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. :)
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.”
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!
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!
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!
photography: Katie Neal Photo // venue name: Olivenhain Meeting House // event design: Beau & Arrow Events // florals: Blush Botanicals // paper goods: Posh Paperie // cake: Hey! There Cupcake // linen rentals: Wildflower Linens // coordination: Beau & Arrow Events // 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