I am in LOVE with the look of this Fresh & Gorgeous Garden Party Bridal Shower styled by the incredibly talented Kristi Murphy, whose site is seriously amazing and if you haven’t already checked out her beautiful designs & super creative DIYs, you are totally missing out. Anyways, what I love about this party look is how uncluttered everything is. Sometimes it can be a little too easy to go overboard when trying to fill empty spaces, but Kristi finds the perfect balance every time! Filing this one away for future inspiration ;).
P.S. Make sure to read through her party details below for links to some FREE printables & DIY tutorials to recreate this look!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
– Lovely purple bouquet topped naked cake + bright macarons & colorfully tipped white meringues
– DIY flower painted wooden chargers + custom designed banner & scalloped cupcake toppers
– Black & white table runner with pops of bright pink ribbon & custom photo coasters
– Paper flower studded green topiary background + simple green grass centerpieces
PARTY DETAILS as told by Kristi…
This garden party bridal shower is full of fresh organic ideas with pops of color! My sister is getting married in July, so I am throwing her a bridal shower in a couple of weeks to celebrate! Here is a sneak peek of my set up for the party.
So my inspiration for the shoot were these gorgeous bridal shower invitations — I went with a garden party theme simply because it was the perfect theme for them! I designed some cupcake toppers and a “Bride!” banner to match the invites, which you can download over on my site!
I couldn’t stop at the dessert table. I did a brunch table setting to match. I picked up those yellow shimmer gum balls at Target in the new color-coordinated party section. Have you all seen that? It’s like heaven right inside that cute little aisle.
The brightly colored macarons are like little bits of sunshine. I picked them up from Essence Bakery here in Tempe, AZ. I love naked cakes, especially when they are topped with a heaping bouquet of flowers! I can’t get enough of meringues. To make these, I bought white meringues at Trader Joe’s and topped them with little bits of colored frosting.
I adorned each guest’s place setting with custom photo coasters from Shutterfly. I really, really love this idea. It makes the table more personal, and photos are great conversation starters. The gold stripey straws are always a nice touch too. I also used the shower invitations as decor for the tables. I set them in chrome place card holders I found at Michael’s that I spray painted gold. Super simple DIY!
Since there were so many florals going on in the table setting already, I used a really simple green centerpiece I got at Hobby Lobby. The bag, pitcher, and floral decals from the Oh Joy Target Collection added gorgeous details to the party.
I also designed a pillow on Shutterfly to match the invitations. A cute idea is to have this pillow at the bride’s chair. It looks great with the decor, and it makes a great keepsake for the bride! You can download the design on my site for free to make one of your own.
I also painted some chargers to match the invites. This might be one of my favorite things I have done so far. They are so pretty! Check out the full tutorial here!
I created the canvas print on Shutterfly for the backdrop. I used the “Photo Gallery
Canvas Print” and uploaded one of my sister’s engagement photos. I did the 24 x 36, and it’s breathtaking! This makes a great gift for the bride and everyone can pitch in on this one.