This past Saturday began the pre-wedding celebrations with the bridal shower. Family and friends gathered from near and far to celebrate Lindsay and “shower” her with gifts.
The shower was held at the Flatbush Farm, which ended up being a great choice. Not only did we get some nice space in the back of the bar area, but they also set aside a spot for us in the backyard. The weather was beautiful, save for it being a little muggy, but otherwise it was really nice to sit outside and enjoy the day.
The food was amazing (oddly, I have no pictures of it – how unlike me!). It was a complete brunch spread, with eggs, bacon, potatoes, French toast, etc. but also a really amazing duck confit. Prior to the shower we had been on the fence about the duck, but I think it ended up being the most popular item. Guests were also able to enjoy mimosas and bloody Mary’s. The staff at the restaurant was amazingly efficient and got us everything we needed. Paul’s mom and sisters made the desserts – chocolate peanut butter truffles, lemon bars and miniature cheesecakes.
This was one of the first times that the two families were meeting. Of course, my mom and I have met Paul’s family on a few occasions, but the extended aunts, uncles (who came at the end to say hello!), cousins and friends were all new to each other. It was also one of the first times that all the bridesmaids (minus three) were able to get together.
Of course, there were presents!
And with presents, the obligatory ribbon hat. One of Paul’s sisters told us that it’s meant to be used as a bouquet at the rehearsal dinner, a tradition I’d never heard of before (but like!).
All in all, the afternoon was a success, and it was great to spend time with family and friends!