How To Have An Awesome Bridal Shower

pretty paper cake table display

This beautiful bridal shower was planned by the bride-to-be’s best friend, Venus Event Design. Being the matron of honor and also an event planner, she knew that she wanted to make it as special for her as possible, and we think she did a flawless job!

Her inspiration came from the bride’s home in the Hollywood Hills and the bride’s favorite colors: blush, white, and peach with pops of gold. The venue overlooking the hills was a perfect foundation for the high tea themed bridal shower. Don’t miss out on any of these ideas for how to have an awesome bridal shower, check out the full gallery here, photographed by Jillian Rose Photography.

bridal shower sprinkle invite

bubbly bar wedding drinks idea

bridal shower cocktail ideas


The Love Story

From the moment I had my first date with Max Loong I knew he was the one. Now, three years later, we are only 2 months shy of our wedding date in Bali, Indonesia! We are so excited to be hosting family and friends and welcoming those closest to us to a part of the world that is not only important to us, but that we cherish dearly. I feel lucky to be with the most romantic guy I have ever met in my life. A man that truly does his best to make me smile and keep me happy. The best is yet to come!

pretty pink bridal shower

mix and match chairs

gold script afternoon tea sign

tasty treats for tea bridal shower

Creating The Look

Beautiful topaz blush linen from La Tavola served as the table base and I used tall clear vases filled with light pink roses from Wisteria Lane Florals to line the table without obstructing the view. Overhead I made a hanging carnation wall to give a light whimsical look to the space as it hung from a gold leaf garland. Everything was effortlessly beautiful from tea rose buds sitting in vintage tea cups from DishWish to custom made floral sugar cubes that were almost too pretty to eat!

blush wedding cupcakes

cute sprinkle macarons and cookies

blush flowers hand painted wedding cake

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Photographers: Jillian Rose Photography
Cakes & Catering: Fantasy Frostings
Coordinators & Stylists: Hana Malek via Venus Event Design
Rentals: DishWish
Invitations: Occasions by Marjae
Cake Topper: Chicago Factory
Custom Sugar Cubes: Sugars by Sharon
Straws: Twigs & Twirls
Afternoon Tea Sign: PS Wedding & Events
Custom Flower Gift Set: Kira & Flowers | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: PerfectFete | Macarons: Petit Sweets

East Meets West Modern Wedding Ideas

east meets west wedding ideas

These East meets West modern wedding ideas were inspired by the lack of representation of multicultural couples. The shoot became based on the bridal couture designed by Lumiere Couture, which mixes the look of a traditional Chinese gown with more contemporary silhouettes. The challenge was to create a balanced and seamless blending of cultures.

This inspiration shoot styled by Just Merried Events really captures how beautiful details can be woven into a Western wedding beautifully, elegantly and cohesively. We really hope it can encourage couples who are planning their own multicultural wedding to proudly integrate elements from their families’ cultures. See all the little details in the full gallery here, photographed by Sarah Zing Photography.

pink peony watercolor wedding invites

blush wedding getting ready robe

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pink ombre wedding gown

Western Venue Complements Decor

We chose a rather “Western” setting as the beautiful canvas of the photoshoot – the Pasadena Museum of History encompasses a historic estate with sprawling green lawns and an elegant mansion built in 1906. We then sprinkled in details with hints of cultural charm. The bilingual invitation set from Minted was designed by a Chinese graphic designer who created a watercolor floral design reminiscent of traditional Chinese watercolor peony paintings. The Chinese character for “happiness,” which is prevalent at every Chinese wedding, was used as a motif on the invitations and envelope design.

white wedding altar with pink flowers

beaded back wedding gown

Retouching Tradition

The color palette we selected for the shoot was vibrant and cheerful. While red and gold are the lucky, prosperous and celebratory colors in Eastern culture and typically the traditional colors of a wedding, we wanted to offer a variation on the color scheme, something a little softer and more romantic without losing the festive vibe. We included various shades of pink and wove in peeks of pastel yellows. For our tablescape, we complemented those colors with sleek tabletop items, a muted silvery textured linen, and transparent chairs; we wanted to let the florals and their vibrant colors do the talking against the lush green landscape.

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pink delicate wedding menu idea

Minimalism And Modern Go Hand In Hand

For the dessert table, we kept the aesthetics minimalist and modern as we did with the tablescape. Here, we integrated our inspiration in the flavors, a treat for the taste buds – black sesame macarons with green tea filling, tea-flavored cookies shaped like tea bags, a lychee flavored cocktail, and a beautiful pot of green tea with blooming tea leaves. We were also so fortunate that a real multicultural couple modeled the photoshoot for us – we really want readers to be able to see couples that are representative of who they are and wedding inspiration that they can relate to.

beautiful pink wedding dessert table

pink and silver wedding cake

Eastern Inspired Wedding Gowns

Of course, tying it all together were two beautiful and very different Eastern-inspired gowns. I love that the white gown for the ceremony has just a tiny hint in its Mandarin collar – the beautiful beaded pearl cap sleeves and ornate back detail are things we could expect to see in a traditional Western gown the bride would wear walking down the aisle. The second, grey lace dress has the fitted silhouette of the traditional Chinese “chipao,” but packs a lot more fun! This convertible dress can be worn 3 different ways – perfect as a dress for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony or the wedding reception.

beautiful pink peony wedding bouquet

gray and pink groomsman look

a wedding kiss at sunset

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Groom & His Men: Friar Tux Shop
Fashion: Plum Pretty Sugar
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Minted
Jewelry: Chloe + Isabel

Coordinators & Stylists: Just Merried Events
Venues & Officiants: Pasadena Museum of History
Photographers: Sarah Zing Photography
Fashion: Lumiere Couture BridalSpace 46 Boutique
Flowers: Violette's Flowers
Health & Beauty: Kelly Zhang Studio
Rentals: MTB Event RentalsParty Pieces by Perry
Cakes & Catering: Elise CakesPamplemousse Bakery
Linens: Glow Concepts Fine Linens
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Qing Ji Design
Models & Real Couple: Amber Phung & Brian Beltran

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