Tag Archives: Paper

Real Bridal Shower: Future Mrs. L

27 Jun

This past weekend I hosted my second bridal shower this year (here’s the first) with the fellow bridesmaids for my oldest friend Devon. We put in months of planning; I was so excited that the day was finally here!  After mimosas and a lunch of salads & sandwiches, the bride opened many (many, many!) gifts and guests made their mark in the bridal shower scrapbook I put together.

the bridesmaids with the bride- mimosa cheers!

One of the personalized paper signs

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Drink bar- brides's special champagne glass

Scrapbook station - all from A.C. Moore

The page I made for the bride- found an old picture of us from the early 1990s!

Time to open gifts...

Her new monogrammed L.L.Bean tote from me

helping the bride with her new cake stand

with her bowquet

 Congrats to the future Mrs. L… Can’t wait for the bachelorette in August and the wedding in September!

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Personalizing paper products

24 Jun

My friend’s bridal shower is tomorrow, and if you’re keeping track, that’s shower #2 of my planning (#3 I am hosting in early August).  We picked out this pretty gray & white, with red accent text invitation from Pear Tree Greetings. To keep the theme going in the other paper products, my brother created two signs to print out and have at the shower.  The is first an “in lieu of favors” sign, and the second is to encourage guests to make a scrapbook page for the bride in a scrapbook I got from A.C. Moore.

We are also planning to make small cards we can write each food item on. I love creating personal touches like this, while also keeping the theme throughout the shower.  White flowers and white & black accessories (like candle sticks and platters/bowls) will be used, as well.  Check back for pictures and details next week!

Have you created any personal details for a bridal shower?

Inspired by: nautical summer

21 Jun

invitation, Top Shop dress, Betsey Johnson bracelet, Paper Source stamp, soap favor, cupcakes

Happy first day of summer!

Future Mrs. R’s Bachelorette: Neon theme

14 Jun

This past weekend my friend’s bachelorette in Newport, RI went off without a hitch, except for some rain that was out of our control. 😉

The theme for the bachelorette pregame was neons. We bought neon sunglasses, glow bracelets, glow straws, shot glasses, etc.  The theme began with the weekend itinerary that we put together. I found this image of neon glasses and cut/pasted into the doc with a bachelorette image.

This same header was used for the scavenger hunt list and list of “Forbidden Words” (one of the games we played where the bride couldn’t certain words or she had to drink).

We arrive in Newport Friday night, and after exploring the town and shopping on Saturday, Saturday night was the real “bachelorette”. We all got ready in the room but sent the bride outside to set up all the neon decor.

Tomorrow, I’ll share all of the scavenger hunt pictures! The bride did a very good job and completed nearly all of them.

Inspired By: Yellow & Gold

8 Jun

Lela Rose dress, invitation, candy favor, place setting, Tiffany & Co. earrings, decor, Calvin Klein sandals

Inspired By: Polka Dots

24 May

Invitation, Frame, Cupcake Cases, Table Setting, Feather Place Setting, Glasses, Straws, Bridesmaids, Dress

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Playlist: Country Girls Night Out

23 May

I am going to Nashville this weekend and can’t help but have country songs on remix.  If your bride is a country gal, like me and my friends are, throw her a  bachelorette ho-down complete with cowboy boots, Cowboy Cocktail, and this playlist.

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4

Real Bridal Shower & Inspiration: M Loves M Tea Party

29 Apr

Mara, bride to be and blogger of M Loves M, posted her bridal shower a couple weeks ago. The tea party shower was coordinated by her maid of honor, who nailed the overall theme with shabby chic details and mini finger foods.

Want to throw your own bridal tea party shower for your bride?

1. Go with a vintage, grown-up vibe and avoid the cheesey and childish, ala Disney.

2. Mix and match linens and table settings, but stay in the same color family.  A quick search on Ebay, and you can find inexpensive tea cup and saucer sets. Also try some thrift and vintage stores if there are ones near by to you.

3. The theme starts with the invitation.  Try this one by Vistaprint:

4. Serve the classics: cucumber sandwiches (easy to make and inexpensive), scones with jam, and of course, tea!

5. For the favor, gift attendees a little goody bag of a few mis-matched flavors of tea and this adorable tea caddy.