Happy Tuesday…I hope you are ready to celebrate with me as wedding weekend commenced…to get us started: The Bridal Brunch.
I hope you will enjoy diving into this Mother-of-the-Groom journey with me. There are few direct links, and I desire that the rest will inspire you for a bridal brunch and get your creativity going.
Mr. B and I decided to stay at the lovely St. Anthony’s Hotel in downtown San Antonio and I will share more about the hotel later this week.
I kick off this journey with joy in the hotel lobby.
Let’s get going, shall we?
THE BRIDAL BRUNCH: WHAT I WORE
This dress is the first short dress in ages that convinced me to show my aging legs at the bridal brunch!
I loved the dramatic sleeves the moment I met this dress…and a resounding NO…the sleeves were not in the way of the meal or people…they were perfect.
The pearl clutch is one I have owned for a long time and also discovered at a local boutique which closed around the time of the pandemic.
My necklace is the Southern Living Multi-Layer Ceramic Beaded Statement Necklace at Dillard’s…so glad I now own this piece and it is affordable.
I decided my Easy Spirit Gold Ballet Flats were a good choice for the bridal brunch, though most wore sandals.
These shoes are so pretty and super comfy.
THE BRIDAL BRUNCH: THE BRIDE
My new daughter-in-law has impressed me so much with her style and the thought and care she gave to each outfit worn.
This selection for the bridal brunch was fun and any9one would know she is the Bride!
All three of my girls were gorgeous…my daughter on the left and then my DILs.
And I have to add, they all three have great SMILES!
There were nine bridesmaids and they all looked lovely in spring prints and dresses.
I am so glad I wore a dress and joined in with the others.
THE BRIDAL BRUNCH: THE LADIES
The minute I saw the Mother-of-the-Bride (left) at the bridal brunch, I wanted this dress!
I loved the print, color, length…so lovely. She discovered it at another local boutique called Julian Gold.
Her necklace is a piece of artwork designed by her mother…and it is fabulous.
She is seen her talking to our lovely hostess for the bridal brunch and I learned something.
Her maxi skirt was an original creation sewed with Italian designer fabric found on Etsy. If you click this link, you will go to DESIGNER FABRICS ON ETSY.
It was a beautiful skirt.
And worn with this fun sandals she actually purchased in Italy!
We made a great threesome…but I have to say these petite ladies make me look much taller than I am!!
THE BRIDAL BRUNCH: THE VENUE
A local Italian favorite, Paesano’s, was a perfect choice of venue for this bridal brunch.
At the Lincoln Heights location, some diners can look out over The Quarry Golf Course and in the distance the shopping area.
Our hostess is multi-talented at making acrylic designs.
Our invitation arrived in a special package and was printed on an acrylic piece…the nameplates were her creations along with the coasters.
This was that personal special touch that can take a bridal brunch to the next level.
She also had sunglasses and “Tinkerbelle” wands for the flower girls…though they could not attend.
It was the last day of school for our kinder student. So sweet and special. Both girls brought their sunglass cases to the wedding,
The bridal brunch was lovely and set the tone for the rest of the weekend….and this Cappuccino Pie, OH MY…..
We were all ready to celebrate the bride and groom.
The biggest thing I believe regular readers will notice is that for this day, my outfits were out of my color palette: a vibrant autumn.
But, I went with the season and “garden party theme” around this wedding…I feel confident with the decisions I made.
Let me know if you have questions or thoughts to add.
Thursday, I will cover the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Tomorrow remains the latest news for women over 50. Hope to see you back…..now….
I appreciate your support of this blog by shopping with my SHOPPING LINKS, and if you don’t see the retailer you need for anything, just send me an email and I will see if I have a link or if there is a sale you are looking for!
Email is email@example.com.
I am here to assist you with any gift ideas as well, and hope you will consider shopping gifts with these links! AND your home purchases!
I know many like to make Home Depot purchases online and then drive to the store to pick them up. You can still use my HOME DEPOT to do that.
A special thank you to everyone who does this to offer your support of the blog!! It makes a difference and keeps me here.
The talented hostess also has a baker daughter! These cookies were from the bridal shower.