A Magical Evening Bridal Shower in Newport Beach

The couples bridal shower that we hosted for Kate and Edward in Newport Beach was amazing!  I can brag like that but can't take credit for much other than writing a check (being from out-of-town...and these girls are party experts). 

The bride and mother-of-the-bride (Debbie, my freshman year room-mate) are in the center along with the hostesses...we were just missing Shannon (she had the very important job of bar set up)! 
My daughter said, "Mom, couldn't you have stood on a couple of phone books!"

The violet colored parrot tulips set the tone in Mary Lynn and Rusty's foyer.  Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful home!
It was a cooler evening for California...you can see heat lamps being lit.  This little one's attire matches the dusty lavender theme.

Just before the guests arrived...love the lights in the trees.

Party favors...

Best wishes to the beautiful couple!

For more shower ideas check out:
South of France Style Bridal Shower
Elegant Blue and White Bridal Shower One and Two
Vintage Style Couples Shower


  1. It's beautiful. What a wonderful start to a new life for them.

  2. Wow! As I expected, it was just gorgeous! Every detail was perfection thanks to all you beautiful hostesses, Debbie and her daughter too. It needs to be in the pages of a bridal magazine for sure. Thank you for sharing this magical couples shower!

  3. What a gorgeous home, a perfect location for that party. You all look fabulous and don't you worry--you're not short, they're just all really TALL! hahaha that's coming from a fellow 5'2 human being who is used to regularly looking up at everyone.

    1. That's what I thought!! But in my head I am as tall as they are, Leslie...just not in the photo. :)

  4. Wow! If this is the shower, the wedding is going to be beyond! You look great, Mary Ann, and the smiling faces all around pretty much sum up the success of the event...bravo! xox

  5. What a beautiful shower. Lovely ambience and decor. Looks like a beautiful memory.

  6. What a fabulous evening! Love the simple yet stunning decor!!

  7. Oh my goodness, so many PIN-able snaps! What a beautiful home and elegant, yet subtle table settings. I’m sure the wedding will be even more fabulous . . . perhaps we’ll see a bit of it on The Blog!

  8. What a beautiful shower for a beautiful couple - such a happy time! Happy Wednesday, Mary Ann!

  9. Mary Ann we are still on cloud nine over the beautiful shower you helped host. Mary Lynn, Jody, Shannon, Laura, Mary and you worked your magic and gave Kate and Edward a spectacular prelude to their upcoming wedding. I just hope the wedding is half as lovely as Mary Lynn's gorgeous setting. The night was filled with beauty but also so much love was showered on all of us from all of you.

  10. Absolutely magical! What a lucky couple!

  11. I don't think I've ever seen a prettier shower Mary Ann. I love every detail down to the lavender and the lanterns. Their home is to die for! They are a cute couple. Best wishes to them. You looked cute -I loved your dress!


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