Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Periwinkle and Raspberry Bridal Shower!

Hello all! Apologies for a lack of posting last week, things have been busy here in my world! I am still tweaking my new website/blog and will be debuting it as soon as possible. I'm pumped!

I am also pumped about how my bridal shower turned out this past weekend. The weather in Charlotte was absolutely gorgeous and was perfect for celebrating a happy bride to be. 
So...periwinkle and raspberry are the bride's wedding colors, which is what I did for the shower colors. Here are the official Pantone colors for periwinkle and raspberry:

So, we are really talking about a light blue color and a fuchsia color...you will see many variations of these colors in my pictures, so bear with me. The exact colors are reallly hard to find! 

Let's take a look, shall we?

The main design element to the shower was based off the invitation. I wanted a simple monogram invitation, and Stacey from Etsy really delivered. Check out her shop HERE! Stacey was really great to work with, and even made me custom stickers and allowed me to use the monogram image throughout the shower! Thanks Stacey!!
Here's the invite:

So now you have the inspiration ...

I went a little crazy with tissue paper flowers, but this time, I made them into pom balls. For the front door, I created hanging pom balls to welcome the guests:


I also used the pom balls as centerpieces for the tables:

These are all made from Styrofoam balls. Make your individual flowers and use the floral wire to place each flower into the Styrofoam until the surface is covered. I used one big ball per table and elevated it using a pedestal vase. The other balls are styro balls that are simply cut in half so the bottom is flat and lays flush on the table. This is key because you can get different heights and you also don't need to make as many flowers!


I loved how they turned out! The mother of the bride liked them so much she took them home with her to use at the rehearsal dinner this summer! I was so glad because they do take quite a bit of time, and I probably would have tossed them due to utter lack of storage space.

Thanks to Stacey, who sent me the pdf image of the circle monogram, I was able to use it in several aspects of the party. Below, as chair decor:

And as mantel decor:

I also used the stickers Stacey created on candles, cups and on the muffin/cupcake wrappers. I ordered these white scalloped cupcake wrappers from the new Etsy shop: CupcakeExpress. Ashley was excellent to work with and her cupcake wrappers are so adorable! 

The shower was at 12 p.m., so it was perfect for brunch food. I did a breakfast bar with a combo waffle bar, yogurt parfait bar and muffins, coffee cake and fruit. I created a blue ribbon backdrop and decorated it with pom flowers. The K and the D were cardboard letters that I spray painted and hung from the wall. Note: I was so pumped to find the spray paint color - it was called Raspberry! Needless to say, it looks quite different than the Pantone raspberry. All of these companies need to be coordinating with each other so we can get consistent colors ha! 

I was really happy how the backdrop for the food table turned out.

To wash it all down, I created a mimosa bar. This was inspired by one of my favorite blogs, Eat Drink Pretty, who created a champagne bar for her sister's bridal shower.

I made K cookies for favors, I think they turned out well! I am improving my royal icing skills, and have found the perfect sugar cookie recipe: Dorie Greenspan's All Occasion Sugar Cookie

I love these napkins that I found at Old Time Pottery for 99 cents each!

Of course, I did a signature Jackie Fo bathroom flower.

And finally, for a little comic relief - I created trivia based on the couple. The winner gets a prize, and you get to see how many people really know the couple!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures! Have a great week and I will be back with more posts this week!


  1. Wow, Jackie! That turned out so pretty. I love the color scheme--it's not too sugary-sweet. I especially love the table settings and the monogrammed muffin cups. Great job lady!!

  2. It looks like a fantastic shower! I love how you incorporated the monogram from the invite throughout the shower. I also love the trivia game, such a fun activity!

  3. super cute lady, love the colors!

  4. Very pretty...and I love that backdrop!

  5. What a great shower! The colors are so pretty and I love all the poms! You did a great job!

  6. The food was very good as wedding reception food goes. The pasta station at cocktails was a huge hit, as were the raw oysters.