Monday, August 16, 2010

A Swoon Worthy Shower

My mouth dropped a little when I first spotted this beautiful bridal shower on Divine Party Concepts (originally via Green Wedding Shoes) and you will soon see why...

Here are the party details as told by the hostesses...

The decor and vibe was feminine, airy, clean and fresh. We took sherbet colors as our main inspiration and incorporated lace, lockets, vintage milk glass vessels and cameos of Leila’s silhouette to give the shower a girly, yet sophisticated feel. Vintage white milkglass vases were filled with sherbert toned florals in shades of blush, coral and peach…floral varieties consisted of ranunculas, garden roses and parrot tulips. Pink and cream ruffled pillows accented the modern white furniture, adding a soft, feminine touch.The vibe was kinda this urban loft feel but bringing in really pretty, feminine colors and elements (lace, cameos, ruffles, etc.)




For food, we kept it light and simple with some delicious offerings from Contemporary Catering. Finger food options included a spread of assorted cheeses, breads, dates, berries and figs, Ahi Tuna Tartar, and Smoked Duck with Mascarpone and Fig Jam on Petite Bellini. Salads were also served, including a Cous Cous, Sundried Tomato and Basil creation, along with a Pear and Gorgonzola Salad and a tasty Potato salad.

The cupcake spread was incredible! Not only did they taste amazing, but were gorgeously detailed as well. Flavors included champagne mimosa, red velvet, strawberry shortcake, 24 karat ginger, vanilla bean with white chocolate shavings, Cinnamon cake with brown sugar frosting and meyer lemon with raspberry jam. The dessert backdrop was made up of over 50 strands of 6 theme colored laces and 3 theme colored satin ribbons…all shades of blush, coral, peach, apricot etc.



Throughout the planning, we wanted to incorporate a phrase or series of phrases to give the shower a unique and personal feel. At some point, someone on the planning team suggested an “L is for ____” theme and we loved it! We included phrases such as “L is for Leila”, “L is for Love”, “L is for Lewis (Leila’s soon to be married name)”, “L is for Life”, “L is for Laughter”, and “L is for Lucky” on tags attached to paper straws, enlarged in frames and in other signs throughout the shower. The labels on the mini perfume bottles guests took as favors read “L is for Lovely”. The bar even had a sign that said, “L is for Libations”.

The scent bar was set up by a friend of the bride to be and was a huge hit! Guests could create their own perfume to take home, using a combination of over twenty scents. Each guest left with their signature scent in a glass roll on bottle. I love the scent I created – and seriously such a fun activity and favor!

Seriously, can a bridal shower get any prettier?! Two of the hostesses happen to be favorites of mine in the event planning world...Carissa of JL Designs & Courtney of Joyful Weddings and Events.


12 comments:

~KS said...

This is breathtaking... I love the soft pinks!!

Happy Monday to you! And I have finally gotten around to updating my blog and added your sweet blog to my blogroll!

Amy @ Blowout Party! said...

Scent Bar?! Love it!

Btw, you're on my list of Blogs I Adore too :)

swankychicfete said...

wow! am i smelling a new trend? a scent bar! YES!

The Sweet Life Studio said...

Only one word comes to mind...LOVELY!

Kori Clark said...

LOVE the cameos! WOW!

Cari @ Socially Circled said...

The Scent Bar is brilliant!!!!

A Blissful Nest said...

seriously amazing!

lisalyn said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE that ribbon/lace backdrop! and a scent bar??? What a great idea. :)

jackie fo said...

I LOVE the ribbon backdrop, I will have to use that idea. Also, the scent bar is really cool!

kristen said...

gorgeous!! LOVE THIS!!

jackie fo said...

I just featured this on my blog - I am in love with the ribbon backdrop - it had to be shared!

Savvy Sentiment said...

Do you know what bakery did the cupcakes? Sometimes they do mail order and those flavors sounds AWESOME!

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