Ashley's Bridal Shower at the Ritz-Carlton Members Only Club

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When it comes to bridal showers, it's all about creating lasting memories and celebrating the bride-to-be in a fun and unique way, and what would be a better way to do so than by hosting a whimsical garden tea party at the Ritz-Carlton Members Only club? That's exactly what one lucky bride, Ashley, experienced on her special day, and it was nothing short of magical thanks to the planning by her step-mother, Carolina!

Ashley's bridal shower was surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills. The atmosphere was charming and elegant, setting the perfect scene for the whimsical garden tea party bridal shower. The decorations were a blend of vintage and modern elements, with pastel colors and grand garland floral arrangements creating a soft and romantic ambiance. Outside the venue, Ashley had a vintage white sofa for guests to relax on, a white cart filled with fresh flowers for guests to pick, and a modern "Bride to Be" sign in pastel pinks, all adding a touch of whimsy to Ashley's already stunning scenery. Inside the venue, the tables were topped with delicate china plates, colorful crystal glasses, pastel tapered candles, and bridal party game cards adding to the fun and whimsical feel.

In between sipping on Ashley's sparkling pink signature cocktails and tasting the amazing treats, the guests took part in fun activities such as "Who Knows," "Bridal Bingo," and "Don't Say Bride" which added a fun and lighthearted touch to the celebration, with one of the guests' favorites being the "Don't Say Bride" game. In this game, each guest was encouraged to take a ring to wear and the goal is to avoid saying the word "bride" throughout the shower. If a guest hears someone say the word, they can steal their ring. The person with the most rings at the end of the shower wins a prize. This game is a great way to break the ice and get everyone chatting and laughing, making it an unforgettable moment at Ashley's charming bridal shower.

Ashley wore a flowing white dress which she paired with the cutest daisy earrings that were perfect for her special day. All of the bride's loved ones were dressed in semi-formal attire with vibrant colors perfectly complementing the whimsical garden tea party theme. She was showered with gifts, love, and well wishes from her closest friends and family.

This bridal shower was a testament to the fact that even the most traditional events can be given a modern and creative twist. A whimsical garden tea party at the Ritz-Carlton Members Only Club is a perfect choice for a bridal shower, creating a memorable and unique celebration for the bride-to-be. Surrounded by the people she loves most, this is a day Ashley will always treasure and a story she will always cherish.

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