Best. Weekend. Ever.
The gorgeous coastal town of Watercolor, Florida. A stunning house with a stunning outdoor patio and pool, decked out with touches of Lilly. Lilly throw pillows on lounge chairs and a Lilly Pulitzer Assouline book open on the coffee table. Lilly tote gift bags lining the wall of the living room, filled with towels, S’well bottles, headphones, sunglasses, luggage tags, paint-your-own 5x5s, and a colorful weekend itinerary. A fridge stocked with La Croix, Natalie’s OJ, fresh fruit, and Whispering Angel rosé. A candy bar overflowing with sea creature gummies. A watercolor cookie decorating class (occurring at the house in Watercolor, Florida no less ). A make-your-own mojito bar. A group of best friends all celebrating their favorite bride-to-be…. Can you say BEST. WEEKEND. EVER?!
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DREAM BACHELORETTE TRIP
We never turn down the opportunity to host a throw-your-shoes off kind of party, and when our brand BFF, Kate, of Lonestar Southern, reached out with the idea of having a Lilly-inspired Bachelorette weekend in her favorite vacation destination, we called up all of our friends on the Florida panhandle and put together a Bachelorette trip fit for the most upbeat and happy bride. We’ve known Kate for years, and she’s grown up as a Lilly girl, so you can imagine our excitement when she got engaged (we love celebrating every little, and major, life moment!) and started planning her dream wedding. Which of course starts with her dream Bachelorette trip… You may have already heard about it via this Instagram post, or over on Kate’s first blog post recap of the trip. Along with Sanders Beach Rentals, we hosted Kate, and eight of her bridesmaids, for her dream Bachelorette weekend in Watercolor, Florida.
What was on the itinerary for Friday, to kick off the weekend?! An over-the-top breakfast buffet from Blackbear Bread Co. (with surprise pink and green donuts from the Donut Hut), poolside mimosas and a dance party around the decorative poolside balloon installation by Mingle 30A, bike riding to lunch at Fish Out of Water, a post-lunch make-your-own mojito bar with fresh mint, crushed fruit, and La Croix, a watercolor cookie decorating class courtesy of the expert herself, Elisabeth of Elisabeth and Butter, some glam prep time before dinner, and then dinner and champagne toasts at The Pearl.
The whole day was a DREAM– fun and carefree, only made brighter by Kate herself and her sunshine-filled bridesmaids. Needless to say, it was filled with lots of Lilly and even more laughter. Is there any other way to shower your best friend and bride-to-be?! Below are a few images, from our friend and photographer, John Cain, that capture the JOY of the day. We hope it sparks some ideas for any upcoming events and celebrations you may be planning. Remember, Lilly always livens up a party!
Lots of Lilly Love
We wanted to extend much Lilly love to our friends at Sanders Beach Rentals for inviting us into the gorgeous home that is ‘One in Vermilion,’ Elisabeth of Elisabeth and Butter for offering her phenomenal taste and talent in food, mojitos, and watercolor cookies, Mingle 30A for their tropical foliage/balloon installation in the backyard of the house, and John Cain of John Cain Photography, for capturing all of our favorite moments, and every little detail, with ease. And of course, the Barefoot Princess and Lilly Pulitzer at Grand Boulevard who keep 30A, Florida filled with Lilly, 365 days of the year!
They’re friends of ours and friends of yours! Don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our partners for any upcoming parties, weddings, or events that you have, and just let them know that Lilly sent you . Sanders Beach Rentals is extending the Lilly love and offering a discount code for 10% off any Sanders Beach Rentals property. The code is “BeachPlease.” Indulge in a beach weekend in our newest favorite part of Florida, and don’t forget to pack your Lilly. xx