Sneak Peek: My Bridal Shower!

I promise the excuses about less blogging will end soon, but…It’s been a little quiet around here lately – blame work, wedding, condo, etc. But I couldn’t not share a quick sneak peek from my beautiful bridal shower that my mom & future mother-in-law hosted yesterday! I had the best day celebrating our upcoming wedding with 120 of my favourite ladies and am so grateful that everyone came out.


The shower was hosted at the Columbus Centre in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery – a bright, beautiful space with a ton of natural light and glistening marble. It’s a sentimental location for us since my grandfather is one of the founders of Columbus Centre & Villa Charities. I originally chose the blush peau de soie linens and ornate gold charger plates for the wedding but then thought they were too girly. Mom surprised me with them – and cream & gold Louis XVI chairs for the shower instead. To say I’m obsessed is an understatement!

Stephanie Fusco Bridal Shower Columbus Centre Have a Seat

Stephanie Fusco Bridal Shower accessories

And yes – my mom & I coordinated our outfits. I chose her Oscar de la Renta dress during a trunk show to match my own full, laser-cut skirt. I found my gold leather Prada sandals at Holt Renfrew during one of my many lunchtime walks to the “mothership” and picked up this delicate blush Dior promenade bag to complement both my shower and wedding dresses.

Stephanie Fusco bridesmaidsDuring the shower, my beautiful bridesmaids gave the most wonderful speeches; eliciting many a giggle from the gathered ladies. Although my maid of honour lives in Vancouver and couldn’t make it out for the day, she sent along a heartfelt note that my mom read out during the shower. I’m so lucky to have the most wonderful friends – bridesmaids and otherwise. The little one in the front is my hilarious, fashion-obsessed flower girl Millie – isn’t she precious?

Stephanie Fusco bridal shower

Stephanie Fusco bridesmaids selfie

The selfie screen on my Sony A5100 camera (more on that to come in a post soon!) got quite the workout. And yes, my cheeks hurt from smiling so much all day. Speaking of  smiling…I dare you not to when you see the sweet table filled with goodies from Bobbette & Belle.


Stephanie Fusco Rifle Paper Co Cookies Bobbette Belle

Stephanie Fusco - Bobbette Belle Bridal Shower Toronto

Nothing thrills me more than a visit to Bobbette & Belle. Their work is just so stunning and tastes as good as it looks – a rarity, in my *vast* experience with sweets & treats. I knew I wanted to incorporate some of my vintage teacups into the shower and using them on the sweet table ended up being just perfect. I can’t take credit for the whole set-up, though – my dad masterminded the little teacup pedestals!

Along with the blush & gold colour scheme, we included Rifle Paper Co.-inspired sugar cookies as a nod to my favourite stationery designer. I’m just so so so pleased with how it all came together. I can’t wait to show you the cake Bobbette & Belle co-founder Allyson dreamed up for our wedding…

Stephanie Fusco & Michael D'Amico bridal shower flowers

Stephanie Fusco & Michael D'Amico bridal shower

My perfect day capped off with a visit from my very own Prince Charming! He “surprised” me with flowers, as is tradition…but did that thing where he makes them embarrassingly large and nearly as tall as I am. We capped off the shower by going table to table to thank our guests and share in their excitement for the upcoming wedding. It’s always a bit overwhelming to have so much attention focused on you for an entire day – much as I love it, I was a bit nervy when it came time to give my speech. I also happen to be the ugliest crier ever so I did my best to keep my emotions in check during all the speeches. Baby steps!

I can’t wait to share the rest of the day with you once the official photos come in. xo


Venue: Columbus Centre
Sweets: Bobbette & Belle
Decor: Have a Seat
Chairs: Detailz Couture
Florals: Gatto Flowers
Photography: 5ive15ifteen photo company (photos coming soon!)