4.03.2011

Elegant Bridal Shower

Please join us!
Debbie, Laura and I had so much fun planning the décor and food for the shower for our 
dear friend, Claire's daughter.  This invitation sets the tone. 
(more on designing elegant invitations economically the future). 

The Day Before the Shower...
Tina, the florist (on the left) from Drake Design, 
arrives on Saturday and starts to work her magic.
 Here are her supplies from the Los Angeles flower market in Debbie's garage/workshop.  We used  Debbie's and Laura's blue and white pottery collection for the vases.
We wanted a casual but special table arrangement.  Debbie and I set the two tables with
raffia placemats, white chargers, white linen napkins and Spode china. 
 We tied the place cards with white leaf ribbon to the party favors: Chinese mugs with tea inside.


Tina brought texture and color with the freshly picked lemons.


 The branch with lichen adds an organic, rough feel.
Become a follower and leave a comment to be eligible for my first give-away...
Six elegant Venetian style Champagne flutes.
(Open to U.S. and Canadian residents).
Drawing to take place on April 29.
Watch for my next post:  
the day of the shower and Champagne toasts.
Best wishes,
Mary Ann


Participating in Blue Monday and Table Top Tuesdays,

101 comments:

  1. WOW...this shower was beautiful...love all the florals that y'all used. My daughter had her first shower yesterday and it was also very nice...this MOB thing is so much fun:) Looking forward to the day of pics. Enter me in your giveaway...I would love to win these and give them to my daughter...oh yes...I'm a follower.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Oh my, this is so pretty! I love the mugs and the flowers and the blue and white! Beautiful table settings! I am a follower and would love those champagne flutes!

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  3. What a lovely shower it must have been! Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday.

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  4. Oh everything looks absolutely beautiful!! I love the flower arrangements, the table setting and the charming party favors - all perfect!! I have recently won several giveaways so I'd like to give others a chance but wanted to tell you how lovely it all looks!!

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  5. I don't think there is anything more lovely than blue and white dishes!! Everything looks so beautiful. I am a follower and I have my fingers crossed!!! What a gorgeous giveaway!!! Thank you for offering this as a giveaway. Kathysue

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  6. LOVELY party! I love the lemons with the blue and white!

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  8. am bookmarking this post....this just might be the prettiest bridal shower I can seen to date...LOVE LOVE LOVE the blue and white, so elegant and then with the white and yellow flowers it really pops. So many gorgeous touches...are those chairs all yours are were they rented? Absolutely beautiful!!!! The champagne flutes are exquisite...am already a follower. Beauitful post...

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  9. Wow! The bride must have felt so very special. What care you took with each and every detail!
    Beautiful.

    I am going to become a follower and would love to be entered in your give away!

    Becky K.

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  10. Wow so beautiful and you all creative. Love all the blues. Happy blue Monday.

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  11. Nothing is more classic than blue and white with a touch of yellow. Those tables are beautifully set and I love the way you did the place cards. I would be happy to win those beautiful glasses.

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  12. I am a follower. Gorgeous post, I felt like I was there, I wish!

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  13. Beautiful photos!

    Come see my blues, have a great week ahead.

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  14. Absolutely beautiful colors and ideas for the shower. I am sending this post to a friend who is planning a shower soon.

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  15. Giving a shower is such a special event. All the effort and beautiful details really makes the bride feel valued! So gorgeous! BTW: That lichen makes the arrangement. Love it!
    abby

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  16. Hello sweetie!

    I'm in love with this! So pretty. i'd love to do something like this at home.

    Lovely!

    Have a Blessed week!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  17. The table was gorgeous all the way down to the smallest detail. I loved it all and that leaf ribbon caught my eye. Please enter me in your first drawing. I would love those flutes. I look forward to your every post. You are inspirational. Have a great week.

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  18. Don't know where to start, Mary Ann.
    The flowers are gorgeous, both tables are stunning, the chinese tea mugs are perfect, and the invitations are so pretty. Love the lining.
    Have a great day. Can't wait to see the rest.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  19. It all has such a classy, elegant look...it is just perfect! The branches and lichen, can't say enough about them and how well they look in those arrangements!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  20. Beautiful table! I love your Spode and the bright burst of color from the lemons! And your favors are fantastic! I'm sure the guests were delighted to bring them home. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this terrific giveaway. Those flutes are stunning.

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  21. Absolutely beautiful - perfection! I never get tired of seeing blue and white. You are all very talented!

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  22. Beautiful table setting! You ladies did an amazing job. I would love to be considered for this giveaway! The champagne flutes are gorgeous! I am a follower. :)

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  23. Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love every single detail from the invitation to the flowers to the place settings!! The cobalt blue and white is one of my favorite color combinations. The flowers and lemons are simply gorgeous!! The tea mugs and tea are a wonderful favor idea!!!

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  24. Oh, I love Blue willow and I have a set I use as my everyday china. So reminds me of Mayberry, RFD. I was drooling over all those photos.

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  25. Oh my goodness-what a fabulous bridal shower!

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  26. This has to be the most gorgeous table setting for a party I have ever seen!!!!!! It is unbelievable. I want to save these pictures to use for inspiration at my next party!!!
    Joni

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  27. I am a follower. Beautiful Bridal Shower! Would love to have the flutes. Deb chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  28. Well, you girls sure know how to throw a party! That is one lucky bride :) Simply beautiful.

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  29. How lovely! I just got engaged in february and I have not even started planning! Since we just moved up the coast, life has been hectic (but awesome!) Thanks for stopping by my blog, Newman wants to be your friend too!

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  30. WOW! What an elegant and sophisticated table setting. That invitation is to die for! Love it. Love it. Love it.

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  31. Gorgeous!

    Please come take a look at my entry, thank you!

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  32. Amazing!!! What an absolutely gorgeous table scape!!! Love the favors too! Usually favors seem pointless or cheesy, but these are gorgeous and completely functional!!
    On my way to check your entry! Already a follower :)
    Kelle
    xx

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  33. The blue and white theme is just perfect! I am sure the bride to be was over the moon! The floral arrangements were beautiful.

    We are in the planning stages of a shower for my future daughter in law. It really is a lot of fun. I gleaned a lot of ideas here!!

    Thanks for having such a generous giveaway...the flutes are gorgeous. And I am a follower!

    XO,
    Janie

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  34. What a gorgeous shower! Thanks so much for visiting me at katiedid so I could find you! What a beautiful blog. So many inspiring ideas at this shower. I love the lemons on the table especially. And the mugs are such a perfect gift.

    Beautiful champagne flutes I would love to join the give away! On my way to being a follower!

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  35. So elegant. A job well done!

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  37. So beautiful Mary Ann! I love all of the blue & white with the yellow! Looks like it was a great shower.
    Debbi @ the beach

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  38. So so pretty! The party favors are a great idea! I just realized that I'm not getting your feeds! Going to try again - I don't want to miss anything :)

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  39. These table settings are absolutely gorgeous! I love every single detail. The blue and white and yellow color scheme is beautiful. Love, love the tea caddies as place cards and party favors. the pretty little pillows in the chairs...it's all just perfection! Have a great time. Mona

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  40. I'm sure that Katherine was thrilled with her beautiful shower! Gorgeous pictures Mary Ann :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  41. Gorgeous table settings and flowers!

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  42. What a beautiful table! You girls have got talent!!! Great job♥

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  43. I've never seen a shower so beautiful! Everything looked perfect! and I would love to win those flutes! They are so unique!

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  44. I think the the table setting is stunning. I dare say, better than any I have seen in quite some time in shelter magazines. The lemons were a wonderful addition. Also love the party favor, cardholder idea. Love, love this post. M.

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  45. What a beautiful table setting. The blue and white is such a timeless combination. I'm sure the bride felt honored.

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  46. How fun. I can see that you ladies enjoy celebrating. Everything is just perfection. Thanks for sharing it with us. Heidi

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  47. Mary Ann,

    I love all the colors and especially the blue and white with the yellow and green. Lovely decor, flowers, blue and white jars are perfect. Spring and even better a bridal shower visuals have impact beyond measurable inspiration. Perfect post!

    Bette

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  48. This is truly a beautifully put together shower! Love the blue and white! The flowers are perfect!

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  49. What a fresh shower color theme... so perfect for spring & a new bride's beginning.. Love the champagne flutes give-away.. such a generous gift!

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  50. What a fantastic theme. I am a sucker for blue and white pottery! Love the giveaway -of course I follow!

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  51. Every detail looks so beautiful!

    Kathy

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  52. This is BEYOND gorgeous!! Love the blue and white with the whites, yellows and greens...and the beachy touches give it so much interest. Amazing job!

    I also love the china mug & tea favor - adorable.

    xx, Laura

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  53. Absolutely beautiful! I love all the flowers and the blue & white. The tea cups are a great idea for favors/thank you's. I'm sure this was a very exciting day for all!

    Ok, I am a champagne lover ~ please, please enter me for the giveaway. The flutes are so unique...love them! I'm a follower ~

    Have a wonderful week!
    Pat

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  54. Love champagne and the flutes you have are lovely as well. I'm a new follower...

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  55. How absolutely gorgeous Mary Ann! I love the blue and white and those spectacular flowers!! What a lucky bride to be.
    And your champagne flutes - so so pretty!

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  56. You girls exploded with creativity......well done! Such a lucky bride, so beautiful!
    xx

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  57. So beautiful down to the tiniest detail.Love the mugs! Please enter me in your giveaway. I can already see mimosas in those flutes! I am already a follower.

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  58. Such a beautiful shower. Every little detail is just perfect! LOVE it all!!! The flutes are pretty fabulous too. xo

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  59. simply gorgeous. thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  60. I love all of the blue and white, my favorites! What a beautiful shower. I love the idea for the favors.

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  61. I am getting married in September at the beach and this would be a beautiful bridesmaid luncheon idea! I'm now a follower!

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  62. This is absolutely stunning! Truly the most elegant and gorgeous shower (or any other kind of party) I have seen in a long time. :-)
    Vanessa

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  63. What a beautiful shower. I am a new follower.

    Vikkinay@yahoo.com

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  64. Lucky girl!!
    What an honor
    to sit at this
    table ~ and how
    beautiful!!
    xx Suzanne

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  65. WOW!!! Love it!
    visit our blog at http://uhooi.blogspot.com/

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  66. What a beautiful party...the bride must have been thrilled!! Love the flutes, and I'm already a follower.

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  67. That's the most elegant wedding shower I've seen. Truly lovely. Claire's daughter is a lucky girl.

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  68. I collect them ! How gorgeous are they and wow the tablescape is so outstanding !
    Newest follower and would love a follow back !
    isafrenchy@gmail.com

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  69. LOVE everything! Especially the lemons and flowers! Love the glasses too! Thanks! :)

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  70. Makes me want to have a bridal shower all over again!! Beautiful!

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  71. Congratulations on a beautiful post and what turned out to be a gorgeous bridal shower!

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  72. SUCH a beautiful shower set up! Picture perfect...and in person I'm sure it was even more beautiful. Love the fluted stemware. What a nice giveaway! Thanks for having it~
    Karen

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  73. What a beautiful shower. Everything is so elegant!!! I love the giveaway. Please enter me in the giveaway. I love them.
    Anita

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  74. What a breath taking shower! Perfect for the bride~to~be! Lots of love was put into it!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  75. I would have loved a wedding shower this nice!!!!
    leeor_borovick@yahoo.com

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  76. Love everything!!! How lucky the bride to be is! Especially love the chinese mugs with tea as a party favor - great idea!

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  77. Wish this was my shower! B-E-A-Utiful!!!

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  78. I would love to be entered into your giveaway! Everything looked beautiful! I am a new follower: Mama V

    Thank you!

    mamavresale@yahoo.com

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  79. What a beautiful shower! I saw both posts and it was just lovely...I felt like I was there. I would love a chance at these beautiful glasses.
    xo,
    Sena

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  80. I too would love a chance!! how devine! xoxo's nancy

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  81. How gorgeous and what great party favors! I'm your newest follower and would love those flutes!

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  82. What a visual delight! Thank you for sharing a shower given with warmth and love. Our family loves your posts!

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  83. What a beautiful shower. Those flutes would be grand with mimosa's on a spring Sunday! I Hope I win.

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  84. Wow! Mary Ann! What gorgeous dishes!! I adore that beautiful blue and white porcelain.

    I'd love to enter your contest. I do believe I'm a follower..but I'll look around and just make sure.

    Thanks for the invitation. :o)

    xo
    Donna @ Comin' Home

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  85. Hi Mary Ann, this is a beautiful setting for a bridal shower luncheon! The pure blues and lemon yellows and creamy whites are simply wonderful together--fresh but elegant at the same time. Love the party favors too. I am looking at the trellis out the window and would love to see another photo of that when the vine grows more! I am a follower and would have a great deal of fun with those champagne glasses. Linda

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  86. beautiful shower. love all the blue and white. just became a follower. (enjoy your vacation in france!)
    dawn

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  87. Lovely shower! Just stumbled upon your blog.

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  88. Beautiful! I love the organic touches.
    Your blog is lovely. I'll be adding you to my reader!

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  89. Love the look of the shower..as well as the champagne flutes! The living room looks really great in the phots too, going to look for that post..is it part of your beach house? Just discovered your blog, so awesome!

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  90. What a gorgeous shower! I wish I had attended :)

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  91. The design work on the wedding celebration is magnificent. Blue, white, & yellow is my favorite color combination....beautiful balance, texture, color...so nice. I don't enter many of the give aways, but you captured my attention on this one. Thank you for sharing your marvelous design and for the opportunity to win the gorgeous flutes. Cherry Kay

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  92. I am now a follower, and this is the first time I have been on your site. Delicious. Can't wait to go through your archives.

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  93. So beautiful.. and I am a follower of your lovely blog.

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  94. I'm finally getting a chance to browse your lovely blog after "discovering" it through Hooked on Houses. What an absolutely gorgeous wedding shower! What a lucky girl!!

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  95. Love the flutes! I'm a follower. ash1103@hotmail.com

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  96. Very pretty, flutes are quite unique. Your blog is very uplifting and quite fun.
    vtsaver@yahoo.com

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  97. WOW! What a gorgeous shower...everything! Love the favors too. Love the champagne flutes!

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  98. We have a wedding coming up and that means showers. Beautiful inspiration! Incredible champagne flutes! Following you. Linda @bushelandapickle.com

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