I’ve gotten quite a few emails asking about ideas for bridal showers, so I’m so excited to share the bridal shower of a dear friend of mine, Leila of Be Inspired PR. Of course when you are getting married and you’ve been working in the wedding world for many years, your shower is bound to be gorgeous! The party was thrown by her sister/bridesmaid, Kellee and good friend/bridesmaid, Carissa. Some details from them and Courtney of Joyful Weddings and Events who helped plan the day:
The decor and vibe was feminine, airy, clean and fresh. We took sherbet colors as our main inspiration and incorporated lace, lockets, vintage milk glass vessels and cameos of Leila’s silhouette to give the shower a girly, yet sophisticated feel. Vintage white milkglass vases were filled with sherbert toned florals in shades of blush, coral and peach…floral varieties consisted of ranunculas, garden roses and parrot tulips. Pink and cream ruffled pillows accented the modern white furniture, adding a soft, feminine touch.The vibe was kinda this urban loft feel but bringing in really pretty, feminine colors and elements (lace, cameos, ruffles, etc.)
This pink girly shower took place at an amazing but unassuming space. In the heart of Culver City’s industrial/art district, High Profile Productions brick building has a beautiful open white space that was a blank canvas to the designing team. The venue came equipped with an eclectic collection of furniture from gorgeous modern Philippe Stark ghost chairs to vintage romantic Chandeliers. It is even had a powder room, kitchen, and funky bathroom!
Yes, there was a Pinkberry bar with tiny yummy shakes and pinkberry with lots of toppings! I was in heaven…. :)
For food, we kept it light and simple with some delicious offerings from Contemporary Catering. Finger food options included a spread of assorted cheeses, breads, dates, berries and figs, Ahi Tuna Tartar, and Smoked Duck with Mascarpone and Fig Jam on Petite Bellini. Salads were also served, including a Cous Cous, Sundried Tomato and Basil creation, along with a Pear and Gorgonzola Salad and a tasty Potato salad.
The cupcake spread was incredible! Not only did they taste amazing, but were gorgeously detailed as well. Flavors included champagne mimosa, red velvet, strawberry shortcake, 24 karat ginger, vanilla bean with white chocolate shavings, Cinnamon cake with brown sugar frosting and meyer lemon with raspberry jam. The dessert backdrop was made up of over 50 strands of 6 theme colored laces and 3 theme colored satin ribbons…all shades of blush, coral, peach, apricot etc.
Throughout the planning, we wanted to incorporate a phrase or series of phrases to give the shower a unique and personal feel. At some point, someone on the planning team suggested an “L is for ____” theme and we loved it! We included phrases such as “L is for Leila”, “L is for Love”, “L is for Lewis (Leila’s soon to be married name)”, “L is for Life”, “L is for Laughter”, and “L is for Lucky” on tags attached to paper straws, enlarged in frames and in other signs throughout the shower. The labels on the mini perfume bottles guests took as favors read “L is for Lovely”. The bar even had a sign that said, “L is for Libations”.
The scent bar was set up by a friend of the bride to be and was a huge hit! Guests could create their own perfume to take home, using a combination of over twenty scents. Each guest left with their signature scent in a glass roll on bottle. I love the scent I created – and seriously such a fun activity and favor!
Such a fun afternoon spending time with all of Leila’s friends celebrating her upcoming marriage. Gorgeous job to all involved :) And a sweet video of the day from the talented guys at Cana Video Production.
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Cupcakes: Cupcakes Couture
Custom scent station: Kamilyn
Venue: High Profile Productions
Floral and event design: JL Designs
Planner: Courtney Toney, Joyful Weddings and Events
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals & Level 4 International
Linens: Elegant Designs
Invitation: Momental Designs
All other paper goods: Olive Hue Paper
Video: Cana Video Production
Photographer: Jessica Claire
Hair and make-up: Kacee Geoffroy
Spray Tan: Danielle of Island Spray Tan
Leila’s bridal shower is also featured in the current issue of Bridal Guide magazine!
A pinkberry bar? Amazing! I have total bridal shower envy right now. I’m convinced that throwing up a couple of chandeliers and some pink peonies can make anything pretty, but this goes above and beyond…it’s incredible!
what a lovely shower…i especially love the scent bar!!
LOVE this! I love planning events such as bridal and baby showers. I like things to be nice and neat and special for the guest of honor—and not necessarily all about the gifts—which is what some people I know focus on. I can’t wait to host another shower now.
Gorgeous! I love the ribbon wall over the dessert bar. So pretty!
What an amazing and perfect shower. Although, with the ladies behind it I am not surprised. All the details and decor are gorgeous!
So gorgeous!! Such a lovely bridal party with so many great ideas!!
loved all the paper goods by olive hue!
Absolutely beautiful bridal shower! Loved all the details – especially the personalized cameo!
thanks jen!!! it was so fun designing this for such a special girl in my life and so fun having you there as a guest too! hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!! xoxo, c
What a cute idea to have a scent bar– love this!
What a beautiful shower and that scent bar is pure genius! I mean what girl wouldn’t love to create her own perfume!
Wow, it’s just like a wedding!
In May I made a package for my friends hen party, I made it just like I wanted – sophisticated and for everyone attending to take part.
I’ve just had my hen party at the weekend, whilst I did have to dress in a silly outfit, I did get to drag a couple of my friends to an ice skating lesson, something I have wanted to do for years.
Jen, I LOVE this! Thanks so much for the feature, and I’m so glad you were there to share this special day with!
Everytime I visit this blog I feel like going in the street and proposing to the first guy I see just to be able to have all this beautiful ideas and do all this beautiful parties and showers and all.
Thank you so much for the lovely feature. It was such a labor of love throwing this shower for my sister, Leila. I now have a new found respect for all planners, but more importantly Cortney Toney & Carissa Jones as they were the most amazing people to work with! The vendors were a true “dream team” and I am so grateful for all the contributors help, Momental Designs, High Profile Productions, Contemporary Catering, Olive Hue Paper and SO many more! :)
So special to be featured on your blog and Bridal Guide Mag!
Thanks Jen for including a shot of our invitation…what an honor to be included on this dream team!
Congrats again Leila, everything was stunning!
Thank you Jen! I had so much fun designing the day of stationery! This post is great + I love the video that showed the glowing bride! xoxo, jane
This is absolutely amazing!!!
this shower is so lovely! we really enjoyed this feature. (:
Amazing. I love it! So so PRETTY – I can’t wait to see all it all unfold in gorgeous pictures!
oh my gosh! this is more fabulous than even any wedding i’ve ever gone to! you girls sure do know how to do it up! you can throw me a party anytime! the details are amazing!
The lace on the cake is gorgeous, the flowers on the cupcake are sweet (literally I hope too!) and I wish I could smell all the scents the ladies came up with! Amazing job!
Thanks so much for the lovely post Jen! It was such a treat to do this for Leila’s Shower!
Thank you so much for the beautiful feature Jen! It was such an honor and a blast to be a part of planning this shower for Leila. So fun to see the video too- I had not seen that yet!
this is the world’s prettiest bridal shower ever ever ever! wow!
One of the best showers ever! The food looked great + the most creative giveaway too! Triple WOW!
Absolutely gorgeous bridal shower!! LOVE the color scheme. The pastries look so delicious! Everything did! Leila looked so happy & Beautiful! Such a great idea with the perfume and the video was so sweet. Great job!
Awesomely pretty and gorgeous enough to be for the actual wedding! Swoon!
Does anyone know where the small white, multi-sized vases are from, gorg!
Wow, the girls did an amazing job! The way they incorporated L into the theme was so creative! Might have to steal that idea for my own bridal shower someday. ;-)
So this is love mmmmm…
I love this, its fantastic, can’t decide what I like better the scent bar or the pinkberry! Can’t wait to share with my readers, thanks!
pretty in pink!!!
thank you so much for the endless ideas! :)
Just gorgeous! I love the how girly it is, but it was pulled together it the most classic way. Beautiful job ladies! I’m sharing this with my readers on my blog for tonight’s wedding wednesday feature… please feel free to take a peak!
oye! just realized I put your link in the comment… here’s the actual link to the post I wrote up!
Gorgeous shower- I always contend that wedding folks throw the best wedding events. :)
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very pretty pinks details, :)