Friday, July 9, 2010

the shower details.

It is taking me a while to make collages of the people at the shower plus filter through pictures sent to me by my aunt and cousin, so I'll break my shower recap into two parts. 

Part 1: the details!!

I had so much fun planning this shower for Jenn. I hosted a shower for her last December in DC as well. That shower was a date night shower in the evening, at a fabulous restaurant and we enjoyed delicious food and wine. I wanted everything about this shower to be completely different. As always, I found some adorable invitations at Paper Source and let those set the tone for everything. 

I made all of the favors in March which was a huge relief when the shower rolled around! It was so nice to be able to focus on finishing up decorations and the menu knowing that favors were all done. 

Okay, now for the pictures!

These pictures are all from the favor table, except for the floral arrangement which was on the sign-in table. I made stationery for the favors. I used my *amazing* embosser (mine is not that exact one, but I did purchase it at Paper Source) Each guest was given a packet of notecards along with envelopes. I was so happy with how they turned out!

I hadn't planned on making the poms until a few days before the shower. I wanted something cute behind Jenn while she opened her gifts and wanted to bring some of the shower colors into the living room. They made such an impact on the room!

After making the congratulations sign for the mantle, I had enough letters left to make a welcome banner. The framed cards were purchased from Cari Kraft on Etsy. My mom and I found the candle holders at HomeGoods. I added pink and green ribbon to the votives.

The food!! The pink lemonade is also from HomeGoods. I had no idea how they would taste but they were cute and cheap so we scooped them up! The cake turned out amazing.... more pictures to follow. We also had lemon bars and sugar cookies for dessert. Lunch included chicken salad sandwiches, macaroni salad, smoked salmon and strawberries with yummy dip. Jenn requested mimosas as well and we made the most delicious punch!

The cake was made by Edible Designs by Jessie. Jessie made our wedding cakes, Kyle's birthday party cake and is making the cakes for Jenn and Jason's wedding. I cannot say enough good things about Jessie and her beautiful work. I'm somewhat picky when it comes to what my cakes look like and Jessie always creates a cake that goes above and beyond what I am able to envision. 

We gave Jessie a copy of the invitation and asked for that floral image to be on the top. I was AMAZED at how perfectly it matched the invitation! Around the cake were words that spring to mind when someone thinks of marriage and a wedding. I just love the way it turned out and to top it off, it tasted incredible!!

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures. I'll be back with pictures of the lovely ladies that joined us on this very special day


  1. Ohmygosh, Steph! What a great shower! This is fab! Thanks for posting :)

  2. THIS WAS THE BEST SHOWER EVER!!! Thanks so much Stephanie for all of your vision and hard work the first time around. And thanks for putting the time into making the photo-collages for your blog. I love looking at it and reliving the perfect day!