All photography by the amazing Sarah Ehlinger.
Back in the spring, my gorgeous buddy, Alli, went and got herself hitched, and before the big day, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to throw her a little bridal shower.
What could possibly go wrong.
If you get all dressed up for a party and don’t get a chitchslapped drink spilled all over you, was it really a party?
Fortunately for everyone involved, the chickens didn’t join us for brunch, and we had a very civilized meal of delicious food from Little Flower Candy Co.
The signature drink: a Blushing Pisco Sour…
BLUSHING PISCO SOUR
Makes 1 serving
2 ounces pisco
1 ounce fresh pink grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce Strawberry Rose Syrup (instructions below)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup hulled and chopped strawberries
1 teaspoon rosewater
1 strip grapefruit zest
1 medium egg white
1-1/2 ounce sparkling rosé
3 drops grapefruit bitters
To make the syrup: combine sugar, water, and strawberries in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar is fully dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add rosewater and grapefruit zest. Cool completely and strain. Store in fridge for up to two weeks.
To make the cocktail: Combine pisco, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup in a shaker over ice. Shake until chilled. Strain ice from mixture, leaving cocktail contents in shaker, and add egg white. Shake vigorously until foamed. Pour mixture into a coupe, top with sparkling rosé, 3 drops bitters, and an edible flower garnish.
All the gorgeous florals for the event were done, as usual, by Winston & Main. I just can’t quit Tabitha’s brand of floral magic.
After the meal was finished, the chickens got to come back out to pose for photos. Which they love. I swear.
And, of course, at the end of the party, we let a chicken frolic in the flower arrangements. Because it’s how we always end our parties.
It was a fabulous day, and so fun to cheers to the bride with this group of amazing women (and this flock of ridiculous birds).
You may have even seen this event in the June issue of Country Living Magazine!
Thanks again to Sarah Ehlinger for documenting the day so beautifully.