is gathered to give that really full prom style. It feels so gorgeous and girlie to wear. There’s a red poppy one on the Evans website at the moment and I’d definitely get it if I had an event that would warrant it!
I decided to let the skirt of the dress speak for itself and so I chose to pair black accessories with the outfit and added some silver accents to compliment the black.
For my make up, I really wanted to bring out the pink in the dress for a really feminine look so I opted for the Pur Minerals make up products that I reviewed in this post. On my nails, I used five different Collection Work The Colour nail polishes in varying shades of pink to create an ombre effect and then I picked my favourite, Tropical Pink, to paint my toes with. I am going to do a post on my nail look very soon as it is perfect for the summer months.
I left the house feeling super gorgeous and I had the best time with my friends. They mean the world to me and they were so kind and generous, it really overwhelmed me. If any of you are reading this; I LOVE YOU ALL <3 font="">3>
Scarlett and Jo 2 in 1 Prom Dress from Evans
Black wedges from Primark
Black and diamante clutch bag from Debenhams
Silver and diamante hoop earrings by Mikey from House of Fraser (exact earrings)
Would you or did you have a bridal shower? What would you do at yours?
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