Mar 28, 2011

Shabby chic vintage bridal shower

I have something beautiful to share with you all especially for those who are planning a bridal shower this year. Jodi Miller, of Jodi Miller Photography, had one of the most creative and thoughtful bridal showers I’ve ever seen. It was like a wedding! No joke. Her bridal shower, planned by her sister and mom, was set outdoors on a warm summer afternoon in Southwest, Virginia. The shower was a team effort, but the decor was styled from her sister-in-law, Lynn of Sunshowers and Rainshine. Jodi incorporated a lot of her wedding details into the shower. She used the china they collected and the napkins, furniture, burlap and chalk boards they made for their wedding. I hope you enjoy the details in this bridal shower and use them for some inspiration.

How simple are those paper hearts? They were purchased from Paper Source and strung from trees that hung over the tables and guests. The tables were very simply decorated with touches of her style. Burlap was laid over a white tablecloth. White chairs were used. The table setting incorporated the shabby chic china, silverware, floral napkins and mason jars for glassware.

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

The flowers were all fresh from Jodi’s mom’s garden. I love the subtle colors in the arrangements with pops of purple and magenta. They also used turquoise mason jars and shabby chic tea kettle as vases. How creative!

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

A growing trend in DIY weddings is using furniture you would have your house. Jodi used a dresser drawer as the gift table. She made a “LOVE” banner tying in the blues and floral look.

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

Even the food and beverages were presently so elegantly. Handmade labels were made for all the drinking jars and pitchers.

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

Jodi’s oh-so-talented husband made all the food! The colors on those berries look so beautiful and fresh. I love the cheese platter with a toothpick and paper labeling each wedge.

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

Yet again, here’s another example of using dessert pedestals. Here she found two different sizes and patterns, and stacked them on top of each other. Mix and match styles for a shabby chic look.

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

A bridal shower wouldn’t be complete without games! They played “Guess the Age” game using the DIY chalkboards. The guestbook table allowed guests to write messages. She used a wooden side table and placed envelopes and pens in old canisters.

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

Last but not least, here’s Jodi opening up all her lovely gifts. Thank you, Jodi for allowing Pretty Tasty Things to showcase your shabby chic vintage bridal shower. Just so you know, Jodi Miller was my wedding photographer for our wedding, so if you’re looking for one of the best in Virginia, check her out!

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

shabby chic vintage bridal shower

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5 Comments

  • This is so pretty! I am a big sucker for anything shabby chic and vintage so this is perfect!

    • Isabel

      This bridal shower is so-definitely you, Gretchen!

  • [...] great, simple activity for a bridal shower is a “Guess the Age” game. Using DIY chalkboards you can display various pictures of the bride and have your [...]

  • I love those little fruit tarts. Does the husband have a recipe?

  • Awesome post.

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