Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Garden Party Bridal Shower

Hello! Today I have some Bridal Shower Pictures to show you. As most of you already know, my daughter is getting married in June, and we just had her bridal shower this past weekend. The theme of the shower was 'Garden Party', with the 'Rose' being the main flower or accent, so just about everything at the shower involved 'Roses' or 'Flowers' of some sort.

First lets start with the invitations. Here is a picture of the Bridal Shower Invitations. I used a Rose Stencil to emboss the flower, then I colored it with chalks. The main image panel is mounted up on dimensionals. The pink paper behind the main image panel is glitter paper so it is very sparkly in real life. Spellbinders Nestabilities were used to make the tag and adhesive crystals and a ribbon rose were added for embellishments. The designer paper is from JoAnn's and has pink roses all over it. Here is a close up of the embossed rose on the card.

Next up are the party favors. I think these were the hit of the party. Everyone seemed to love and appreciate them. And they were so appropriate to give considering this is the time of the year when everyone is planting annuals in their garden and it was a 'garden party'. I am so ever grateful to Gina K. Designs for providing this FREE template just when I needed it most. This basket was so easy to put together and fits a 4 pack of annuals perfectly. I used two different stamps on my basket, both from Stampin Up! One side of the basket has this Rose stamp:

And the other side of the basket has this 'Thank You' stamp. I put Stickles on both stamped images. The paper is from DCWV 'The Garden Party'.

We had a sit down meal held in my sun room. The room is usually filled with a lot more furniture and plants than this, but we just re-did our floors so we had to move everything out. We didn't see the point of moving everything back in when it will just have to be moved back out again for our daughter's wedding, so we left it. Notice the new patio furniture? That was my husband's Mother's Day Gift for me. He must have felt awfully guilty still about his behavior at my daughter's recital. LOL! Anyway, to decorate this room, I simply filled the room with pink geraniums and petunias in hanging baskets and containers.

Here is a close up of one of the place settings. I made the place cards/tags using Spellbinders Nestabilities. My daughter hand wrote all the names using a white gel pen.

This is a picture of my beautiful daughter and I.

And here she is again in our dining room, along with our good friend Pam, getting her food.

This is the food table. I kept the food simple because I worked everyday this week and didn't have the time to cook. I just did sandwiches, fruits and veggies, and an Asian Salad. My dear friend Bonnie made the cupcakes. She is a professional cake decorator and will also be doing my daughter's wedding cake. I decorated the food table using the beautiful cupcakes as a centerpiece, then I wrapped the extra rose garland around the food and threw on some Bridal Shower Confetti.

Here is a close up of the cupcakes. They were also decorated in our Garden Party Theme in pastel/Spring colors and the signature rose flowers. They were so pretty and quite delicious as well.

I hope I've given you some ideas to use if you have a shower coming up!
Have a great day! Amy


  1. great ideas!i have a bridal shower to plan for June!
    i love the card and cupcakes look yummy! you actually look like sisters in that pic! beautiful!


  2. Oh my gosh Amy... This is lovely. Every detail is beautiful. I love the way you wrapped the silverware.. Gorgeous flowers too.. What a wonderful shower. I know it must be so much work getting ready for this and you are doing a fantastic job.. I had my own wedding on my parents farm in IL all those years ago.. It still has very special memories for me.. Super job...

  3. WOW Amy what beautiful ideas girl...These invites are stunning...AWWWW what great photos to charish!!!! Have a great day and how exciting its almost June!!!!

  4. W O W...Amy, this looks like you paid a New York wedding planner to pull this together! You are amazing, dear girl! Everything is gorgeous! Which one is the bride and which is the momma? lol... you look beautiful, and DD is beautiful, as well! So glad you shared pictures with us. Your sun porch is a wonderful room - bet you are out there a lot!

  5. We did a variation of this theme and I made garden hats for all the ladies for so cheap. Here's how I did it.. was so fun:

  6. Hi Amy!
    first off, your card is STUNNING!!!!

    Brilliant party favors, the flowers were a wonderful idea!!!

    Beautiful shower & your daughter are gorgeous!
    Hugs & Blessings!

  7. Wowza!!! That is about the prettiest bridal shower I've ever seen! What a lucky girl, to have such a creative mama!

  8. All I can say is WOW!! What a wonderful shower! So much love - what great memories you have created for all those who were a part of this special day. Thanks sharing your pictures -everything is simply beautiful!

  9. Oh my goodness, Amy -- everything is just gorgeous! Every detail is just perfect for the theme! Your daughter is beautiful -- she looks very happy! :)

  10. WOW ... everything looks AWESOME .. how do you keep up?? You did a BEAUTIFUL job on those cute flower baskets ... PERFECT idea!
    Your new furniture is lovely and everything looks just AMAZING!! A wedding planner couldn't have done a better job!!!! All of your detailed labor of love will always be remembered by your daughter!
    Won't be long now! I'm sure the wedding will be GORGEOUS ...
    Thanks for sharing these photos ... what a beautiful Mother & Daughter photo! Enjoy!


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