21 Jan

“Gossip Girl” Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

Today’s Real Party feature is a gorgeous “Gossip Girl Inspired” Bridal Shower created by event planner Carolyn Chen of The Special Day.

The details of this party are absolutely fabulous… from the fluffy pink peony arrangements and aubergine ruffle placemats (swoon!) to the lovely guests who were all decked out in black & white “Upper East Side Chic” to match the party’s color palette & style!

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

This look would also translate beautifully for a wedding or other extra-special occasion or dinner party! Because there are so many pretty pictures & details to share, I’m going to split the feature into 2 parts… we’ll cover the Tabletop & Decor in here Part 1, and the Menu & Activities in Part 2 (posting tomorrow).

Read on for tons of gorgeous eye candy and more party details, as told by Carolyn

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Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

“Inspired by the Gossip Girl show (since this is one of the bride’s ultimate favorite TV shows), and also because the bride is originally from New York, we created her bridal shower with an Upper East Side flair, fit for a shower that Blaire Waldorf would host.

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

The invitations were simple & elegant – and we asked all the ladies to dress in black or whites, Upper East Side Chic, and accessorize.

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

For those that were not as familiar with the Gossip Girl show or “Upper East Side Chic” we showed fashion inspiration boards of what Blaire Waldorf would wear including accessories – especially head bands, handbags, shoes. (Click here to view the inspiration boards.)

When the ladies arrived, they were asked to pick a head band, which also doubled as their party favor. The head bands were of various styles with gems, feathers, embroidery, etc.

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

The color palette was very Chanel – black & white, with accents of aubergine & pink.

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

We were deciding between using Casablanca Lilies for the main florals since the Bride’s name is Lily, and also in the show “Lily Bass” loves Casablanca Lillies, or to have Blaire Waldorf’s favorite flowers – peonies.

We ended up going with fluffy pink peonies with containers dressed in a velvety purple wrap & ribbon made to look like a flower.

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

The tablescape was accessorized with various heights of pillar candles & glass holders, votives adorned with ribbon, and crystal like standing chandeliers.

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

Long tables were draped in a ivory white and set with with aubergine ruffle placemats & rhinestone-bedecked charger base plates.

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

For the bride’s chair, we chose a bustled ivory chair cover resembling a wedding dress.”

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

Gossip Girl Inspired Bridal Shower {Part 1}

Stay tuned for Part 2… coming tomorrow! (Friday, Jan 22)

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Thanks again to Carolyn – and to Leila Khalil of Be Inspired PR – for sharing this gorgeous party inspiration with us!

Credits & Resources:
Event Design & Planning: The Special Day, Carolyn Chen
Photography: Jan Garcia Photography
Catering & Desserts: The Dotted Apron
Florals: Mille Fiori
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Submitted by: Be Inspired PR

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72Comments

1
Liene Stevens SAYS:

The placemats. I die.

Reply January 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm

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Party Box Design SAYS:

wow! the peonies are just amazing! everything is just lovely

Reply January 21, 2010 at 5:59 pm

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SecondCitySoireeJen SAYS:

This is marvelous. As a HUGE Gossip Girl fan, I approve!

Reply January 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm

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Lisa Cabanes SAYS:

Ce Parti est Tres Chic!!

Reply January 21, 2010 at 6:08 pm

5
Ellen SAYS:

Fabulous. You did Blair Waldorf proud :)

http://www.firednfabulous.blogspot.com/

Reply January 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm

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Bird SAYS:

XOXO Blair Waldorf would be proud!

Reply January 21, 2010 at 6:20 pm

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Heidi SAYS:

Love the ruffled place mats. Very pretty and chic shower.

Reply January 21, 2010 at 6:22 pm

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Erin SAYS:

What a great shower! So many wonderful details. I LOVE the placemats!

Reply January 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm

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Monique SAYS:

OMG! My favorite show. I loooove this. Someone pick me off the floor.

Reply January 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm

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Valerie Allen SAYS:

I love EVERYTHING about this one! Tres Chic and definitely something Blair would do.

Reply January 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm

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Bridget SAYS:

Amazing!! Elegant and chic!

Reply January 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm

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Chris@Celebrations At Home SAYS:

I also watch Gossip Girl (guilty pleasure) and love the idea of the headband favors!!

Reply January 21, 2010 at 6:54 pm

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Leila Khalil| Wedding Publicist| Be Inspired PR SAYS:

yay. i love the peonies. and carolyn knows how much we share a love for anything “gossip girl” so of course this is one of my favorite events she has helped create

Reply January 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm

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Kristy R. SAYS:

Stunning and I love those peonies!

Reply January 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm

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Betsy SAYS:

WOW! Hats off to Carolyn!

Reply January 21, 2010 at 7:19 pm

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