Welcome back to our current “Sit a Spell” series, where the Southern Weddings gals have been taking turns designing bridal showers for each other! Yep, I’m still the only one that’s currently engaged, but it’s fun to dream :)
After Lara put together a gorgeous nautical shower for me, it was my turn to create something for Sierra! Sierra is one of the most stylish and put together people I know (she’s probably shaking her head right now, but it’s true!). There’s a particular emerald green blouse she wears that I completely adore (she’s wearing it in this photo!), and so I decided to model her shower color scheme around that shade. I also couldn’t help but add in a little sparkle, because she’s just that kind of gal.
I’d start by sending crisp green and white invitations, inspired by the ones below. I’d definitely glue on a few gold sequins to mine, though!
Calligraphy invitations by Love*Jenna via Martha Stewart Weddings, spring green invitations from Minted, green and white striped invitations from Martha Stewart Weddings
We’d travel down to Charleston for the shower, because it’s one of Sierra’s favorite Southern locations, and where some of her family is based.
Virgil Bunao via SW and Veil & Bow via SW
Of course, my favorite part of this little exercise was dreaming up the decor. I’m picturing black and white striped linens for a sharp base, layered with green and white flowers, and tons of texture – gold glitter mason jars, green satin ribbon, raffia on the centerpieces, kraft bags filled with grits for take home favors.
Black and white striped linen and menu photos by Katie Stoops via Inspired By This (design by Amber Karson Events), green and white centerpiece photo by Clary Photo via SW, gold glitter mason jar photo by Paige Newton via The Sweetest Occasion, pom pom stirrer photo by Odessa May Society via Somewhere Splendid, kraft paper favor bags from A Magazine Moment
All the SW gals love to eat, so a variety of Southern bites would be just the ticket. Mini fried green tomatoes, pulled pork on tiny biscuits, and individual servings of chicken and waffles – yum!
Return to Sunday Supper, Martha Stewart Weddings, Ingalls Photo via Martha Stewart Weddings
Now for a few final details: Since this is a dream shower, I have no trouble whipping together a monogrammed mason jar to send home with each guest (in addition to their bag of grits!). We’ll hire a bluegrass or country band to play, since Sierra loves country music. I’d also ask each guest to bring a mixed CD of their country favorites for the guest of honor. Finally, I’d for sure arrange to have these glittery heels for Miss Sierra to wear — with her green blouse, of course!