Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hosting a Bridal Shower

Last weekend my aunt, cousin & myself hosted a bridal shower for my future sister-in-law.
Katie Crane will be marrying my little brother Matt in June.

Our guest of honor.

We had a Sunday brunch on a beautiful Spring day in downtown LeClaire.
Katies' family made the trip from out of town & several local family
friends & family members attended as well.

The shower was held at the local Civic Center.
This space has a history with for our family, so it seemed the perfect place to hold the shower.
My Mother & Father actually held their wedding reception in this location over 40 years ago.
All of our family showers are hosted here as was my bridal shower just 2 1/2 years ago.

Of course we had to put Katie on the spot a bit & ask her a series of questions about her groom.
She was a great sport & I hope she had a little fun too:)

Their wedding colors are a marine blue & fuchsia.
We made these tissue pom poms for pops of their wedding colors.
The tables were decorated with these simple Hydrangea bouquets in clear glass vases.

Welcome to our family Katie!
We had a great time coordinating & hosting your shower!
Both you & your family were so gracious & kind.
Wishing you all the best as you begin all of the fun details leading up to your big day!


Here's a tip for hosting your next shower.
I think added touches of fresh floral help create a soft touch in the space.
Try to find a fun and whimsical way to set the mood through the atmosphere for your guests.
Creating a warm & inviting space makes helps everyone relax & enjoy themselves.
Here we used the pom poms to brighten up this room & add a little fun.
Note: Less is More in this case.
We were actually planning to hang more pom poms, but as we began hanging them.
We decided it would have been a bit too much. 

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  1. So much fun. It looks fabulous.

  2. That is beautiful- good job! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @!


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