Francesca’s Delightful NYC Bridal Shower

Bride talking with guests at a NYC bridal shower

I love getting to photograph my brides before the big day.  It gives me a chance to see them away from all of the stress that a wedding day can bring.  Yesterday, I was thrilled to photograph Francesca’s NYC bridal shower at Acqua Restaurant.  Francesca will be getting married in June, so this was a lovely introduction to her family and friends who will be supporting her on her wedding day.

Table setting with herbs at a NYC bridal shower

Acqua Restaurant, located in the downtown South Seaport area, has a great rustic feel to it.  The party took over the entire restaurant, and there were many compliments on the food (including from me — the pesto gnocchi was great!).  There were a few party games, but mainly the bridal shower was a laid-back affair with the guests getting to know one another.

A few details I have to mention: the table centerpieces were beautiful, and beautifully practical.  The ‘pot’ for the centerpiece was a colander, and inside were several potted herbs along with a pack of radish seeds.  Instant kitchen garden!  There were also daffodils on the table which begged for spring to appear.  The table place card for each guest was a handwritten piece of muslin wrapped around a little bottle of olive oil, doing double duty as a take home favor.

I am so looking forward to photographing Francesca and Rory’s wedding.  Let the countdown begin!


Want to see what happened next after Francesca’s NYC bridal shower?  Check out all the details of her Hoboken rehearsal dinner in this link.

Better yet, check out photos from her wedding to Rory at the W Hotel in Hoboken here.

Do you have a bridal shower planned soon?  Drop me a line and let’s talk about your photography needs.

If you would like to see more images from my engagement portfolio, then please visit my website — KellyWilliamsPhotographer.com.

Bride and guest chatting at a NYC bridal shower
Francesca (left), the bride-to-be, chatting with a guest

Woman holding wine glass and looking out window Nametag sign at a NYC bridal shower Chair with 'bride to be' signGuests hugging at a NYC bridal showerTable setting with menu card and kitchen towelSmall bottle of olive oil for guest favorTable setting with daffodil centerpieceCenterpiece of colander with herbsTable setting with daffodil centerpiecesCenterpiece of colander with herbsTwo women chatting at a NYC bridal showerBride listening to speeches at a NYC bridal showerTwo women making speech at a NYC bridal showerClose up on bridal shower trivia gameFemale guest playing game at a NYC bridal showerClose up on hands holding bridal shower gameWoman lifting up mannequin at a NYC bridal showerWoman cutting pizza at a NYC bridal showerClose up on fork stabbing piece of cheese from charcuterie platterHand feeding little girl a snack at a NYC bridal showerWide shot of guests eating at a NYC bridal showerBride smiling over daffodils at a NYC bridal showerClose up on plate of salmon with tomatoes at a NYC bridal showerWoman with black hair laughing at a NYC bridal showerPregnant woman making toast at a NYC bridal showerTwo women listening to speech at a NYC bridal showerWoman hugging child at a NYC bridal showerTwo women smiling at a NYC bridal showerWoman looking over shoulder at child at a NYC bridal showerGirl chatting with two little girls at a NYC bridal showerFemale guests chatting at table at a NYC bridal showerTwo women talking with wall of wine bottles in the backgroundTwo women chatting at a NYC bridal shower

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