One of the best things about weddings is that there are so many chances to spend quality times with our nearest and dearest.  There’s the wedding, of course, but there’s also a slew of other celebrations including a chance to really get girly at the bridal shower.  For a sweet glimpse into a real life jubilee of love and friendship check out the full gallery of this San Francisco bridal shower from Elle Photography!

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This is a small, little bridal shower thrown by the bride’s three best friends and her sister. The idea was to just have a few close friends over for an afternoon of conversation and a few cocktails and nibbles.  The girls did almost all of the details themselves, but took advantage of a few local, San Francisco shops for the food.  Bi-Market (a destination in the Mission District) did the sandwiches, Cheese Plus provided the assortment of cheeses, the cupcakes came from Sweet Things, and Miette Bakery provided the macaroons for the favors (which the girls tied into glassine bags with bows in the colors of the day).  The event was low key — everyone mingled and enjoyed some quality time together.

Photography: Elle Photography