Since it is just shy of VALENTINE’S DAY, I thought I’d share part of a love story in the making. <3
At the beginning of the month, my family had a bridal shower for my almost cousin-in-law, Marie. (She is marrying my cousin on April 2nd! 🙂 ) I spoke to her soon after getting engaged about colors and ideas, and she wanted a chic navy, blush pink and gold color scheme, and was leaning towards an industrial feel. She also knew that she wanted a brunch bridal shower. I tend to like pastel colors, but I LOVE when there are unexpected pops of color in things that draw the eye in and add a little intrigue, so I was excited to start Googling and Pinteresting tablescapes and decorations that incorporated the darker blue hue.
When the inspiration wheel had reached full speed, I created the inspiration board above to keep me focused while planning a shower that was (hopefully) as beautiful as these two love birds. Aren’t they adorable?! 🙂
After gathering all things pretty and having several planning and prep meetings with my Momma, the day had finally come!
To take full advantage of the daytime brunch time-frame, we chose to have her shower at Crumpets that had a private, glass room that let in A TON of gorgeous natural light.
For a dash of whimsy, we added different pieces of lace to embroidery hoops and hung them with fishing line in varying heights in front of the large windows. These provided just enough fun and feminitnity to make the space fancy but not stuffy. We wanted her friends and family to have some FUN! A lace banner was also spread across the bar to tie everything together.
Although the cheesecake the bride-to-be requested (YUMMY!) was extra tasty and adorable topped with an “Always & Forever” sign, my favorite elements were the garlands that ran across the tables. Filled with seeded eucalyptus, ferns, and other types of greenery, this was the perfect contrast to the minimally designed brass candle holders that held navy tapers. They looked elegant, and my family and I received several compliments on them. Thank you, H-E-B Blooms!
Because details play such an important role, golden pom pom and calligraphy drink stirrers donned the bar and sangrias and mimosas of guests. Sip, Sip, HOORAY indeed!
To eat we had mini beef wellingtons, Quiche Lorraine and Spinach Quiche, Au Gratin Potatoes, Cheese Blintzes and a cucumber salad.
The shower was fantastic and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to share in the event, but what got me the most was seeing how happy my cousin and Marie are when they are together. Their faces literally light up for each other!
Many wonderful memories were made that day, and above all the decorations, that is what matters the most!
I can’t wait to see what these two come up with for their intimate, backyard wedding! I know it is going to be lovely because of the love they share. XOXO