8.05.2014

The bridal shower

This shower was crazy to plan (6 people involved not including the bride!!!). I have OCD when it comes to parties and I want it to look amazing. I tried to take a back seat but lasted the first week and then when nothing was getting done I just jumped in with both feet. 

So here are the pictures that the bride's future sister-in-law took for us!

These are the favors that we gave out the vase is an oldie but a goodie I had laying around from the Christmas Tree Store.
 I bought the bottles at a local liquor store and had the labels made by a wonderful Etsy shop ZoeDeZigns I e-mailed her with a vision and they turned out perfect and so east to put on!
 The centerpieces were a labor of love. I bought cheap mason jars from Dollar General I think I got 12 for about $10.00. I picked up antique white matte spray paint from home depot and hammered silver spray paint. I wanted a more antique feel than just regular silver. I spray painted 8 silver and 4 white and the painted the lids opposite. Then I drilled a hole in the top of the lid and hung it on the jar with twine.
 Here is a view of the room it was the perfect size and I loved the feel.
 This is the outdoor patio that attached to the bar it was nice to be able to spread out and just take a breather.
 This is a stage where they have bands and since we had rented out the room we had use of this space too. We mainly just used it for pictures.
 Sign walking into the shower. I had Michael make this for me I bought the sheet of chalkboard at Home Depot ($9.99) and then we used some old barn wood to frame it in.

 The bride is pretty non-traditional and so we had simple games. Guess the number of candies, find hidden rings and then we had pulled an envelope from our basket. I made all the mini chalkboard signs as well. I bought dollar store frames and took them apart. I painted the frame part with the same paint as the mason jars and then I bought chalkboard spray paint for the glass. Let them dry and then assembled them. We erased a few times and the chalkboard paint stayed great.
 I went back to my favorite letters from Joann Fabrics. The are under $5 and I just spray painted them. I love how the "G" turned out in the hammered silver.
 This was maybe my favorite little spot. We had everyone address an envelope such a time saver for the bride. I made the chalboard, threw the pens in a mason jar and used another vase I had at home. The silver tub? Was originally pink. I bought it at the Dollar store and then spray painted with hammered silver. I love how it turned out!
 More Joann letters. This made the bride cry and she will be using them at her wedding!
Overall it turned out how I had it pictured in my head so that's a win!