Monday, August 02, 2010

Pink and Black Parisian Bridal Shower

My cousin Katy is getting married in December. She also is moving to San Diego to start a masters
program and will only be back in her home town for wedding planning and fun once before the big day. So her mother, my Aunt Glor, decided to throw her a surprise shower before she headed to the west coast. She got my mom and Auntie P. involved to coordinate and of course they put my sister and I to work.

Somewhere in the planning process we decided on a Parisian pink and black theme. You know I love a good color combo! The event was fabulous and the bride to be was surprised and thrilled.

One of my favorite projects is this Bon-Bon banner for the sweets table.

Mom and I collaborated on the design and had a blast using her new Cricut Expression machine.

The paper bride's crown and pins I made for the bridal party were well received.

We even got my dad in on it. He made this wishing well for a previous shower . . .

. . . and the Eiffel Tower centerpiece on the buffet table.

We, of course, included a fun candy bar . . .

. . . and decorated the shower umbrella made by my great grandmother that has been used at every shower in the family since the 60s. I also made on of my traditional banners for the bride to take home.

It was a blast creating and collaborating for this event but it was even cooler to see how much fun was had by Katy.

Want to know more and read some handy budget friendly tips on party planning? See my latest article for the Examiner HERE.

hugs ~ rebecca


The Happy Homemaker said...

I love that color scheme! Y'all did such a great job..It was very pretty:)

Elise said...

What a cute shower!! Love it!!

Jennifer said...

Everything is so lovely! Love the shower umbrella tradition!!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

What a fun idea!! Looks like it all went very well. You had some great ideas. Jenn

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Rebecca! It's all so pretty. I love shower planning -- and it looks like you guys did a fantastic job. And how wonderful that you have the umbrella tradition - very fun!

Little Kati Homemaker said...

Beck!! this is so beautiful! I can never thank you enough! It was truly sensational! Love you with all my heart--- K


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