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Monday, November 11, 2013

Bridal Brunch

Saturday the weather was perfect to host a bridal shower for my dear friend's daughter. We've been going with a "book" theme for the party as the bride is planning on becoming a teacher. This has been a really fun theme to play with, there are so many great ideas for using old books and paper. Here are some of the ways I incorporated this theme into Becca's shower. 

The invitations introduced the colors and the theme.

 I made a banner using pages from an old encyclopedia. I'll do a separate post on how to, but it was pretty simple - it reads "A Love Story".

My co-hostess found this charming sign that we placed in the front entry to her home. 

There I am caught in the mirror taking a picture. I've never figured out how to do this!

 Remember all of those book bundles I've been making? Here are a few of them. If you missed the post, read about HERE.

We served some wonderful brunch foods. 
Sweet orange rolls,
 an assortment of light salads

Ham Spinach and Gruyere bread pudding, and 

 fresh fruit and cookies with flavored cream cheese spreads.

I've been playing with homemade chalk boards lately and made this one  for the couple's new home.
It's made from an old kitchen cupboard door.

Guests could take home a packet of book plates 
for their own library.

I was too busy to take many photos during the event, but that beautiful brunette is the mother of the bride!

Isn't it lovely that good friends and family get together to help a young bride set up her new home? I'm so grateful for a dear friend who did this for my daughter last year. 

Now is the count down to the wedding!


  1. What a lovely bridal shower and all the decorations look amazing. The food looks so yummy and it looks like everyone was having a terrific time. Thanks for sharing this lovey post.

  2. Hi Karee! So glad you found my blog and linked up with the Inspired Sunday party! What a lovely shower you hosted for this beautiful young bride. I love the decorations--esp. the banner--and the food looks divine! I just became a follower. (I am enjoying perusing some of your earlier posts. The "Three French Hens" theme is wonderful!

    Laura from Sunday View