Lace and love and Tiffany Blue…there are few lovelier things to surround yourself with on a beautiful spring Saturday while celebrating a bride-to-be!
Today I’m sharing some of the details we designed to make this shower extra-special for my sweet friend Emily, whose wedding is coming up in May. Welcome back to Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Shower Edition!
The Bridal Shower was held in a restaurant, and the goal was to bring as much brightness and bridal into the space as possible. We tried to align everything with the bride’s taste – pretty and traditional, with lace and ribbons – as well as preppy, with clean lines and a simple palette of Tiffany Blue and white.
We started by creating one long table from the tall bar-area seating, and lined it with Tiffany Blue tablecloths. It felt elegant to be seated at a tall table, and allowed for easy mingling between seated and standing guests.
Blue and white daisies with pearl centers dotted the table, along with coordinating washi-tape wrapped tea candles. And large doilies under each centerpiece added a feminine, lacy look.
The centerpieces were flowers arranged in modern square glass vases. Using all-white flowers helped the flowers pop against the Tiffany Blue tablecloths. We used baby’s breath for filler, lots of cheerful daisies, and spider mums as the focal flower. The texture of the daisies and spider mums blended well together, and keeping to just three varieties made everything more cohesive as you scanned the long table.
My favorite project for this Bridal Shower was creating these darling Wedding Dress toothpicks! Spotted on Pinterest, we made them by folding and carefully cutting very tiny doilies over toothpicks. I think they turned out absolutely adorable, and a perfect way to add a pretty, bridal touch to the delicious brunch food.
Presents for the bride-to-be piled up quickly on the sideboard. (And wasn’t that gifter clever, using a photo box as giftwrap? I’m totally stealing that idea).
It is always good to have a designated area so that cards don’t get lost, and in this case a beautiful Tiffany Blue box was the perfect solution. Topped with a handwritten label doily, it tied in perfectly!
The whole table was made more feminine with this pretty lacy ribbon skirt – so simple to make, and a BIG impact! I found spools of tulle at the craft store, cut them all to length (about 12″) and tied them onto ribbon in alternating colors. Dotted in a few lengths of lace, and Tiffany Blue satin ribbon, and voila! The true beauty of this is that it doesn’t have to be perfect, and it definitely filled in the space.
Here we are, best friends/party decorators, with the beautiful bride-to-be!
Above us in that photo, and around the room, we hung a simple pennant banner made of doilies and ribbon. This was seriously the fastest project, and made a big impact!
A few hearts were easily intertwined as a reminder of the purpose of the day – to surround the bride with love and celebrate her upcoming marriage.
And what’s a Bridal Shower without a favor? As you know from this checklist, I always aim for favors that are practical and budget-friendly.
We invited guests to “help love grow” by taking home a flowerpot and doily-wrapped packet of seeds. Perfect for a springtime shower, and hopefully a reminder all summer of an enjoyable morning spent with the bride.
And that’s a wrap on the Pretty Preppy Bridal Shower! I had so much fun planning all of the special decorative details and celebrating the bride.
Have you ever planned the decor for a Bridal Shower? What theme or concept has stood out to you, whether you planned it or you attended a Bridal Shower?
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