Yesterday afternoon was the bridal shower for my cousin's daughter. My sister helped to create this brilliantly colored Fall event. The shower was held in my cousin's country decorated home, located in a quiet, small town street. The shades of color in her home plus the Fall colors of the future wedding, used in the bridal shower decor, produced some beautiful photos, that she shared with me, and I in turn wanted to share with you. Both of my sisters are accomplished party planners, and they know I like when they share pictures with me, of each event.
The little puppy felt honored to be included in this lovely picture.
Since I favor the season of Fall, you can imagine how much I enjoy these pictures. The oranges, golds, greens and brown make a perfect backdrop for the good looking food.
The future bride and her cousin, who just happens to work at a coffee shop and provided the supply of coffee for the shower. Honestly, it seems like only yesterday, when I visited these two as new born babies. My mother was right, time does fly.
The showstopping colored Chrysanthemums tucked into glass vases, added the
right amount of color on the fireplace mantel.
The many photos of the bridal couple were hung on rope, with tiny wooden clothespins, and attached to the wooden mantel. What a fun idea this was for the guests to become better acquainted with the future bride and groom.
My sister hung the artistically created, handmade name tags on rope with wooden clothes pins. She added color by also attaching faux leaves above the name tags. I don't know about you, but I think this is a clever, inexpensive way to display people's name tags at a party. It looks so good on the rag painted wall that my cousin did in her foyer.
The gold toned rhinestones were found in the clearance shelves of Michael's store, and were part of the Martha Stewart collection. I like the touch they added to each name tag. I also like the description of each person that she included, under the names. I think that is a helpful addition at a party where some do not know each other.
What a cute way to dress up an ordinary jar filled with corn candy.
Candles in carved out pumpkins were scattered on the food table.
Individual paper colored napkins were tied with ribbon and faux Fall mums, making a beautiful way to display the napkins.
The drink tables fit perfectly in with the Fall decor. Tin bins were filled with ice and held cans of drink, including...
...these individual Limonata drinks. I never saw cans of this drink, but I understand it is a lemon-lime flavored drink. The color of the cans fits right in with the color theme of the party, and I am sure that is why she chose this drink.
A few fresh zinnias were tucked in a vase, and placed on the vegtable platter.
The cupcakes were outstandingly decorated for Fall, by a local bakery.
Gifts for the bride were festively decorated. I liked the leaves on top of this package. I think the ones used were faux leaves, but one could easily use real colored leaves too.
This is a real special picture to me. From left to right, the future bride's sister, the future bride, the mother of the future bride and my cousin, and her mother and my dear aunt.
The future bride and her bridal party on the white garden swing.
Like her grandma, my cousin enjoys gardening and finds solace,in tending each well-maintained flower bed.
My cousin with my sister, the party planner extrordinaire. Time is a special gift to give to one another, and time is what it took to put together this fun event.
I thought you would enjoy sharing in the festivities of this afternoon bridal shower.
Thanks to her for capturing each of these pictures so each of us could share in the fun.