happy monday sweeties! today's post is another wedding post (sorry, sorry, but this just so happens to be what i'm focusing on right now) - specifically involving my bridal shower! the first time i was married i didn't have a bridal shower and thus have no real basis of understanding for what a bridal shower should be. i see this as a good thing and a bad thing... but mostly a good thing.
shower inspiration - confetti balloons!
the bad of it is that i don't know what the etiquette is for bridal showers. am i supposed to use the same registry i already have for the wedding (which is, currently, pretty slim) for my bridal shower as well? what if i want to make my own registry with some honeymoon-appropriate lingerie and that sort of thing? who do i ask for advice?
funfetti whoopie pies? yes please!
the good of it is that i don't usually play by the rules so i'm not totally interested in the "what i'm supposed to do"s of anything. that being said, i do want to be kind of traditional because i'm having a bridal shower and that is a pretty traditional thing. the other great thing about not knowing much about all of this is that it means i have a clean slate to work with!
decorate-your-own cupcake (sparkle bar, so cute!)
i started a pinterest board for my bridal shower without making any conscious color choices or design themes - i just pinned photos that felt beautiful and fun and summery and non-traditional. without realizing it, a very strong color story came to life on that pinboard which just so happens to perfectly match the dress i'll be wearing. so here they are - my bridal shower color story and my bridal shower outfit (at least in part)...
the dress is a chartreuse and silver jacquard 60s-inspired number by dvf that i spotted at market in new york in september (apologies for the photo quality - this is a photo i snapped with my phone while our rep was showing us the line). i am planning on styling it with a fab pair of blue vintage rhinestone earrings i thrifted a while back, a statement necklace and bright-colored shoes (the ones above are nine west via zappos and i LOVE them). i'll finish it off with 60s-inspired hair and makeup, a ban.do sequin heart hair clip (a gift from my sweet friend & wedding planner, kristin of by emily b.) and a brightly colored geometric clutch (i have my eye on one from yoox!).