Champagne Bridal Shower

Cheers to all the Brides this year!

Well it is officially wedding season for me! I was invited to 2 bridal showers last weekend (I already showed off my current go-to bridal shower DIY gift with these throw pillows) and I had the pleasure of getting to help plan and decorate one of those showers. This bride is a lover of all things Taylor Swift and Champagne, so why not combine those loves into a custom fit Champagne Bridal shower for her?

There are lots of great ideas for a Champagne Bridal Shower on pinterest, and we custom fit some of those ideas for this event. One of the things I try to think about when planning a showers how will this shower fit in with the rest of the wedding events. I want the shower to suit the brides personality and I usually try to pull at least one of the wedding colours into the shower decor, that way if the photos from the shower will go into a photo album with the wedding photos there will still be a cohesive feel to the album. In this case the wedding colour is a soft blush pink and cream, and so for the shower decor we decided on shades pink and gold with a little bit of sparkle thrown in for good measure.

Champagne Bridal Shower Banner

We made the ever popular tissue paper garland with a champagne themed one to go along with it.

Champagne Bridal Shower Cookies

Typical bridal shower goodies, including these adorable engagement ring cookies, fed the guests, while a Mimosa bar kept everyone from getting thirsty.

Champagne Bridal Shower

To decorate the table we sprayed champagne bottles (that we emptied while crafting!) gold and added some glitter for good measure. Another of my favourite party decorating tricks is using decorated card stock as either placemats or a table runner. In this case we got a paper pad from Micheals with a 40% off coupon and used the sheets as a table runner.
Champagne Bridal Shower Table

To incorporate Taylor Swift into the shower, the host had the great idea of using quotes in frames, similar to the Kate Spade Mothers Day from last year, set around the room as additional decor. The background for these quotes was also from that same paper pad to keep things cohesive.

Champagne Bridal Shower Pictures

And what shower is complete without games? We had a toilet paper dress competition, a round of shower bingo and then the host had the groom, and the family dog, help her with a fantastic ‘Between Two Ferns’ video that the bride loved! The favours were made by the host, a salt shower scrub and had tags designed matching the invitations and custom decor.

Champagne Bridal Shower Favours

All in all it was a great shower and most importantly the Bride had a blast! If you liked this Champagne Bridal Shower then stay tuned for a very exciting announcement coming in the next week or so!

Happy Partying!

~Chelsea

DIY Throw Pillows

Hello out there! Or should I say, Hello There Handsome!  I apologize for my long absence, but it has been for a good reason, I am working on something pretty sweet, if I do say so myself! In the mean time, I have been keeping busy with lots of crafting and home decorating that I will be posting about very soon.

Now onto todays post! If you are anything like me, then you might find yourself invited to a lot of bridal showers at this time of year, looking for cool fun and unique gifts to bring to them. I had 2 showers this weekend, and to help break in my Silhouette, with something other than planner stickers, I thought i’d use it to make some shower gifts. A quick (alright, all evening) trip to IKEA for supplies, and then an evening of cutting and ironing resulted in these DIY Throw Pillows!

DIY Throw Pillows

I put them on my bed and liked them so much that I am heading out to IKEA to get more pillow cases!

DIY Throw Pillows

Matching mugs completed the gift, which were also pretty easy to make and turned out so cute!

DIY Throw Pillows

I’ll be posting tutorials soon, and links to find the supplies in Canada, but for now i’m just adding pretty pictures and then heading to bed!

Happy Crafting!

~Chelsea