Monday, September 9, 2013

Featured: Sweet Tea Backyard Bridal Shower

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a restful weekend. I'm getting closer and closer to launching my business and am happy to let you know I'll be offering some event design services for showers and parties.

Back in June, I planned and designed a bridal shower for one of my best friend's from high school. {You really start feeling old when your high school friends get married!} I had so much fun dreaming up this backyard affair.  The bride's mom offered to host the shower in their gorgeous yard, and although it was 100 degrees outside {which led to us sitting with our feet in the pool!} it was lovely. I'm so honored that the bridal shower is featured on The Wedding Chicks today! Here are a few of my favorite details below. I love this bride; she's one of the kindest, funniest, most joyful friends I have :)

















 



The shower was a "tea" theme, so for the food we did tea sandwiches, fruit salad, mini desserts {the best cake pops ever and petit fours}. Crackers and cheese with delicious bite sized meatballs were our appetizers.  Lemonade and iced tea were out in the backyard for guests to grab a jar of right away. Can we talk about the adorable floral straws?! I die.

When guests arrived I had them fill out their recipe card for Codie and Josh {this was noted in the invitation so guests could bring their fave recipe}. They could also fill out a little card with a date idea for the bride-to-be. If the couple ever runs out of date ideas, they can reach in the jar and pull out a new, creative one, thought of by one of Codie's closest friends and/or family! If you ask me, the confetti balloons, tied with peach and gold tassels, is a staple for any party. How cute is that last picture of the bride? Go see the full feature for more cute ones like that. Let's just say we popped the balloon and it leant itself to some adorable pictures.

To thank the guests for coming, I filled little containers with enough loose leaf tea for them to make 3 cups of tea at home. It smelled wonderful and was super cute with my custom stamp from Katie Hoffman Ink .  

For even more details from the shower, head to The Wedding Chicks! (I'm not sure what time the feature will be up)

Vendors:
Photographer: Danielle Capito PhotographyEvent & Floral Design: Michaela Noelle DesignsVenue: Mother of the Bride's Home, Stationery: Anastasia Marie Furniture Rentals: Heritage & CraftBalloons & "Bride" banner:, One Stylish Party"With My Whole Heart" print: SS Print Shop , Cake pops: Sweets & CelebrationsFloral straws: Voxux , Custom "thank you" favors stamp: Katie Hoffman Ink.


Have a lovely Monday!
xoxo
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22 comments:

  1. You are so talented, Michaela! I love all the sweet little details. And I need to get my hands on those straws!

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  2. What a beautiful shower! I love all of the details!

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  3. Michaela, this is so gorgeous!!! She looks like she had the loveliest time!!

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  4. Such a gorgeous party! I love recipe card idea, back when my best friend turned 18 her mum had all her friends fill a book full of their recipes for her to take to university with her!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style 

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  5. Michaela! This is BEAUTIFUL! I kind of want to have another shower so you can make it... Maybe I'll ask my husband to propose again- that would totally work, right?

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  6. Ah Michaela! As always you do such a gorgeous job! The confetti balloons: Yes, a must for sure. That picture is absolutely adorable of her holding them! And love your pretty floral dress! Hope the week is off to a good start, my friend...and I'll see you tomorrow!!! :)

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  7. you did an amazing job! i love all the little details! and i LOVE the balloons! so fun!

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  8. Well done girl, what a stunning shower! These are beautiful pictures too x

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  9. everything looks perfect!!!! great job M!!!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! What a beautiful backyard, too! :)

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  11. This is such a beautiful bridal shower Michaela! It looks like everyone had a great time.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  12. So many sweet details! Love the paper straws and that adorable chalkboard chair!

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  13. This brings me so much happiness! You have so much talent and love in your heart, it's great to see you sharing it with others. I'm going to pin a few ideas from here.

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  14. Beautiful! You did an amazing job putting everything together. Love the idea of the recipes and date night suggestions. Something the couple will surely use!!

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  15. this was beautifully styled! my favorite part were the balloons!

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  16. What an adorable party! Everything looked so cute!

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  17. You did a beautiful job Michaela! What a lovely shower and one the bride will certainly remember. A special day. Love all of the details and the lovely backyard setting. You all look so pretty and happy. A beautiful bride to be and your dress is darling.

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  18. Yay! The whole shower looks like it was completely divine. Thrilled to have my cake pops as part of the festivities! xoxo

    www.sweetsandcelebrations.com

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  19. The whole event looks PERFECT!! Where's your dress from? It is adorable!

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  20. What a cute idea! I'm getting married next Summer and would love to do the idea of a tea theme for my bridal shower. And funny thing...Danielle is my photographer! Small world ;)

    Jacqueline
    www.purelypeanut.com

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