Before you tie the knot and say "I do" to the love of your life, you need to celebrate with the special sisters who propped you up, wiped your tears, listened to your fears, and championed your talents in good times and in bad. We're pretty sure this is where the term "bridal shower" comes from… After all, who doesn't want to sprinkle their favorite girlfriend in love and gifts? Let it rain, we say.
That's exactly what bride-to-be Kendra Zamel's friends had in mind when they surprised her with a bohemian-inspired shower. Zamel's childhood friend, fashion designer Lily Ashwell, and Ashwell's mom, Rachel (of Shabby Chic), worked together to create an English garden party with a laid-back California vibe. Think vintage-inspired tablescapes, fresh floral crowns, lace umbrellas, mismatched china, and a cotton-candy stand. We love the palo santo bundles with tiny roses and crystals at each table setting: It's boho chic at its finest.
Needless to say, Zamel was overwhelmed with emotion when she first entered the barn doors to this divine setup and was greeted by all of her nearest and dearest family and friends. Guests included swimwear designer Tori Praver, Stone Cold Fox designers Cydney Morris and Dallas Wand, and singer Jesse Jo Stark (who's also the designer of Chrome Hearts). "Her eyes welled up, and she had the biggest smile seeing the magical world we created for her," said Ashwell. Prepare to pin everything.