It’s official… I’ll be walking down the aisle in July!!
Don’t get too excited… I won’t be approaching my future groom in July. I will be walking down the aisle to stand alongside my favorite big sister on her wedding day! Check out how she popped the question and recruited some of her favorite ladies to be on her bridal team.
She invited some of her favorite ladies over for a standard Sunday Brunch and to our surprise…. it was a Bridesmaids’ brunch full of creativity, surprises and a few tears of joy (my bad). This “bridal” brunch was the perfect way to bring all of Katie’s bridesmaids together to gossip about her big day. We sipped our mimosas and freshly brewed coffee while chatting about color schemes, flower arrangements, hair-do’s, and of course… dresses! How could she go wrong?
Here’s a peek at the table. Why Milk Duds you ask? Allow me to give you a little history behind these not-so-brunch-ish treats. Our family loves this super old breakfast diner in downtown Chicago called Lou Mitchell’s. We have a lot of great memories together driving into the city for Sunday morning mass and then walking over to this famous diner. When customers are seated at this hot spot, the waitress gives a little box of Milk Duds to each of the ladies (and only the ladies) at the table. Incorporating these golden boxes was the perfect touch of tradition, family, and Sunday mornings.
Also on the table were these cute little place cards, the dresses were quite “fitting”… wouldn’t you say?
And check out the adorable plate?! This was an engagement gift from her future mother-in-law. It’s a Nora Fleming Platter. These platters come in many shapes and sizes and are super versatile because you can change the accessory, or “mini”, on the top corner to fit any occasion. Check out Nora Fleming’s huge selection of mini’s here, I’m sure you can find one to fit any occasion.
A coffee station was a must. This bride-to-be knows her bridesmaids far too well.
As an appetizer, the bride served a family favorite…. BUBBLE BREAD! If you know anything about the O’Connor clan, you know that this delicious treat is a staple and a sure crowd-pleaser. Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy…. (let me know what you think!)
3 cans 7.5 oz Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits
1 tsp cinnamon & 1/2 cup sugar (combine these two in a Ziplock bag)
1 stick margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs Maple Syrup
Quarter biscuits and mix these pieces in the cinnamon/sugar bag. Shake, shake, shake!
Place pieces in Teflon bundt pan after being coated with cinnamon/sugar
Melt margarine, add sugar and syrup
Pour melted mixture over quartered biscuits
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
Turn upside down on plate & enjoy!
And to top off the many reasons to celebrate, the bride toasted us each with our own bottle of wine with the “official” question written on it, “Will you be my Bridesmaid?”. She bought these adorable stickers from here and stuck each label onto our favorite bottles of wine.
As the bridal brunch came to a close, Katie sent her two favorite little sisters, and future Maids of Honor, home with a little something extra special. We officially have the best big sister ever! Maggie and I are so honored & proud to stand by her side and celebrate her special day. We wouldn’t want it any other way. Cheers to you, Ms. Bride-to-be; we couldn’t be more proud of you!
Katie really set the bar high…
How did you ask your bridesmaids to stand by your side?
Casey (our future bride) is all ears… Let the wedding tips and tricks begin!
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