Summertime Bridal Shower Ideas

by Nick and Aleah Valley Posted on June 26, 2014

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Summertime for us means a swimmingly busy season of client weddings and all things lovely and fun. It’s also bridal shower season, so when we were invited by Shutterfly to create a whimsical bridal shower based on their beautiful wedding stationery, we jumped at the chance!

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We ran with the floral motif and created some stunning plates using some of our recent favorite Instagram photos from recent events, place mats, photo prints of lush and vibrant flowers, and a fun love pillow to accent our colorful setting. With summer inching nearer we envisioned a fresh and colorful setting with a mix of eclectic patterns, flowers and afternoon treats.

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Framing photos of your inspiration – whether it’s floral, travel, the bride or groom, or something else that drives your design – can be a fresh and creative way to set the table or scene for a lovely display. What’s even better is that you can use the photos post-party, too!

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A self-serve bar is always a must at our own parties. Stage champagne and wine glasses and let guests serve themselves up fizzy drinks {both alcoholic and non} and top with their own garnishes like blueberries, Popsicles, champagne and juices.

We encourage our couples to initiate activities at their celebrations and at a bridal shower it’s no different. We served up homemade jams with tags that the guests could write their names on along with a message about love and happiness. We mixed them up and other guests could choose with jam, along with that special message, they wanted to take home.

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What are your go-to summer party tips? Are you throwing a bridal shower this summer?

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Nick and Aleah Valley are the husband + wife wedding and event planning and design duo™ {since 2003}. At Valley & Co. they plan and design legendary parties and weddings, specialize in making life grand. They believe that any occasion, whether small or large, is cause for celebration. Their work has been featured in Sunset Magazine, Brides Magazine, RUE, Better Homes and Gardens, and many more outlets. They hail from the Emerald City and Aleah's favorite flower may just be the beloved peony. She loves a good glass of champagne and decadent cheeses. Nick loves a tasty caipirinha and warm summer nights.

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