Back in June, we had the privilege of throwing one of our favorite ladies a bridal shower. She’s been Lizzie’s best friend for over a decade and our families have become family. We flew all the way to California, back to our home town, to celebrate this occasion. My grandparents home was the perfect backdrop for our orange and blue china inspired party! We are so excited to show you how this beautiful backyard party turned out!

For the tables, we used woven water hyacinth charges, blue and white flower sack napkins and the most beautiful blue china paper plates. We found the plates last minute on amazon and they MADE the tablescape! For all the place cards we did calligraphy on fake green leafs and pined them into the oranges.

The party favors were filled recycled paper fruit baskets with cuties, tied with a blue striped fabric ribbon and a tag that said “thanks for coming cutie”. The tags and invitations were both made by my girl Lauren at Rock Paper Scissors!

We had our favorite lunch place, Green Street Cafe’s famous Diane’s salad and zucchini bread for lunch. No party of ours would be complete with out some cake. Obviously by my fabulous sister, Copper Whisk Cakes.

Bridal showers are best with a little bit of champage, so we put together a sweet little mimosa bar. Three different juices, champagne and an assortment of fruit.

We embellished the shower with cut up grapefruit and oranges scattered around the tables. The flowers were a combination of any flower we could find in the area that had whites and oranges. Usually we go down to the LA flower market but flying in the day before and trying to get everything ready really pushed us for time.  I’m so thankful I found peonies!

The party was fabulous and one of my favorites that we’ve done. Andrea was a beautiful bride-to-be and is going to make an even more beautiful bride! Although the rest of these detailed shots are just off my iphone, i figured we could include them 🙂

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