Garden Party Bridal Shower

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As featured on DesireeHartsock.com:  "Your friend is engaged and you're throwing her bridal shower!  Of course, as her sister-from-another-mister/ bestie, you need to make sure it's as beautiful and fun as she is.  Before you stress, take a deep breath.  It's easier than it seems.  All you need is someone's backyard, a bunch of flowers, and lots of bubbly.  You'll throw a show that will have all the guests talking and thinking about making you their future bridesmaid!"
"With a backyard shower, you can focus decorations on two places, the dining table and the dessert buffet.  Load up with roses, china you borrowed from your mom, and some tea lights.  Add in a few Etsy pieces like these pink and gold tassels or a huge balloon and you've set the scene for bridal shower bliss."  
"Opt for a cake and champagne menu (after all, those are really the only two things anyone needs) to keep things easy but sophisticated.  Show off your Cake Boss skills with a super easy and insanely adorable naked cake.  Simply bake three round strawberry box cakes, whip up or purchase some cream cheese frosting, and get stacking!  Then buy some pink bubbly and freeze some pomegranate seeds or raspberries to add to each glass.  You'll have the loveliest toast ever."
"Printed menus and name cards help communicate the theme while also giving the place settings and I-so-thought-this-through feel.  Elevate your paperie game by mix and matching different prints and styles.  For example, this menu has a floral print while the name card is ombre."

Thanks Desiree!  

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Florals & Styling: Event Science Photography & Styling: Ally Burnette Photography| Paper Goods & Dessert: Paper Plum Co.