Monday, July 8, 2013

Honeymoon Bridal Shower

A couple weeks ago we celebrated my friend Susanne! She is getting married in August and going on an amazing honeymoon to Paris, Istanbul and the Seychelles. Jealous? Cause I am! They decided they didn't want to do a traditional wedding registry since they basically already have everything they need. Instead they did honeyfund which is a site that allows your friends/family to give the gift of an experience rather than an actual tangible. For example, one of her gifts in Paris was tickets to the Eiffel Tower and a champagne toast. I wasn't quite sure how the opening of gifts would go but it was actually really cool to hear all the cool "experiences" that everyone bought for them. We were all jealous of their honeymoon by the end!

Anyhow, on to the actual shower. Myself and two other girls hosted it. (We all use to work together and try to get together on a monthly basis to catch up but haven't been able to in a while so it was fun to work together on this.)

Cat from Everything Design created the invitations which set everything for the shower. She is awesome - I emailed her with an idea of what I wanted and she created it perfectly! One of my favorite things about her is that she handles all the printing herself! Everything comes fully assembled which is so wonderful! I loved getting my custom party in a box!

Since they are going to three different places on their honeymoon we decided to incorporate each place into the shower somehow. We ended up serving Mediterranean food, Parisian deserts and then a tropical coconut drink for The Seychelles. Everything was delicious!

We served pita bread sandwiches, babaganoush and hummus from Cafe Izmir. We also served a Greek salad and a mediterranean couscous salad I found on pinterest. 
The deserts were from La Madeline and Central Market...they were delicious!

Raspberry lemonade with coconut rum!
Some cute shower details (made by Everything Design)...

And now for the guests

We played "Who Said It" where party guests had to guess if it was the bride or groom who answered the question that I read outloud

The guests

Cute bride opening gifts!

We also made a photo area where guests wrote messages to the bride on little chalkboards and took pics! We even had a # for the weekend (we also had her bachelorette party that night!)

Bride with the hostesses!
Yay! Can't wait for the wedding!


  1. Beautiful party! Where did you order the map from, or how did you make it?! That is an awesome detail.

  2. Wow!! Such a beautiful bridal shower. The preparations are really awesome. Just loved them all. Have to arrange my niece’s bridal shower at one of New York wedding venues. Will hire an event planner for the day. This is my first attempt in planning such a thing so need help from you guys!


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