My Bridal Shower: A Parisian-Inspired Brunch


On Saturday, June 10th, a beautiful summer day in Toronto, my closest family and friends attended my Bridal Shower at Colette Grand Cafe in The Thompson Hotel, one of my favorite brunch spots in the city. If you know me, you know how brunch is my weakness and what better way to celebrate the anticipation of my wedding than with brunch! The minute I stepped into Colette for the first time, I knew that this was at the top of my list for venues to hold my shower at.


Outfit Details

DressPrivacy Pls Label (Purchased at White Cherry Boutique)

Shoes Chinese Laundry 

Back in April, Colette opened their new private room that holds up to 22 guests. It is the perfect space for an intimate gathering and I knew it would be the best setting for my Parisian style Bridal Shower. When we took our first look into the private room once it was open, my impeccable and oh-so-talented florist (who just so happens to be my Aunt) knew that yellows, blushes, creams, gray, and cool toned blues would be perfection in this space. Peonies, roses, and hydrangeas, some of my favorite flowers, fit perfectly into the description. The greenery with yellow ribbon draping from the chairs completed the entire look. The room was absolute perfection and I could not be more happy with how it turned out.



Flowers- The Floral Studio by Fiori B

It was incredibly important to me to have a seated, plated event along with a set menu, as opposed to a more reception-style event, as that was the vibe I was aiming for. When guests arrived, they were able to mingle before we actually took our seats and started. Our brunch menu began with mimosas passed around as shared platters consisting of croissants and scones were enjoyed. Each guest also indulged in personal yogurt parfaits, which were very light and delectable. For the main dish, each guest had the option to choose from Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, and a goat cheese omelet. Personally, I went for the Eggs Benedict because I really just couldn’t say no.


VenueColette Grand Cafe, The Thompson Hotel, Toronto

While planning my shower, I knew that I wanted the most adorable and divine desserts in attendance. What’s any meal without dessert, right? Provided by Sweet Regards, located in Woodbridge, were both marble and vanilla cake pops, salted caramel, vanilla bean, and raspberry macaroons, vanilla mini donuts, and red velvet and vanilla mini cupcakes. OH MY GOSH, I was obsessed with these desserts. I’ve never had “couture donuts” before so I was a little nervous not going to lie, but WOW. I was so happy that I ordered extra desserts because I was able to have a few of those donuts for breakfast the last couple of days. Lucky me! Also, to add something a little different to the decor and give a typical place card a twist, Sweet Regards created blush colored vanilla chocolate bars for each guest and labeled them with their names. Literally, the sweetest touch to something typically overlooked.


DessertsSweet Regards

I feel so blessed to have shared this day filled with love, friendship, and the beauty inspired by the Parisian style, with my family and friends. It was so incredibly intimate and was the perfect way to celebrate the soon to be union of my Fiance, Michael and I. I could not be more thankful to Colette Grand Cafe for hosting us and to my Aunt Anna at The Floral Studio by Fiori B for the most stunning flowers and coordinating the most perfect day. I want to give a well-deserved shout out to my Photographer Samm Copland ( for capturing the memories, and finally, Daniela from Sweet Regards for presenting my vision of desserts and flavor for my shower. Without all of their help, my shower would not have been what it was.



All Photos were Taken by Samm Copland Photography

Without the love and never ending support from my friends and family, my Bridal Shower would have been nothing so I want to send some extra love there way. I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into my Bridal Shower and let me know what you thought! Have a good weekend! <3

xo. Cristina

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