Recently I was asked to participate in a new kind of Bridal Shower. Abby Liga and Sabrina James enlisted several amazing vendors to gather together & change the way we look at Bridal Showers. The Bride is a client of many of us, and has a great vision! The shower will be featured this year in Orlando Magazine & Some vendors participated: Lisa Konency of E-events, Lee Forrest of lee forrest design, Anna Hightower of Anna Cakes, Abby Liga of Liga Photography, Heidi Brice from Puff n' Stuff, & The Flipbook People.
The idea was to throw a shower that is new, fresh, fun and sophisticated. Try and break out of the traditional home-made cake, bridal games, etc.
They came to me with colors, and an idea. A modern day party from the Pages of The Great Gatsby! This was a challenge but very exciting. I was commissioned to create everything from tray cards, brand signs, invites, etc.
What we did to keep cost down was create 1 amazing invitation for the Bride-to-Be, and then made matching ones for the rest of the guest. The picture above shows both invitations.
The Bride-to-Be Invitation (below) was part Gatsby tradition, part Modern Trend. We started with a wooden box, pearlized it, lined it with ivory lace and kelly green ribbon, and topped it with ribbon and pearls. On the inside a fan made from feathers with a tassel of pearls and ribbon. The paper used, was a white Metallic Linen, complimented by an Ivory Classic Crest. Both of Neenah Paper. (ps all photography by Abby Liga)
The Invitations for the Guests were a dialed down version of the above. We mixed White Metallic Linen with Ivory Classic Crest, Accented it with 2 White Ostrich Feathers, 2 Pearls and Intertwined Ribbon. An Ivory Metallic Envelope finished it off!
Meet (from l to r) Kelly Davis, Danielle Stults (BRIDE TO BE) and Sabrina James dressed in true Gatsby style!
Some of the cool Paper we created for the event! Our theme throughout was carried through, Pearls, Lace, Ribbon, Metallic Linen. It created an amazing effect in conjunction with all the beautiful lighting, cakes, floral and food. You can see the environment below.
The Flip Book People added some interaction to the event and a great time was had by all! As you can see all of the participants were amazing and did their part! This is ONE LUCKY BRIDE!