I have the honor to be part of a close friend’s wedding this fall, one who has been right with me supporting, enjoying, and witnessing every milestone in my own life. Now it is my turn to be her loyal supporter as she embarks on a lifetime of happiness with the man of her dreams.
Inevitably, planning a unique and unforgettable bridal shower was the intentions of all those involved (close friends and bridesmaids). It made it very simple when you have a handful of crafty people, organizers, a dessert table business owner, a bartender, and a graphic designer. We wanted to incorporate all of our talents; thus, we brainstormed the Cocktails & Cupcakes Bridal Shower, with the color palette of yellow. How can you look at yellow and not smile? Because the future groom sings and plays guitar in a band, we loved the idea of tying in lyrics from Coldplay’s “Yellow” to really celebrate the love that the future bride and groom have for one another. Multiple yellow patterns and fabrics were used for dimension and a few hues of blue were added to complement the bright yellows.
Fifty guests were greeted with a wall-to-wall layout of cocktails, cupcakes, desserts, and food. Drinks, such as the signature cocktail “Yellow Bird,” red/white sangria, and wine were served in mason jars with straws and wine glasses. Guests were able to label their drink with yellow washi tape and chevron stock labels.
The desserts and favor table were setup by CW distinctive DESIGNS, which included strawberry mascarpone shortcake, mousse shooters, cannoli dip, and gourmet stuffed cupcakes made by Little Sweet Cakes. The favor table included treats, such as gummy candy, gumballs, individually boxed cake pops, and brigadeiros all in yellow hues.
Decorations were coordinated and executed by the entire bridal party, including the balloon backdrop and gift wrap backdrop with tissue pom-poms. OOOH, thank heavens for good friends! They executed the tedious job of placing one balloon down at a time.
The white linen tables were adorned with yellow-patterned table mats, and wine and beer bottles spray painted yellow used for vases, along with light blue mason jars, filled with lemons.