May 07, 2016
To be honest, I didn’t think I would have a bachelorette (hen’s day/night). After all, we didn’t have an engagement party or a bridal shower. Not to mention I wasn’t even in the country until 2 weeks prior to the wedding! However, my amazing sister (maid of honour) and bridesmaids made sure to give me an incredibly special day.
I was told in advance that Saturday, May 7th would be my bachelorette and that it would take place over the whole day – how exciting! I had been previously asked what I would want for a bachelorette. My reply was high tea and a good meal. Definitely no need for clubbing/strippers please!
With that, my sister planned everything and presented me with this list of instructions:
She even found a gorgeous white dress for me as I couldn’t find one in time!
Started the day with a gift from my sister – thank you so much!
A bridal Pandora bead with bride on one side and groom on the other.
Janet, my cousin and bridesmaid, picked us up and the adventure commenced!
First off, a beautiful high tea with my gorgeous bridesmaids at Nectar Fine Teas.
A menu consisting of fruit, soup, sandwiches, scones, desserts and chocolate. And pots of tea of course!
In love with the china!
As usual, lots of silliness and laughs with these girls!
Fruit cup with jasmine tea syrup – so refreshing and not too sweet!
Hearty legume soup sipper
My beautiful bridesmaids!
Check out the food – mmm! We had wasabi egg salad, smoked salmon & chevre, lemon chicken & mango chutney, and red pepper cream cheese & cucumber mini sandwiches. Also vanilla bean and cranberry-orange scones with preserves and clotted cream. Up top were dessert slices and an assortment of truffles. All the food was fantastic!
Took a look around their shop after high tea. Nectar Fine Teas lives up to its name – such an amazing selection of teas and all the accessories you might need!
After high tea, we got back into the car and started driving… Eventually we reached Quebec and at one point I was sure they were taking me to Omega Park (which I love!) which was when they made me shut my eyes and keep it a surprise.
The first place they stopped at advised that there would be a wait of a few hours… so we bailed (I still had no idea what was going on). We then we pulled over to a candle making shop – I was so excited! Only to be told it was actually a joke and we got back on the road. I was a bit disappointed to be honest. We finally arrived at a backup location. Still keeping my eyes shut, the girls guided me to the entrance.
We were at Amerispa! For the rest of the afternoon we enjoyed pools, spas, saunas, silence, relaxation, laughs, and good conversation. Sorry, no photos!
Afterwards, we all freshened up and changed into our outfits for the evening. Colour coordination was involved – me in white and everyone else in black!
Julia always comes prepared… even with theme appropriate snacks!
What a surprise! So many lovely ladies joined us for dinner! My friends as well as all my female cousins – thank you so much guys!
Atong, Julia, Tina (who I later found out was pregnant, yay!) and Jenn
My now very grown up cousins – Lilian, Flora, Christine and Kim
My cousin Janet and sister Jenni
Had such a fantastic time catching up with everyone and I think we all enjoyed the delicious (and pretty reasonable priced) food at Fauna Food + Bar
Have a look at some of the tasty dishes we enjoyed!
Duck with kimchi fried rice
Rabbit with squid ink pasta
My sister, who is amazing, even went as far as getting us a beautiful congratulatory cake!
Many of those sitting around us offered cheers of congratulations and lots of smiles – this girl really felt the love!
The restaurant were happy to plate out our cake for an additional $3.50 a person. For the beautiful plating with icecream, cookie, and fruit caviar garnish, we all agreed it was definitely worth it!
I even got presents! Thank you so much cousins for the lovely candle and selection of teas!
A heartfelt thank you to all you gorgeous ladies for making me feel so special and loved to soon before my big day! Love you all!
Exactly one week until the wedding!