May 23, 2011

Bridal Shower Vender Challenge

I was asked to participate in a bridal shower themed vender challenge for Brenda's Wedding Blog, which will be a part of The Best Wedding Site Magazine.  Kristin Rogers, Jacqueline Ahne and I teamed up and came up with a lovely spin on the color pallet that was assigned to us (lemon, mango, and periwinkle).  We wanted this evening bridal shower tea to have an eclectic, aged feel with lots of fun details, and warm light all around.

We used Kristin's backyard as the backdrop for this shoot, it was just the perfect mix of rustic and charm needed.

Jacqueline Ahne of Floral Design By Jacqueline Ahne did such an amazing job on all the floral arrangements. The flowers were so stunning in person and smelled amazing!!

I used a salvaged door as the table top, it made for such a unique base and added all the more character to the table.

The guest favors were individual bags of tea with little tags that read "Brew a pot of tea in honor of the bride to be"

Brenda wanted the table design to be affordable and realistic for the average reader.  Other then the items collected form Etsy venders (list below) I tried not to purchase anything for this challenge just to show what can be done with all the trinkets lying around your house.  Below is a vintage tea pot my great-great-grandmother brought over on a ship from Finland.  Delicious Christy's Southern Red Velvet Cupcakes from Suite 106 Cupcakery.  Everything else are thrift store finds purchased over the years.

As a fun spin on a place card I used hand stamped vintage silverware placed in a mini flower arrangement to mark the spot for each guest.

Lots of mismatched china, candles, vintage globes, and mini chalkboards...

...Tea cups full of buttons...

...And lots of old books and cute knobs from World Market.  It's quite fun to see what can be pulled together with things from around the house!  Hope you all enjoy it!

Up next... Quick tutorial on how we hung the mason jar candles.

Photography - Kristin Rogers Photography
Flowers – Floral Design By Jacquline Ahne
Cupcakes – 
Suite 106 Cupcakery (Winners of Cupcake Wars on Food Network!)
Vintage Engraved Silverware – 
Wooden Hive
Personalized Tea Bags – 
Idea Chic
Invitations and Thank You Cards – 
Lemon and Lavender


  1. wow, completely in love with this entire post...

  2. Couple of weeks ago I attended my friend’s bridal shower at one of local Malibu wedding venues where on cupcakes some colorful sugar crystals were spread. They were looking awesome and delicious when tasted. Will surely try them at home.