Words by Maisie Bovingdon
The 29 year old – who is the daughter of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver – celebrated the pre-wedding ceremony with an ‘elegant’ do at her mum’s Los Angeles home on Saturday, and she was joined by a whopping 100 guests, including Oprah Winfrey, as well as her future husband.
The star donned a white ensemble for the bash to match the white and green colour scheme and ‘rustic’ decoration, while images of the happy couple – who announced their engagement in January this year – were hung on a photo wall.
A source told E! News: ‘There were photos of Katherine and Chris in picture frames at the entrance and large cherry blossom arrangements.[Lunch was] served in the backyard by the pool buffet style.’
Katherine and her guests enjoyed a lunch in the garden by the pool, while a string of musicians – including a guitarist and full choir – played throughout the day.
People tucked into miniature cakes and pastries as well as ‘Fonuts’ – gluten free baked doughnuts. Is your mouth watering yet? Ours too.
If that wasn’t enough, then came the speeches. Katherine’s friends, as well as her siblings, her mum and even Chris, took to the fore to gush about her ahead of the couple’s big day.
The insider continued: ‘Some of Katherine’s friends spoke, her sister said something and then Maria gave a very long tribute to Katherine with the theme that she was born to love and to be loved.
‘Maria introduced Chris over the microphone as Katherine’s husband to be and future fiancé. Everyone cheered and whistled.’
In his heartfelt speech Chris – who divorced from his former wife Anna Faris, who he has son Jack with, last year – admitted how much he adores Katherine.
The source explained: ‘He had everyone laughing. He told Katherine he loves the way she laughs and he loves the way she cries.’
If this is the bridal shower, we can’t wait for the wedding, although the duo have kept details of their big day close to their chest.