Saturday, November 08, 2014

Something Blue Bridal Shower

One of my best friend's got married this summer and today I have some of the shower photos for you. We decided on the Something Blue theme and it was so perfect, especially since our dresses where a gorgeous blue.

First up, BANNERS! I know, right?  But it's true. They are super easy to make, take two seconds to hang, and just do all the work for you. I love love love them against the trees! This isn't the best photo so I took a close-up below, as well.

Here you can see the Core'dinations Whitewash Cardstock. After it's sanded, the blue comes right through! I flipped it over for the letters, cut them on my Silhouette and then embossed them.  A simple Spellbinder's die cut makes cutting these banners super easy.

And of course her very own Bride banner for her chair.  Some Canvas Corp premade banners make this easy with some Black Magic for the letters and Whitewash for the crown. I mean this is your excuse to crazy with the tulle so why not? My friend's mother-on-law outdid herself on this one, it looks like a dress!

The Something Blue sign.  I ordered this from Te Amo Charlie on Esty.  She has SUPER fast shipping and was so so easy to work with! On this table we also placed the Something Borrowed part of the shower. I made little signs for each table to keep the theme moving along. I ordered some Becky Higgins Project Life cards for guest fill out some "borrowed" advise for the bride and groom. Part of my gift to her (I am still working this part, LOL!) will be to put these all in an album and PL will make that super easy.

Now let's talk desserts!  These represent more of the Something Blue theme. Now, I cannot take credit for any of these desserts. I didn't make them, I am  SO not a baker. The vision that we had for this table is spot on. The vintage/shabby chic stands (thank YOU, Misty!) and the "SWEETS" board is a favorite of mine. I used some Canvas Corp burlap and Maya Road canvas tags and other bits and pieces of my stash. Again, thanks to Pinterest for the inspiration pieces on these cute little "save the date" cookies that Kate made.

The cool thing with the "Sweets" sign is that each one is on wires so you can bend them and make them any shape!

I have to tell you these were the BEST cupcakes. Kristie hit a home run on these after finding this on Pinterest as her inspiration. Blue velvet=YUM! I have to tell you....a burlap table runner might be the easiest way to dress up a table!

I love the vintage soda box crates I scored at a yard sale. We use them for tables around our fires but they were just perfect for this occasion.

The signs were just some Core'dinations Black Magic with a chalkboard marker. I cut kraft cardbases from Core'dinations in half for the tent card bases. Super easy and only takes a few minutes. Thanks to Kate for her nice handwriting!

Each table setting had a mustache and crown for some games and a fan from Te Amo Charlie with all the social media icons.  It was outside in July so we need fans! Each part of the shower had a sign explaining the station...Something Old...Something New...Something Borrowed...Something Blue!

Last but not least, the Something Old part of the shower was photos we gathered of Stacy and Mike throughout their relationship and lives. My Brother-in-law is pretty handy with wood designs so he created this black frame. We strung framing wire and hung the photos from it with little clothespins. Again, the fun vintage soda crates were perfect for the stands. Nothing like a trip down memory lane!

I think everyone can agree that a Bridal Shower is only as smooth as the bridal party putting it together!  We had the BEST group of girls and a fabulous  mother-of-the-bride and mother-in-law that helped it all come together. Please note these that photos are a courtesy of a bunch of ladies at the event. This was a total group effort!  Photobucket


Michelle H. said...

Love your banner and love all the fun decorations at the shower and wedding! Love anything with be in it!!

Melonie said...

Everything turned out wonderfully Ellen!