Bridal season is upon us, which means it’s that time of year when showers start popping up on the calendar. Whether you are planning one for a family member or friend, or simply looking for some fun Spring party ideas – this “April Showers Bring May Flowers” themed bridal shower in New Orleans is sure to put a spring in your step (see what we did there). From the pastel color scheme, vintage parasols, and whimsical floral arrangements, this party is brimming with beautiful inspiration.
Event designer Robyn Sedgebeer of Blue Skies Events Nola gives us all the details…“The theme of this photo shoot was a play on the old proverb, ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers’; the twist would be ‘April ‘Bridal’ Showers Bring May ‘Weddings”! The meaning behind this wise saying was everything happens for a reason, and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to planning for any wedding. With Spring just hitting the air, April is the perfect time to celebrate upcoming weddings in May. The look of the photo shoot was to take literal and figurative meanings of April showers. So we hung these beautiful vintage umbrellas from Bella Umbrella hanging from the historic oak trees in New Orleans. We also celebrated the abundance of Spring flowers in bloom with stunning florals on the table, bridal crown, and not to mention the amazing head chair! Eric with Bee’s Wedding & Event Designs presented the flowers in a way that didn’t compete with the hanging umbrellas, which really balanced out the whole design. Doug and CheyAnne with Arte De Vie, captured each moment perfectly! The real bride and her bridal party felt very organic and at ease during the shoot, which clearly comes across in the pictures. Between the beautiful day, the photogenic bridal party, and even the visit of a pair of swans at the park, this photo shoot could not have been more perfect.”
The soft pastel color scheme was carried throughout every party detail including the beautiful watercolor invitations made by Exquisite Events Invites and even the light blue Blanc de Bleu welcoming beverages.
To put a Spring twist on the centerpieces, Bee’s Wedding & Event Designs arranged the flowers so they appeared as if they were blooming directly from their containers.
Way to make a bride feel special! For the guest of honor, a plush blue chair was beautifully adorned with moss, roses, astilbe, and orchids.
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s Party”. Robin Williams
The cake table displaying delicious treats and a stacked bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes was situated under an array of suspended glass droplets adding to the theme of “April Showers Bring May Flowers”.
If you have some fresh flowers at home in a vase or in your garden – clip a couple and add them to your gift wrapping. It adds a beautiful personal touch.
Nice smelling hand soaps always make lovely party favors. These soaps from 504 Soap are wrapped in the same pastel watercolor paper as the invitations.
It must be a good omen when two majestic swans decide to show up to the party – blessing the bride with a bright and happy future marriage.