June 12, 2012

The Bridal Shower.....Oceanside Dreams

Estelle's is busy preparing to host a bridal shower this week!
The couple has chosen to invite close family and friends to join them oceanside this summer as they exchange wedding vows in August!

Little sneak peak of good things to come!

Champagne with fresh raspberries, cold ice tea with fresh lemons and Banana Slush Punch!

Barefoot Contessa Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes, along with Red Velvet topped with Cream Cheese Frosting!

Guest Favors...Individual wine bottles!

Southern Cucumber Dip

The Marriage of our children

Now you know precious angels, you simply cannot host a bridal shower without a good, fresh cucumber dip. It simply is unheard of....at least, this is one of those" southern rules" I grew up with!

2 large cucumbers, very finely chopped
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 t. salt
2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
garlic powder to taste

Combine cucumbers, vinegar and salt. Let set overnight. Drain cucumbers and pat dry. Mix with cream cheese, which has been softened, along with mayonnaise, and then the garlic powder. Spoon into a beautiful bowl and serve with little crackers .


  1. It's going to be a lovely party, so beachy and fun! I used to do wedding work years ago and it was so much more formal, STRESS CITY! Today's relaxed style allows for the couple to enjoy every moment! That's not to say that there's not a lot of work involved in making it seem "Easy Breezy!" My best wishes to Jennyfer and Gregory...

  2. That is THE sweetest Joy! I know they will appreciate your best wishes! Jenn designed the wedding invitation herself and how beautiful they turned out. She has a real talent being a Graphic Designer. Yes, they wanted a relaxed wedding and it should be a great vacation for everyone! Are weddings ever easy breezy? I used to think I would love to be a wedding coordinator, but through the years....I changed my mind....exactly...TOO much stress!!!

  3. Everything looks beautiful! It's going to be a great party!

  4. Thank you Ms. Butterfly! How sweet and we so appreciate your post! Have a wonderful fun-filled summer!...Love from Estelle's!


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