Bridal showers are arguably the BEST part of the wedding planning process. They’re gatherings of girlfriends, gifts, champagne (and if you’re extra lucky) stunning, modern design that looks just like this. Photographed by the fabulous Ashley Relvas, we’ll be swooning away in the gallery right here.

From Ashley Relvas Photography… The rooftop of The Hay Adams in Washington DC provided the most beautiful setting for this bridal shower (check out the stunning view). However, the love of friends and family is really what made it so special. This beautiful bride-to-be grew up in the Washington DC area but now lives in Hawaii and came home for a weekend to be showered by those who care about her most. The Hay Adams put together an amazing spread for the day and this group of ladies (and eventually the groom and father) had such a blast! I had such a wonderful time with these ladies and the bride’s sweet grandmother just melted my heart.

Photography: Ashley Relvas Photography | The Hay Adams: The Hay Adams