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Just Add Lemonade: For bridal shower inspiration, look no further than the nearest park. An open air outing promises girls-only fun and frivolity; with breezy groves or sun-dappled fields, nature takes care of the decor! Go beyond the typical picnic palette of red and white – try hues like poppy, sky, and tangerine for a retro bohemian vibe.
What to Wear: Sport traditional textiles with a twist. Buttery soft gingham feels feminine when paired with an A-line skirt, while a playful sundress gives June blossoms a run for their money. Channel summer with accessories in linen, straw and silk, and don’t forget a vibrant mani-pedi in this season’s cheerful shades!
Complete the Look: Bring the sitting room outdoors with a bevy of cozy blankets and throw pillows. Pack a picnic basket full of mix-n-match tableware to complement your palette, and incorporate unexpected elements like vintage suitcases for an extra touch of whimsy. Favor ideas include bargain hairbands (this one is only $2.50!) or your favorite soap wrapped in inexpensive fabric. Let’s just hope this bridal picnic is host to more aunts than ants!
Shopping Guide: Shirt, Skirt, Sunglasses, Nail Polish, Straw Tote, Espadrilles, Scarf, Necklace, Hat, Dress. Blanket, Soap, Gingham Bag, Shower Gel, Headband, Floral Pillow, Love Pillow, Suitcases, Picnic Basket, Teacups, Pitcher, Plate.
Inspiration Board Image Credits: 1. Helena Kouzeleas 2. Flea Market Style 3. Canelle et Vanille 4. Joy Thigpen 5. Sarah Maingot 6. Bash Please via Once Wed 7. Unknown 8. Ethanollie 9. Caroline Tran via Green Wedding Shoes