A gorgeous tablescape, DIY dessert bar, and delicious spread of coffee, donuts, and mimosas (yum!) make this brunch bridal shower on our wedding blog one amazing affair! The ombre tangerine color scheme came to life in the full, citrus infused, table garlands and dip-dyed stationery. We love what the bride’s stepsister created and hearing how she did it! She and Emily of Anna Delores Photography share the details here:
Lauren’s stepsister, Melissa, planned the brunch shower from start to finish using an orange color palette and natural elements, including lush green garlands and tangerines picked from Melissa’s own backyard as favors for guests to take home. Melissa, who is also the owner and baker of MJB Cakes, also created the goodies for the sweets table: chocolate buttercream cakes, fruit tarts, chocolate macarons, and the bride-to-be’s favorite: crinkle cookies. The mimosa bar offered two different types of sparkling white wine, a juice assortment (including blueberry, pomegranate, and Valencia orange), and options for garnishing with fresh fruit.
Amy from Stella Bloom Designs created the garlands of greenery and orange blooms, including springs of kumquats to reinforce the citrus theme. Included in the floral design are blush spray roses, orange garden roses, and ombre orange snapdragons.
The coffee bar offered freshly-brewed coffee with guests’ choice of hazelnut or vanilla creamer. Irish coffee mugs were garnished with yummy glazed donut holes. Friends and family made tea sandwiches, deviled eggs, potato salad, cream cheese-filled cinnamon sticks, and croissants with Lauren’s stepmother’s homemade chicken salad. The flatware is family heirloom, and Melissa purchased secondhand vintage white table linens.
Here’s how the bride’s sister created this amazing backdrop!
“For the dessert table ribbon backdrop, I wanted to DIY it to show that anyone can make something if they just invest a little time. It was really easy; I had a old white sheet that I dyed green, then cut the sheet into 2 1/2-inch strips. I left the top fold of the sheet intact so I could run a string through it to hang it up. I added tulle from Michael’s, which offered a wide range of colors; I chose orange to echo the floral design and paper goods, then a few iterations of white (one in solid white, then another white with glitter for more texture) and a soft blush pink (to pull in the peach/rose color goblets). For the hanging flowers, I was sitting in my backyard and loved the jasmine that was growing over my fence. My husband cut some for me (I’m too short to reach) and it turned out beautifully!”
Photographer: Anna Delores Photography
Bakery: MJB Cakes
Equipment Rentals: Party Pleasers
Invitation Designer: Posy Paper Co.
Design and Decor: Pottery Barn
Floral Designer: Stella Bloom Designs