Bride Colleen’s bridesmaids threw her a gorgeous nautical bridal shower at the Pine Beach Yacht Club. The shower included so many personal touches, from a hand-drawn cocktail sign (created by one of Colleen’s bridesmaids in a nod to her previous California address) to gorgeous florals from another bridesmaid’s family flower shop. The airy space on the Tom’s River in New Jersey was decorated with chic gold-lettered banners and each table toasted with a bottle of rosé featuring a custom bridal shower wine label. And we are fully stealing this gift idea for the football-loving bride: a jersey with her new last name on the back! Kelly of Kelly Sea Images captured this modern and bright event.
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!
Q: What should we do at a flamingo bridal shower? A: Let’s flamingle, of course! I love the recent flamingo explosion, from pool floats to cute tank tops. The theme is perfect for a summer beach bridal shower, Palm Springs or Miami Beach bachelorette, or just a party in your own backyard. Put together this DIY flamingo ring toss game and serve your signature flamingo pink cocktail topped with one of these printable flamingo straw tags. And can we talk about this flamingo pool float cake?! It is everything. I want it in my life. For more flamingo inspiration, check out our Let’s Flamingle party board on Pinterest.
Fashion blogger Elyse of Leather and Lace wanted to transport her guests to a secret garden in the city, so she asked GLDN Events to transform New York’s Gramercy Hotel into a flower-filled wonderland for her spring bridal shower. Soft pink and white streamers hanging from the ceiling gave the space a whimsical vibe and Elyse’s stunning pleated floral dress with a strappy open back completed the feeling of Alice gone through the looking glass. The white and pink anenome flower statement wall shows that a simple DIY can add instant impact. Black and white stripes on the table runner and cake added a modern touch to this festive floral shower, completing the urban garden party vibe.
Though Marie Antoinette has cornered the market on famous cake saying for awhile, we’ll gladly take this cheerful update from Kate Spade: “Eat cake for breakfast”…and your bridal shower, of course! Bride Sara’s Kate Spade bridal shower incorporated iconic black and white stripes with pops of neon pink and metallic gold. Showstopping details like hand-decorated cookies and macarons and vibrant arrangements of peonies and garden roses set the perfect tone for this fun-filled afternoon.
I know some of my ladies out there just can’t get enough pink, so this inspiration board is for you. Just be sure not to drift into baby shower territory though! Keep your shower on the adult side with one of these two tricks: 1) Pair pink with metallic gold and glitter accents to add grown-up sparkle and shine, or 2) Rather than bubblegum pink, choose a hot pink or fuchsia to keep the look fresh and fun (just like you). For more inspiration, check out our Pink Bridal Shower board on Pinterest.
The centerpiece for this gorgeous Love is Sweet bridal shower was a statement ombre pink wall featuring gold-rimmed vintage china and the custom tagline for the day: “Moodie in Love,” based on bride-to-be Diba’s new last name. The candy-pink wall was the perfect backdrop for a decadent sweets bar, including an ice cream cone station and plenty of soothing herbal teas to go along with. Photographer, event designer and friend of the bride Tiffany Lue-Yen recruited the help of the bridesmaids to collect and paint bottles and hang a wall of streamers for even more of a visual pop. These simple touches were inexpensive, but made a huge impact on the space. The resulting vibe is warm and invitingly homemade with a stylish vintage flair.