The other weekend I had the honor of co-hosting a dear friend’s bachelorette event. In the interests of all thing horses (the bride-to-be is also an equestrian), we centered the event around a local polo match, featuring a wine tasting for the guests. Even those of the non-horsey variety enjoyed watching horses and riders thunder across the pitch, all while sipping and being educated on wine and cheese pairings.
Of course to go along with such an event, we laid out a spread that would be both prettily feminine and pay homage to the elegance of the occasion. So we started with the invitation I designed…
… and decided to run with a theme of mint chevron with subtle pink embellishments. Probably the most fun in planning the decor was picking the florals! Garden roses, hypericum, irises, dusty miller, and hydrangea, among a few other varieties, gave the tables the air of an afternoon tea party.
Mint chevron runners that A hand stamped also adorned the table, and each guest had their own hand-monogrammed wine glass for the wine tasting. The bride’s glass, of course, had her new monogram printed on it!
Between chukkers (timed segments of a polo game) and after wine tasting, we all played fun games around marriage advice and honeymoon packing for the bachelorette, and nibbled from the smorgasbord of goodies available.
And let’s not forget the cheese! Each cheese was labeled, in case there were others beside myself who couldn’t recognize a gouda from a gruyere without tasting it (and maybe not even then!).
At the end of the match, the bachelorette had the honor of presenting the winning team with their awards as a crowd gathered ’round to watch.
And so ended our horsey, winey, bachelorette event! I think it’s safe to say, a good time was had by all, and I felt lucky to meet many of the bachelorette’s lovely friends, and look forward to seeing them again in a few weeks for the wedding! See you all soon!