This beautiful bride’s friend threw her an amazing bridal shower at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard. While this shower did take place at a vineyard, it was far from your typical wine and grapes theme. Instead, they took a cue from the bride’s wish for gifts for their honeymoon and went with a honey-themed bridal shower — which Tabitha from Roberts & Co. Events designed to perfection!
You can always view more amazing details from this super sweet bridal shower in the full gallery here, all beautifully captured by Audra Wrisley Photography & Design. Be sure to read on about the shower and check out the homemade gingered Honey Syrup recipe that each of the guests received.
From Tabitha of Roberts & Co. Events:
Gold Honeycomb Placemats – We purchased plastic honeycomb shaped plastic chicken wire from our local hardware store and created a template that we knew would be large enough for the entire place setting. Due to the curved nature of the roll of chicken wire, we cute each piece into squares, pressed them flat with large books for a few days, and then trimmed the edges into a hexagon shape to mimic the honey comb shape.
Using gold spray paint we carefully sprayed both sides of each mat to create a shiny and luxe placemat for the table. We did not want to overwhelm the table with such a large piece so they were spaced out between each setting to add some variety and texture to the table. The settings without a placemat were given a gold charger under the dishes to add another layer of gold to tie everything together.
Each guest received a jar of homemade Gingered Honey Syrup, which they created with a recipe from Martha Stewart Weddings. Continue reading for the full recipe that you can try at home! To complete your honey favor, Mary Coppola Creative Solutions generously gave us the Honeycomb Tag design she created to share with you! Now you can create your own ‘Sweet as Honey’ bridal shower by downloading the ‘Meant to Bee’ Honeycomb Tags here and the blank version of the Honeycomb Tags here. These can be written with a clever play on words or doubled as place cards for guests.
Boasting a charming biscuit bar with toppings from honey to ham, the whole morning was filled with the scents of honey, biscuits and fresh flowers galore! The bride was completely overjoyed with the delightful surprises; honey pot favors, a signature honey drink and an amazing bee-hive cake to highlight a few. This sweet shower concluded with opening honeymoon gifts, mimosas and, of course, that delicious bee-hive cake!
Photographer: Audra Wrisley Photography & Design
Event Designer & Coordinator: Tabitha from Roberts & Co. Events
Venue: Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard
Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup Artistry by Claudine
Cake: Loretta from Cakelore
Dress & Jewelry: Periwinkle
Flowers: Anthomanic Event Floral Boutique
Stationery: Mary Coppola Creative Solutions
Prop or Furniture Rentals: DC Rentals
Honey Favors: ebeehoney.com
Honeycomb Vases & Bowls: West Elm
Honeycomb Paper Garlands & Balls: Factory Direct Party
Mirror Menus: Ikea
Honey Dipper Stirs: Factory Direct Craft
Read on for the full Gingered Honey Syrup Recipe from Martha Stewart Wedding!
Gingered Honey Syrup Recipe:
3/4 cup honey
1 1/2 cups water
3 ounces sliced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons crystallized ginger
2 bottles (750 milliliters) Champagne
Make the gingered honey syrup: Heat honey and water in a pan, stirring until simmering. Remove from heat; add fresh ginger. Cover; let sit 1 hour. Strain, then refrigerate. Makes 2 cups; may be doubled, tripled, or cut in thirds. Divide crystallized ginger among 12 glasses (1/2 teaspoon each). Divide gingered honey syrup among glasses (2 tablespoons each), then pour Champagne into glasses.