Planning my sister's bridal shower was such a fun and beautiful process from start to finish- I’m sad it’s over. I knew I wanted an elegant theme and I thought March would be a perfect month to transition florals to the mix! I saw a DIY flower wall on Pinterest and that was basically what inspired the rest. Both the MOB, MOG, myself and my SIL searched for local venues that could accommodate a large crowd (approximately 75-80) for about 1 month before deciding on “the one”. We finally selected The Bucks Club in Jamison to host Kelly's shower and I can't say enough about the venue and staff. The service and food were both exceptional and the managers really worked with me for everything I wanted to accomplish- kudos to an awesome staff! Once we had the venue set in stone, the invitation search began. I partnered with Shutterfly and found the most gorgeous invitations with a soft color palette- they were truly perfect. I also ordered the matching response cards and thank you cards for my sister to use afterwards. The customization and ordering process were both simple, the quality of the card stock was that of a wedding invitation and they looked so beautiful all put together, I was beyond pleased. I will be using Shutterfly again, for sure...they say, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage....I’ll be waiting. Once I knew what the invitations were going to look like, I started ordering all the materials needed for the floral wall. A more detailed DIY post for that will come...but I'm happy to say that all the time and work it took to complete it paid off. It looked so beautiful, that when we were setting up, a prospective client of the venue came up to me and asked if she could buy it off me for her daughter's baby shower! Beautiful floral centerpieces were an obvious and I wanted them to match the invitations. I've always had great experiences ordering from FTD flowers so I partnered with them to come up with 5 gorgeous arrangements in stunning crystal vases to adorn some of the tables. They were filled with hydrangeas and different types of roses and were a beautiful focal point on the tables. The remaining tables had birdcage centerpieces that had floral arrangements in them.
Most of the other decor was simply brought from my own house. Antique mirrors were used for signs that I made with vinyl on my Cricut machine, The wedding dress on the dress form was my gown that I display in my bedroom and I thought it would be a fun addition to the decor. The birdcages I had in the basement storage from Brynley's fairy party and I just bought flowers from the produce store to fill them with, along with the swags I tied together.
Since I work in the event industry, thanks to owning my company, The Cotton Candy Confectionery, I've met a ton of awesome, local vendors over the years. I knew I didn't want to make cotton candy favors for my sister's shower, since I had cotton candy at my own wedding and make it for quite a few of my cousin's events. I wanted my sister's shower to be unique : ) I reached out to Kristi, the owner of Snacky French, and we came up with a beautiful color combination for French Macarons. I've always thought French Macs were so delicate, beautiful and unique- they fit my "vision" perfectly.
I couldn't have asked for the day to come together better for my sister. The guests all seemed to enjoy themselves and we are all so excited for my sister and her fiancés wedding day!