On May 19th, we honored a very dear friend of mine with a bridal shower. Allison actually suggested the 'ironic princess' theme to me and Fractured Fairytale was born. We pinned our stylish little hearts out and filled our pinboard with the best, non-vom inducing princess inspiration the Internet had to offer. If you ask me, it turned out pretty great!
What do you think?
Gah! So cute! I love those golden deer. When Allison showed them to me I knew they'd be perfect. Also, if you'll notice, you can see the little vase in the background is a tree trunk.
To add a little extra pizazz, we framed one of the invites we had and set it up at the end of the food station. That big, diamond is a paperweight I have. At home, it sits on my desk, glittering happily at all who walk by. And besides, you can't have a princess party without a giant diamond, can you?
Speaking of which, instead of doing traditional favors, we thought it would be cute to hand out enchanted cocktail rings. It was a huge success! We made adorable favor tags, handed a few out as prizes for Charise-themed games, and made sure everyone got one before the party ended. Ooh, also, you can see the prize ribbon we made for Charise to wear. We have been bored with generic party accessories for awhile now, espesh where tiaras and sashes are concerned. So, we took matters into our own hands and have been crafting cute things like this! Goldiluxe honorees should feel special and celebrated!
We cut up strips of fancy paper, rounded up our prettiest pens and encouraged the guests to write a short note of encouragement, a sweet wish or a piece of valuable advice. Then we added all the wishes to a little pouch for the lovebirds to read before the wedding. Just a little extra love for the big day!
Here's a close up on some of our signage. You can also see another one of our little tableau. Those vases are killing me! So dang cute!
Our darling bride wanted a fun, low key bridal shower with plenty of pizzazz. I think we accomplished that! We showered her with handmade, vintage or gently-used gifts (a story for another post, I think), dined on yummy, home-cooked food and sipped on cocktails from the mimosa bar.
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