Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mendy's Bridal Shower

Sunday was Mendy's Bridal Shower in Colleyville. Cheryl, Diana Read and I were the hostesses and there was a great turn out to Cheryl's house for the event! We went with the coral, grey and white color scheme from the invites that I made earlier this summer. I was in charge of decorations and flowers and Cheryl and Diana made all of the food (appropriately so).
It was my first time to do floral arrangements and I was so intimidated by it! I am not a good florist. I went to Market Street and bought all the coral and white flowers I could find and put them together. I also printed some black and white pictures of Mendy and Alex and put them on pale pink cardstock and hot glued them to some thin dowel rods to add to the centerpieces.
For decorations, I bought a few shells, a perfect coral starfish, some white chinese lanterns, and gathered anything that was white or looked "beachy" from my house and some white corals from the Harrison's house. I had some beverage napkins made from For your Party in grey and pastel pink and...of course...made water bottle labels that matched the invitation.
One fun and personal touch that I added was that I bought some flat, see-through shells from Pottery Barn for guests to write a personal note to Alex & Mendy. Since they are getting married on the beach, I thought it would be fun to buy a vase and fill it with sand for the shells to go in. I cut out their monogram 'H' out of adhesive vinyl and added it to the vase to personalize it.
This was my first bridal shower to host and it was so fun! Mendy got some fantastic presents and everyone had a great time!
Not the best pic of Kinley..but, what a cute pic of the Bride and Groom!
Alex also had a fun time during the shower :-)
Next up...the actual wedding! So excited!!


Allison said...

WOW! You did such an awesome job with all the decorations. The flowers look like a florist put them together! I love it all! I can't wait to hear all about the wedding and see pics!

kristen said...

this is so cute!! i didnt realize you had decorated EVERYTHING!! you did such a great job!! i loved being there and so glad i got to see everything. i just love the shells! so sweet!

Lindy said...

Linds--you are a party planning animal! I have been catching up on your blog, and holy cow! You would be shocked and appalled at my hosting skills.

Miss you!

Anonymous said...

Cheryl looks fabulous!!! Aunt Jan

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