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This Preppy Bridal Shower at Trump National Golf Club Ended in a Wild DIY Toilet Paper Dress-Making Contest

Mimi Ansari met her prince charming Biz Nabily in a story of Shakespearean complexity. Biz first caught sight of  MiMi at a masquerade ball. Her eyes captivated him, though she was wearing a mask. Nearly two years later, Biz proposed in an elaborate ceremony at the Willard. “He has been the puzzle piece I have been missing my entire life,” says MiMi.

For her bridal shower at Trump National Golf Club, MiMi decided to go with a pastel-themed tea party in which her maid-of-honor sister Giselle, her family, and her friends all wore proper hats and then competed in a playful toilet-paper dress making contest. The spread included small bites like sliced tarragon spiced chicken with cantaloupe and cucumber tea sandwiches and beef sliders on onion brioche, and along with a range of pink and pastel-hued sweets (Ladurée chocolates were plentiful!) Also at the bridal shower was the original sign Biz had used to propose, spelling out her name in lights. Images below from Alexandra Friendly Photography.

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Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper

Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper
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Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper

Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper
Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper
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Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper

Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper
Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper

Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper

Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper
Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper
Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper
Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper

Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper
Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper

Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper

Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper
Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper

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Trump National Golf Club | MiMi Ansari | Alexandra Friendly Tea Party Bridal Shower Toilet Paper
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Vendor Credits

Photography: Alexandra Friendly Photography | Location: Trump National Golf Club | Balloons: Twigs & Twirls | Engagement Ring: Liljenquist & Beckstead Fine Jewelers | Photography: Alexandra Friendly Photography | Makeup: DC Glam Girls | Hair: Hair by Moses | Hat: Trashy Diva | Necklace: Chanel | Cake: Classic Bakery | Customized Cookies: Classic Bakery | Cake Pops: Classic Bakery | Custom Bridal Shower Invitations: DCinStyle By Elena Fay | Flower Arrangements: By Giselle Eatedali | Sweet Arrangements: Ladurée Paris Champs Elysées | Flower Topper for Cake: Ultimate Floral Designs of Great Falls LLC | Shoes: Kate Spade

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Assistant Editor

Hayley is an Associate Editor at Washingtonian Weddings. Previously she was the the Style Editor at The Local Palate, a Southern food culture magazine based out of Charleston, South Carolina. You can follow her on instagram @wandertaste.