As a professional wedding planner at International Event Company, Christine Nguyen was excited to organize the details of her own bridal shower. “Being a planner myself, I’ve had so many amazing opportunities working with clients to bring their vision to life, but the shower was the first time I’ve ever been able to really design and create something that was truly ‘me,’” she shares.
To start off the design process, Christine thought about all of the ideas she had wished people would do and ran with the creativity. The theme of the bridal shower was “A Funeral for My Singlehood” complete with a dark and moody color scheme with an air of whimsy and femininity brought in through hundreds of gorgeous florals juxtaposed with interesting textures, such as concrete, wood, pampas grass, and gold accents.
From the start, the entire bridal shower featured personalized details that made the day that much more unique. A burgundy-and-gold acrylic sign welcomed guests, a signature drink in the same oxblood hue named “The Rebel Bride” was served to love ones, and each guest’s place setting showcased a personalized menu and a custom floral ice cube that was reminiscent of the take-home acrylic cube favors featuring handmade paper roses created by the bride and her maid of honor.
After a meal of summertime fare, loved ones enjoyed treats served from a stunning confectionery display. “The dessert table was one of my favorite elements,” smiles Christine. “I’ve always loved a really great dessert table – especially when it becomes the focal point to an event and because I love sweets!”
For entertainment, Christine and her guests had a great time partaking in just two games to keep the focus of the soirée on lovely conversation as well as give attendees the opportunity to enjoy the extras of the day: a fun photo booth and a live artist who painted watercolor portraits of each guest as a keepsake. From the décor to the details, everything was personalized to Christine’s taste, which made the shower a wonderful way to celebrate her last single days before she became a wife.