A Hearts & Bees Romance

This month, my friend and I had the pleasure of honoring one of our dear friends with a bridal shower, a small intimate gathering of her 8 dearest friends, for brunch. After a long time without a special person, our friend suddenly found her best friend, a man she loves, and they’re getting married! I set up a very easy to do brunch, I’m sharing the details today for our Monday Morning Blooms, Valentine’s Edition. This brunch is easily made into a party for friends, or a special time with your certain someone.

A Hearts & Bees Romance

What is more romantic for Valentine’s Day than celebrating the marriage of a couple who found each other later in life? Long awaited, prayed for, and then completely by surprise {at least by them, not by God!} they met and fell in love.

It was such a beautiful day, right in the middle of winter, like spring with sunshine and birds singing. The day before it was so cold that I thought we would have the fireplace on. But Mother Nature fooled me! {If I had known, I would have done it in our winter garden.}


Pam, Mary and I are celebrating Love’s Own Day with a Valentine’s Day floral inspiration. Be sure to click on their links and visit their blogs today. You know how much they always inspire all of us with the beauty they create!


“I don’t want someone to make me happy, I want someone to build happiness with me.”―Augusto Branco

My co-hostess and I bought all the food ready to go. The quiches were made by a local restaurant. I bought the salad at Trader Joe’s and added the candied pecans – the Harvest Apple Salad came with a dressing. {I decided to offer chicken on the side in case someone couldn’t eat dairy.} A variety of fruits were served with an easy sauce made by mixing together Greek yoghurt, orange juice and a little honey. My co-hostess ordered the fruit tartlettes at a bakery, along with the flourless chocolate cake and the macarons.

Our Easy Brunch Menu:

Mimosa’s with Mango and Orange Juice

A sparkling non-alcoholic drink

Quiche Lorraine & Spinach Mushroom Quiche

Fresh Fruit with Orange Sauce

Salad with Apples, Candied Pecans and Micro Greens

Flourless Chocolate Cake

French Fruit Tartlettes

Heart Macarons

Bee Embellished Chocolates

A wedding shower

For the brunch we decided to set buffet up in the kitchen. This photo above is from before guests arrived. {Those stools actually don’t show “in real life” it is because of how I took the photo. They are completely under the table, but maybe next time I’ll have Mr. FGH move them into the garage and out of the photos.} The large platter that is empty is for two kinds of quiche – right then they were still in the oven being heated.

Pink Roses DIY wedding shower

The flower centerpiece is a mix of Trader Joe’s white and pink blooms. I bought what was pretty when I went in to buy the flowers, without having a color theme in mind.

flowers in this arrangement

Cilio Light Pink Roses

Alstroemeria Intichancha Magic White

Lovestruck Pink Tulips

White Hydrangeas

Eucalyptus Parvifolia

Maidenhair and Button Ferns snipped from our back garden

A Hearts & Bees Romance

I chose white, clear and gold for our colors. These gold lavished goblets are still my very favorites!

Scripture for Valentine's Day

Elegant gold embellished plates were set on top of a variety of glass compotes to serve deserts, and elevate glasses to give the setting different heights. The bee napkins added to the bridal shower fun. The bride and groom met on ‘Bumble’ – the dating app that has branding centered around bees . Bees are very special to them, and I added them where I could.

A bee themed wedding shower
A Hearts & Bees Romance

Continuing on the bee theme, I packed little jars of French honey, a small wood honey dripper, and our delicious Marie Antoinette French Tea up in a bag. The little tags were printed on the computer, topped with ribbon and sparkly bee pin.

Some of the flowers were a little bruised, but I just couldn’t let them not be part of this pretty arrangement.

Valentine's Day gift

A sparkly bee pin buzzed onto my gift too! The bride-to-be asked all of us to wear our bees for the wedding. I think she’s pinning hers underneath a layer somewhere.

Roses and tulips Valentine's Day arrangement

This was such a lovely way to honor the bride-to-be! This pretty white and pink floral arrangement is perfect for Valentine’s Day too.

Pink roses for Valentines

True love is hard to find. I’m so grateful that my darling friend found hers!

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”  

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today, and are inspired to gather some of your own pink and white flowers into a beautiful arrangement for Valentine’s Day. Please be sure to visit my dear friends Pam and Mary too. Click on their links for more floral therapy and inspiration!

Pam at Everyday Living

Mary at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

A Hearts & Bees Romance

and me, Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

What are you planning for Valentine’s Day? There are so many ways to celebrate the people you love- we’d love to know1

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11 thoughts on “A Hearts & Bees Romance”

  1. Ruth Miller

    Everything is just Bee-utiful! All the details and touches made it very special and very pretty!

  2. Bee still my heart…such sweet details to include for your friend’s shower Lidy! Love your pretty arrangement and I know your friend felt loved with all the thoughtful shower details including the pretty ‘meant to bee’ takeaways and delicious brunch. Of course, I love the bee stamped chocolates and I can attest to how fun they are to stamp. 🐝 Best wishes to your friend and wishing her and her hubby many happy years ahead. I hope you stay safe from all rain headed your way in Ca. As always, it’s a treat to share some flower therapy with you on these Mondays. Happy February ❤️

  3. Lidy, yes I agree with Mary, Bee Still My Heart! This is the sweetest shower for your friend with the loveliest of details. The bee theme is charming. The brunch menu looks delicious and isn’t it wonderful to be able to purchase great tasting food and relieve your work in the kitchen?! I love the heart macarons. The floral arrangement is stunning and I know the bride felt loved by you and her friends. The takeaways were delightful and the friends surely loved them. It is always a treat to join you for flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms. Stay safe and Happy Valentine’s Day to you and hubby ❤️❤️

  4. Alice Genzlinger

    I had goose pimples in your telling of long awaited true love. The Bee theme is a favorite of mine. The gifts are beautifully wrapped and thoughtful, the menu sounds so fresh and delicious and the flowers even if bruised are perfect. And then a picture of the happy couple after tying the knot.
    I miss reading your posts and wish you would lets us into your life more often.

  5. Lauren S

    Such a lovely brunch. Love the pink flowers and all the bee touches. The flower edged sheer white ribbon is so pretty. Do you have a source for it and the bee pins?

  6. Beautiful flowers and buffet Lidy, what a wonderful way to celebrate a friend’s new found love ❤️
    So smart to use prepared food, and the favors you made are beautiful!

  7. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Lidy, this is all so very beautiful! You have thought of every perfect detail for your friend’s shower. Your floral arrangement is stunning, and the buffet looks scrumptious. The dishes and glassware are so pretty, too. I adore the bee theme! What a special added touch! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, sweet friend!

  8. Lidy, sorry I’m late arriving. This is such a sweet party for your friend. I love seeing the bee inspired details. I may copy that idea for party favors sometime. Your beautiful Arte Italica makes me swoon. The beautiful buffet of food looks so inviting. I know this bride felt extra special.

  9. Lidy, What a gorgeous party for your friend. I know she was thrilled. You outdid yourself! I can picture the excited conversations as the guests mingled about and discovered all your beautiful flowers, food, and loveliness!
    Truly delightful! Thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Lidy, your. Bunch is so beautiful. From the decor to the food. A perfect day for your friend’s shower.
    So happy to hear she found love.❤️ she is so lucky to have a friend such as yourself to celebrate in this manner.

  11. Lidy, what a beautiful gift you bestowed on your friend in hosting such a lovely shower! The flowers are so elegant, only matched by your choice elements for serving the brunch. It all sounds and looks delicious. Congratulations to the couple on their marriage!

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