While bridal showers are often known for lots of pink and lace (and not that there is anything wrong with that), sometimes all of that frilly just doesn’t fit the girl. For those who like a little more whimsy and fun, try doing a movie musical theme, such as this Wizard of Oz party. Incorporate lots of tiny details from the movie, but feel free to go a little tongue in cheek. For example, I’m sure cocktails are not what they are talking about with the lyric “Troubles melt like lemon drops,” but isn’t it more fun?
Baum quote print
Basket cookie favors
Gingham cupcake wrappers
Confession: I am a quilter. I love everything about quilts: the fabric, designs, and good old-fashioned homespun charm. For those of you planning a casual farm or garden wedding, quilts are a terrific way to add shabby chic character to your event. Use them as tablecloths, spread them out randomly under trees to create quiet settings, or hang them as backdrops on barn walls or behind your dessert tables.
Quilt hanging by barn
Quilt with checkboard
Floral quilt tablecloth
Girl on picnic quilt
Stack of quilt fabric
Doughnuts, donuts, however you spell it, what’s not to love? Nothing if you ask me. Fried + dough = ‘holey matrimony.’ Am I right? So why not consider such a delightful pairing at your wedding? I know, I’m asking a lot of questions here instead of making a declarative statement. So, I’m telling you now, doughnuts would be awesome at a wedding reception! In lieu of cake, in addition to cake, or on the cake, they’d add a fun and festive touch.
Mini Doughnut Tray and Tower
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Donuts with Yellow Sprinkles
Pink Frosted Doughnuts
Doughnuts on Yellow Cake Stand
Soft, feminine, and romantic, bits of blush in your color theme can add an ethereal glow. Pale to bronzed pinks, soft peaches, these all conjure thoughts of English rose gardens, pink champagne, and sunset. These colors are the perfect addition to a color palette for a spring or summer wedding.
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One Shoulder Tulle Floor-length Gown
Blush Pink Floral Bridal Sash
Champagne and Blush Bridal Bouquet
Flower Girl Dress
Ombre Blush Silk Headband
Chiffon Rose Clutch
Rose Gold Sequin Bridal Shrug
One of my favorite color combination’s is tangerine and fuchsia. It’s a fun, vibrant color pairing that can still feel very sophisticated when matched with cream, ivory or even black. Perfect for summer-y weddings, you can also give guests a cool surprise (that perfectly matches your color palette, of course!) by serving Creamsicle pops in orange/vanilla and raspberry/vanilla flavors!
Reception Table Floral Decor: The Brides Cafe
Favor Boxes and Parasols: Amorology Weddings
Candy Bar Display: The Ritzy Bee
Looking for a sweet table that’s nostalgic without being too complicated? Go for gourmet versions of your favorite childhood treats! Admittedly, this was a really dangerous search on Pinterest (seriously, I would pretty much sign away my firstborn for an oatmeal creme pie right now), but who doesn’t love these desserts? Instead of pudding cups, serve individual banana puddings. Make your own Hostess cupcakes. Give those Rice Krispies Treats their own little paper wrapper (also an excellent parting favor). And yes, bake oatmeal creme pies. Definitely make those. Right. Now.
Much Respect to:
Oatmeal creme pies
Rice Krispies treats