When it comes to creative bridal shower themes, this one takes the (elaborate, 3-tier with a cherry on top) cake!
A fun twist on the popular “Tie the Knot” theme, Victoria from The City Cradle came up with this wonderful “Knotted in Love” theme, and you’ll be hard pressed not to be “knotted in love” with this party too!
Creative inspiration found here includes fabulous DIY projects like a ridiculously cool yarn maze backdrop, a giant yarn ball chandelier, and mini bouquets of yarn knot “flowers”. Added bonus – links to free printable downloads of the paper details!
Read on for tons of fun pictures (by the talented Jackie Wonders) and all the inspiring details, as told by Vicky…
“Knotted in love, a shower for a lovely bride to be.
The inspiration for this shower came from this article, upon seeing it I just fell in love with the idea of a yarn maze – it is amazing! Although not as long or even an actual maze, I was thrilled at how the backdrop for the shower came out. The yarn strung across our sweets table with the word LOVE tied into it was just the perfect starting point.
The backdrop quickly gave inspiration for what became the centerpiece of the room, a yarn spun chandelier. I created it using different size kids bouncy balls & bright colored yarn. I secured one end of the yarn to the ball and roped it around many… many times!
I also hung ribbons with buttons to add to the homespun feel. The mid-air yarn ball chandelier really set the stage for our celebration. PLUS, I am convinced this would make the most lovely baby mobile:)
The yarn balls were repeated on the table as flowers. They provided a wonderful pop of color seated in spray painted bud-vases. See the tutorial for these by clicking HERE.
I used a whole bunch of letters in the design of this shower – LOVE spelled out in as many ways as possible around the room.
I am happy to pass on a FREE DOWNLOAD for the banners of love that were placed around the room. Simply click HERE to download your copy. Each template has a small version of knotted in love plus the larger LOVE. They can be cut and re-sized for your showering pleasure!
Along with the scrumptious panini’s, a buffet was also set with a sampling of treats.
Chocolate dipped pretzels and ribbon tied cherry pops were a few favorites of the day.
To drink, I served the brunch-appropriate Mimosa!
Each Champagne bottle is outfitted in a custom label, and custom cocktail stir sticks adorned the flutes. I am also offering these tags as a FREE DOWNLOAD for you- grab the file by clicking HERE. You will need to print them out on 8×10 label sheets or simply cut and attach each one with double sided tape.
I spotted a random stash of vintage thread spools and quickly picked them up to be perfect accompaniment for this shower.
We used the spools to adorn a bulk pack of white buffet napkins.
A fun guest book idea: Instead of using a traditional guest book, we stitched in thread, buttons and fabric swatches, creating a whimsical homemade set of dinner napkins for our future bride.
I also used the vintage spools to decorate around the room, they made such lovely vases!
Cheery yellow butter dishes for favors, monkey fist knots with bright pink yarn interwoven and marriage advice flowing freely made for a very cherished afternoon.
I am happy to have made a new friend in this bride and am looking forward to styling her wedding very soon!”
- Photography credits – Jackie Wonders