As with many brides, De’Angela faced a lot of stress trying to plan a wedding during the pandemic. Therefore, it was super important to De’Angela’s Wedding Planner and Matron of Honor, Melissa Williams of B Astonished Events, to throw her a beautiful bridal shower. Best of all, it was a surprise.
Melissa recalls, “On July 26, 2020 I told her that we would have a best friend day that included massages and a visit to her favorite sushi restaurant. But instead, I walked her blindfolded into a beautiful surprise intimate bridal shower with her 20 closest family and friends. She was totally surprised.”
It was a gorgeous shower that incorporated the jeweled tone colors of emerald green, gold, and blush from De’Angela’s wedding decor. Guests played several fun and socially distanced games including “Who Knows the Bride Best,” and “Who Said What”-in which the groom made a surprise appearance as guests asked the engaged couple a series of questions. Between games, guests danced to music played by a live DJ and munched on delicious homemade food.
At the end of the soiree, everyone left with custom masks, hand sanitizer and mini bottles of wine. (The perfect quarantine party favors). It was a thoughtful, fabulous, and most importantly safe celebration of the future Mrs. Calder.
- Date: July 26, 2021
- Location: Lightbox Studio located in Annapolis, MD
- Color scheme: Blush, Emerald Green, and Gold which was the same colors as her wedding
- Party Favors: Custom Masks, Hand Sanitizers, and mini bottles of wines with custom favor tags
Most Memorable Moment
The most memorable moment of my Bridal Shower was the surprise! My Matron of Honor and Planner (Melissa Williams of B Astonished Events) initially told me that we were spending the day getting pampered and having lunch at an upscale sushi restaurant (sushi is the way to my heart). I was blindfolded the entire ride and had no idea of what was in store, but I would have never guessed that I was in route to my very own Bridal Shower, especially since I insisted that my Bridesmaids forego the festivities. Upon entering the venue, Melissa removed my blindfold and everyone yelled SURPRISE and it brought me to tears. Having the opportunity to see 20 of my closest family members and friends present to celebrate me on my journey to become Mrs. Calder in the midst of a pandemic (while wearing masks and socially distancing) was the highlight of my day and wedding planning journey. I was so discouraged by the abrupt changes due to COVID-19, but the most beautiful surprise Bridal Shower gave me hope and brought so much joy to my astonishing wedding planning experience.DeAngela