This Weekend’s Black, White & Red Bridal Shower Pictures!
This weekend, as many of you know, I hosted a wedding shower at our home for my brother-in-law and his super sweet fiance. Their wedding colors are black, ivory and burgundy, so I wanted to play off of that. However, I didn’t want to make it exactly the same, so I stuck with black, white and red. After weeks of planning, I’m happy to say I think it was a success!
The “sweets for the sweets” bar, as I called it, themed in black, white and red yummies:
The tablescapes. I changed them a little, from what I was previously planning. I forgot to put the napkins and silverware down before I took the pictures, oops! I was just too excited!
I had three tables set up – including my kitchen table (above), and then I put a buffet table and a card table in the living room, in a “T” shape, so everyone could comfortably talk to everyone:
I had ordered red and white carnations, from Fresh & Silk Flowers, my favorite florist in the western suburbs. They are the sweetest people and their flowers are always beautiful, plus their prices are great! I highly recommend them to everyone. They are located in Carol Stream, IL.
I put the flowers into glass vases which I borrowed from my wonderful aunt – she had purchased them to use for my cousin’s gorgeous wedding earlier this summer. Don’t worry, I promise to share those pictures soon too! I had originally planned on packing the carnations really tight – but ended up deciding to use more vases than I had originally planned. It’s ok, they still looked beautiful! I decorated the vases with black & white striped ribbon:
Instead of having cake, we made red velvet and chocolate cupcakes which we frosted white (to go with the theme). Each cupcake was decorated with fake silver “solitaire engagement rings“:
Below are just some of the prizes I gave away at the shower – black & white note card sets, red damask candle holders and red tea light holders:
This was the first time I had ever really “entertained” in our home – so I was a little nervous. I LOVE decorating but when it comes to preparing food or cooking, I’m domestically disabled. So I truly have to thank my mom for all of her hard work in helping me prepare for the shower – she really did so much work! My awesome mother-in-law also was a huge help, she helped make it beautiful by covering a lot of the costs.
The rest of our family who attended helped by calming me down, since I was all worried about trying to make it run smoothly – plus, the night before I had only gotten 2 1/2 hours of sleep (doing last minute things for the shower), so I was a tad out of it. I never realized how much lack of sleep can affect someone, especially me! HA HA! I’m a lucky hostess to have such great family!
Congratulations to the happy couple, we’re really looking forward to their wedding! My brother-in-law’s fiance is awesome, she’s going to make a great addition to our family. 🙂
Note: To see more inspiration from all of my previous planning posts for this shower, click on links below:
DIY Black & White Damask Shower Invites, Estilo Weddings – Vision This!, High Style Black & White Floral Centerpieces, Black, Ivory & Burgundy Wedding Inspiration Blog, A Black, White & Red Wedding Shower, Mock Tablescape of Black, White & Red. Cheers!