Photo: Courtesy of vendors; Illustration by Christina Park
Whether you're throwing it for someone else or helping with your own, a bridal shower is a perfect time to charge full-speed ahead with an abundance of bright, feminine colors, tasty sweet treats, and of course, lots of flowers. When we imagine our perfect bridal shower, we also envision a beautiful outdoor set-up accompanied by perfect spring weather — so to go along with our dream of a shower, we've picked some beautiful products to help jump-start your planning!
A bridal shower isn't complete without some sort of beautiful and tasty batch cocktail or punch, and this crystal punch bowl from Wedgwood seems like the perfect vessel for a champagne based concoction. For those going for straight champagne, we love this mid-century inspired gold-and-white striped ice bucket to keep your bottles chilled. And of course, you've got to have some pretty glasses to sip that bubbly out of — like these gold flecked coupes from Anthropologie.
For napkins pretty enough to frame (seriously, they're works of art — you could even give them out as favors!), we are in love with these pink poppy embroidered beauties from Sharyn Blond Linens. For some less-fancy, but equally as fun tabletop items, these ombré paper plates add a hint of playfulness for all those finger sandwiches and petit fours you're sure to serve. To house all those treats, we love this marble tiered server for savory and this floral decoupage cake stand for sweet! And for lighting when the sun goes down, hang these bright pink hurricane lanterns from the new Lily Pulitzer for Target collection. All you need now are a few bundles of flowers!
Above: 1. White and Gold Stripe Ice Bucket, $50, available at Emily McCarthy; 2. Pink Poppy Cocktail Napkin, $38, available at Sharyn Blond Linens; 3. "Bubbled-Up" Coupe Set, set of 4 for $58, available at Anthropologie; 4. Marble Two-Tier Server, $45, available at CB2; 5. Glass Hurricane Candle Holder, $25, Lily Pulitzer available in-store at Target; 6. Ombre Paper Plates, set of 8 for $8, available at Leif; 7. Wild Strawberry Crystal Punch Bowl & Ladle, $600, available at Wedgwood; 8. Malva Rose Rubro Stacking Cake Pedestal, $410, available at John Derian.