Category Archives: Bridal Shower

A Roses and Mimosas Bridal Shower Brunch

For this relaxed and airy bridal shower brunch, bride Selma’s friends and family decorated the white party tent with plenty of roses and pictures of her and her groom-to-be, a personal touch that I just love. And can we talk about Selma’s modern floor-length lace gown? I’d wear it as my wedding dress it’s so gorgeous! Selma’s friends even wore floral dresses to complete the garden theme. After mimosas and macarons, everyone took a turn with the bride in a sweet DIY photo booth while Alisha Maria Photography snapped away.

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A Gold and Blush Bridal Shower

For this DIY gold and blush bridal shower, MOH Anne Molnar served as both the photographer and event planner, pulling together this thoughtful party for her sister Beth. One of the highlights of the shower was a video created by Beth’s fiance, Steve, in which Steve impersonated some of Beth’s friends and family to create a hilarious mockumentary. Guests enjoyed a so-sweet dessert bar decked out with a buttercream rosette-covered cake, red velvet cupcakes, raspberry and key lime macarons and more. Each guest left with a grapefruit-infused Himalayan sea salt scrub and a grapefruit aloe lotion. We love the stunning portraits of bride Beth…but especially the ones with her adorable black labs!

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A Sweet Garden Bridal Shower

The world outside my window is so green right now, so this springtime garden bridal shower felt perfect to share. For this brunch bridal shower, Catalina’s bridesmaids set up a gorgeous mimosa bar and rolled up their sleeves to DIY all the flowers, including the adorable succulents each guest received as a party favor. Cute little donuts made for the perfect sweet spread, and guests played a few low-key bridal shower games, like sharing date ideas (to help keep romance alive!) or guessing the number of corks in a vase to win a prize. Thanks to Kathryn Hyslop Photography for sharing!

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Photography and paper goods design: Kathryn Hyslop Photography | Venue: The Atrium | Donuts: Peace Love and Little Donuts

A Rose Gold Champagne Bridal Shower

Ingredients needed to put together a cute champagne bridal shower like this yourself? Cupcakes, roses and plenty of champagne. Christine of Entwined Weddings created a champagne bar using balloons as the bubbles and a cute chalkboard sign telling guests to “Pop the bubbly, I’m getting a hubby.” Bright orange, yellow and pink accent the rose gold color palette, making for a bright, cheerful setting. We’re especially obsessed with the mini Tears of Joy tissue boxes! So cute!
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Photography: Entwined Weddings | Floral Design: Prudence & Sage Events | Invitation Design & Chalkboards: Chalk.Ink.Style | Rentals: CORT Party Rental | Baked Goods: Pacific Northwest Cupcakes

A Cheerful Citrus Bridal Brunch

For this beautiful citrus bridal brunch, a group of vendor pals got together to plan the perfect fresh and modern party—and take a turn in front of the cameras! A palette of light aqua mixed with lemon, lime and orange gave this party an almost tropical vibe, while beautiful greenery was the perfect contrast to the bright summery shades. The menu included lemon tarts, mini blackberry pancake stacks and a warm spinach and cheese quiche. The team took the time to tie the theme throughout the entire apartment, framing coordinating wall art, styling a bar cart and creating linens to match the color palette. Each guest took away a coordinating custom pouch.

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Photographer: Kelsey Nelson Photography | Event Planning: Magnolia Grove Weddings and Events | Staging: Minted Spaces | Invitations and Bar Sign: Raleigh Calligraphy | Design, Paper Goods, Pouches: Shelby Dillon Studios

10 Movie Bridal Shower Themes Better Than Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I’ve tried for years to find a Breakfast at Tiffany’s bridal shower to feature on this blog and I have never seen one that I like. If you have a good one, send it to me, please. I think the problem I have with this theme is that as much as I love Audrey Hepburn, when you turn Breakfast at TIffany’s into a party theme, it’s way more about the Tiffany boxes than any other element of the movie. Holly was a party girl! She had a bathtub couch for god’s sake! I’ve also yet to see Cat make an appearance. And a shower theme that is basically “expensive jewelry” just really isn’t that fun. You know what would make really fun bridal shower themes? These movies.

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antionette: 10 Movie Bridal Shower Themes Better Than Breakfast at Tiffany's

Soooo many possibilities. For wardrobe and food. And wigs. Please let there be wigs. Key to this theme is adopting Kristen Dunst’s absolute “don’t give a shit” attitude. You want elegance, but you also want ease, so bring the dining table outside, keep it relaxed but luxurious, go shoeless in your corseted gown…you get the idea.

The Notebook

The Notebook: 10 Movie Bridal Shower Themes Better Than Breakfast at Tiffany's

This is like the romantic movie of the last decade. This party absolutely must occur by a lake. It should include headscarves and high-waisted bikinis. Maybe a canoe and some ducks. Obviously you gift all your guests a notebook. And since the movie is really about memory, ask each guest to share their favorite memory with the bride. Then dig in to a Southern crab boil on a picnic table by the shore.

Romeo + Juliet

Romeo + Juliet: 10 Movie Bridal Shower Themes Better Than Breakfast at Tiffany's

Baz Luhrmann’s take on Romeo and Juliet is just begging to be transformed into a party theme. Juliet’s look for the costume ball is basically your bride’s attire right there.

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing: 10 Movie Bridal Shower Themes Better Than Breakfast at Tiffany's

Reportedly, this was the theme of Kate Middleton’s bachelorette—woman has good taste. If you can host the party at place that resembles the Catskills lakeside resort, great! Consider dividing the guests into the country club crowd (pastels, polos, visors) and the hip young staff (cutoffs, crop tops, frayed jeans) for a fun mix of outfits. Dance lessons might be a fun addition to this party. On just blast the amazing movie soundtrack the whole time. Non-negotiable: Have the time of your life.

Clueless

Clueless: 10 Movie Bridal Shower Themes Better Than Breakfast at Tiffany's

I went back and forth on whether I should recommend Clueless or Heathers. Heathers has so many wardrobe possibilities—you could assign each guest a color! But ultimately Clueless is just more fun. Make sure to take lots of Polaroids.

Mean Girls

Mean Girls: 10 Movie Bridal Shower Themes Better Than Breakfast at Tiffany's

What Clueless was to the 90s, Mean Girls is to the 2000s. Obviously you will wear pink, even if it is not a Wednesday. Unless you come as a mouse. Also acceptable. Get yourself a “That’s So Fetch” banner and gift these Mean Girls party favors. Just don’t sever Kalteen bars…

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday: 10 Movie Bridal Shower Themes Better Than Breakfast at Tiffany's

If Audrey Hepburn is a non-negotiable, why not choose one of her other movies for inspiration? We love Roman Holiday for a fun twist. Serve gelato and Italian food al fresco. If there is a Vespa to be had, all the better. Make sure to tie a scarf around your neck.

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice: 10 Movie Bridal Shower Themes Better Than Breakfast at Tiffany's

Whether you prefer your Darcy in Colin Firth or Matthew Macfadyen form (I’m sorry, but is there really a contest), Price & Prejudice makes for a fun shower theme. Break out the croquet set and throw a garden party. There are many great quotes to choose from, but we love “Completely & Perfectly & Incandescently Happy”.

27 Dresses

27 Dresses: 10 Movie Bridal Shower Themes Better Than Breakfast at Tiffany's

You know how you’re always complaining that you’ll never wear your bridesmaid dresses again? Solve that problem for your guests. Ask everyone to wear an old bridesmaid dress, prom dress or just the most out-of-style dress in their closet. Then play this bridal shower mad lib game as a nod to James Marsden’s wedding announcement gig.

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey: 10 Movie Bridal Shower Themes Better Than Breakfast at Tiffany's

OK, yes, this is a television show. But how fun! All the bridesmaids at this shower dressed up as the “downstairs” staff to wait on the bride, or you can throw one of Lady Mary’s swanky 20s soirees complete with beaded gowns and headpieces.

A Woodsy Winery Bridal Shower

If you are a person who thinks you don’t like bridal showers, try adding wine. Ta-da! Now you love bridal showers! But seriously, Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick, Maryland, was the perfect setting for this gorgeous bridal shower picnic for bride Andie’s family and friends. Matron of honor Caroline gifted each guest with mini pies from Andie’s favorite bakery and the ladies enjoyed cabernet and conversation in the sunshine. Costola Photography was on hand to capture the special moments from the winery bridal shower, including a mini photo session with Andie’s fiancé.

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Photography: Costola Photography | Venue: Running Hare Vineyard | Mini pies: Charles Street Bakery