Creative Bridal Shower Ideas

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Creative Bridal Shower Ideas

Showering a bride is an important - and fun! - part of the wedding process. Showers prove to be a nice time to help equip the soon-to-be Mrs. with everything she’ll need for her home and they are also the perfect time to show your love and affection for the bride.

While these parties are a long-held tradition among the world of weddings, there is no shortage of creative ideas to help you personalize the party to fit the bride’s tastes and interests. It’s always fun to put a touch of flair onto a special celebration, so keep scrolling for some bridal shower inspiration!

 

Blast from the past

Peppering a shower with some cool vintage finds can be just what you need to make it feel unique and personalized. Plus, you can keep costs low by perusing thrift shops or tag sales for the perfect items. Use beautiful old vases to create centerpieces or old linens to adorn the tables. This will give the shower more character and will provide the bride with some mementos to take home and treasure forever.

Photography by Foto Bohemia 

Photography by Foto Bohemia 

Film inspired

Hey Hollywood! If you’re bride-to-be has a favorite movie or an actress that she idolizes, it could be fun to center her shower around that interest. You can set up a “concession stand,” decorate with famous quotes that tie into the theme, and even have someone put together a little movie trailer dedicated to the bride. This is an out-of-the-box theme that will be loved and appreciated without a doubt.

 

Pampering the Bride

Every bride needs some time for herself.  So pamper her and let her indulge in all of her favorite things… Donuts, cakes, cookies, flowers, or even a home spa day will guarantee to put a smile on her face and sure do make it more fun to celebrate.

 

Something sparkling

Some people are drawn to glitz, glam, and sparkle, so why not indulge the star-studded bride in her favorite style? Decorate everything to be as radiant and sparkly as possible, even ensuring that the drinks are “sparkling” and bubbly. The bride is sure to feel like a million bucks at this shower, and the guests will love it too!

Book bonanza

For a bride that always has her nose in a book, turn her shower into a library to make all of her dreams come true! Besides kitchenware and other home accessories, a couple that enjoys books will want to equip their home with those, too. Send out library cards or bookmarks as invitations, have every guest bring their favorite book as a gift, and allow everyone to make custom bookplates as a shower game and you have yourself a bookish themed party!

 

Honeymoon shower

If the bride-to-be already has an abundance of home items or just would appreciate an out-of-the-box shower, throw her one for her honeymoon! If she’ll be visiting the islands, give the party a tropical theme or make it a luau. There are so many great directions you could take this idea in, and providing the bride with all of her vacation necessities will make her even more excited for the big trip.

Photography by Apt B Photography

Photography by Apt B Photography

If you’re planning a shower for a family member or friend, there’s no shortage of options to ensure that it’s stylish, special, and memorable. Use these creative ideas to put your own spin on it and the guest of honor is sure to love how original her special day turns out to be.

By Shannon Lochwood

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Jen & Vince

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Jen & Vince

You guys. The minute I saw this venue, (Adrienna here!) I knew this was a place I would want to get married at! I've always dreamed of a mountain wedding, overlooking water, with farm animals in attendance. Jen & Vince's wedding was a dream come true! Their venue is High Hampton Inn in North Carolina, and is breathtaking! When Jen was looking for a gown, she took her venue into consideration. She wanted something that was light weight, flowy, and easy to move around in for pictures. And her Ti Adora choice was perfect! She altered the straps to from criss cross to straight back, and it's such a great update! And it fit her like a glove! Their wedding had touches of blush, bright pops of color, and lot's of greenery, which worked in the outdoor setting. Congratulations to Jen and Vince! 

See more of this wedding up on W&E Photographie's blog!

{Vendor Credits} Gown by Ti Adora // From: Ivory & Beau // Photography: W&E Photographie // Venue: High Hampton Inn 

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Lindsey & Jackson

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Lindsey & Jackson

Lindsey and Jackson renewed their vows by the river, in a family member's backyard in Beaufort. Surrounded by family and friends, there wasn't a cloud in the sky! Lindsey knew she wanted all lace, something comfortable, and wanted something that was unique and special. After trying on lace after lace, we took a shot with a Daughters of Simone gown, with all over lace and her signature off the shoulder top. As soon as she saw it on, she knew. This was the dress she would get married in! And we think it went perfect for her outdoor wedding, especially with her flower crown and natural bouquet. And their son was just oh so cute in his gingham onesie! A huge congratulations to the couple!!

{Vendor Credits} Laurence gown by Daughters of Simone, from Ivory & Beau // Photography by Lindsey Christian 

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You Found Your Match... Now It's Your Dress's Turn

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You Found Your Match... Now It's Your Dress's Turn

Have you found your dress but are struggling to find the perfect headpiece or veil? Maybe you know what style dress you're interested in but haven't thought about how to accessorize it? 

Here are a few of my ABSOLUTE favorite wedding gowns we have along with veils and headpieces that will make you look like a total bombshell. 

Okay, so this gown is one of the most classic, timeless looks EVER. I would probably wear this gown everywhere I go if I could. There's something about Kate McDonald gowns that can make a girl feel like a princess. To be honest, almost any veil will look fabulous with this dress, but the Natasha veil from Twigs + Honey adds the perfect amount of detail. 

Anna Campbell gowns scream vintage elegance. All the beading and applique make this dress stand out among all the others. A simple beaded headband with a little sparkle matches this dress to a T.

When I hear the word "timeless" I first think of a dress like Dakota, by Nicole Miller. This strapless, sweetheart neckline, trumpet gown is so classic and looks great on all brides. If you want to add a little detail and extra design, take a look at this dainty, swiss dot veil! 

Isolde by Rebecca Ingram is such a feminine and romantic! This veil, Fawne, is the perfect match for a Springtime garden wedding and the gold lace adds just enough color to get that golden glow without being overly detailed.

Calling all boho brides!! This Daughters of Simone dress looks fantastic with a headpiece that is just as natural and authentic. This baby's breath - inspired headband complements the organic bohemian style of this gown. 

That's all folks! If you're in need of some help matching a veil or headpiece to your gown, come pay us a visit! See you soon :)

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