Posh Polo Bachelorette

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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.

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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…

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… 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.

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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!

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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.

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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!).

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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.

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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!

 

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