Hi y’all! Happy Friday! I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but today has turned out the be a BEAUTIFUL spring day here in Richmond- love it!

To go along with this fabulous spring weather, we’ve got a super fun Friday Fetes for you: Emily’s Bridal Shower!

You may remember my dear friend, Emily, from this post featuring the invitation we designed for her shower. Just to catch you up, Emily is my sister’s best friend from birth. Emily is getting married in September, so my sister, Katherine, and my mom, Yvette, hosted Emily’s bridal shower!

So without further ado, here are some photos from her shower:

Mom, Kat and I had so much fun decorating for the shower! We used the invitation as our style guide and chose a sweet, springy color scheme.

We incorporated lots of fresh flowers in the decorations because, who doesn’t love fresh flowers!? They’re so cheerful and they add a soft touch.

I also painted some glass vases that I snagged at a thrift shop with bright colors that matched the invitation- I loved them so much I now have them scattered around my house!

We made some fun poms out of tissue paper to add some fun color and texture. The colors are a bit off in this photo- they were a little brighter and airier in person!

You might remember that Leslee and I designed these recipe cards that Mom and Kat included in each guest’s invitation. Each guest brought 2 of their favorite recipes to the party to share with Emily. The guests dropped their cards in this adorable ceramic strawberry carton that I got from Anthropologie last year and at the end of the party, Kat put them all in a cute Vera Bradley photo album for Emily.

My mom is a true southern woman- her biggest fear is that someone might leave her house hungry. (Fortunately, she’s an incredible cook which means that no one wants to leave without eating!) She always makes a fantastic spread for the events she hosts. This is what she made for the shower:

Sweet potato ham biscuits, chicken salad tarts, black bean & corn salsa, boursin cheese, pimento cheese, fresh fruit, and a veggie tray. Mmmm. Rest assured, no one left hungry!

I had fun styling the table- it was an exciting challenge to fit all the food on the table while keeping it pretty and visually balanced!

For drinks we had a fun little champagne bar! We had three different fruit juices to choose from along with some crushed pineapple and raspberries. Kat found the adorable paper straws which we couldn’t resist including! Also, know that no one went thirsty, either 😉

For dessert, we served a variety of cupcakes that we made. Mom baked while Kat and I frosted. We had such a good time creating our little ‘bouquet’ of cupcakes! (If you saw the inspiration board for the invitation, you’ll notice that I borrowed this idea from pinterest!)

Here’s a close up (aren’t the cupcake papers mom found adorable!?):


For fun, we had a PHOTO SHOOT! We thought it would be fun to document the shower with a funny photo op! Our good friend Myrna played paparazzi while the guests dressed in all sorts of props to pose. Here’s a small selection of the gems:


Bride-to-be- Emily and her cousin, Jess!

“The Moms” from the street we grew up on! Vicki, Amy, Yvette (my mom) and Kathy (Emily’s mom)

Em’s fabulous Grandma, Virginia. Coco Chanel would be proud!

“The Daughters”- Kelly, Katherine (my sister), Emily (Bride-to-Be!) and me.

The party was a huge success, and we had so much fun ‘showering’ our Emmie. Congratulations, Love!

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1 Comment on Friday Fetes: Emily’s Bridal Shower

  1. Katherine
    April 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm (6 years ago)

    Great pictures and wonderful memories of the day we celebrated Emily and Matthew’s marriage.


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