December 5, 2014

Tears and Cheers: A Garden Party Bridal Shower

Last week we had the privileged of throwing a wedding shower for one of our friends Veronica Peters. The day had to be extra special because not only is she one of our friends but she is also a florist at Table Tops Etc. Her eye for design and set up is one of the best, so we had to be sure her bridal shower was just that, the best! With the help of her family and friends we were able to collaborate and create a beautiful backyard garden party. 

The theme of the day was vintage garden tea party in Veronica’s favorite colors mint and coral. Every detail had thought and meaning behind it and brought our bride-to-be to tears as she walked up and saw the day that was put together to honor her. 

Family vintage china sets were used for place settings and as vases for all the floral set along the tablescape. It was great to see the family notice their china as they came to the table to sit and eat. 

A specialty lemonade and champagne cocktail was served on a wooden pallet lemonade stand. The cocktails would not have been complete with out the adorable mint and gold stir straws made from Dianna at Chasing Bliss Designs.  Dianna also made the salt scrubs that were used as prizes with stickers that matched the favors that read, “From My Shower to Yours.”

As guest snacked on pinwheel sandwiches and macaroons in the beautiful Arizona fall sun, we were able to play some fun bridal shower games. Games like “What’s in the Bag,” a bag full of essential honeymoon items that guest had to remember and write down in detail, “Ten Questions About the Bride & Groom,” “Advice and Well Wishes for the New Mr. & Mrs,” and one of our favorites the “Double Bubble Game.” Veronica was asked the same questions we asked her groom and for everyone she got wrong she was given a piece of double bubble gum, she ended up with a lot of gum in her mouth by the end of the game! 

We could not have asked for a better afternoon and were so thrilled to see how happy Veronica was with the entire day. This day would have not come together without these amazing women:

Dianna Samuels from Chasing Bliss Designs who made the adorable straw stirrers, collaborated with us on design elements, and for her beautiful floral centerpieces. She also made the custom “I Do” sign that guest saw as they walked in the backyard. Be sure to stop by her Etsy shop for any custom made designs for your holiday party, wedding, or New Years Eve event.

Melissa Madden from Kieth Pitts Photography took all of the amazing photos above. They are a photography duo who have shot weddings all over the world. Their work is beautiful and they have a true passion for weddings and events:
“Guided by intuition and heart, I am compelled to uncover what others may be too busy to see. To show the beauty that lies on the surface of everything yet frequently goes unnoticed. How many details remain in memory after the day has passed; the look of pride as your mother sees you in your dress, the laughter on the faces of guests, the tear in your groom’s eye when he reads his vows to you? Unveiling the moments that are uniquely you and will grow more meaningful as the years progress is what I do best.”

Jane Hopkins for opening up your beautiful home and backyard. The day couldn’t have been more perfect for a garden tea party bridal shower.

Sannah Peters and Sandra Dean: The mother of the bride and mother of the groom could not have been more passionate about making this day extra special for Veronica. They were there with us every step of the way and even rolled up their sleeves and helped craft garlands and fans that were used for decor items.

We would love to help you create and execute the shower, wedding, or event of your dreams. Contact us today for your free initial consultation.

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