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My beautiful sister’s bridal shower was last weekend. It’s an honor to be her maid of honor and get to throw her bridal shower! And, I wanted to make it spectacular for her. She deserves it! My sister, Hayley, is a beautiful person, inside and out. She and her fiance are two incredibly hard working people with their own farm! They raise chickens, and she is growing all her own flowers for the wedding. She is a modern day Martha Stewart and has a blog where she talks about life on the homestead.
This is part 1 of how to throw the perfect bridal shower, see part 2 (DIY mimosa bar) here and part 3 all about our high tea bridal shower menu!
Since she is growing all her own flowers, I thought it would be really fun to do a flower arranging bridal shower. Flower arranging is something I have no experience with. Originally, I tried to find someone who ran a class who could come to the bridal shower to teach. But, if you haven’t seen me talk about it on Instagram, I live in the country. And, I couldn’t find anyone local. So, I’m here to tell you, do it yourself and it will work out just fine!
Our mom was sweet enough to offer up her beautiful home for the event. It’s a 100 year old farmhouse that oozes charm, with a large kitchen, a big farmhouse table, and full of windows which was perfect lighting for flower arranging. And, a lovely landscaped backyard that we all took pictures in later. Then her formal dining room was the perfect spot for a mimosa bar and high tea lunch. The mimosa bar was a big hit while being fairly simple. A couple juice options, champagne, dry ginger ale, and bitters for a dash of flavor.
My dad, who loves to cook, was sweet enough to make our high tea lunch. He put together egg salad sandwiches, with eggs from Hayley’s farm, blue cheese cucumber sandwiches, smoked salmon with balsamic drizzle, artichokes with hummus on crackers, grilled peach salad and grilled vegetables.
To kick off out flower arranging bridal shower we etched our glass vases to make them personalized with everyone’s monograms, and designs that were made on my Silhouette Cameo. Using glass etching paste is not only quick and easy but the results turn out looking professional. I picked up some vases at yard sales for cheap and had mason jars as options for people to choose their own vases. The rest of the supplies were quite easy, floral foam, twine, and faux large leaves to hide the floral foam.
The funnest part of the shopping list was the flowers! It was a dream come true having an entire shopping cart full of flowers. I was happily surprised with the selection of bunch flowers and greenery at the local grocery store. I was able to get all of our floral supplies without breaking the budget. And, going forward, when I want an arrangement, I’ll be making them myself for a fraction of the cost!
I highly suggest anyone try out having a flower arranging bridal shower! It was fun for everyone, and so easy. The event practically hosts itself.
Sam | Away She Went says
That sounds like such a fun bridal shower! I love the flower arranging idea! They turned out beautiful! One of my 18 for 2018 goals is to take a flower arranging class.
What a fun idea! This is my kind of party.
What a great idea! The flower arrangements are absolutely beautiful!
Love this idea for a bridal shower! Everyone comes out with a nice arrangement and it’s classy!!
These are so gorgeous! I love arranging flowers and this is the perfect idea for a bridal shower! Thanks for sharing!
What a great idea! I wish we had done flower arranging at my bridal shower! We ate and drank and chatted while taking in the views from upcountry Maui (which really was not bad at all!). I loved all the gorgeous photos in this post, too!
What a fun idea! The arrangements turned out SO beautiful!
This is such a cute idea! I’ve done etching with my cricut before and it turns out so well. The idea of making a vase and bouquet is unique and so fun!
This is such a neat idea. I might do this for a ladies brunch or something. So fun! And the arrangements are beautiful.
I love this!! I have always wanted to learn how to arrange flowers!!
Lisa @ Extra Black Olives says
Such a gorgeous shower idea! I absolutely love it!