Some things just go together, like romance and France, or the color pink and bridal showers. Kimberly’s Las Vegas bridal shower featured all four of these options, combining feminine touches and memories of flea markets in Paris. Macarons, vintage details, pearls and pretty perfumes transformed this room at Canyon Gate Country Club into a little bit of France for this perfectly Parisian bridal shower that will have you saying “oui!”
The bride-to-be, Kimberly, on her French-inspired bridal shower and where the idea came from:
Last summer I visited Europe with my childhood friend, Dawn, to visit her brother and his wife who now live in Paris. Her brother works for Google and his wife owns a travel service, so we were totally taken care of. Paris became the inspiration for the shower. After that trip I started pinning ideas I liked and we took it from there.
This shower came together through so many people. Dana and Lisa from The Sugar Jar took care of the details and decor: they provided the furniture, candy dishes, signs, statues, hats and more. Even that 8-foot Eiffel Tower came from them. All the coordination was done by Kristin and Brittany of Canyon Gate. The cake pops were made by my best friend who is from Vegas but moved to New Jersey; she owns a cake pop studio there now. My mom and aunt took care of the favors: they wrapped Bath and Body Works Mediterranean garden soaps and my aunt’s homemade cookies — which are to die for!
Congratulations, Kimberly. Enjoy your fall wedding!
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Mary Rendina Photography
VENUE . Lakeview Room at Canyon Gate Country Club
DECOR + DETAILS . The Sugar Jar / SEATING + TABLE CARDS . Etsy / MACARONS + FRENCH PASTRIES . Baby Cakes at M Resort / VINTAGE FURNITURE . The Sugar Jar / CO-ORDINATION . Canyon Gate Country Club / CAKE POPS . Pop Culture Cake Pops / DESSERT BAR . The Sugar Jar
In 2013, I’ve tried to do something new to me every month. Sometimes it’s as inane as a new cookie recipe (I know, things get crazy around my house!) other times it’s been things like trying a new sport like snowshoeing out, or traveling to a new city. For November, my “new thing” was something I’ve been curious about for a while: pole dancing class!
Stripper 101 runs daily at Planet Hollywood’s V Theatre in the Miracle Mile shops. It’s touted as a great activity for those looking for an activity to try for a bachelorette, and “is not your typical pole dancing class.” Unlike many other pole dancing classes around the country, it’s not a workout class, either. It’s more of an in between introduction to pole dancing and just an opportunity to let loose for an hour or so.
Incredibly nervous to do this alone, I tagged photographer Gaby Jeter to come along. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and to be honest – was a little skeptical that I would learn anything of substance. As Gaby and I entered to the Showgirl Bar, underneath and in between the spread go go boot wearing legs of a supersized exotic dancer, I wondered what was in store for us that afternoon.
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Bridal showers are moments in life meant to be full of loved ones – but also dashes of whimsy, bright colors, and fun activites – all things today’s Red Rock Country Club bridal shower photographed Weddings by Scott and Dana has in spades. The shower, planned by When Pigs Fly Events, was carried out flawlessly and is full of pretty inspiration to draw from.
See more of this Red Rock Country Club bridal shower!
“A wedding shower in a brewery?”
Yeah, I hear you – but look! Look how bright! Look how stylish! Look how colorful! (I also have to say, beer at a bridal shower would really go down well with THIS blogger.)
Danielle hosted her bridal shower at a location of Gordon Biersch Brewery, and photographer Ali McGhie was there to capture these beautiful photos, below. Because Danielle owns The Wooden Trunk, a vintage decor rental company in Las Vegas, the styling is immaculate.
Chevron, bold striping and polka dot patterns details added a modern touch, along with pops of color from bright flowers in mason jars. And… are those bon bon wrappers in the apothecary jar? AMAZING! The event reminds me of a farmhouse longtable dinner, with all your besties along for some fun. And really, that’s how bridal showers should be!
Of course, because it was a wedding shower there were personal touches like photos of the bride and groom hanging off rickrack in a whimsical window frame, ornate frames with handwritten signs, recipes for the bride to take home and games, of course. And cupcakes! Let’s not forget the cupcakes.
Venue and Vendor Goodness:
Photography: Ali McGhie / Venue: Gordon Biersch Brewery / Event Decor & Styling: The Wooden Trunk
Before the wedding, comes the bridal shower. A chance to get together and talk wedding details, enjoy the company of friends and family and in today’s case – enjoy afternoon tea and tasty tidbits! The photos by Elizabeth Le Photography highlight the elements of this classy shower so well.
Pamela, the bride-to-be says that she wanted an alternative to the standard bridal shower events of opening gifts and playing games. Originally she planned for an outdoor get together with a Victorian feel. Think cordials and croquet – dare I say Downton Abbey?! However, that did not work out and so she turned to The Market Tea Room for her shower. (However…stay tuned for her wedding to be posted on Monday!)
Unfortunately the location where this stylish tea luncheon bridal shower has since closed (The Market Tea Room, inside Antiques at the Market). But I loved the styling so much that I had to share this event. It’s a distinctly feminine and refined affair, with tasty sandwiches, fruity teas in fine china and lace everywhere.
The menu was pre-set and provided by the tea room. Attendees gathered over lace covered tables, sipping tea out of delicate teacups and ate with vintage silverware. Served off of classic tiered trays were classic sandwiches followed by delicious bites of scones and cake, like red velvet and carrot.
What a beautiful event, and a lovely way to thank everyone ahead of a wedding. I’m so sad the Market Tea room is no longer open. I’ve heard the owner is still doing catering, however, if you are set on having a high tea bridal shower like this one.
Bonus: If you are digging this bride’s style, be sure to check out the photos and details of Pamela’s carnival themed DIY wedding!
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Vendor and Venue Goodness:
Wedding Shower Photos: Elizabeth Le Photography / Venue: Market Tea Room (now closed) / Catering and Decor: Market Tea Room