Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Parisian Bridal Shower

We just hosted Nel's Bridal Shower, and it was a success! 


Since she and her new husband will soon be off to Paris for their honeymoon, we thought it would be fitting to throw her a Parisian Soirée.
  

The color scheme was turquoise with black and white damask designs. 


We prepared the French inspired food and drinks.  



The chocolate fondue provided a sweet touch.

 
Our talented friend, Marcia from The Shop Around the Corner sent us the most beautiful tags that we used as favors.
  

They arrived in elegance and even came with a lovely scent!  She personalized the back of the tags with Nel and her fiancé's name.  


For the decor, we printed black and white photos from our own trip to Paris as the photo line centerpiece.
  

I made tags for guests to write special marriage advice for Nel and hang on the photo line when finished. 


We purchased three dazzling dress forms from our friend, Anita at Castles Crowns and Cottages and displayed them throughout the party.  The skirts really brought out the pop of color we needed.
  

After some final touches and decor, the Soirée was ready! 


The gift table was filled with pretty presents for a pretty lady.
  

Our aunt made Nel the ring bearer pillow out of the fabric used for our mom's wedding dress 32 years ago.  Isn't it gorgeous?
  

One of our friends at the party created a "flower bouquet" out of the gift tissues and bows for Nel to practice walking down the aisle during the rehearsal.  So creative!
  

After all of the party planning and preparing, it was so nice to relax and enjoy each other's company...we celebrated, laughed, and helped prepare Nel for her upcoming big day... Only 4 weeks away!

~Jess~  

34 comments:

Anne said...

It all looks amazing! I'm sure the wedding day will be fab:)
~Anne xx

Lila Moonlight said...

What a beautiful party, plus turquoise, you took care of all the details so well. I am looking forward to seeing the wedding pix now : )

Teresa said...

Not a combo you see often.
It turned out classy, loving and sweet. Just like Nel.
Be Blessed!

Mary Timmers said...

This is such a special time for all of you! What a wonderful way to celebrate a bride and her upcoming big event. Those four weeks will go so fast! Do you have your dress yet? Or maybe you've talked about it and I missed it. Take care...

Mary Timmers said...

Sorry Jess, I still haven't sorted you all out yet. It's Sheri who's the mom who I should be asking about her dress!

miss b said...

What a wonderful bridal shower and I love the attention to detail - it's all lovely ...the colour scheme, the gorgeous Eiffel Tower tea light holder and of course the beautiful pillow made from the very special fabric. I'm sure the wedding will be amazing.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

It's me said...

It all looks great !!! love the turqoise !!!...love from me...xxx...

Antee Gurung said...

Wow what a lovely bridal shower..love the pics. U shared with us here....very nice .....

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M. said...

I would say it was a success! Everything was beautiful, the food was scrumptious, and the games were so fun! Good job Sheri and Jessie. The pictures look beautiful. Mona

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

What a beautiful bridal shower...so many gorgeous details! I really love the idea of the photo line and that you used photos from your own Paris trip and then had guests add tags of advice for the couple. It looks like you all had a lovely time. Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

Mimi said...

HI!!!!
OH WHAT A FABULOUS BRIDAL SHOWER!!!!I love that theme and those colors!!!!I threw a Breakfast at Tiffany's shower in Feb for my Daughter in Law....same colors!!!!her wedding was Navy Blue and Silver....but she loved the theme!!!I wish they could have gone to paris for their honeymoon,they chose Jamaicca!!!
What a lovely day it was,loved all the decor.
congrats to your daughter!!!
hugs,
jamie

Loraine Living said...

How nice of you a bridal shower!! I love the beatifull things you made with help from friends, and the special color turqoise. Top!!
Greetings Diana

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful Bridal shower Jess. How romantic. Nel must have been over the moon!
How the time is passing. 4 weeks, and your sweet sister will be a mrs.
Romantic honeymoon in "Gay Paris".. Autumn in Paris, a lovely time.
Great photos. I love the Eiffel tower..its wonderful.
great tags from Marcia. very gifted.
all lovely
thanks for keeping us up to date.
best wishes to you three.
val x x x

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

J'adore the theme and details of this party. :D The color scheme is perfect, too.

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful party. I love all your Parisian themed things. It turned out nicely and looks gorgeous!!! Don't you just love the French theme that is around now and makes it easy to find things to decorate with? xo Diana

hi-d said...

What a beautiful shower! I bet she was thrilled. It looks like there were so many details...with nothing left out. Sweet!

TARYTERRE said...

LOVELY decorations. A fitting bridal shower with the Parisian theme. The pillow is beautiful and sentimental too. Loved the idea you had, "Made tags for guests to write special marriage advice for Nel and hang on the photo line when finished." PERFECT touch. lasting memories. Bet you are so-oo excited for the wedding. hang in there. be here before you know it.

Αρμονία said...

it's all lovely!!!!...turqoise!!!special color!Greetings.

December Pearl said...

everything looks gorgeous,the colors are great too. :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

JESS MY DEAR (and Sheri!) what a beautiful party you had! All the elements that would make my day: AQUA, PARIS, FRIENDS, FOOD!!!!!

I love Marcia's work; she is so talented and thank YOU for also including my work. I have new designs coming for the holidays and I am thrilled to see that Nel will be honeymooning in PARIS!! Anita

Jody and Stan said...

Just found your blog and love it! What a beautiful shower. I love everything with a Paris theme and this party had it all. Thanks for sharing all the fantastic photos too! I'll be dreaming about Paris tonight...

Hugs, Jody

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Ooh, didn't even blink when I read your message just now. I've been anticipating this special reveal. ;) Every single detail is gorgeous, my friend. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I am giddy that I get to share the spotlight with the very gifted, "Reine de Papier, Anita, as well as the other lovely and gifted ladies including YOU. LOVE your fleur-de-lis tags.

Best wishes to the soon to be Mr. and Mrs.
Much love,
Marcia

The Shop Around the Corner said...

By the way, black and white is timeless and so very elegant. You would not know it from my blog colors because the page is supposed to be whimsical, it is my favorite combination EVER. Now, you take aqua (one of my absolute favorites) and add it to the mix...WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Sigh...still wish I would have known in order to have distressed the tags in aqua. ;) But, I LOVE IT ALL!!!

Linda said...

I love the aqua. It is such a beautiful and soothing color. The black and white goes well with it. Loving the designs on the plates and napkins.
The menu looks lovely. Everything looks great! I bet she loved every minute.

Jill said...

Wow! This entire showers was pure bliss!

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

What a beautiful display of color. Everything looks so pretty.

Draffin Bears said...

What a wonderful bridal shower and I love the Parisian theme.
Everything looks fabulous.

Happy day
Hugs
Carolyn

magie said...

Just Beautiful! I love the combination of teal with the black and white, very striking :) The ring bearer pillow made from fabric from your mother's wedding dress is such a lovely idea.
Not long to go now..how exciting!
Magie x

andrea@townandprairie said...

The colors are sophisticated and stunning! How exciting! I LOVE party planning (except the extreme cleaning the house part). Soon, she will be a bride and we all can't wait for you to share her photos of the wedding day bliss!

Kristin said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love all the little details!! And the Eiffel towers! There coulndn't be a better place to go for a honeymoon than Paris!!!!!! They're so lucky! In fact I just ordered ticket myself for October and I just can't wait to visit that charming and lovely city once more :) Thank you for the wonderful comment you made on my Italy photos. It makes me really happy! Have a great weekend!

Kristin xx

Shirley said...

Oh thanks for sharing the shower with us. I can't wait to see some of the wedding photo's. I love the practice bouquet! You all must have had a great shower..Blessing to the bride to be and family!

Kerri said...

Oh I would love to been there, its beautiful. I love all the colors and Parisian theme!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Have a fabulous weekend!

xoxo
Kerri

Ingeborg said...

Wow, everything looks so pretty and original! I can imagine it was a nice day!
Blessings,
Ingeborg

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