A Girl Scout Inspired Bridal Shower

girl scout bridal shower

I absolutely love when brides do an activity that is a little unexpected for their bridal shower and so does this group of creative ladies I’m sharing today! Some of their favorite memories growing up were from Girl Scout camp and Indian Princess camp outs (as were mine – I just loved going to overnight camp with all my friends back in the day!) So, Beau & Arrow Events dreamt up this Girl Scout inspired fete with the hope that lots of brides would be inspired to do something adventurous for their own shower. I totally love how they added some glam touches to the Girl Scout feel a la Troop Beverly Hills, and toughed it up a bit with army elements for a sophisticated soiree. The gold + army colors balance out the girly jadeite green and pastel pinks used throughout. Gorgeous photos thanks to the lovely Katie Neal Photo. Oh, and fun detail for all you former Brownies and Girl Scouts – they are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year! So congrats on that. :)

girl scout bridal shower

girl scout bridal shower

girl scout shower

The ladies at Posh Paperie did a superb job blending the inspiration into the paper elements. The information card on the invite read “Always Be Prepared” and told each guest to bring supplies for the bride’s wedding survival kit. A great way to get all of the girls involved with helping the bride prepare for the big day! They sprayed a lunchbox metallic gold and stuffed it full with everything she might need; lint roller, tissues, bobby pins, safety pins, compact mirror, breath mints, sewing kit, blotting tissues, deodorant, lotion, eye drops, band aids, static guard, and a stain remover pen. The front of the kit also read “Always Be Prepared.”

girl scout kit

girl scout kit

pink and green tablescape

girl scout canteen

girl scout shower tablescape

girl scout shower tablescape

This custom luxe look is attainable through many DIY projects. The glittery gold bunting behind the cake table is a simple project you can do with your girls. The canteens (originally camo print) as well as the lanterns were transformed with a couple coats of metallic gold spray paint. The Troop sign was also hand made – with help from some power tools and craft letters from Michael’s! Another element we loved incorporating was the vintage Girl Scout paraphernalia. The Girl Scout handbooks that scattered the table and held up the centerpiece, as well as the official Girl Scout camera were great finds!

girl scout shower tablescape

bridal shower

bridal shower

girl scout cupcake

bridal shower girls

girl scout bridal shower

girl scout camera

girl scout camera

girl scout dessert bar

girl scout cake

Stevi from Hey! There Cupcake designed a playful and elegant cake for the shoot that had a trefoil pattern on one tier and a sash with metallic badges on the other. Cupcakes were embellished with mini crests describing the different flavors; Scout’s Honor Strawberry, Do Si- I Do!, and I love Smores!

girl scout cupcakes

girl scout samoas

strawberry milk girl scouts

girl scout dessert bar

girl scout dessert bar

Such a fun idea for a bridal shower!! I hope it inspires others that are planning showers this year. :) And big thanks to all these amazing vendors for the fun + unique ideas!

event design + coordination: Beau & Arrow Events // photography: Katie Neal Photo // venue: Olivenhain Meeting House // florals: Blush Botanicals // paper goods: Posh Paperie // cake + cupcakes: Hey! There Cupcake // hair & make up: 10.11 Make up // rentals: Moss Vintage Rentals // cookies: VG Donuts & Bakery // lollipops: Custom Candy Creations // chiavari chairs: Allie’s Party Rentals // linens: Wildflower Linens

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  1. This is the cutest idea ever! I adore the glammed up Girl Scout Theme and the printed invites are a knock-out! So pretty and fitting! Love the 1st aid kit even more! Good job to all who cmae up with this concept, love it all!

  2. What a neat idea! Love the “be prepared” box

  3. Love the color scheme – Girl Scout green and brown with a dash of pretty pink! The sashes, the “Be Prepared” kit and the canteen place setting – all brilliant! Looks like a real Girl Scout camp building in the background, too. Love it!

  4. As a life long Girl Scout I just love this! The be prepared box is the best.

  5. Wow,

    Absolutely stunning!! I am def going to contact Beau and Arrow events
    for my wedding.

  6. I adore this styled shower- such a unique and fresh idea! I love seeing a new take on bridal showers. The theme was carried out perfectly through each element! Great job, Beau & Arrow Events!

  7. Kate & Ellen from Beau & Arrow Events are planing my wedding! They are a dream to work with. They always have such fun ideas. Love this shoot and can’t wait to see how my big day turns out!

  8. Absolutely beautiful! Very unique and creative…love the colors and creative details!

  9. Such a cute and creative idea! LOVE the color combo and all of the fun details! Who comes up with all of these things!?

  10. What a fun and unique idea! Super cute!:)

  11. Thank you SO much for the feature, Jen! You always lay out photos in a such a beautiful way. This shoot was absolutely incredible. I love Kate & Ellen’s creativity, & the colors are to die for. =)

  12. Oh, I so love this! I was never a girl scout and this shoot makes me jealous. :)

  13. Love this!! So original, cute, and love everything about it!! The cake is genius and so darn adorable!!! Beau & Arrow Events did an amazing job!!

  14. What a fantastic theme and every bit of the styling is amazing! I particularly love the sash on the cake and of course the gold sequin table cloth!

  15. This is so unique! I couldn’t even imagine a glamorous Girl Scout-themed party when I clicked on this link, and I am blown away. Gorgeous work, to all involved!

  16. Obsessed with all of the details-gold lanterns and even a little gold fondue pot!! Really love the outfits though. Congrats to everyone who was involved : )

  17. Oh my goodness, this makes me wish I’d stayed in Girl Scouts for more than a year so that me stealing the idea would make at least some sense. Oh well, I can just sit and admire. :)

    I love the playfulness of the Girl Scouts theme but also how it was played up into a very chic and modern look. I especially love the sash on the wedding cake with all the badges! How fun!

  18. OMG so fun! Really want this for my bridal shower in April! Love everything; from the little details (emergency kit) to the colors…

  19. What a fun theme for a bridal shower!! Adore everything about this shoot!

  20. SUCH a fun shoot to be a part of… so creative and so adorably put together by B&A ! Thanks for the feature Jen :)

  21. This is by far one of the most original bridal shower themes I’ve ever seen! And it’s beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!

  22. What a fun session!! I have to admit those are the cutest girl scouts I’ve ever seen :)

  23. I’m in love with this. Beau & Arrow has come up with a truly inspired and original idea here. Beautiful, personal, feminine and fun! SO well done!

    Oh, and the color palette is amazing.

  24. this color palette is amazing! love the “be prepared” box ! is so sweet

  25. This is one of the most creative ideas for a theme. All the little details are wonderful. Kudos for the concept.

  26. All of us former Girl Scouts are completely smitten with this bridal shower shoot. What a unique, fun, and nostalgic idea! Love the color combinations, the touch of glam, and the Be Prepared box!

  27. Not only is this soiree super chic but its a super creative spin on something that is truly nostalgic for most girls! Love it!

  28. Oh my goodness! I love their outfits and every single tiny little detail of this inspiration shoot.

  29. This reminds me of the movie, “Troop Beverly HIlls” starring Shelley Long.

  30. Such a cute idea for a bridal shower!!!! Especially love the “Always Be Prepared” tins! Looks like good times all around!

  31. Wow! This is such a cute idea! The invitations and programs are super cute. And the pink and green go so well together! LOVE THIS!

  32. Found this feature via Pinterest. Super in love with the dessert table (gold sequins ahhhh!) and of course the “Always be prepared” too cute for words. Wish I had thought of this for my friend’s shower!

  33. Wow what a stunning bridal shower!! Every last detail was thought of from the girl scout books to the cute girl scout camera. Im completely in love!

  34. The girl scout theme is sublime and the colours are great and consistent throughout the images.

  35. Wow! This is a very cool photo shoot! Very unique idea done properly! Congratulations to all vendors who worked on this shoot for a job well done!

  36. Love this, it’s beautiful! However, the “bride” is missing an engagement ring!

  37. Details! Details! Details! So many fun and beautiful details. Love the new take on green and pink. I want a girl scout bridal shower!

  38. Love, love, love this bridal shower. It’s elegant and fun. Way to go vendors!

  39. I love the little sash and pins on the cake! I should see if http://www.classiccakescarmel.com/ is able to do something similar for my friends shower!

  40. Absolutely love this idea! So creative and looks like a lot of fun. Great detail too!


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