For the past few months, three of my co-bridesmaids and I, have been planning a bridal shower for Betsy, my brother’s fiance. With her family from South Milwaukee and most of our family lives in Green Bay it was decided that two showers would be best. Now that the shower is done, I can finally take a breather and (hopefully) my schedule will slow down a bit.
The theme of Betsy and Greg’s wedding is rustic, so we decided to use the same theme for the shower. My one requirement was to have it at my place. After comparing different venues, it seemed like having it at my place was the most cost effective option.
I made the invitations, using the colors in the wedding, coral, navy and gray. I had printed the main part of the invitations on linen paper, using fonts I had downloaded (I’m a bit of a font hoarder). Mandy, Shelby, Amy and I put them together one night.
I wanted them to be simple yet classy. The process was to take a piece of cardstock, in either coral, navy or grey. This would be the backing. Next, was to wrap a piece of ribbon around a piece of burlap cardstock and place it on top of the colored card stock. To complete the invitation, The linen paper was placed on top of the burlap cardstock. everything was taped together with double sided tape. The color combinations were: Coral cardstock and grey ribbon, blue cardstock and coral ribbon and finally grey cardstock and blue ribbon.
The weathered privacy fence that surrounds my yard was a perfect backdrop for the rustic shower. Through Mandy and Shelby we were able to use tables, chairs and tents that their mom and dad lent for the day, which was another way that we were able to save some money.
The food spread was crazy. Shelby and Amy really out did themselves. We had three kinds of sandwiches, various fruit, cheese, crackers, meat, dips, and meatballs. We also had cucumber water, a punch, and a drink called Pink Panty Pull Down. It was very sweet, but delicious, I had to drink it in moderation.
Amy had cut out a bunch of hearts,with her fancy new cricut. Then Mandy hung them on fishing wire. and attached weights to them. They were hung from the tree in the back yard, near where Betsy would open the gifts. I think it added a nice back drop.