A Summer Wedding Shower

By Kelli Hall, a Minted Community Designer

I recently hosted a summer wedding shower for a close friend. The event drew inspiration from the bride’s love of soft blush tones, her romantic style and the smallest hint of edgy black for good measure. And, since she’s a writer, I couldn’t resist throwing in some typographic touches. Check it out for all the details, along with a simple guide for creating your own.

To begin planning the event, I used Stacey Meacham’s Arrowhead Pastels party suite. The set has a perfect combination of pretty pastels, graphic patterns, and hints of black throughout. I used this as a starting point for layering in soft and sweet details, then, taking cues from the party decor, I mixed in some worn textures and dark elements.

shower table

The shower took place in an intimate art studio, home to the amazingly talented Britt Bass (you’ll catch glimpses of her work in the background). I layered the space by starting with this vintage farm table, along with other eclectic pieces, from Four Inch Fold. On top of the table, I arranged small details and paper goods. My intention was to create a fresh space designed sparingly with care, steering clear of an over-abundant spread or too many complicated table accessories.

shower flowers

party sign, drink stirrer, cake and cake plates Clockwise from left: An arrowhead pastels sign hangs from an old painted door. Moglea’s Matthiola closure sticker embellishes a wooden drink stirrer. Custom cake plates created with Modge Podged paper on the back of a clear plate.

place card Each place card and envelope was lovingly lettered in playful script and white ink by Meme Davis.

drink stirrer Morgan Blake was on-hand to capture natural shots and special details of the day.

cake, flowers, table sign, drink tag Clockwise from left: A simple store-bought cake, topped with the couple’s felt initials. Floral arrangement with summer blooms. Guapa treat signs and Georgia peaches.

table flowers The flower arrangements were created using wholesale flowers from Blooms by The Box. I ordered yellow and peach garden roses, along with orange and white ranunculus. The flowers arrive at your door, and after they are rehydrated, they can last for several days, depending on the flower. Garden roses are not the most hearty of flowers, but summer is the perfect season for these bright, full blooms. For filler, we also used knock-out roses and greenery found in my yard.

bottle tag Wine bottles were labeled using Melanie Severin’s Enjoy holiday gift tags. I simply threaded a tag with bakers twine and looped it over the neck of each bottle.

giant confetti, drink flag, wine tag, mini note cards, placesetting Clockwise from left: Arrowhead Pastel Giant confetti and Flag stickers rest on a vintage Farm Table. Wine tags make the perfect popsicle drip guard. Mini Notecards double as place cards.

table shot I emphasized the main table by using custom lanterns to create a focal point. I ordered lanterns of various sizes from Fenchel Shades, and covered each one with patterned paper. For added interest, A simple bunting banner and a “You and Me” art print  frames the table without too much fussiness.

custom journal for shower One of my favorite touches of the party were these Initial Note custom journals for the future bride and groom. They both received their own statement making journal; Each one customized with their last name (or future last name in the case of this bride-to-be).

shower entrance I prefer banners in loose arrangements or unexpected places. These flag banners were casually draped on a brick wall at the entrance of the shower.

wedding shower guests

shower outside

love builds sign To embellish the bride’s chair, I attached a small art print, Love Builds by Wondercloud. It makes the perfect memento to take home and frame  (not to mention a perfect sentiment to pass along to a couple about to be married!)

To recreate this wedding shower, download this guide. It contains a master list of resources and images of all items needed to design this tabletop.

Vendors:
Photography Morgan Blake of Three Pennies

Vintage Farm Table, Ghost Chair and Pink Door Rental Four Inch Fold

Gold Upholstered Chair Rental Blue Eyed Yonder

Location Britt Bass’ Art Studio at The Goat Farm

Arrowhead Pastels Dream Party Minted

Initial Notes Journals Minted

Pajama Party Table Runner Minted

Matthiola Closure Stickers Minted

Enjoy Gift Tags Minted

Guapa Small Signs Minted

You and Me Art Print Minted

Love Builds Art Print Minted

Calligraphy Meme Davis

Wholesale Flowers Blooms By The Box

Lanterns Fenchel Shades

Felt Initial Cake Topper Steph Loves Ben, Etsy

Vintage Glassware Ebay

Dinnerware and Linens Smarty Had A Party

Find more of Kelli on her blog.

9   COMMENTS
  1. Alston

    Gorgeous!! Love all the details and the color pallette is stunning.

  2. Olivia

    Beautiful shower, Kelli!

  3. Robin L. Andrews

    Kelli, you gave the future Mrs. Lindsey the most beautiful shower I have even seen. You considered everything down to the smallest detail, it is very impressive. Congratulations!

  4. Ashley

    Beautiful!

  5. Tiffany Duddie

    Kelli, this is wonderful!!! I love all of the soft hues and unexpected placement of decor throughout. Such charm it has. Great job!!

  6. Katya

    Just beutiful

  7. Monica

    Beautiful Kelli! So romantic and pretty.

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