From floral ice cubes to a DIY photo backdrop, no detail was left unnoticed at Krista’s recent garden bridal shower. The other bridesmaids and I had a blast putting our excess creative energy towards making this event as perfect as possible for our beautiful bride to be : ) We held the shower in her grandparent’s backyard and home and it couldn’t have been a better location to surprise Krista. With temps in the 80’s and brilliant sunshine, we ended up using the rented tent for shade rather than rain, and we were so grateful for the beautiful weather! I’ll let some of the photos speak for themselves, and provide a few more details down below. Enjoy!
I bought the canvas at Michaels and painted the “welcome” sign myself, the “love grows here” sign was from the Target dollar section and the “love” script balloon was from Amazon! Pro tip: Buying a helium tank saved us money and time – we were able to blow them all up right there in the house, and we didn’t have to drive a car filled with balloons either!
We kept things simple and inexpensive by making most of the food ourselves, and grabbing a few things from Costco and Wegman’s to supplement. Did you know you can find a tutorial for the infamous cupcake dress online? Kat tackled that project and it turned out beautifully! With floral touches everywhere, the theme really came together in a simple but elegant way – we loved how it all turned out : ) Pro tip: Always provide pre-made mixed drinks and mimosas so you can control the ratios!
Krista’s white dress is from Banana Republic (recently sold out but perhaps they’ll restock?) and she looked absolutely gorgeous. The bridesmaids wore a mix of floral and solid color dresses to stick with the theme! Our DIY photo backdrop was incredibly easy to make, out of PVC pipes no less – tutorial coming soon!
Let me know if you have any questions about our garden bridal shower! If I don’t know where it came from, I’ll try to find out – but we did find a lot of our decor in my basement party stash ; ) I knew my Michael’s/Target obsession would come in handy someday!