Saturday, March 26, 2011

April Showers Bring May Weddings

I'm working with my mom across the country to help plan a bridal shower for a family friend next month and I've been excitedly gathering ideas for the theme: April Showers Bring May...Weddings! I immediately thought of the to-die-for wedding theme created by Amorology and the gorgeous raindrop centerpieces created for it, and used that as the base for this inspiration board. Spring has so many elements, it would be easy to complicate a theme by trying to incorporate all of them (believe me, I wanted to!), but I chose to keep it simple using umbrellas, tulips, and a bright palette of green, pink, and a dash of yellow.

April Showers Bridal Shower

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Fun decor ideas: Umbrellas! One over a small bouquet of flowers at each table strung with glass beads for "raindrops", umbrellas hanging upside down over the gift or food table, a closed umbrella filled with flowers and birds nests to greet guests at the front door. Using wheat grass at each place setting or as a runner down the food table is also a great way to bring spring into the theme. Plus, you could tuck in photos of the bride and groom as an alternative to frames or photo stands.

Fun finger foods for a spring shower: egg salad in egg cups, mini pot pies, lemonade and petit fours.

I chose tulips as the main flower simply for the variety of color and because they transition nicely for an April shower/May wedding, but any spring blossom (daffodils, daisies) will do. Not to mention you can find these adorable tulip napkin and plate sets here. Finally, send your guests home with pretty paper tulips set atop a real bulbs in a votive for their own piece of spring.

2 comments:

Vickie said...

Thanks for the great ideas! Love the umbrella filled with flowers for the front door! A great welcome to start off the theme. I'll use crystal drops (from my chandelier) for the raindrops, along with white Battanberg lace parasols. Photos to follow!

princess said...

Wow, great article, I really appreciate your thought process and having it explained properly, thank you!

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