showering karis with love


This summer I had the pleasure of helping my client Leslie plan a bridal shower for her younger sister Karis.

You may remember the inspiration board I posted which was inspired by a piece of beautiful pink and gold lame fabric I found at Wal-Mart of all places and some gold containers I found for a steal while out shopping.

 1.  www.marthastewartweddings.com
 2.  Jennifer Bergman Weddings via Cynthia Martyn Events
3.  www.jihancerda.com via www.hwtm.com
4.  www.orangebeautiful.com
 5.  www.coutureeventsbylottie.com
 6.  Lovely Little Parties via www.silverboxcreative.com
 7.  www.bridalbar.com
The shower was held in The Cellar located in the basement of the restaurant CU in Waterloo.  Joe and his staff were extremely helpful and accommodating to work with. Guests were treated to an array of delicious appetizers and Scratch cupcakes for dessert.  They could also scroll over and enjoy massages as the shower progressed.  As you can see from the picture below, a fun time was had by all.  The love everyone felt for Karis was evident.
 The main table
 Guests were treated to spa favors in adorable kraft bags
A special note about the cupcake tower; it’s an antique piecrust table I found while thrifting one day in my local Salvation Army retail store.  It needed some love and thanks to my husband, it got it.  When I saw it sitting all by its lonesome, I knew it needed me and I needed it; it was meant to be.  I’m thrilled with the way it turned out! Here’s a quick before picture:
Now back to the shower pictures…..
 The bride, Karis (center), Leslie (left) and their sister Chantelle (right)
 Karis, with her mother and niece
 Who knows Karis shower game
This is a picture of one of the guest tables.  It gives you a closer look at the beautiful pink and gold, table runner fabric.
Guest were treated to 10 minute massages throughout the shower.
There were tears…..
…..and lots of smiles!
Thank-you Leslie for entrusting me with such a special day!
Love ya’ll,

Pink and Gold Bridal Shower

                                   1.  www.marthastewartweddings.com
                                   2.  Jennifer Bergman Weddings via Cynthia Martyn Events
                                   3.  www.jihancerda.com via www.hwtm.com
                                   4.  www.orangebeautiful.com
                                   5.  www.coutureeventsbylottie.com
                                   6.  Lovely Little Parties via www.silverboxcreative.com
                                   7.  www.bridalbar.com

Today I’m featuring the inspiration board for an upcoming bridal shower I was asked to style and plan.  The hostess and bride’s sister, had no clue where to start but she knew she wanted to host a memorable event for her sister.  That’s where I stepped in!


The inspiration for this shower came from some beautiful gold containers I found a while back at my local go-to source for  home accessories and decor.  The store frequently marks items down to almost  ninety- yes 90% off.  When I originally spotted my inspiration pieces, they were only 70% off the original price. Nice but still not the steal bargain I was looking for.  I found out from the manager that additional markdowns are taken the first week of each month so I patiently waited…..The first month- no change, second month- no change and three of them were purchased by someone else.  Should I hold out?  I decided to take a chance. Finally, I hit the jackpot and got each of the beautiful gold containers for $4.99 each!  I quickly grabbed all three that were left and their little gold sisters and brothers.  

I’m so excited to be working on this bridal shower with Leslie.  When she completed the client questionnaire, I got an immediate sense of how much she loved her sister and wanted this to be a special day for her.  Don’t worry, Leslie.  You’re in good hands.

Love y’all,