Tis the season for bridal showers, so for the last few weeks, we’ve been dreaming up fabulous soirees for each other! No, we aren’t worrying about particulars like whether or not the guest of honor is not actually engaged (Whitney) or actually already married (Lara) – we’ll take any excuse to plan a party! This week, Lara has whipped together a nautical bridal shower for Emily, the only one of us who actually IS engaged!
Well, Miss Ayer is getting married this year and, since this post is supposed to be her “dream” shower, dream I did! This was easy as peach pie for me to dream up, y’all!
Emily loves the ocean. Nautical theme at a stunning Southern harbor location! Done! Emily loves mini food. Fly in the “Master of Mini Food”, Peter Callahan. Check! Emily loves pretty paper. Check! And most of all, Emily loves her family, so my shower for her would be a family AND friends shower. First, the ladies would gather for a delicious lunch of mini crab cakes, classic salmon with fresh greens and mini fish tacos. Then, the gents would join after for a plethora of mini desserts on a sunset cruise! Quite the shindig. But, we’re dreaming right!? The ideal location for said shindig would be either Charleston at the harbor or perhaps in Watercolor, Florida. The Southern coastal possibilities are endless! Now, does anyone want to chip in so we can really make this happen!? : )
1. Knot bracelets from Etsy seller, Pardes, as favors for the ladies. 2. A gift for the bride to be! A nautical necklace with her new last name initial. 3. Beautiful watercolor bunting invites via 100 Layer Cake. 4. Custom sea-inspired cookies from Glorious Treats. 5. Classic nautical decor via Martha. 6. A preppy pretty nautical tote from Ann Taylor for the bride-to-be! 7. A sunset cruise on a beautiful boat with blue pillows. Source unknown. 8. Nautical knot lapel pins for the gents as they board the ship photographed by Stacey Kane via The Knot. 9. Blue stripe drink stirrers for lemonade on the boat created by Miss Emily herself 10. Mini fish tacos from Peter Callahan via Brides.