20 love is sweet: the bridal shower.

5.31.2010

I would consider the bridal shower this weekend a success despite some really hot and sunny weather!
Let's pretend that there isn't an umbrella in the picture above.  It was beautiful outside, but maybe a little too beautiful for the dessert table.  90-something degrees with no shade makes for a little melted chocolate...hence the umbrella.  Melted or not, I think the red, white, and aqua color scheme really came across well on the dessert bar!  The Jones soda really brought it all together I think.
We made an angel food cake covered in whipped cream and strawberries as the centerpiece.  It may or may not have sunk by the time we tried to cut it due to the sweltering temperatures.
I cut out some striped paper to line the plates with for a little extra color.  We also had red plates and aqua polka-dotted napkins!
The garland and banner were made using my Cricut and sewn together.  I love the way they looked against the white backdrop (which probably should have been steamed, but that just wasn't going to happen since we were running a little behind on time).
I put together some little vases of button mums and carnations for each table.
Here's the bride getting ready to test out the delicious chicken salad sandwiches my mom and aunt made!
We eventually had to bring everything inside when it was time for the gift opening.  At that point, the guests were starting to melt too.  But regardless of the heat, the bride was happy and that's really all that matters.  

The rest of the weekend was a little more relaxed but just as hot!  Good thing we spent most of it in a boat.  I hope you all had a nice Memorial Day!

20 comments:

  1. Every thing looks lovely! Great color combo that worked well together...great ideas.

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  2. beautiful! love the colour scheme!

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  3. Everything came out so well!! Great job!

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  4. Looks fabulous and what the bride will remember is how much she is loved!

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  5. Wow, Holly. It all came together beautifully. Congratulations. I wish I had half you energy to do all that work!

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  6. So beautiful. It's very cool how the shadows of the circle garland look elongated on that white. Love it.

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  7. Wow, absolutely gorgeous! It came together so beautifully!

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  8. You did a great job! Looks awesome!!!

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  9. Apsolutely fabulous. I am just in love with it all. It turned out fabulous. Love the saying and the banner too!

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  10. That color scheme is gorgeous! Plus it was a fun little take on red, white, and blue since it was Memorial Day weekend. Everything looked so yummy...now I'm off again to find more goldfish cookies :)

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  11. Holy Cow, this is amazing! It came together beautifully :)

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  12. Wow - this looks fabulous!!!!! Great job!

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  13. Every detail is pefect! Love the idea of putting paper on the platters for some extra pop.

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  14. This is divine. Should be in a magazine!

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  15. This is stunning! I'm completely blown away. Kudos to you and your amazing creativity!

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  16. Wow, you did an amazing job!
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