Sunday, August 18, 2013

Rustic / Vintage Etsy Styled Bridal Shower

On July 20, I had the privilege of throwing my best friend a bridal shower. I wanted to stick to the same theme as her wedding, which is rustic/vintage. I wanted her to have the option of using any items from her shower at the wedding, should she choose to do so.

I love the Etsy community, so I partnered with some amazing Etsy shops to make this bridal shower happen. These talented individuals have so much variety in their shops, and I encourage you to check out each and every one of them. You'll not go without ideas and options for gifts and decor for your future gatherings!

The home the shower was hosted in was stunning. Plenty of space to put all the decorations, so it really felt like you were walking into a party when you arrived. Every little detail came together to make this an extra special day for the bride-to-be, and I extend my gratitude to the Etsy shop owners for allowing me to display their beautiful products for the guests and my readers.

Let me walk you through, room by room, so you can get a visual. :)

* The First Date should read '3-31-12'. Oops! My mistake. It's getting corrected. :) 

* The detail on this banner was so great. Here's a closer image from her Etsy shop: 

My frame broke, but I still wanted to display this adorable chalkboard sign! 

*These were filled with fresh white hydrangeas right before the party started (didn't get pics) :(

Dessert Table 

Photo courtesy of Jumbled Brains

(Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Mini Baked)

*a little hard to read in the pic. It says Mrs. and 'to have and to hold from this day forward'

*The bride will use this at her wedding rehearsal :)

Guest Favor Bags
*I made these with the following items: 
Party bags from Party City, Jute from Michael's, Thank You Stamp from Joann Fabrics

*The bride had her own bag with a "Future Mrs. Miano" tag
* The guests' bags had a tag on the back that read "Two Hearts, Two Lives, One Love"


Favor Bag Contents: 
(these are in the white matchbook 'thank you' piece, tied with an adorable twine bow)

Local Vendors:

Cupcakes and Sugar Cookie Party Favors by Bake My Day, located in Roseville, CA. Emily O'Donnell is extremely talented, and her sugar cookies are delicious! She does ship cookies on a case by case basis, so contact her for your next party needs! She can make any themed cookies of your choice! You can view more pictures of her work on Instagram @ Bake My Day Orders

Jayme Burkhalter Photography, Sacramento, CA and surrounding areas
Ph: 916.215.0113

This bridal shower was an honor and privilege to host, and I'm so happy with how everything came together. If you are interested in contacting me regarding conceptual party planning, please contact me via e-mail:

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  1. Everything looks wonderful! Happy to be a little part of the day. :)

    1. Thanks Amy! I loved having you participate!

  2. Looks like it was a LOVELY Party !
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to participate and have my Rustic Vase featured , among all the beautiful Etsy items !!


    1. Susan, your items added such a lovely touch! Thank you again for joining with me on this beautiful shower!

  3. Looks great, so happy to be able to participate!


  4. These are cute ideas, thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Christy! Glad you found some ideas you liked! :)

  5. Absolutely fantastic! What a gorgeous shower, Brittany! Thank you so very much for letting me be a small part of the day. It was a pleasure to create for you!

    1. Niki, you were so generous with the items you sent, and they looked GREAT! It's been great getting to know you better, and I look forward to working together again the future!

  6. Everything looks great! Thank you for featuring our vintage chalkboard.

  7. Thanks for sharing information about gift ideas.

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