Photographer (and proud maid-of-honor) Dana Fernandez recently hosted a bridal shower for her friend Natalie. And the event is full of inspiration for those of you looking to host your own event. Affordable and DIY’ed decorations included spray painted wine bottles as vases, potted succulents as favors, and a boa and veil-covered chair for the guest of honor!
Rentals provided by Bourbon & Bloom.
Send an Eco-Friendly Invitation
Set an all-natural garden inspired tone for the bridal shower with a beautiful invitation printed on 100% recycled paper.
Summer Harvest Wreath Invitations, ForeverFiances’
Feed Them Sustainable Treats
A garden party is not complete without a sweet spread of pastries, jams, cakes and more! Try an adorable spring color combination like purple and yellow.
These organic sugar roses are available in your choice of flavor and color. Select your flavor and color and add a pretty flower wherever you use sugar: on your cakes, cupcakes, in iced and hot tea, coffee, cocoa, lemonade, fruits and berries and champagne and cider!
100 Flavored Sugar Flowers,
Erin from Host-It Notes hosts the ultimate party blog, full of ideas, inspiration and DIY tutorials for just about every kind of party. So, you can imagine we’re totally over the moon with the gorgeous bridal shower inspiration shoot she’s put together exclusively for Delightfully Engaged!
Citrus Spa Bridal Shower Inspiration Shoot
Pamper your family and friends, not to mention the bride, with a citrus spa themed bridal shower. Let orange, yellow and lime green be the colors of the day. Incorporate fresh citrus fruits into your decor. To give your event that relaxing spa feel, mix in other greens like bamboo or live plants and ferns Dim the lights and play soothing instrumental…
These playful candy bags make great favors for a wedding, shower or party!
Total cost for each is around .50.
Colored mini paper bags (ours are from Michael’s)
1. Write names (with table numbers if needed) on each bag.
2. Cut the sides of the bag about an inch at the top.
3. Fill with candy.
4. Fluff the top, gather, and tie with string.
Tips: Fluff out the top of the bag to make it look festive and keep the strings long.
No time? Buy it: Martha Stewart Candy Bags from Michael’s
Oh, how we love Frolic! Chelsea’s daily inspiration blog is always chock-full of pretty ideas that feel effortless and chic. So, we’re so happy that she’ll be posting DIY projects that easy to do while packing a big punch.
Brittany’s friends threw her an amazing garden party bridal shower, and Faithfully Focused Photography is so sweet to share it with us! Instead of tables, they opted to spread quilts across the yard and use antique-inspired glass plates and punch glasses. They set up a light lunch spread on tree trunks to lend to the rustic feel. Check out all of the cute details: yarn-wrapped wine bottle vases, plantable heart seeds as favors, and potted plants with their very own paper parasols.
When you mention the words “bridal shower” to most men, they’ll likely stop listening and resume watching the ball game. Showers don’t involve them anyway, right? Well, that certainly isn’t the case today. One great way to include the groom and his male friends in the pre-wedding festivities is to throw a couple’s shower. Unlike the traditionally female-only “bridal” shower of days past, this modern wedding shower includes both the bride and groom, as well as their male and female friends and/or family.
Couples showers typically focus on guy-friendly theme and gifts, such as lawn and BBQ, home bar, sports, home improvement or the honeymoon. Listening now, guys? I thought so. If you’re thinking about hosting a…
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
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