|We had it outside, it rained but no one will remember that! Photo by Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel|
|Everyone arriving and checking things out. But desserts are for later... Photo by Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel|
|One of my fav pics! *the spread* Photo by Erinn Elizabeth|
|Tea sandwiches and lunch items are elegantly labeled. Photo by Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel|
|Amazing custom bridal shower games! These were such a surprise. Photo by Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel|
|Punches, teas and infused waters! Photo by Erinn Elizabeth|
|I told you these girls were incredible~ Look at all that! Photo by Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel|
|Drinks! All created by culinary photographer/chef Jessica Harris. Photo by Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel|
|Photo by Erinn Elizabeth|
|Photo by Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel|
Curious about the cupcakes??
We had Champagne cupcakes which were amazing and my favorite - vanilla cupcakes but throw in some champagne (not expensive stuff) when you make the batter. And if you use a pink champagne, they come out slightly pink!
The decadent ones with the pink frosting are Frist Kiss Cupcakes or something like that. They are are baked with a Hershey kiss in the middle and have a vanilla frosting with pureed cherries for color and flavor. And a chocolate coverd cherry to top it off (yes decadent)
And then we had vanilla rainbow cupcakes - simple vanilla cupcakes colored to make a rainbow pattern. Yum!
|Dessert! Photo by Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel|
|More dessert. Photo by Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel|
|I collected a ton of vintage silver pieces for the shower and the wedding. Lace table cloth is my grandmother's and we just placed it over a plastic pale-green table cloth cover. Photo by Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel|
Ok so I lucked out because most of my maids are artists/chefs (even my mom) so we had a crew of creative types. I hope you enjoyed the pics! Feel free to ask any questions if you are looking for ideas, I am more than happy to share!