Hello, lovers. Because this is a starlet-inspired bridal shower and the carpet is less red and more hot pink, I seriously considered naming this feature “Walking the *Pink* Carpet: Bridal Shower Inspiration for the Stars In All of Us.” I am NOT KIDDING you. ’Course, almost as quickly as the idea came to me, I realized it was waaaaay way way way waaaaaaay too suggestive a title. I mean, even for someone like *me*. So, there you go. That’s how that went. Right… right, ok, moving right along.
Today’s bridal shower is the result of one seriously stellar event maker named Jessica Masi of JCG Events, LLC, and one seriously killer photographer named Candice of Serendipity Studios. You guys. YOUZ. GUYZ. I am in love with everything about this party, from the feather boas to the gigantic gold bulbed heart shape cut-out thingie, to the tablecloths, to the glitter stars, to the florals, to the pink and grey color scheme, to the massive amount of fun these ladies were sure to have had on this fine day. There’s something so special about a bunch of close friends getting together and partying like stars to celebrate one lovely gal’s future nuptials.
Ok, here, friends, is the rundown from Jessica on what went into the planning of her sister’s bridal shower!
When planning my sister’s bridal shower I wanted to make sure I created an event that was unique to her. My sister, Elsie is an actor and has been acting since I can remember. Highly dramatic! ; ) That is how her “wedding-movie” bridal shower concept came about.
The tone of every great event starts with invitations. The invitations were from Minted and they fit the theme perfectly with the Broadway marquee letters.
There are so many wedding movies out there so I quickly got on Amazon.com to purchase movie posters to decorate her bridal shower and got some inexpensive frames from Michael’s to hang around the room.
I created different stations throughout the room to ensure it kept everyone mingling and having a good time. At the entrance we rolled out a Pink-carpet that led to the step and repeat where you were able to take your photo. We hung some boas from it to add some color to the photos and had a Polaroid camera set-up so that after taking your photo you were able to sign Elsie’s, guest book and give her some advice about marriage and well wishes. One of the props for the photo-op area that I created was a heart-shaped marquee and got the idea from Hostess with the Mostess blog.
Another station was a popcorn bar station where we had mini popcorn boxes and you can add your favorite seasoning to it.
The food and sweet station was by far my favorite part. All of the delicious food was by Gabriela Xacur of Gourmet Sweets. The cake included a cut out of Elsie on a pink carpet lined with paparazzi and alongside mini cheesecakes were displayed with a pink chocolate “E” on top of every one. The drink station included a choice of pink lemonade or sangria and every glass had its own drink tag.
We kicked off the party with the perfect “ice breaker”. I placed a sticker behind everyone without them looking of a famous actress. Then guests had to ask questions to one another to try to guess which actress they were. Every starlet deserves some pampering so as favors we gave out Bath Confetti.
LOVE. it. Jessica.
So, friendlies, as I prepare to
slowly kill myself recap tonight’s episode of The Bachelor… tell me:
Did you have/will you be having a bridal party? Or are you planning/did you plan one for a dear friend? What do you think of bridal showers in general? And, do ya like pink? ;) Looking forward to hearing your thoughts, whatever they may be.
xoxo! - Alison