Romantic Tea Party Bridal Shower at Rutgers Gardens • Tori Kelner Photography


We're obsessed with all things wedding. The proposal, the planning, and especially the big day. But a little unknown secret is that bridal showers are maybe up there with our very favorite posts. Why? All the love, all the excitement, without the pressure of the wedding (yet). Seeing the thought and care that goes into surprising the bride - picking something she loves and creating an entire theme around it - is so fun to witness. Today's tea-party-themed shower in honor of KC is just that. Romantic, sweet and incredibly thoughtful, we love how intimate and exciting the entire day feels. KC is one lucky lady, and we cannot wait to see the sure-to-be stunning photos of their wedding in Paris!

From Tori: KC’s tea-party-themed bridal shower was a perfect blend of thrifted antiques and modern touches. With the help of her incredible bridesmaids and family, KC’s Pinterest-esque vision came to life. Guests were wowed by each little detail, from the lavender lemonade vodka to the heart-shaped tea infusers to the golden macarons! The quaint pavilion located in central New Jersey’s Rutgers Gardens was the sweetest little find for this afternoon of finger foods and laughter. Everyone loved hearing the bride-to-be answer game questions and tell stories about her fiancé, Dan, who surprised her with a beautiful bouquet. These two fell in love in New York City, and have since visited 14 countries and over 50 cities. They’ve certainly caught the travel bug, which helped them decide on Paris, France for their destination wedding! Being that KC’s bridal shower was this magical, I can’t even imagine how stunning their Chateau de Saint-Loup wedding will be!

Vendors: Photographer: Tori Kelner | Venue: Rutgers Gardens | Florist: Produce Junction | Stationer (Invitations): Wedding Paper Divas | Baker: Woops Macarons | Caterer: The Food Architects | Bride-to-be's Dress: Forward | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Engagement Ring & Earrings: T Gluck & Company | Bracelet: H&M | Tea: Harney & Sons