One of my biggest joys in life is bringing loved ones together for an intimate affair. I love pulling out my serving pieces and creating an atmosphere for celebration. A few weekends ago I was honored to host my sister-in-law-to-be’s bridal shower. Her wedding is seashore inspired (the ceremony will be at a local lighthouse) and I wanted to do something distinctly feminine that alluded to the wedding inspiration without infringing on the wedding theme. I thought an ombre / watercolor effect would be the perfect nod to the wedding palette. I then interspersed gold and mint elements to tone down the pink.
We have a pass-through from our dining room to our kitchen, but I knew the kitchen would be a mess with prep work for the party. To hide it and create a focal point, we crafted a crepe paper backdrop with layers of crepe paper streamers, died linen strips and a gold fringe. I think it turned out dynamite, although a little more pink than I had anticipated!