March 30th, 2011 |

Bridal Shower in the Vineyards


How in love with these images are you?!  I sure am!  I’ve been swooning over this centerpiece idea for a while now….and I now have the perfect place to use it!  In my free time {which doesn’t really seem to exist anymore!}, I have been planning my younger sister’s bridal shower…in Napa Valley!  Say goodbye to these freezing, grey days here in Chicago – I’m grabbing the bride and her bridesmaids and we are taking off for a sunny weekend in the vineyards.  Sounds pretty fabulous, right?!  I sure hope the bride thinks so!

In addition to a few days of wine tasting, vineyard tours, shopping in the quaint villages, and eating at some pretty fabulous restaurants, I plan to end the weekend with an extra-special “bridal shower” at a sparkling wine estate.  Champagne tasting, brunch, and a gorgeous setting….what more do you need to plan, right?!  Come on…this is me….I have to throw in a few personal touches, right?!

Throwing an out-of-town shower poses a few logistical problems, and I’m wondering if any of you have ever done this before.  Did you use local vendors for everything?  Did you ship everything in prior to the event?  I would love to hear what you all think!

The images above are a few images I pulled together to coordinate with the invitation I designed for her…..I love the way it turned out!  I think you may just see it show up as a new collection in the shop soon!

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1 comment to Bridal Shower in the Vineyards

  • Images are beautiful!! I live near the Napa Valley, it’s beautiful and you guys are going to have lots of fun. So many cute shops and stuff to do, Don’t know if your trip is soon or not but I hope you checked the forecast it’s been raining in No California!! Booo!!

    I do a lot of events out of state (Texas, mostly) and I do both, ship items there and use local vendors. So, it depends on what you want and what you are doing. A lot of my centerpiece & decor materials are shipped while we obviously use local catering and staging/pipe & draping rentals.

    Hope it helps!!! & Definitely hope you guys have fun!!