Dreaming of warm weather, I was reminded that it was 3 years ago when my mom and I began planning my sister's August bridal shower. Her shower was a suprise and we successfully pulled it off! (Not an easy feat for those who know my sister!)
I used hot pink & orange as the color scheme, with parasols, gerbera daisies and kermits in the decorating.
First off, the invitations, menu and registry insert.
The centerpieces alternated hot pink and orange parasols atop trumpet vases filled with orange and hot pink gerbera daisy blooms. There was about 50-60 blooms per vase. Falling from the parasols were kermit poms blooms attached with fishing wire.
3 small bouquets with votives circled the base of the trumpet vase.
Watering cans filled with real gerberas on top. I created the rain and paper petals shower. The petals would contain messages from the guests for the bride-to-be.
Seashell placecards in pink and orange writing. The backside of the shell contained the guests' table number.
My sister wanted a cupcake wedding cake since she isn't a huge sweet eater. Her fiance didn't go for the idea. She got her wish at her shower. This was the first time I used fondant - ever. We had a baker hired to make the cupcakes, but she cancelled only 3 days before the shower. This began my obsesssion with fondant as I then made my daughter's 1st birthday cake just 6 weeks later.
Favors were small hand lotions in 3 different scents from Bath & Body Works.
One surprised bride!