Love is in full bloom, and a wedding is coming soon. Show the bride-to-be how happy you are for the forthcoming nuptials with a floral-filled bridal shower designed to showcase springtime’s brilliant hues and blossoming beauty.
By Andrea Fanning
Styling by Adrienne Alldredge
Photography by Sarah Dunlap
Food styling and development by Loren Wood
Plan ahead, and be sure to decorate and prepare as much of the food as possible before the day of the shower, ensuring that you will be able to spend plenty of quality time with the lady who will soon be going to the chapel and your shared circle of friends. These special guests will certainly appreciate the entertaining extras you include, such as charming topiary place cards and punchy patterned napkins, both tied with ribbon.
Perhaps not the most traditional choice for such an occasion, the color orange sets an inviting and alluring tone for this parade of flowers. A white linen cloth naturally provides a polished base for even the most vibrant setting, and in this case, old and new dinnerware combine on the table for a look that brings together traditional elegance with a modern twist.
Enhance the atmosphere with warm colors that spread the overwhelming joy of the happy union to come, and complete the scene with an exquisite floral arrangement and stacks of packages adorned with even more pretty petals.
Happy Together: Combining Citrus Hues
Color can instantly unify different elements of a party. This shower combines shades of fruity hues—orange, lime, lemon, and raspberry—for a decidedly flirty and feminine look. With a little imagination, you can even translate the scheme into food ingredients and garnishes, as shown with the spring mix lettuce, boiled egg wedges, and yellow beets in our Grilled Chicken Salad and beautiful Sparkling Raspberry Punch with fresh berries. From wrapping paper to china, the citrus medley and punch of pink evoke a sense of happiness that goes hand in hand with the bridal bliss surrounding the event.