Home Real Weddings Bridal Showers Ann’s Pink & Bling Cocktail Bridal Shower

I love, love, love when we receive submissions directly from couples. Whether it be a wedding, a shower, or a rehearsal dinner, I really enjoy hearing about the event from the bride and/or groom’s point of view.  When we received Ann’s submission about her DIY wedding shower, I was over the moon reading about all the sweet details.

From the bride: The bride (me, woohoo!) designed the invitations and recipe cards for guests to bring. My talented mother and I sewed the table runners and napkins you see – I love pin tuck designs! We modified these online directions. I purchased engagement ring key chains and designed them to be my napkin holders, and researched napkin folding designs to come up with the perfect fold to feature the pin tuck design and ring favor! I also purchased a few square short 4” vases, designed/ordered “Ann & Chris” ribbon, and reused my girly martini glasses from my single days to craft fun centerpiece vases. I ordered the flowers from Costco online in my ideal shade of pink, stripped the thorns, and voila- centerpieces! I researched and found cocktail jellybeans in delicious flavors like: Bellini, Cosmo, Lemon Drop, Mojito (purchased from here) and I gave two kinds to guests and themed chapstick that said “Ann and Chris 4-14-12 Iceland” as another party favor (to have beyond the ring keychain). My mother in-law helped tie them all together. For the entrance table design, I found the little topiaries at a garage sale and repainted them pink with yellow bottoms.

Couple: Christopher + Ann Peters

Date: February 18, 2012

Location: Plymouth, Michigan

Photography: Photos by Miss Ann

Venue: Comparis

I'm Whitney, your friendly neighborhood DIY Bride content contributor. I live in the Pacific Northwest (land of great beer, even better coffee, VooDoo Doughnuts, and lots o’ rain) with my hubby and our two dogs. A native Oregonian, I'm into hiking, trips to the beach, wine tasting, and farmers markets. My favorite activity has to be curling up in a chair with a good book and James Taylor on the stereo, after a day of madly crafting, baking, and writing. Along with working with DIY Bride, I also plan weddings and events in the Northwest.

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