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REAL PARTIES: Vintage-Mod Bridal Shower

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Hostess with the Mostess: Real-Life Parties When the first “Real-Life Parties” post went up a few weeks ago, HWTM reader Karen wrote in with a tip about an awesome bridal shower she just saw that “could be your next “Real-Life” party!” Well, Karen – you were right! I knew it the second I laid eyes on the amazing pictures from photographer Jennifer Skog ‘s gorgeous bridal shower . First I had to make sure I was actually looking at pictures of a bridal shower and not a wedding reception – but lo and behold it was a shower – and it looks like Jennifer just has some VERY talented loved ones! Want some proof? Just check out these pics!

Hostess with the Mostess: Real-Life Parties The theme of Jennifer’s September wedding will be “Old World Ballroom meets Modern Bling” (how great is that theme?! ) – with a color palette of classic black and white. Throw in that Jen’s favorite color is green – and it’s suddenly clear where the inspiration for this vintage-modern / black, white & lime green shower theme came from :)

Tables were covered in green and then adorned with a beautiful damask-patterned fabric runner and vases of white hydrangeas. Fantastic black chivari chairs really take this table setting the top! Custom menus with a matching vintage-mod pattern sat atop square black plates, and black napkins were rolled and tied with sheer green ribbon. Photos of Jen and her fiance were displayed in pretty frames along a side table. In the corner of the room was a little blueberry mojito bar complete with a full-service bartender (a.k.a. “the MOH’s husband!”). Hand-made drink umbrellas created from matching patterened paper and wooden skewers made the mojitos extra sweet!

Hostess with the Mostess: Real-Life Parties A spread of decadent finger foods included these mini-cups of watermelon soup (above). According to Jen this cold soup was “amazing”…and the presentation looks pretty amazing too! Black & green custom cookies pulled double-duty as cute decór and take-home shower favors for guests.

How cute is the black & white apron and rubber glove set that Jen’s decked out in below? Way too cute to actually do any cleaning in, right?! And talk about paying attention to detail – the girls even decorated the binding on the activity notepads to match the shower theme!

Hostess with the Mostess: Real-Life Parties Hostess with the Mostess: Real-Life Parties Last but not least, the guests even came dressed for the theme – making these group shots extra-lovely! Sounds like a great time was had by all – kudos to the hostesses and congrats to the bride-to-be!

As a side note, this theme would also be fantastic for a rehearsal dinner!
{photos by Jennifer Skog Photography }

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

56 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Vintage-Mod Bridal Shower”

  1. yvonne says:

    this shower is GORGEOUS!! I’m so impressed!!

  2. ashlynn says:

    LOVE IT!!!!

  3. greengelato says:

    seriously very amazing.

    by the way jenn, i have you think for totally pumping up my readership. i think i get at least 20 viewers a day coming from your site!

  4. Kelly Mahoney says:

    Wow! Amazing execution of a sophisticated theme.

  5. laurie says:

    Love the look of the black and white damask with the bright green! Nice punch of color.

  6. Biddy says:

    this is so much like the shower i’m throwing in a couple of weeks! where oh where is the runner from!?

  7. Janea says:

    Wow! This is stunning,soooooo goregous .She has great girls in her life. I also check out her website ,and boy is she talented photographer, the photos are phenomenal I could totally feel their emotions,your amazing girl! I wish I found you when I got married six years ago:)
    Btw Jenn I been emailing all my girls your website this is one my my favorite blogs!!!!!


  8. People St.Clair says:

    i have been in love with this color scheme for a minute and this shower is simply wonderful. Thanks for the real-life parties they are inspiring.

  9. Missy says:

    Glorious! I will definately be checking back here to get ideas for my next party!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wow amazing! Do you know where she got the tablecloth and damask runner from?

  11. hiphostess says:

    Hi Biddy – I emailed Jen about the runner and it was hand-made! How are your sewing skills? ;)

    Janea – thanks so much for your comment and for helping to spread the word! much appreciated :)

    • Sandra says:

      I’m searching for these damask runners high and low, where can I buy the fabric, can’t find them any where………please help.


  12. Anonymous says:

    Where is that to die for b&w apron from that she’s wearing?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Here’s some links for the material.

    Depending on the size of the fabric, you can just cut the fabric along the long length to make some table runners.

  14. hiphostess says:

    Hi Everyone – here’s a little more info on where some of the items in these images are from:

    Table linens – Stuart Rentals in Milpitas
    Table Runners – Hand Made by BM’s mom
    Cookies – Cookies by Design in Clayton
    BW Gloves – Sur la Table

    **I’m trying to see where the apron is from – will keep you posted when I have the info!

  15. Delaney Gates says:

    Oh my goodness, how AMAZING!!!! Thank you soooo much for posting those!!! Such inspiration there!

  16. Vigilante says:

    amazing! Soo want to do this for my shower…

  17. Huckleberry Karen says:

    Yeah!! I’m so happy to see you posted Jen’s Shower! The table cloth fabric is by designer Michael Miller. You can find his fabrics online, most quilt/fabric stores and on ebay. The pattern is called “Candy Damask” and come in all sorts of color combos. I’m planning to make some for my home!

    Okay – my goal is take throw a party so fabulous that you’ll post them ob your blog :)

  18. Gypsy Purple says:

    This is absolutely stunning…love your blog!!!!!

  19. Jen says:

    Everything about this shower and these photos are stunning! Thanks for all of your finds! I love your blog!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Thanks hiphostess and Huckleberry Karen for letting me know where I can find those linens!