This was my first time throwing a bridal shower and I felt SO privileged that my friend, Emily, let me take the reigns! I chose a "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue" theme because it seemed to fit her personality. Classic and Traditional. Also, in doing the research, I found out that the color blue has been connected to weddings for centuries and brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. I felt like that represented my lovely friend to the tee!
The Invite from PrintYourHeartOut that I found on Etsy (FYI, she also did the banners and candy labels).
With the invite, I included this recipe card I found at freeprintablesonline.com.
On the recipe card I attached this little note. "Please take a moment to write an old, new, borrowed, or blue recipe for Emily and bring it with you on October 15. We will be compiling a recipe book for her. Thank you!"
I ended up making a recipe box instead of a book. I made these dividers and painted and personalized a box that I found at Ross.
I wish I would have taken a before shot, but this little thing underwent quite the transformation.
The front porch.
This was framed under the photo of the couple to continue the theme from the invites.
I made this wreath out of 2 wire hangers, tulle, ribbon, and tie fabric(subtle familiarity for the bride-to-be who works for a tie company). The letter 'E' also made guest appearances throughout the shower due to names Emily&Eric...AND their her new last name begins with an 'E' as well. SO fun!
Had some fun learning how to make fabric flowers.
Little blue touches all over the house.
Guests wrote little notes to the bride-to-be upon entering.
My friend Kelsey and I made these origami flower balls in all sizes. I loved the little garland!
A view of the main room. Behind me was the table where guest put their recipe in the recipe box.
A different way to serve veggies. Just grab and go, dip is in the bottom of the cup and they display beautifully!
Sparkling blueberry drinks and water.
"Love is Sweet" dessert table. Me and my cute friend Em!
DELECTABLE cupcakes made by my friend Laurel. I found the cupcake toppers on Etsy.
I love having a theme in my head and shopping around for the colors. Candy especially!
I felt so privileged that Em allowed me to do this for her! I am so incredible happy for you! Congratulations!