Thursday, May 3, 2012

Country Chic Bridal Shower

 We had a whirlwind trip to Texas last week and one of the highlights was my sister's bridal shower.  My sister Lane hosted it at her apartment, and it was absolutely gorgeous! The theme was country-chic, with colors of aqua and pink and bird accents. Lane actually moved out all of her living room furniture and brought in rented tables and chairs! Here was the view walking in (her apartment is in a cute old building):

Doesn't it look so sweet? She used rented white chairs and plain white tableclothes for a neutral backdrop to all the decor.

The centerpiece was a bird cage painted aqua, with faux birds and wildflowers. She used white plates, paper napkins from Ikea with a cute, Liberty-esque print, and mason jars with striped paper straws for drinks. She attached a lace ribbon and tag with each guest's name, so the jars also served as placecards. The coasters are spray-painted paper doilies.

She went into such detail- she replaced art in her picture frames with scrapbook paper, cut-out hearts, and the future bride and groom's initials. There were additional arrangements of wildflowers in mason jars.

I didn't get a picture of the lunch buffet, but the food went along with the country theme: smoked turkey and pork loin along with mini-buns and BBQ sauce, homemade potato salad, a black-eyed pea and vegetable salad, green bean bundles, and watermelon. Dessert was mini-pies!

The drinks: "Bride-to-Be Bellini" and "Love is Sweet Tea". So stinkin' cute!!

I actually made the favors: a little bird's nest filled with Jordan almonds and a stamped label that said "Love Birds".

And a picture of the bride-to-be!

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