Never underestimate the power of Baby's Breath. Bunches of these babies together are simply breathtaking. I made the centerpiece above by wrapping the stems of the baby's breath with floral wire and sticking them into a half circle of floral foam. Below I stuck stems directly into the chandelier.
A few lace touches: I used my Silhouette to cut wrappers for the water bottles that resembled lace (top right), folded doilies onto the napkins (middle right), and wrapped bottles with lace and blush pink ribbon (bottom right).
For the food, we wanted to serve individual servings rather than full plates so we incorporated mini foods such as veggie cups with ranch dip at the bottom, mini shrimp cocktails and chicken salad served in tiny glasses with mini forks. My mother-in-law and her sweet friends hosted the shower and did a beautiful job executing the mini foods. The display was better than I could have imagined. If I didn't know better, I would have thought it had been catered!
The invitations (top right) were designed by none other than Three. We made personalized cupcakes in a jar (above) with a sticker on top that said "J & J" (Jamie and Jerrod) and coordinated the colors with the shower. These were the bride's personal favorite and many guests ended up taking these home as favors.
We ordered Bunditinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes. If you've never tasted these before you're missing out. They will change your life.
I wanted to incorporate the letter W, the first letter of the groom's last name, in as many ways as possible. I used a tutorial online to make the yarn letter W which I gave to the couple at the end of the shower to keep. (I just Googled "yarn letter tutorial"…I don't remember which tutorial I used but there are many!) I made Strawberry Shortcake and piped white chocolate W's to stick out of the top. To make these, I sprayed wax paper with Pam, melted pink white chocolate (which I found at Michaels...you could also just put food coloring in white chocolate) and used an icing bag to pipe the letters onto the wax paper. When they dry they peel easily off the wax paper and you can use them however you want!
Congratulations Jamie and Jerrod! We can't wait for the wedding!!!
A special thanks to the hostesses: Malena, Cyndy, Judy, Cynthia, Janie, Karen and Merry!