My Favorite Things From My EPIC Bridal Shower

My beautiful sister Sharee hosted my awesome bridal shower in Utah last week. Believe me when I say I was absolutely blown away by the amount of thought and creativity that went into this shower! Sharee enlisted creative genius Heidi Swapp to help her go all out – and all out they went! We had a perfume making station, personalized bracelets, the most delicious food, even customized lemonades, they truly thought of everything! There was so much to do and everything looked so fantastic.

I loved getting to spend time with so many of my friends and family. It was truly one of the best days, and the perfect way to celebrate my engagement. Being surrounded by my loved ones is my favorite place to be!

Heidi took boards from her recently-launched Letterboard collection and used them to create the signage and menus for each station. Heidi also used these boards as decor by adding love quotes and placing them around the shower.

Fun fact: Heidi’s inspiration for the shower was the “love fern” from the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. With that in mind she included ferns in the centerpieces on the tables and at each station. The fern was used on the invitations, save the dates, napkin holders, perfume labels, advice book and the party favors. It was unique, clever, and fun. My kind of party!

Of course Lexi and Harley attended — and were the most perfect guests. With all the attention they were getting they might have even thought the party was for them?

Lemonade Station
With the help of two bartenders, guests were able to decide what flavor syrup or fresh fruit they wanted to add to their refreshing lemonade. Combinations included coconut raspberry, peach mango, blueberry lemon, and more!

Memory Book
Using a Fuji Instax we were able to create instant memories by snapping photos, printing them out on the spot, and adding them to a keepsake book where everyone wrote loving notes and advice for me as a newlywed.

The dessert table was done by the lovely Sweet Tooth Fairy. It was decadent and adorable! There were multiple goodies to choose from as well as a showcase cake and mini cakes… cakes everywhere! The mini cakes were layered without frosting around the sides and topped with fresh flowers, each on a small gold individual platter. They looked so gorgeous on the dessert table, in the hands of guests and on the place settings.

Perfume Station
Blissfully Designed By You is a local Utah business that specializes in custom perfumes. Katie, the owner, brought about 60 scents, a base oil and bottles for each guest. We were all able to mix scents to create our own custom perfume or choose from a list of pre-mixed scents like Pretty in Pink (pink grapefruit + pink sugar) and Sunkissed (sandalwood + acai berry + cucumber).

Each guest took home a custom bottle and everyone LOVED creating their own scent!

Every aspect of the party — from the food to the activities — was perfectly planned and executed. My favorite parts of the day were just getting to relax and spend time with the people who mean the most to me. I can’t thank Sharee and Heidi enough for planning and hosting a day I’ll never forget.

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Comments 8

  1. What a gorgeous party. Thanks for sharing. My friend started blissfully you, and Katie does such an amazing job with her sweet company!

  2. Julianne, I don’t think it’s possible to name one part – such a beautiful setting, beautiful people! Congratulations on your shower! Ok, if I have to choose, I think the Insta-station of pics is really cool cause I’m a photo person myself so to have those photo memories of the people you shared your special day with is always wonderful. You’ll always look back at them! It all looks so amazing… great job, and congrats again!!!

  3. Heidi Swapp is one of my favorites! She did an incredible job! Thanks for sharing all the details!

  4. Aww. So glad you had a wonderful shower, and you looked adorable in your polka dots. I love the perfume station idea. That’s awesome! 🙂

  5. Woooow, there are so many great ideas to take away! I am so glad you had such an awesome shower. Seems like you have the most loving and thoughtful family and friends a girl could wish for. 🙂 Cherish them. :))

  6. You are one of the sweetest, prettiest, most awesome dancers, but getting to read about you, listen to you just reaffirms the awesome woman you are! Good luck with your marriage; happiness will follow you; and, you are blessed beyond measure!

  7. Congratulations!! I’ve know Heidi for many years of working in the craft industry… You could NOT have chosen anyone better, she is absolutely top notch and it’s obvious by the photo’s she did an amazing job as usual. I am proud to call her my friend. Not everyone is able to say they know the person that did THEE Julanne Hough’s bridal shower!! Much love to you and your new husband and wishing you a life time of love and happiness!!

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