My friend Amber is getting married in May, and I’m so honored to be a part of her wedding party. Last weekend, we pulled off a surprise like no other and had a beautiful bridal shower for her. We tied in her love of bows (which comes from her lifetime love of cheerleading), the color purple and her admirably healthy eating habits (mixed in with a little bit of chocolate cake, cookies and some tie-dye cupcakes, which I couldn’t resist making the night before)! The results were fantastic, she was beyond surprised and everything went great! Here are a few pictures from the day:
On this table: 1/2 chocolate, 1/2 vanilla cake made by my mother-in-law, cake bags (came in handy when we didn’t eat it all), fun bows from Rice’s Market, Guest Board with a picture of the bride & groom and the lyrics to their first song (made by Leah) and purple plates (of course)!
This Bag Game was created by Michelle (the Maid of Honor). It was easy and quick, and looked awesome on the table. The digital frame flipped through lots of pictures of the bride and groom and was such a smart idea.
Each table had a purple tablecloth and a “runner” (made of wedding wrapping paper) that was made possible by Kimber (another amazing bridesmaid) and Leah. The chair at the front of the room was dolled up with a little ribbon, and our ribbon hanger started out behind it. We asked guests to attach a 1-yard piece of grosgrain (which I recently learned is pronounced “grow-grain”!) ribbon to their gifts so that Amber can reuse them as hairbows. Then we tied them onto the hanger. Other ribbons went onto her ribbon bouquet for the rehearsal in May.
The food table featured a fruit tray, veggie tray, wraps and salad from Wegmans, pita and hummus tray made by the bride’s mom, some cookies and desserts made by other family members, and these rockin’ tie dye mini funfetti cupcakes that I made (pretty much like this). Yum! We also had a drink station with red and white wine, champagne and orange juice for mimosas, and water.