Retro Backyard Bridal Shower

So you are engaged and more than likely be attending your bridal shower. Traditionally, you will not be the hostess of this party but, it does not hurt to pass along some ideas to your bestie. More than likely unless she is Martha Stewart, she will be pondering over ideas that you might like. Why not help her out and send her a link to this post.

Our dear friend Emily Steffan Photography captured this retro backyard bridal shower with the help of some fine Wisconsin wedding vendors.

Find fun retro wedding games to play with your lady friends. One idea that we love is to have your friends write down their favorite recipe for you. We have a great recipe card that you can download and print out by clicking here. All of the adorable paper goodies that you see on this retro inspired bridal shower are designed by Dena Swenson & Rachel Johnson.

How much do you love the escort cards. A perfect and easy idea to jazz up the table. A simple little piece of paper with your guests name on it attached to a toothpick. Stick it in your favorite fruit like lemons, limes or as shown here in a fresh summer strawberry.

Another fun idea is to have all of your friends dress up in retro attire. It will make for great photographs for fun and festive memories. A few great websites for retro inspired dresses are ShopRuche and Modcloth.

Photography: Emily Steffen

Styling: Bethany Hway
Hairpieces and Jewelry: Heads Twogether
Florals: Kissing Twolips Floral
Wardrobe: Second hand and vintage
Macaroons: Sweets Bakeshop
Paper Elements: Dena Swenson & Rachel Johnson

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  1. -100. Alicepub Wedding Blog says:

    Fantastic!! What a cool and delicious food. They are beautiful and fresh. Having a bridal shower before wedding is a good idea; the girls look so happy and lovely.

  2. -100. Emily Steffen says:

    YAAAYYYY! I love the wedding chicks! :)

  3. -100. Aubrey says:

    Congrats Emily. THIS is SO SO SO CUTE!

  4. -100. weddingchicks says:

    thank you so much for sharing these great ideas with us and our readers! (:

  5. -100. Alicia Candelora says:

    Absolutely adorable!

  6. -100. Dana Laymon says:

    so cute i can’t stand it! i want to get married again just to have a party like this!

  7. Great vintage style here! Love it all. :)

  8. This is too sweet! Love the backyard theme and all the great styling!

  9. -100. Photographer NYC says:

    Ah, too sweet and cool. I want to pull something like this off for my bridal shower. Love it!

  10. -100. ilene says:

    i just got engaged so i found this ultra inspiring!!! i LOVE it. thanks for sharing.

  11. -100. Sarah@FoglioPress says:

    What a sweet and fun shower! Those soda pop bottles are absolutely to die for!

  12. -100. Dynamite Weddings says:

    What a cute sophisticated bachelorette party!

  13. OMG! Cutest little escort card ever. What a super sweet, creative bridal shower!

  14. -100. Weddingish says:

    Love this spread! How absolutely retro! <3 <3

  15. nice idea to have a retro bridal shower, my freind nancy is having her’s next month, will definitely suggest the retro idea to her.

  16. -100. Nichol says:

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    you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa).
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