Bridal Showers

A Classic Tea Party Bridal Shower – Kristina & Philip

Kristina’s bridal shower was planned all around a little porcelain tea pot with light blue flowers (that was featured on the welcome table) that she and her two older sisters used to play with and have tea parties with their American Girl dolls. Her shower was held in the very classic and historic George Washington Hotel in Washington, PA. Her shower was mainly a DIY bridal shower put together by her bridesmaids and her mother. The George Washington Hotel provided the linens, tableware, food and drinks for a high-tea luncheon (Scones, biscuits, tea sandwiches, hot tea and iced tea.) 

Here are all of the beautiful DIY details:

– Kristina’s mother collected tea pots (mainly from Home Goods) for months before the shower to use as the centerpieces as well as prizes to games.

– The florals were purchased in bulk from Jim Ludwig’s Blumengarten Florist in Pittsburgh, PA. However, the florals were arranged by the bride’s sister and grandmother. 

– The Balloons were ordered from Party City, but the tassel garlands were hand made by the bride’s sister. The ivy garland was purchased from Hobby Lobby.

– All of the graphics, including the invitation, thank you, welcome sign, notes on the welcome table and tags were designed by the bride’s sister and either ordered from Vista Print or Staples. 

– A pamphlet was designed by the bride’s sister for all of the guests to play the games. The games included guests searching their purses to earn points for item,  guessing the age of the bride and groom in pictures and guessing which statements applied to the bride or groom. As well as the teapots, the Impatiens flowers wrapped in light blue fabric and white ribbon were given as prizes. 

– The welcome table included the sign and balloon, but also porcelain teapot that inspired the shower, the pamphlets for the games, envelopes for each guest to fill out for thank you’s and a white teapot for everyone to sign. 

– The dessert table included all homemade desserts by the bride’s mother, sisters, aunt and groom’s mother. Desserts included several types of mini cupcakes, homemade french macaroons, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate dipped shortbread cookies in the shape of teabags and a trifle. 

– The K Heart P sign was cut out on a Cricut from gold scrapbooking paper. 

– The canvas from the bride and groom’s engagement session was purchased online from Canvas Champ.

– Favors included a candy bag (from Amazon) filled with light-blue chocolates in the shape of teapots made by the bride’s mother. The bag was folded to look like a teabag with a thank you tag and a gold pen to use for the games on top.

– Any additional tea cups, vases or cake stands were all from the bride’s mother and sisters collections.

– The groom was able to make it to the end of the bridal shower with flowers for the bride and even helped open a few gifts. 

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Photographer: Cassady K Photography // Venue: The George Washington // Floral Designer: Blumengarten Florists

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