If you follow me on Instagram I'm sure you saw the bridal shower spam in my stories this last weekend! My sweet friend, Savannah, who I've literally known since I was 2 years old, is getting married this July, and on Sunday my mom and I had the pleasure of hosting her bridal shower!
Going through my camera roll I CANNOT BELIEVE these are some of the only pictures I have from the day! Everything was so cute throughout the house and in the backyard, so I'm hoping someone who was there got more photos that I can add here as they get sent to me!
My dress is Lush from Nordstrom, and is under $60! You can find it here, here, or in this post featuring some of my favorite wedding guest dresses this season. My shoes are Michael by Michael Shannon and can be found here. Savannah's dress was also from Nordstrom and her shoes are Forever 21.
We went with a tea party theme, and Savannah's mom, Diana, made sure that every tiniest detail was accounted for! She DIY'ed everything from the center pieces, party favors, signage, the guest book, games... I could go on. She spent months going to Goodwill every chance she got to find 45 teacup and saucer sets for each place setting, and finding the perfect colored and lace linens to cover each of the tables. For food we did a potluck and had every one of the bridesmaids bring a platter of finger food tea sandwiches, a plate of mini desserts, and a box of her favorite tea. The groom's side of the family showed up with so much to eat too, so my fears that we would be short on food were immediately put to rest. Pretty sure we had enough leftovers to feed a family of 4 for a week!
The night before the shower I roped Eric into helping me make the balloon arch for the front of the house, and my mom built a little arch with flowers on it to frame the bride's seat while she opened gifts. A few months ago I designed the invites in Photoshop with Savannah's input, and we printed them on ivory cardstock four to a page at Kinko's. If I remember right, colored printing was $0.80 a page, so 60 invitations cost us a whopping $12.
Despite striving to keep the whole day as low-budget as possible, it still turned out beyond perfect! Not one detail was unaccounted for, and if our DIY skills weren't already amazing before this, we definitely perfected them by the end! Savannah, I hope you had a shower you'll remember for a lifetime. 💕 Next stop, Palm Springs for the bachelorette party! 😉