Tea Party Bridal Shower at the Westgate Hotel San Diego

March 31, 2020

It’s so exciting to share Taylor’s vintage tea party bridal shower at the Westgate Hotel!

Taylor’s love of all things 1950s and 1960s goes back to her childhood and she’s been a collector of vintage dresses for years.

The Westgate Hotel is the Perfect Location

There isn’t a better location in San Diego for a vintage bridal shower. Custom built in 1970 as a peerlessly chic recreation of France’s legendary Palace of Versailles, the hotel prides itself on distinctively European ambiance. The decor features antiques, Flemish and French tapestries, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, exquisite Persian carpets and heartfelt hospitality. 

A beautiful summer bouquet, left, greets guests before they enter the bridal shower in the Normandy Room at the Westgate Hotel.

The Normandy Room’s standard decor is the perfect room for this intimate vintage bridal shower.

Dresses to Match the Decor

Taylor’s dress, designed by the one and only A. Compton, fit seamlessly into the decor of the hotel. Her guests obliged by wearing

Taylor’s A. Compton dress and lace gloves create the perfect ensemble for her vintage tea party bridal shower. Makeup by Kathleen Ty.

“Putting a theme on the bridal shower allowed the girls to dress up, and everything just feels more fun when you’re dressed up!”

-Taylor

For Taylor and her guests, the bridal shower is a wonderful excuse to get dressed up!

Vintage French-Inspired Food and Drink

The place settings, provided by Rent A Tea Party, included French-inspired plates and teacups.

“Being a chef, the food was an aspect I was very excited to be involved in. I had white ambrosia tea stationed at the tables in beautiful tea pots,”

-Taylor

Delicate bath soaps await guests as parting gifts. Right, the lunch menu features four savory tea sandwiches, followed by delicate buttermilk scones and charming three-tiered dessert towers.

To drink, guests enjoyed peach bellinis and an assortment of teas.

Taylor’s stationery draws inspiration from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Right, her gorgeous florals sit atop a marble table near a picture of her and Paul.

Taylor and her lovely guests enjoy peach bellinis.

Assorted desserts and peach bellinis.

At left, Taylor and her wonderful mother show off their vintage best. Right, the entire group poses for photo in the beautiful Westgate Hotel.

You can read more about Taylor’s bridal shower on Over the Moon!

I was fortunate to photograph Taylor and Paul’s entire wedding experience! Check out these galleries of all the events!

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