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Glamorous Surprise Backyard Bridal Shower

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne was served, Chandeliers hanging and glittery gold accents were everywhere. A truly glamorous event put together by event designer extraordinaire Brooke Keegan. She pulled out her magic wand and put together a glamorous surprise backyard bridal shower for her friend Megan. The entire event was filled with all of Megan’s favorite things -from her favorite colors of pink and gold to her favorite food – nachos. We can only imagine how special Megan felt when she saw all of her friends there to celebrate and surprise her.

You may want to grab a pad and paper to jot down a few notes, because Brooke shares how tips and trick on to put together a memorable bridal shower for your best friend. All  this prettiness was photographed by Troy Grover Photographers at a private residence in Newport Beach. Fancy fancy is all we have to say.

From Brooke:
Invitations – We sent out the invitations 8 weeks prior to the shower because many of her friends flew in from Seattle.  I wanted to give them enough time to plan their travel.  If most guests are local, 4-6 weeks is the appropriate time to send them out.

All of the watercolor paper goods were carefully thought out and designed . Personalized labels that matched the champagne bottles were tied around a water color type ribbon with guest names written on them, giving the table an even more custom feel. The sequin linen, gold accents and beautiful crystal chandeliers created such a gorgeous atmosphere.  The florals were absolutely stunning, thanks to Sunny and her team at White Lilac Inc.

Megan is a fashionista that works in the Nordstrom Corporate offices in Seattle.  Because of her frequent work and personal trips to Southern California, she has gained a great group of friends here.  So we thought, what better way to surprise her with an unexpected Bridal Shower then on one of her quick weekend trips down South.  She loves pink, gold and sparkly things, so I had to incorporate those three elements into the design.  The sequin linen, gold accents and beautiful crystal chandeliers created such a gorgeous atmosphere.

We love this idea and it really could easily be incorporated at any memorable event. Brooke created a 52 balloon chandelier that had meaningful photos hanging from the bottom of. Of course using gold balloons with light pink string.

I also had a custom champagne flute made just for her. Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Champagne is Megan’s favorite so it was served and all the guests had a half a bottle flute as a favor to take home.  We had small gold favor boxes filled with Sour Patch Kids, as well as a Sour Patch Kid candy station and ate from an extensive Gourmet Nacho Buffet with all of her favorite toppings. All of Megan’s favorite things. The gorgeous cake was brought out later in the evening, which was her favorite flavor, red velvet and matched the tone of the event.

Not only was Megan surprised, she still can’t believe that this gorgeous event happened in her honor.

Event Planner & Designer: Brooke Keegan 

Photo: Troy Grover Photographers
Floral: White Lilac Inc.
Lighting: AKJohnston Production Design
Paper Goods: Jen Simpson Design
Custom Champagne Flute: The Luxury Collection USA
Party Favor Boxes: Wedding Ambience
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Venue: Private Residence in Newport Beach

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  18. 0. Meredtih says:

    In the indoor pictures, I love what you used to chill the champagne in- where can I find a tray like that?

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  37. 0. christina says:

    oh my gosh! Please tell me where to find that GOLD dress! This was an amazingly beautiful shower! Love the pink and gold !

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  39. 0. Brooke Keegan says:

    Thank you for all of the kind words everyone! This was such a fun party to design and throw!

    Meredith – the tray is plexi glass that was custom built by the florist, White Lilac.

    Christina – the dress is actually a nude color and is Haute Hippie :)

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  43. 0. Ruximar says:

    Can you please let me know how to make the light with the hanging ballons ?

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  46. 0. Emilia Jane says:

    What a dream! This is gorgeous :-)

  47. I love the balloon chandelier idea! So personal and beautiful! Filing this one away.

  48. 0. Laura says:

    Wow I LOVE the pictures hanging from the balloons! That is such a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing it!

  49. 0. Erica says:

    How are the balloon/pictures lit?

  50. 0. Tara James says:

    The balloon chandelier was darling! Just gorgeous. Great job with everything. Please provide details on how you were able to keep all the balloons together. I am going to try this for a friend’s baby shower. Please help!

  51. 0. Tina says:

    This is beautiful, Love everything… Great job…

  52. 0. Patsy Tooley says:

    How did you keep the balloons from floating all over the room-would love to do for a 75th birthday party I am planning for myself.

    thanks

  53. 0. Jane says:

    Love the balloon chandelier. Tried this at a milestone birthday and it did not work. The double sided tape would not stick to the ceiling at the country club. The photos on card stock weighted the balloons down too much so they would not just float. Even tried taping the balloons together. We ended up hanging the photos from some snowflakes that the club had already hanging up and placed the rest on tables. It looked great in the end. FYI. Check out the ceilings in club with balloon and tape and photo before starting this project. Needs to be a special type of ceiling to stick. Does look beautiful if it works..

  54. 0. Ceidy Sanchez says:

    This is so beautiful gives me ideas for my best friend!!!
    Love it !!!! <3

  55. 0. Amber Richardson says:

    Love the ballons!

  56. I really, really like this combinationof the pinks and golds. We are currenty working with a Bride and this is her colors as well. Thanks for the great ideas.

  57. 0. Karen Helgeson says:

    I was just wondering how you made the balloons stay up to the ceiling. I would think that the pictures on the end of the balloons would make them float down. Super cute idea.

  58. 0. Steph says:

    I absolutely LOVE the balloon chandelier! How did you get the balloons to stay in place? Did you secure them together or to the ceiling? We are having a bridal shower for my sister and love this idea. Thank you!

  59. 0. Nikki says:

    Love, love, love how elegant and beautiful this bridal shower looks. Gold and pink are fabulous together

  60. 0. Peggy Carter says:

    Love the photo balloons. I want to do for daughter’s graduation. Our balloon person said they will float around the room. How did you keep them together & in one place?

  61. 0. Face Detective says:

    I LOVE the balloons with the photos attached. One question – how do you make the helium balloons stay in one place and not stray across the room? Thank you!

  62. 0. Melissa Thom says:

    Hi, I was wondering how the balloons stay up and together and also how they are lit? I tried with helium and they seem to all come down with the weight of the photos attached.

    Cheers

  63. 0. Naami Narnor says:

    This is beauuuuu-tiful! I will like to know where I can get some of the plates used. I have a wedding coming up and we are desperate about the serviettes. Can you please tell me where I can get them via my e-mail? Thank you.

  64. 0. Claire Donovan says:

    Absolutely amazing. I like the details…everything.

  65. From the whimsical fonts, to the classic colors, we loved the glamorous feel of this bridal shower!

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  66. 0. Smartini says:

    Lots of questions in the comment section about how to keep the balloons in place. Does anyone know? Please?!

  67. 0. Peg says:

    How are the gold balloons suspended from the ceiling? I love the look, but am missing how they are hung.

  68. Took my breath away…Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!

  69. 0. Eryka says:

    Love it!!

  70. 0. Mike Chang says:

    So many beautiful elements! From the chandelier to the gold balloons, there is so much detail and design going on that I’m totally loving it!

  71. 0. Mus says:

    Does the photo ‘chandelier’ stay in place? I want to do this for my son’s third birthday party and I’m wondering if it will turn into a mess..

  72. 0. myra says:

    how do you stick the ballon at the ceiling like that?

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    It would just be a dream come true to win!!

  74. 0. Roisin says:

    Beautiful

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    The floating gold balloons are fabulous! Also the chandeliers and the chair sash design is absolutely brilliant.

  76. 0. roberta says:

    scusate ma i palloncini con il peso delle foto..nn scendono???????

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