Monday, May 21, 2012

A Succulent Bridal Shower

 It seems like it's wedding season around here!
So many of my friends have grown children getting married this summer and there are lots of engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners to attend. 

Yesterday, I had the honor to co-host a bridal shower for my friend's lovely daughter-in-law to be, and my contribution was the centerpieces.  
I initially experimented with roses and succulents, but the bride's colors are purple and green...

...so I ended up putting purple Campanula plants in the center of the succulent wreaths that I've kept alive since December from Ashley's wedding.  

Putting them on log slices gave them more presence.  

 Meanwhile, my friend and mother of the groom made the party favors that doubled as place settings, thanks to the little chalkboards on a stick that we found at Michaels.  

 I mean, how cute are these?  

They coordinated with my centerpieces beautifully.

The shower was a huge success and it turned out to be a perfect day for everyone.

Oh, and everyone was happy to take home a succulent with their name on it!

Including me!

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28 comments:

kim said...

How beautiful! My friend's daughter will be getting married soon so I am very excited to be able to share these ideas with her...the log slices, how great was that that you kept the succulent wreaths! And the pots of succulents, who wouldn't want a succulent!!!
Thanks as always for sharing!

Kathysue said...

Good morning D!! I ♥♥♥ it!! The table looks amazing with your lovely centerpieces. I always love the combination of purple with shades of green. I am sure the bride felt very special on her day!!! happy Monday,
Kathysue

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Good morning,

These arrangements are beautiful. And I love the succulents, what a wonderful party favor.

Thank you for sharing your great ideas.

Elizabeth

Karena said...

Delores, so perfect and not only your centerpieces, the succulent pots for the guests!

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Splenderosa said...

Very very creative and interesting. Not just your ordinary flowers. Love it!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

How gorgeous!....this gives me an idea for my next dinner party!!....Love the succulents!....

The French Hutch said...

Thank you for sharing theses stunning photographs for the bridal shower. I'm already getting ideas for summer entertaining. Beautiful inspiration! I love the arrangements on the log slices. The flowers are breathtaking!

~Emily
The French Hutch

vicki archer said...

Stunning! I love your table centres... they are gorgeous... the colour with the succulents is perfect Delores... xv

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

The bride to be was lucky indeed that you were in charge of the centerpieces. Beautiful arrangements Delores. And I just know how special everyone felt to take home their own lovely little succulent.

Olive Cooper said...

Brilliant Delores.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love this idea Delores!!

Victoria said...

Once again, you have proved how clever you are! These arrangements are beautiful, and the favors just perfect.
XO Victoria

Peace, Love and Lala said...

Ohhh this is so delicious!!! I absolutely love the idea of pairing succulents with logging rounds. What a warm and sincere gesture utilizing something from Ashley's wedding in these creative, unique and beautiful centerpieces + place settings/party favors! Congratulations to Yasmin & GREAT job De-Lo!!

charlieandjo said...

I'm screaming "GORGEOUS"! So fresh. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

Bonnie said...

Great arrangements. Beautiful party. So clever to revamp pieces you already had in a different way.

Leslie Harris said...

Great job Delores! I agree that the log slices complete the look. Very cool when rustic pieces like those are contrasted with the white table linens. By the way, where did you get your logs slices?
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

PURA VIDA said...

What a perfect idea

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
I love it when a plan comes together!!! Gorgeous tables with your stunning centerpieces!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

So unique and very creative! I love the using the log to give the arrangements weight!
I would love to take home a little pot!

Savvy Seasons said...

Absolutely beautiful! xo ~Liz

The enchanted home said...

Wow that looks amazing....such a great idea. The purple really pops...beautiful!

The French Tangerine said...

LOVE the log slices! What a smart idea! I too had a party this weekend and just posted party pics.. such fun to plan and obsess over.. except now what do I do? I've been in my PJs all day!
XO
Jan

Alycia Nichols said...

L-O-V-E it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You knocked this bad boy straight outta the ball park! Gorgeous! The campanula color is so vibrant! LOVE the look with the succulents, and the log slice just made it perfecto!!! Bravo, girlfriend!!!

Slim Paley said...

so simple, pretty and fresh!

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یاسمین said...

Looks like it was a BEAUTIFUL shower! That is one lucky bride to be! :)

vignette design said...

Yes it was a beautiful shower! And the bride to be is absolutely beautiful. Looking forward to the wedding and all the festivities before. Love you girl!
~Delores

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