With my sister's wedding less than two weeks away, I thought it was the perfect time to share the details from her Parisian-themed bridal shower. The planning was months in the making and involved lots of conversations with the bride-to-be, scouring Pinterest and ordering lots of decorations from Etsy and various craft stores. It was all worth it! The vision came together beautifully and my Mom and I couldn't have been happier with the way it turned out. Read on for the details...
We chose Cafe Sparrow in Aptos as the shower location since it's French and we wanted a Parisian theme. Paris holds a special spot in Myriah and Corey's hearts as they lived there for three months earlier this year while Corey was finishing up his MBA. The idea was to keep it Parisian chic but still casual and luckily, Cafe Sparrow already had so much charm and rustic French decor that we didn't have to do much to make it look fabulous. We used mason jars as vases for the small pink & white rose bouquets (from Trader Joe's) and the name cards were from Paper Source. The shower invitations were from Minted and we used their design to create the menu which we printed and mounted on pale pink card stock.
Since we were in a restaurant, the area for decorations & presents was small but just right. We used an over-sized mason jar from Target for a large bouquet of roses. The vintage Paris trunk my Mom picked up at a specialty store worked well for housing the thank you goodies for guests which were French Macarons from La Boulange. I placed them in clear cellophane bags and tied them with twine and 'Merci' merchandise tags from Etsy.
I always love using colorful straws at parties and opted for these pink & gold ones from BHLDN. I've become a little obsessed with BHLDN over the past year - they seriously have the best wedding decorations, gifts and clothing. My bridal shower gift to Myriah was actually these gorgeous Mr. & Mrs. hangers from the site that she and her fiance will use on their wedding day.
I'd spotted this Georgina white vintage chalkboard at Cost Plus almost a year ago and when we were planning the shower, I thought it would work perfectly as the welcome sign.
It was actually kind of nice not having to prepare the food for the day. We pre-selected a menu that started with an assortment of French cheeses followed by several sandwiches & salads options and three dessert choices, including this fabulous chocolate Pot de Creme. How amazing does it look?
Here's the beautiful bride to be opening gifts. She looked absolutely glowing on the day. The shower truly is a sweet memory that we'll have forever. Congratulations, Myriah!