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This whole Bridal shower was based off this beautiful invitation from shutterfly. I loved the color against the matte black. All I could think of was citrus and chalkboard. I also wanted to incorporate travel elements into this bridal shower for a couple who loves to travel without it being over travelie.
I brought in a striped runner to give it some edge and pop. The centrepiece is full of ranunculus peonies roses lilacs kumquats and wax flower.
I loved making my own custom plates for this shower. Instead of using a photo...I made a background and wrote the word love in different languages saved it as a jpeg and uploaded it to shutterfly. You can literally make any plate with a little fun on photoshop or even easier and more user friendly picmonkey. I've made templates If you'd like to use my design for your own plates click right here to download the images.
I put the couples favourite photographs on an ornament and changed them to black and white to go with the theme. They hold a flower so pretty and I loved them on the plates. After the shower the bride can take them for her first married christmas and being black and white they will go with any christmas decor. You could also put certain words or quotes and use them as favours for your guests.
The white chargers and napkins are from pier 1. I loved that they were wood and had an antique vintage feel to them. It went great in contrast to the black.
I love that even the back of shutterflys bridal shower invitations can be customized, especially with so many brides now having a wedding blog or website its a great way to keep your besties in the know on all your wedding details.
For the food table I decided to do an ombre black to white curtain with bright accents in the front.
I used shutterflys desk plaques and instead of putting pictures on them I put a chalkboard images with Food Labels that The Bride can take home and use again and again. Also with them being black and white they will go with almost any party. The chalkboard look also reminds me of traveling through France. I tried to incorporate that into the foods as well.
Click here to download the templates for these Chalkboard Food Label Plaques.
For the centrepieces I used old soda bottles and I dipped them in chalkboard paint. I used a chalk marker to draw on their wedding date initials and some perty little hearts. I filled each one with a single stem for a simple bit of pretty.