Twinkle lights, s’mores & eucalyptus come together in this dreamy & romantic pink and rose gold bridal shower, perfect for warm summer evenings!
Is it too late in the year to share a summer evening bridal shower?! haha! What is kind of sad about this is that I actually threw it last summer, so yeah like over a year ago… I was waiting for the right time to share it this year but then whoops its already autumn! So I decided to just share it anyway for fear of it being to passe to share next year haha.
What’s good about it though, is like, well, everything. So I’m hoping that the little-too-lateness will be made up for with some dreamy florals, twinkle lights, and food in this pink and rose gold bridal shower!
I threw this pink and rose gold bridal shower for my sister in law, Whitney and I loved how all the deep vintage-y vibes came together! As someone who usually flocks to bright whites and either bold or pastel colors for parties, I was very pleased with how these dark pinks and tans came out! I came up with the “theme” as I made the invitation, which I ordered from Basic Invite, and blogged about here. You can also purchase this invite with customization in our Etsy shop here!
I have a collection of these fabulous vintage pink velvet chairs, that actually belonged to Whitney’s grandmother, so I put them throughout the party and thought it was a great, nostalgic touch that tied in well to the overall style and theme. They also looked pretty stellar with the copper accents, like these forks, these napkins, and these rose gold letter balloons from Zurchers.
For food we went with lots of desserts! How else would you treat a bunch of ladies on a late summer evening?! Aside from this lovely display of treats, we had a smores bar, bottled drinks, and fruit.
Maybe my favorite part of any party is designing all the printables! I used the same elements and design as the invite and made water bottle wrappers, bug spray bottle covers, the sign-in book, a bride sign for her chair, food signs, parking signs, and more! All of which will be up in our Etsy shop later this week!
Izze’s are my very favorite drink ever and I knew they had several flavors that would tie in so well with our color scheme! Displaying them, and the water bottles, in tubs full of floral ice cubes was just enchanting!
I wanted the s’mores bar to be step above just any ol’ smore! So we used a variety of cookie bases, such as pizzelles, chocolate grahams, and fudge stripe cookies. We also had a variety of chocolates to add (as well as Reese’s!) and we used my favorite gourmet marshmallows! Smashmallow is available at Kroger stores (Smith’s for us Utahns) as well as other places and come in the best flavors like churro, mint chocolate chip, and strawberries n’ cream!
As much as I love s’mores, I have to say my very favorite element was the macaron wall! You read that right! I took the every-popular donut wall idea, and transitioned it to hold french macarons! *insert scream face here*
It. Was. Beautiful. And delicious of course. But mostly beautiful. I will share a post on how to do it soon! (it was so easy!) Even if you don’t love macs, you can’t deny they are a pretty little cookie and displaying them like this is pretty darn breath-taking!
Aside from food, we had some other magical elements throughout this pink and rose gold bridal shower. One of my favorite parts was the guest sign-in book! I bought a simple dictionary and covered it with a matching book cover stating “Whitney is…” then instructed guests to choose a word in it, circle it and sign something special as well as their name by it! I think it was a lovely and special keepsake for the bride!
For tables, I pulled out my favorite vintage door tables that my dad and I made last year for my colorful vintage Mad Hatter’s tea party. We topped them with eucalyptus, greenery, and pink peonies for romantic floral table runners that fit so nicely with the worn paint and colors of the doors.
I also have a collection of vintage metal milk jugs that I placed throughout, along pathways and such, and filled with water, floating candles, and cut flowers. They glowed oh-so-lovely and gave such a peaceful vibe to the evening party.
Another sweet and personal element was this wedding dress display. We put Whitney’s grandmother’s dress along with her photo out for everyone to see. It was fun to see the style and honestly, with all her grandmother’s vintage elements already at the party, it fit right in!
And we can’t forget all the twinkle lights! I am SUCH a sucker for twinkle lights! We hung strands of clear lights around all my pine trees and then I wrapped vintage metal circles (actually used to seal 50 gallon drums) with them and hung icicle lights from that to make outdoor chandeliers! It, like everything else imo, was just lovely. As the night faded away, we were surrounded by enchanting lights and it encouraged all the ladies to stay and chat. I just love warm summer evenings!
I’m so grateful for this lovely bride! She is such a great bonus sister I married in to and I had so much fun planning and hosting this get-together and spending the evening with so many warm souls.