Bridal Shower

February 6

A Valentine’s Bridal Shower Gift Box DIY

We are so excited to share this adorable Valentine’s Day bridal shower gift box that Gillian from A Coastal Bride photographed and created. Whether using this cute box as a bridal shower gift favor for your guests, or sending it in addition to a bridal shower invitation, it is sure to make your guests excited for the celebratory day!

Did you know that all of our paper product is customizable? Gillian found this lovely “Blushing Corsage” wedding invitation and modified the text to say “bridal shower.” She also customized these gorgeous matching gift tags! For more inspiration and tips on how to put this box together, head over to A Coastal Bride.

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January 9

A Flowers and Feathers Themed Bridal Shower

We are thrilled to share this whimsical bridal shower, coordinated and styled by the lovely Shannon of Bottle Pop Party Co. The talented Hudson Nichols captured incredible details like gorgeous flower crowns from Fresh Designs, a stunning cake by Princess of Persia and one of our fun bridal shower games. Shannon was inspired to create this theme after seeing our “Radiant Wreath” bridal shower invitation suite. Thank you, Shannon, for the inspiration!

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April 2

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: A Bouquet of Bridal Shower Invites

Here comes the bride-to-be. And since April showers bring May flowers, why not give her a floral tribute? Inspired by bright poppies, soft pink roses and the timelessness of daisies, our bridal shower invitations set the tone for an elegant brunch, a rustic luncheon or whatever tickles the blushing bride’s fancy. Botanical borders in subtle shades or pops of vibrant hues lend springtime cheer to any bridal shower. So establish the festive mood with these invitations and finish with lively bouquets or sprinkles of petals as the bridal shower décor. Our fresh picks are on trend for spring and blooming lovely, if we do say so ourselves.

Floral Bridal Shower Invites

Floral Bridal Shower Invites

Floral Bridal Shower Invites

Floral Bridal Shower Invites

Floral Bridal Shower Invites


March 31

Fresh and Bright Bridal Shower Inspiration Board

Let fresh spring blooms and bright hues inspire your bridal shower. We love the idea of picking a color palette based on your invitation and carrying it through your entire event.

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L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Fresh and Bright bridal shower invite, TablescapeCenterpieceCake PopsLavender Crème BruleeJuice


May 31

A Styled Bridal Shower Photoshoot

We are extremely excited to share this styled bridal shower photo shoot with you! The talented Sandra over at Simply Peachy created this gorgeous and perfectly coordinated bridal shower photo shoot, which was inspired after one of our bridal shower invitation designs. Sandra beautifully displayed that by using an entire stationery suite, including invitations, thank you cards, address labels and even gift tags, you can harmoniously pull together the theme for your celebration. We especially love how she displayed the thank you cards in front of every place setting, for a unique and personalized touch. Not to mention, those gorgeous desserts look simply decadent! Which detail is your favorite?

Bridal Shower Shoot by Simply Peachy

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Styling // Simply Peachy

Photography // Isa Photography

Bridal Shower Invitations and Stationery // Wedding Paper Divas

Florals // Divine Floreal

Cupcakes // Sakura Cupcakes

Macarons // Once Upon a Bake

Cake Pops // Chocolate Kisses Bakery


April 4

Citrus Themed Bridal Luncheon

Melissa Smrekar from Southern Vogue shares her wonderful story and beautiful pictures from the bridal luncheon she hosted inspired by our Fresh Romance bridal shower invitation.

When my childhood best friend, Lauren, got engaged and then asked me to be her Maid of Honor, my brain immediately starting spinning with ideas for creating a fabulous Bridal Shower for my most special friend.


Lauren didn’t have a particular theme she desired for the shower; rather she causally mentioned that she loved the color yellow. For the venue, I selected the FDR Suite at The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas. (The room was named the “FDR Suite” because this is where the President and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt stayed on their trip to Dallas in 1936. I love this little bit of history!) The room itself has a gorgeous green damask wallpaper. So, by pairing yellow and green together, the citrus theme was born!


After selecting the venue (The Mansion on Turtle Creek) and the theme (Citrus), the next step was selecting the perfect invitation to set the tone for the event. Invitations are one of my favorite elements of any party because they immediately let your guest know what the party will be like. I wanted this Bridal Shower to be two things: fresh and chic. It took me quite a while to find what I was looking for. Everything seemed to be either too boring or too busy. I even considered commissioning my own original invitation (which would have been oh-so-pricey!) when I stumbled upon the Wedding Paper Divas website and found exactly what I was looking for in the “Fresh Romance” invitation suite.

Wedding Paper Divas Fresh Romance Bridal Shower Invitation

Though they were created to accompany wedding invitations, I opted to include the RSVP cards because I thought this added a little something extra and made keeping track of the responses so easy (for both the guests and for me!). In particular, I loved that Wedding Paper Divas provided the option to use any color scheme I wanted. I asked them to change the brown text box to green so that it would fit in perfectly with my color scheme. The invitations and response cards were absolutely stunning.


My initial inspiration came from an image I saw on Pinterest of lemon trees being used as table centerpieces. So, I created a lemon topiary, as well as a table runner using leaves and actual lemons. I fell in love with this idea of a non-floral centerpiece that was still natural. Combined with the four yellow vases I filled with green and white flowers, it definitely created the fresh, clean and chic vibe I sought after!


Other little details that really brought the party to life:

  • Mini-Topiary Placecard Holders (that I’ll get use of out for a long time to come!)
  • Spring for modem calligraphy (Etsy is your new best friend)
  • Yellow Linen Napkins tied like bow ties (rent & return!)
  • Individual Boxes of Cake Balls with a coordinating favor tag and grosgrain ribbon (the best favors are always edible!)
  • A tiered stand of lemon and pistachio French macaroons (because who can deny a macaroon?)
  • A yellow, silver and gold tassel garland that I made and hung around the gift table (so on trend!)
  • A vintage, 1960s Peacock Chair for the bride to sit in while opening gifts (it created a stunning vignette for photos!)
  • Giant yellow balloons (in a color that really “POP”s!)


Because I planned months ahead of time, doing little bits here and little bits there, this Bridal Shower Luncheon was… a piece of cake! It gave me such great joy to shower my lifelong best friend with a party that was so totally her! I shy away from doing anything “cookie cutter” because life’s too short to do something boring! Think outside the box and create an event that reflects the personality of the person you’re showering with love. It is a memory that they will cherish forever!


Finally, I leave you with my three mottos for a celebratory life…

  1. Buy the dress, find the occasion!
  2. Presentation is just as important as the present!
  3. No champagne, no gain!

Southern Vogue is a lifestyle blog by Melissa Smrekar that is based in Dallas, Texas. Be sure to visit Southern Vogue for more details and party pictures!