DIY Shabby Chic Bridal Shower

Here it is! Take a look into my soon-to-be sister-in-law’s shabby chic bridal shower that we threw for her! My aunt and the bridesmaids teamed up to try to make this the most beautiful, chicest, memorable bridal shower ever! I think we achieved it!

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When the guests arrived, they were directed to a name tag table, where they wrote their name and relationship to the lovely couple. We used clothes pins to attach the name tag. IMG_2871

After getting a name tag, the guests were led to the next area, where they filled out advice cards and provided date night suggestions. I thought the date night jar was a very cute idea – the guests wrote down fun date ideas on a popsicle stick and placed it in the decorative jar. When the couple finally gets hitched, they can choose random date night activities from there, keeping it fun and spontaneous! I’m pretty sure I had the worst advice and date night suggestion… what a single girl to do?? haha. 
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Below is how we decorated the guests tables
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We bought all the bird cages and filled them with moss and flowers, which served as the main center piece decoration.

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We put together bridal shower favors with ‘Wedding Day Essentials’. Mostly all of the items in the bag were customized – chapstick, lotion, mints, kleenex, mints…
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This was the bridal party table.

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We rented this chair for the bride to add to the Shabby Chic theme!IMG_2867IMG_2883

A shower is not complete without a candy bar! IMG_2918IMG_2897IMG_2899

Homemade cake pops/balls – red velvet and vanilla! The vintage piece the cake balls are placed on can also be used as a jewelry rack! IMG_2898IMG_2895

Customized mints!

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Homemade heart cookies <3IMG_2894IMG_2896

I am just going to end on the cupcakes… let that soak in for a bit

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Married to Nature

I spent today in a local arboretum, laying on a blanket in the sunshine, watching strangers set up for a sure-to-be-fabulous wedding.

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I kind of had an epiphany in the process. The birds were chirping, soft wedding music drifted quietly in the wind, and I felt this weird tranquility that quickly translated to an infectious happiness.

Like the rest of you, my busy days lend little time to doing nothing. I live in the hustle and bustle of crazy LA, and my “outside” adventures usually consist of going to the beach or hitting up popular hiking trails.

This idea of nothingness… of sitting around by myself, listening to nature, and trying to fully clear my thoughts… It’s beautiful! I’m obsessed! I literally can’t get enough.

As the day progressed, I feared my wedding prep observing might turn into
“Who is that creepy stranger?” inquiries, so I ventured further into the arboretum, inspired to take pics to share with you all, proving the beauty & overwhelming perfection of nature.

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I hope you enjoy! This is totally my new version of therapy… It’s even better than shopping (I can’t believe I just said that).