Happy Monday & Tuesday Everyone! Well, it finally happened! After months of planning and anticipation, we had the bridal shower this past Saturday. And because my future daughter-in-law is a Francophile, we decided to host a Paris themed bridal shower in her honor!
Not only does my future daughter-in-law (FDIL) love Paris, the company she works for is headquartered in Paris. It just made sense to plan the party around all things French! My sister ordered the beautiful invitations from Zazzle. They are black, white and pink, and of course have an Eiffel Tower on the front. And the rest of the details emerged from there!
My sister in law hosted the shower at her house and my two sisters helped plan and decorate. Two of my nieces joined in the fun and helped decorate and set up. I think they did an amazing job! The chandeliers were decorated with strands of pearls and fluffy paper flowers. (I told my sister-in-law she should just leave the decorations up year round since it looks so festive!) The Eiffel Tower in the center of the island lights up and sparkles just like the real McCoy.
A close up of the beautiful petite chandeliers with their pretty pearls and gold paper flowers…
This mannequin head usually lives on a shelf in my closet. Her name is Anique. She decided to make a cameo appearance at the shower sporting a vintage bridal hat and veil. A nod, if you will, to my FDIL’s love of fashion.
The kitchen table held all of the desserts and sweets. The chandelier showcased more pearls and paper flowers. The overall color scheme was pink and gold. (Two of my future daughter-in-law’s favorite colors. As well as mine!) I thought it looked divine. Another Eiffel Tower was the centerpiece in hot pink.
The beautiful dining room chandelier is a show stopper all on its own, but it looked especially glamorous and festive with pearls and paper flowers. Crystals, flowers, pearls? Mais oui!
Since the bridal shower began at 2:00 p.m. my sisters kept the appetizers light and simple. The dining room table had chicken salad stuffed croissants, cheese straws, fruit cups, and cheese and crackers. All to be served on the pretty vintage glass snack trays I found at the thrift store.
And a close up of the beautiful antique crystal chandelier decked out for the shower….
I must say my sisters out did themselves! Everyone worked so incredibly hard on this lovely bridal shower and I am SO grateful and proud of how well it all turned out. Honestly, it was the prettiest shower I’ve ever attended! A HUGE shout out to my sister in law, Shana for all of her hard work! Not only did she clean and host, but decorated the entire house, made the chicken salad, decorated the tables and made it all look effortless! Her two beautiful daughters, Faith and Anna-Grace pitched in and helped make it all happen. Punch, anyone?
Later this week I’ll share more fun details of the bridal shower, gift ideas, recipes and more! Thank you for stopping by! Meanwhile, merci beaucoup to my beautiful and talented sisters, Wendy and Stephanie and sister-in-law, Shana (who we consider a sister.) It was all lovely and perfect. I love you and thank you. xoxo Dell