Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Girly Wedding Shower

This weekend we hosted another wedding shower (does it seem like I do that a lot? It does to me!). I cut loose with the pink this time which was lots of fun. Really, though, I hardly did anything; just a few special beautiful things made for a lovely party.

First, I hung these tissue bells which I found at the thrift shop two days before the party. The Composer screwed cup hooks into the twelve-foot ceiling of the living room and I strung them to dangle over the round table full of presents. Vintage loveliness!


A classic candy choice: *the* mints for brides.


The punch bowl was also simple and beautiful: the day before the party I filled my Bundt cake pan halfway with pink lemonade, and tossed in a carton of fresh raspberries, and a handful of mint. I let that freeze, then filled it the rest of the way with more lemonade. For the party, I turned it out into a punch bowl, and filled the rest of the way with more pink lemonade (all made from concentrate).


I've been picking up odd punch cups at the thrift store for a couple of months now. They're all pretty pressed glass: I love the mixed patterns and never pay more than a quarter a cup.


The cake was also beautiful and simple. My cake genius friend Carol made a square cake iced in pale, pale pink fondant with a swag around the sides. Right before the party we covered the top with stargazer lilies in little flower picks. So easy.


This was my prettiest shower ever, and so easy and inexpensive: a pleasure to host!

11 comments:

Amy said...

I did happen to notice that you mention a lot of weddings you go to, but this is the first pictures of a shower I've seen. That punch bowl idea is so creative! And I love the cake....

Leslie said...

Anna-
Very pretty & very inspiring in regards to the inexpensive punch cups. I will use your tip.
Thank you for sharing Giles' photos. They were breath-taking, esp. the one of the little chinese girl. I so enjoy your lovely photos & sewing projects. I have 4 little ones & one on the way. You motivate me to keep up with my sewing!

Our Family of Five said...

You're so creative! I am sure the bride-to-be was truly blessed with such a beautiful shower. You seem to have a real servant's heart. I just love reading your posts. God bless.

G.L.H. said...

Your post reminds me so much of my sister's shower (1967)--same pink bells, mints, punch cups (I have my Mom's punch cups and "party dishes" (the ones the cups fit into)--thanks for the photos!

--Barbara

Julian said...

This is so beautiful anna! You are extremely talented when it comes to doing showers and things. You make the simple look elegant. This is a true gift! Christina

Mary said...

A vintage shower - how delightful. Everything is so classic and dainty - I'm sure the bride-to-be was thrilled. I love your punch idea! I'm so inspired by this post!! Thank you!

Melissa said...

Oh! I wish we could have seen more - it all looks so lovely!

Meredith said...

I don't know why, but I have never remembered to make an ice ring for my punch bowl.

Thanks for the inspiration, as usual!

HopewellMomSchool said...

I love your pictures! You are so creative! My thrift shops seem to specialize in lid-less tupperware, old men's pajamas and smelly suitcases! I'd kill to find even one or two pretty things! Well Done!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful as always... these are good ideas... thanks for sharing! Made me want to throw a shower... or at least a little girls' birthday party! Good thing we have a few of those coming up at our house!

Tracy said...

I LOVE all of the little touches. You did a wonderful job.

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