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?
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!
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.
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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