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Bridal Shower Love

Happy Friday ladies! We have a busy weekend ahead with lots of fun Halloween festivities (YEAH!) but I wanted to share some shots with you from the Bridal shower I threw for my best friend at my home last weekend. I absolutely LOVE hosting parties so I had to go all out for my girl!

If you girls followed all the behind the scenes on Snap you saw it FREAKIN rained the day of her shower! Literally showers for her shower ;( It started out bright and sunny with no call for ran….then it poured…then it dried up (and we set everything up)….THEN IT DOWN POURED FOR HOURS and ultimately had to move everything inside. I was super bummed  but we made the most of it and the bride was super happy which was all we could have asked for! Luckily my girl Vanessa Lentine Photography came just in time (she literally had 3 minutes) to snap a few shots before the down pour….

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I kept the outdoor decor pretty simple with just a few solid white extra large balloons and wanted the long dramatic table to be more of the main focus. I rented the chairs, tables, linens and had overhead outdoor lighting installed and am SO happy with how it all came together!

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We stocked up on small white candles from Target and am SO glad we did because they made all the difference when we had to move the event indoors.

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I wanted to include a little “Bride to Be” or “MRS.” sign for the back of her chair but we forgot to pick it up so we made a simple bow with some leftover tulle and it worked great!

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A lot of you girl were asking about my Champagne Tub. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used it since I purchased it. It’s from Crate and Barrel a few years ago and This One is pretty much identical. I also love This Drink Dispenser (under $40!) and actually just bought another as I find it just looks so much nicer than some of the other ones out there.

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If you girls follow me on PINTEREST  I am forever pinning party planning ideas (and now tons of Holiday stuff!). I pinned something like this months ago and knew I had to try it myself. I just purchased some flowers from Trader Joes and ordered THESE OVERSIZED ice cube trays. I made a couple batches of the oversized flower cubes to put on top of the regular ice and it turned out so pretty.

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For favors we kept it sweet and simple with a little canned bubbly from Seven Daughters Wine . I mean really you just can’t go wrong there 😉 This is one of my favorites and the guests loved them too.

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Love Love Love this girl!!

(My Dress (also a shorter version HERE) and OBSESSED with THIS Pretty Blush Dress for Under $100 HERE) // Her Dress)

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and a big shout out to all the bridesmaids who rocked it and helped bring the entire set up indoors. I’m talking full makeup, heels and in pouring rain….you girls rocked!

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I have to say even though I was so bummed about having to bring the party inside, it actually turned out super charming indoors. The heavy rain and lightening outside made it that much more cozy.

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I hope you girls all enjoyed these shots! I have a party planning bug now and i’m itching to host another event! Hope you girls all have the best weekend!

 

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47 Comments

  • Reply
    Rachel
    October 29, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Great job! She’s lucky to have a friend like you

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    angela a
    October 29, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Looks like you should be next to host Mom’s night Out!

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      andeelayne
      October 30, 2016 at 3:21 am

      lol thanks Ang! When we move to the new casa I def will!

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    SARAH MARIE DEE
    October 29, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    This is absolutely stunning! Now I need an excuse to make those ice cubes!

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      andeelayne
      October 30, 2016 at 3:20 am

      lol right?! Thats like have of my pinterest board…just waiting for a chance to make them all ;))

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    Ana Buitrago
    October 30, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Love this Andee! I’d like to be apply to be your other bestie, lol 😉 XO

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      andeelayne
      October 30, 2016 at 3:20 am

      awwww thanks Ana! Hope to bump into you one of these trips back to VA! xo

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    Amber
    October 30, 2016 at 1:44 am

    So pretty. What food did you serve ?

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      andeelayne
      October 30, 2016 at 3:20 am

      hi love there is a local mediterranean place here that is SO good and they do really great catering platters so I ordered a big salad, some apps and chicken and salmon kebab skewers. Super Tasty and Easy!

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    Keyla
    October 30, 2016 at 2:09 am

    So beautiful Andee! Amazing job!! I will be totally copying the ice cube idea!!!

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      andeelayne
      October 30, 2016 at 3:18 am

      Thanks so much babe and steal away ;)))

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    DearDeanndre
    October 31, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Looooove these posts! You did such an amazing job; those ice cubes were perfect. So kind of you to throw such a beautiful shower for your friend. | Deanndre http://www.deardeanndre.com/

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      andeelayne
      October 31, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      thank you so much babe I’m so glad she was happy with it all! xoox

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    Pauline lazar
    October 31, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Beautiful, love the colors.
    Your dress is absolutely fabulous .
    Good job. 💕💕

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      andeelayne
      October 31, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      thank you Pauline! I cant wait to wear it again in the Spring 🙂

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        Julie
        July 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

        Where is the dress from?

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    Rachael Chorba
    October 31, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I love hosting parties too! SO much fun coming up with all the fun ideas! All these pics are so beautiful and can’t wait to use the ice tray idea next!

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      andeelayne
      October 31, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      right?! and thanks so much! xo

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    Brooke
    November 1, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    You’re legit the BEST party hostess! Always so impressed mama! xx

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    Karla
    November 8, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Where did you get those flowers done there so beautiful

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      andeelayne
      November 9, 2016 at 3:53 am

      thanks babe i get my flowers from a place in newport called The Urban Gardner.

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    Michele
    November 9, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Beautiful! i love posts like this, thanks for sharing

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    Grace
    November 18, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Hi!! Beautiful job! Where did you get the cake?? 😉

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      andeelayne
      November 18, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      hi babe its from a place in newport beach called Sweet n saucy (but we had to bring in the flowers to put on top)

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    christy
    December 8, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    HI! can you share what invites you used or where you bought from??!!! looking for the perfect ones for a wedding shower!

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      andeelayne
      December 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      hi love one of the other bridesmaids sent them out but I’m pretty sure she printed them from shutterfly or tiny prints xo

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    Daisy
    December 10, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    I totally love youre style, you’re so creative with these ideas. Glad you’re happy to share with others!!!!!

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    Nichole
    December 25, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Everything looks gorgeous! Where did you get the welcome sign, and what font is that! LOVE!

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      andeelayne
      December 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Hi babe I had it made by @carlybennett on instagram xoox

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    Odette
    February 20, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Did you ladies do any type of shower favors?

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      andeelayne
      February 20, 2017 at 3:51 am

      hi hun I think I listed them on there but we did little bubbly cans and just just tied a simple ribbon around them xo

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    Susan keating
    March 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Beautiful and so well done. !!!!!! Very classy. Great taste

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    Erin
    July 17, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Hi! Do you mind telling me where you purchased the tall and medium sized candles? Thanks so much!!!

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      andeelayne
      July 24, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Hi love i mentioned it above, they’re from target!! and like $1 each! xo

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    Khanyi Sithole
    February 13, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Hi 🙂 This is stunning. Have you done a baby shower before? Or maybe let me rather ask, how can I switch this up to be baby shower appropriate? Because this is exactly what my friend wants for her baby shower soon.

    Thanks ! 🙂

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    Sandra H
    April 23, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Gorgeous!! Love every detail!! The blush off the shoulder dress?? Any idea where it is from?? 🙂

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    M
    May 25, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    How did you get the flowers to not float to the top of the water when making the ice cubes?? Mine were sticking out!!

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      andeelayne
      May 25, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      hi love mine stuck out slightly some too but i didnt mind it! xo

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