If you want to feel like you are in a fairytale then this bridal shower is for you! Set at an english cottage this backyard bridal shower is everything! As you read through you'll see the backyard is lined corner to corner with flowers. It also has long farm tables, a flower bar where guests can create their own bouquets, a mimosa bar, and much more! This bridal shower is full of save worthy bridal shower ideas!
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Kelsie Elise Connelly
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Thistle & Moon
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Have a bride that wants to feel like she's in her own fairytale? A garden bridal shower is the way to go! Designed by Kelsie Elise Connelly, Gabrielle's shower started with big floral dreams and a hunt for the perfect backyard to transform. Luckily, Haymount Homes was on their way to renovating a home in the Historic Haymount District of Fayetteville, North Carolina into the English cottage that we were looking for.
A backyard lined from corner to corner in beautiful greenery was the picturesque space that we needed to create Gabrielle's Garden. The design began centered around the idea of a large greenery arch with dripping florals surrounding the head table. Thistle & Moon was the perfect choice for this event. They were just as excited as we were to execute our dream floral arch and used a stunning variety of blooms to create all of the arrangements, including dahlias, zinnias, cosmos, tulips, cappuccino roses, delphinium, lisianthus and more.
Compote arrangements and ikebana cups lined the tables and buffet and a matching swag hung on a tall shiplap wall used for photos. A selection of rentals from Greenhouse Picker Sisters were carefully selected to build the ambience of the afternoon. Guests were greeted by a large vintage gold mirror with a custom welcome calligraphy by Meraki Creative.
Long farm tables and bentwood chairs filled the space. The tabletops were accented with scalloped white chargers, gold-rimmed white plates, and gold flatware. A custom brunch menu created by Kelsie Elise Connelly and hand-tied cotton napkins were placed upon the plates. A variety of pink goblets, clear champagne flutes, and baby blue taper candles rounded out the look. Thrifted vintage books and tea pots were nestled between floral arrangements on top of long white cheesecloth runners. Guests found their seats with custom acrylic lavender place cards made by Modlode.
The shower was filled with festivities, including prize-winning games and the crowd favorite flower bar, aptly named Gabi's Garden. Each guest got to create their own personal bouquet, with fresh. locally grown flowers provided by Reverie Hill Farm.. A variety of florals and a large candelabra decorated the bar, while a hand-drawn chalkboard sign for the space was created by Ashley Nicholl Owen and Kelsie Elise Connelly.
A mimosa bar set on Greenhouse Picker Sisters's champagne cart rounded out the event. Prosecco laid in a bucket of flowers frozen into ice cubes. A custom "Gabrielle's Bridal Shower" label created by Etsy shop MadeebyMads adorned a special bottle.
Guests built their own mimosas with a variety of fruits, edible flowers provided by Reverie Hill Farm, and house-made syrups made by Hendrix in Columbia, South Carolina. A balloon arch with scattered lavender butterflies cascaded up the side of the bar. This beautiful day was captured by Kristin Guynn Photo and built by an amazingly talented team.
The brunch buffet was crafted by the bride's family, including a variety of home-baked scones, breakfast potatoes, miniature quiches, caprese skewers, and yogurt parfaits. A jaw-dropping snickerdoodle cake was created by Lovechild Cakes Co., covered in all hand-painted flowers and accented with golden flecks.
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