Brides to be! What better way to celebrate your upcoming nuptials than with a pretty themed bridal brunch?! Shutterfly’s customizable entertaining and personalized gift collection fired up our creative juices for this editorial shoot and helped us turn an average bridal party gathering into a stylish, thoughtful celebration.
Pops of pale pink and pastel green created an ultra chic color palette for our “Cactus and Cotton Candy” Bridesmaid Brunch. I had a ball putting together a lovely tabletop and a dessert bar with my friend Marissa from Me Cupcake. It combined all of my loves – designing a gorgeous table, styling our gorgeous bride-to-be (fashion) and sweet little treats.
But my favorite part of the shoot was that every Shutterfly decorative element you see in these images could be used as gifts for your bridesmaids or bridal brunch favors! Too cute, right? Saying we are excited to share these images with you today is an understatement—let’s just say we would love being a guest at a party like this!
LET LOVE GROW
I started with the place settings. These pretty multi succulent plates were the main inspiration behind every detail of this soiree. I also thought of taking advantage of the easy personalization feature by adding the famous phrase, “Let love Grow” for the perfect touch to celebrate the upcoming “I do’s” of our main gal. Not into succulents? No worries, Shutterfly lets you upload any pattern, phrase or picture(s) you want to create your very own plates.
To keep a cohesive look in our tabletop, we incorporated different types of cacti and succulents as centerpieces. The statement flower pots from Shutterfly were the perfect accessory to showcase these pretty desertic plants. Choose the pots with the quote “Friends are Flowers in the Garden of Life” to make your bride tribe feel special and add each girl’s name for an individualized look.
Pretty little candles in a shade of pastel pink completed the look and the friendship quote was a thoughtful detail to make sure your day is extra meaningful. And the grapefruit scent... to die for!
PRETTY IN PINK
And now let’s talk about our main gal. I want to thank our model Samantha -- who isn’t only an actual bride-to-be (tying the knot next year), but she is also an amazing makeup artist and hairstylist behind Ur New Image. She obviously took care of her own beautiful bridal look, and her pink hair was just the perfect final touch for our little shoot. Don’t you think?
Second on the list of entertaining details was the glassware. I personalized some wine glasses for every member of the bridal party, which can work as a welcoming element and a place card for your favorite gals. And because cotton candy calls for champagne, and Shutterfly has the prettiest champagne flutes ever, we decided to include some bridal party champagne flutes on our dessert bar. I love the fact that these have a double-use, as your bridesmaids could also utilize them to toast for your love and happiness on your wedding day.
LOVE IS SWEET
Shutterfly stocks the cutest glass jars and we loved the opportunity to adorn one with a cheeky “Love is Sweet” saying and another one with a cute monogram for everyone to enjoy cotton candy at our dessert bar. The cactus themed cake was paired to perfection with cactus cookies and blush cake pops. party to a whole new level of fun by adding a plethora of balloons in different sizes.
BRIDESMAID PROPOSAL BOX
But, do you know what would be a rather fantastic idea? Including one of these glasses, flutes, candles or plates inside a bridesmaid proposal box— a bridesmaid proposal box is a great way to let your bestie know you want her to be a part of your wedding day. In fact, Shutterfly has a huge variety of gifts you can personalize and incorporate inside a bridesmaid proposal box to ask your favorite girls "Will You be my Bridesmaid?” in style. Just to give you an example, here is a “Cactus and Cotton Candy” bridesmaid proposal box I put together with some of the goodies I found over on their website.
Want to accomplish the look? This is what you need:
- Photo box
- Paper Crinkle
- Custom iPhone Cases (or Samsung)
- Custom Rose Gold Necklace with stamped initial charm and match birthstone
- Personalized Lashes Canvas Pouch
- Themed Cookie
- Small bag of cotton candy
Bridesmaid Brunching never looked so good, making this feminine party not only pretty but thoughtful. It was so easy to customize entertaining elements and bridesmaids’ gifts with Shutterfly’s super fun collection. Get inspired and head to Shutterfly to personalize your own wedding party essentials. (Yes, they also have cool things for the guys)
Personalized Items: Shutterfly // Model + Hair and Makeup: Samantha for Ur New Image // Dessert Bar: Hello Me Cupcake // Cake: Tina’s Treats of Texas // Venue: EPIC Railyard // Photos: RDRGZ // Concept and Styling: Alejandra Baca for Belle The Magazine
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