I sat down tonight to write this bridal shower post and I started looking for the perfect love quote to open with. I searched forevvvver but I didn't like any of the quotes I saw. They all felt so forced and ridiculously romantic .... and ya'll know I'm not romantic : )
But I found something .... and it made me smile ...
"When we first met, I had no idea you would be so important to me."
I love this. It's real.
I threw this bridal shower for the beautiful Miss Addie and her husband to be Ben a couple weeks back (or months - I am behind on my picture uploading clearly) ....
Addie and Ben I wish you a lifetime of happiness together forever and ever! Xx
OK, OK ....... Now on to the decor!!
I set up a dessert bar and used a big chalkboard as the table. The shower colors were yellow and gray so all the candies and desserts matched the theme. When planning a shower it's important to stick with only a few colors. I dried lemon slices and strung them together with clear filament string to add to the decor.
The great thing about using a chalkboard for your dessert table is that you can label all your candies : )
Candy .... candy.
I used glassine bags from Paper Source and embossed them with silver embossing powder and a "Happily ever after Stamp". I then filled them with white sixlets. I got the little diamonds from Michaels. I thought they were the perfect little touch for the bridal shower.
I added fringe to all my water bottles. To make the fringe I just used gray tissue paper, fringe scissors, and double sided tape to stick it to the bottles. I finished the water bottles with gray striped paper straws. I served the bottles on an antique mirror which is another fun tip! Serve food on items within your house. Mirrors, picture frames, old books ... This kind of uniqueness is what makes a party special.
When setting up the cheese platter I used more dehydrated lemons to go around the lazy susan. Always tie in your theme everywhere. And this is cheap and gorgeous. We are talking about dried lemons for goodness sake! You can even take one from your neighbors tree.
Burratta ..... Nothing really to say here except OMG yum.
The patry favors. The mother of the bride gave everyone different favors which we wrapped in yellow papers with a little dried lemon (again tie in the theme people) and I finished them with the happily ever stamp again (embossed with gray powder from Paper Source) .... the tags have silver glitter around the edges. I know, I have OCD.
And lastly, these were the wish tags I made for the wish tree. We used a mini lemon tree and had every guest write a wish or tip to the new bride and tie it on the tree. The bride-to-be then took the tree home to plant in her yard as a symbol of love and happiness and well wishes.
Father of the Bride-to-be <3