July 23, 2011

A French-Inspired Bridal Shower at Franciscan Gardens, Featured on Style Me Pretty

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We are so excited to have our second styled photoshoot at Franciscan Gardens be featured on Style Me Pretty! In case you missed the first one (picked up by Grey Likes Weddings), be sure to check it out!

This French-Inspired Lingerie Bridal Shower came from initially seeing the beautiful and spacious bridal suite at Franciscan Gardens! We HAD to show it off! Here’s our design blurb for SMP:

[When thinking of a great theme and design for a bridal shower, lingerie came to mind. Often it seems that when people think of a “lingerie shower” they think risqué rather than classy style. I wanted to show how a lingerie shower could be chic and sophisticated. I knew right away the perfect location for this design, Franciscan Garden’s Bridal Suite in San Juan Capistrano. With a soft palette in mind of blushes and creams I wanted to bring in French elements without the usual pink, black, and white you too often see with French themed events.

I set off with this inspiration and on a trip to Oregon I went antiquing and found a fabulous assortment of 1900-1930’s vintage perfume bottles, I knew I wanted to add these into the look of the shower. We acquired some amazing vintage lingerie pieces that brought my ideas to life. Along with a vintage Priscilla of Boston veil (my Mother’s veil from the 70’s) hanging above the sweets table, the vintage style came together beautifully. I had the idea to create some custom orbs made by hand with lace to suspend above the tables; this is a great DIY project that can add such a romantic and whimsical touch for your event. We also created custom candles wrapped with lace to tie in to the overall look. I wanted fluffy and romantic flowers that went with the layers of linen and soft feminine look, with a great team of vendors it all came together beautifully!]

Thanks to all the vendors who contributed to make this shoot come together! Be sure to check out the post on Style Me Pretty too!

Coordination/Design/Styling: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production

Photography: Marilyn Nakazato Photography

Venue: Franciscan Gardens, San Juan Capistrano

Linens: La Tavola

Florals: Lavenders Flowers and Gifts

Hanging Lace Orbs, Vintage Perfume Bottles, Vintage Bridal Veil, Favors: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production

Cake & Sweets: Simply Sweet Cakery

Beverages: 24 Carrots

Vintage Lingerie: Animal Head Vintage

Custom Hangers: Rockabuy Creations

Custom Paper Goods: Darla Marie Designs

Jewelry: Jenny Dayco

Hair & Makeup: Candy Mandy’s Creative Hair, Amanda Davison



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