Thursday, August 21, 2014

another bridal shower: market fresh love...

when my "baby" cousin emily asked me to be her maid of honor, one of the reasons i was so excited was because it meant i would get to throw another bridal shower! 
i quickly got to thinking about themes and ideas that would be perfect for my bride to be.
emily and i grew up in different states, so when we would get together every year it was usually at my grandparent's farm in idaho.
that farm was always our safe place and it broke our heartS when our family had to sell it.
{click here to see a past fashion post taken at the farm.}
so i thought that a farmer's market theme would be very special for her. 
especially since it was a family shower.
my goal was to create a rustic yet feminine and romantic atmosphere.
it turned out beautifully. 
here's a peek at some of the details!

for my banner i wanted to use a variety of textures.
so i used fabric pennants, paper doilies, and some twine for hanging.
i also made the cutest tissue paper flowers! 

{flower tutorial here}

for the table cloth, i used a full size thrifted sheet.
i also used thrifted vases and tin canisters for the flowers.
i was able to save some money by using the zinnias that were planted in my backyard.
those were a lifesaver, because we all know how expensive flowers can be!
the D & E letters were bought at joann fabrics and i spray painted them gold. 
i thought that would be a nice gift for the bride to keep for her new home.
{all chairs were thrifted and painted, see previous post for more info and pictures.}

for the place cards and also favors i used berry baskets from zurchers. 
i filled them with zinnias, carnations, and lavender sprigs that were actually saved from our grandparent's farm.
i thought that some seed packets would add a sweet touch.
i bought them from wal mart. 
and i will be doing a diy post soon for my painted, thrifted silverware! 

since it was an august shower, we decided to have it in the morning before it got too hot.
we had a strawberry shortcake bar along with some trail mix cups.
the dresser was actually brought down from my bedroom- clothes in it and all!
we had brought it down the night before, so the morning of the shower i had to walk outside in my robe to get my clothes!

{the cake stand was actually thrifted to use at my own wedding, but i didn't have the patience to wait to use it!}

i didn't get a good picture of the cupcake liners, but they were the cutest floral print!
i bought them a few years ago from the dollar bin at michaels and finally found an excuse to use them.
{all plates, cups, and serveware were thrifted.}

i put all of the presents, door prizes, and programs on a thrifted coffee table

for the door prizes i bought some succulents and ferns from wal mart along with some clay pots that i painted white.

i thought it would be fun to have a temporary tattoo station.
i bought some farmer's market appropriate tattoos from zurchers and claires.

hope you enjoyed!


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