Blue and White Bayside Bridal Shower

Our friend, Laura's daughter, is engaged!   Brooke and Andy met as sailors on the Newport Harbor. So, it was appropriate that Debbie, Maureen, Diane and I gave Brooke a nautical shower at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.

We served Champagne with peach and mint.  Knowing of Debbie's great collection of blue and white China...I suggested using it for the shower and she happily agreed.
Hey look at this photo!  It's gotten the most Likes I have ever had on My Instagram.
This was a thoughtful touch done by the floral designer and left on Brooke's place setting.

Maureen purchased the sailor themed scarves/sarongs as party favors.  The placesettings are also personalized luggage tags.

You can get all sorts of straws, including these, on Amazon.

This was a salad with grilled chicken and stacked tomato and mozzarella.
The tart (thanks Diane) had a dark chocolate filling and was simply displayed with lemon leaves.
Part of the décor was a frame with a photo of Brooke and Andy that I gave her (and another matching one that I wrapped).
Maureen created this organized list... (great idea).

Several guests took home flower arrangements. Here's how some look now in Debbie's kitchen.
What a beautiful and fun day given with love for Brooke and Laura!


  1. Hi Mary Ann, everything looks wonderful...I love the blue and white tablecloth with the blue and white jars...all the little details are perfect!

  2. Wow, Mary Ann what a stunning table! I'm sure the bride to be was touched by all the beautiful details!

  3. What a beautiful set-up and all of you look so lovely and radiant! Thank you for sharing Mary Ann!

  4. Perfection! Coastal Living Magazine should feature this!

  5. What a gorgeous shower. You guys outdid yourselves...and the florals...to die for!!

  6. You ladies in Newport Beach really know how to throw a party. Everything is so beautiful from the tablecloth to the straws and the food was perfect for a bridal shower. Loved the flowers!!

  7. Everything looks utterly perfect! What a wonderful location for a shower.

  8. EVERYTHING was beautiful in the shower. From the flowers to the blue and white to the tablecloth to the food - omg on the dessert. I know everyone had to really enjoy the party. Great job!

  9. Thanks for sharing. It's always fun to see the table settings/ideas for showers. Best wishes to the bride and groom. ~ Peggy

  10. Thanks everyone! It was a nice group effort. And the catering manager, Crystal, did a great job.

  11. What an absolutely beautiful event Mary Ann!! Thank you so much for sharing all of this beauty!!

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  12. I am a lover of blue and white and this shower is gorgeous! What a beautiful table and so fitting for such a fabulous view of the bay, the attention to every detail is perfection! My girlfriends daughter is getting married next year so I will be stealing some of your ideas!! Can I ask were you got the tablecloth fabric?

    Great job girls!
    xo Gail

  13. How absolutely beautiful! THe flowers stunning I just love it all! I need to see Newport very soon, K

  14. The table cloths were from La Tavola, Gail.

  15. WOW!! Stunning....love it all, you did a FABULOUS job!

  16. I agree with Tina! This bridal shower is stunning and makes me want to re-create it sometime!! Lovely work!


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