27 Jun

REAL PARTIES: Lingerie Bridal Shower

modern lingerie bridal shower

This fabulous "Sweet" Lingerie Bridal Shower hosted by photographer Melissa Rodriguez and friends looks so lovely & serene. They did a great job of creating a clean, contemporary feel with light pinks, blue, chocolate, and white. Read on for details of the gorgeous invitations, party decor, a creative desserts & treats buffet, simple-chic flowers and seriously adorable handmade party favors!

modern lingerie bridal shower

Serving desserts & treats on all-white platters like the girls did for the fondue bar really makes the colors and presentation of the food stand out, in addition to bringing a clean, modern feel to the buffet. And a chocolate fountain always creates the feel of a special occasion…

modern lingerie bridal shower

These fun, creative invitations really set the tone for the shower and are the perfect preview for a stylish, upscale-looking soirée…

modern lingerie bridal shower

The invitations were made by Creative Paper Trail and I don’t see them available in their Etsy shop right now, but the template is simple enough to try your hand at these on your own using decorative scrapbook papers and ready-made flower and rhinestone scrapbook embellishments.

When it comes to floral arrangements, simplicity can be stunning. Case in point…

modern lingerie bridal shower

I love the look of flower stems submerged in water and jars filled with monochromatic candies – especially when there’s chocolate involved!

modern lingerie bridal shower

The soft colors of the shower really pop against the chic, dark espresso furniture in Melissa’s house. It’s always important to keep the colors of your space in mind when choosing the colors of your party to make sure they work with your decorative efforts and not against them!

modern lingerie bridal shower

modern lingerie bridal shower

Last but not least, how great are these lingerie-shaped sugar cookie favors?! Believe it or not, they were all handmade by Melissa and her mom. Impressive! The favor tags read: "Sweets for a sweet friend."

modern lingerie bridal shower

modern lingerie bridal shower


Congrats on a beautiful shower, girls! Thanks for all the sweet visual inspiration!

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Jessica SAYS:

GORGEOUS!!! It really does have a “lovely & serene” feel. The invitations and cookies are way too cute!

June 27, 2008 at 12:03 pm

ShopLittleGifts SAYS:

Beautiful! Love the look of the floating flowers. I’m working on a bridal spa day. I will probably bring in something like the goodies on the table: strawberries, rice crispies. Lingerie theme is genius.

June 27, 2008 at 12:56 pm

becky SAYS:

Wow, so cute, and not trashy. I love the cookies and invitations. Perfect!

June 27, 2008 at 4:52 pm

southern hostess SAYS:

So sweet and not trashy like those parties can tend to be. Love the cookies!

June 27, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Lauren SAYS:

Lovely party! The favors really are amazing – I totally would’ve thought they were ordered from a specialty store!

June 27, 2008 at 6:40 pm

happyathome SAYS:

Oh I love the cookies, I have to try them for my sister-in-law’s Bachelorett party the summer. Thanks for the post and for keeping it real!

June 27, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Melissa Rodriguez SAYS:

Thank you Jenn for blogging about our party and thanks to everyone for the kind comments. I really appreciate them! :)

June 28, 2008 at 9:50 pm

Dawn SAYS:

What an awesome shower!! I wished I knew someone getting married, so many great ideas. I am having a martini party and we are having a chocolate fountain as well, so I’m glad to see it is still “in style”

June 29, 2008 at 1:02 pm

cohnsey SAYS:

awesome ideas…thank you!!

June 30, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Brenda Wilson SAYS:

Love it! I just had a bridal shower and am now working on the details for the upcoming lingerie shower. This gives me some really great inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

July 2, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Erin SAYS:

Yes, the cookies are really fun and I really like the color theme. Soft and relaxing. I’ll have to share with my sister.
A great place to make a great gift to even give a gift is: http://www.celebratingmystory.com
You can create your own storybook, cards (invites on both sides), calendars and posters. They have a really nice canvas poster that would be a great for a wedding gift. Contact the consultant and she can help you put together your books. She’s really great. I’m hooked on making several books as surprises for my sister and parents. I’ve been interviewing them so I can add their thoughts to the books and they won’t know it until they get back from their honeymoon. My parents will get theirs at the same time. I can’t wait!!!
Bride’s maids can go in together and get a great package for the bride and groom to make several books. Thank you cards, you can make specially for each person if you want to. What a great way to say, Thank you”
Do check it out–It’s so cool! http://www.celebratingmystory.com

July 4, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Lisa G SAYS:

Wow, what a pretty shower. I love the invitaiton!

July 8, 2008 at 9:38 pm


Love the cookies and want to make them for my sisters bachlorette party. Do you have the recipe for your frosting? I can never make one that hardens, for packaging. Please let me know! Thanks ~

July 13, 2008 at 8:42 am

Melissa Rodriguez SAYS:

Thank you. :) I got the cookie cutter off of ebay. Just search for bikini cookie cutter. The icing we use is the Wilton royal icing recipe, but I think my mom adds something else for flavoring, but I’m not sure exactly what it is…she’s the baker and I’m the cookie decorator. ;) Hope that helps!

July 15, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Tanya Arjoon SAYS:

Oh this is just lovely, i wish i had seen these ideas before my shower. Well i guess i can have a birthday party with this theme . It is sooooo sweet

July 31, 2008 at 8:36 am

Joni SAYS:

This is idea darling! I’m doing a baby shower so I think I’ll change the cookie shape to rattles & baby carriages. I had already planned on using two chocolate fountains, since a room full of ladies can never have enough chocolate! FYI if anyone is looking for colored chocolate for their chocolate fountain to match a theme, I ordered pink chocolate fountain fondue online from http://www.fondue4you.com and a bag of milk chocolate. My sister and I did a early taste test just to be sure and both flavors are devine!

August 4, 2008 at 9:32 pm

LittleGiftsForYou SAYS:

Chocolate Fountains are great for any type of party, they are fun and elegant way to serve dessert.

August 16, 2008 at 6:35 am

Down Pillow SAYS:

That is a cute theme – how creative.

August 31, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Sonja SAYS:

Are those dots piped or are they candy? They are so cute…

September 2, 2008 at 10:52 am
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