Everything You Need for a Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower

At least once in her lifetime, every girl has to own something by Kate Space. It’s almost a coming-of-age right in life. Kate Spade style represents everything that’s fun and modern with bold prints and bright colors- perfect for a bridal shower!

If you love those iconic colors (black, white, gold, and pink), here’s everything you need to have a Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower.

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Killer Invitations to Set the Mood

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This invitation lets your guests know your party is trendy and chic, so they should dress accordingly. Ladies who recognize the spade will definitely know they’re in for a glamorous Kate Spade shower! Buy these invitations by LilianaOrocioDesign on Etsy here or get the digital copy here.   (A digital copy/download means that the seller can personalize the copy for you and will send it to you via email. You then print it at home or take it to a copy shop, like Staples, and have it printed.)

Though these two invitations below aren’t specifically linked to Kate Spade, they’ve got that Kate Spade-esque style with black and white stripes, gold, pink, and/or pink florals.

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Get these as a digital download on Etsy.

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And this one from Zazzle here.

Darling Welcome Signs to Greet Your Guests

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This poster, which you can order as a digital download, will help your guests find the party, especially if they’ve never been to the host’s house before.

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We all know the bride is counting down the days till she’s hitched and she’s going to want everyone else to know too! DIY some pink paper flowers and assemble this chic Kate Spade inspired countdown poster created with Cricut.

A Mouthwatering Mimosa Bar

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The devil’s in the details, and one detail not to be overlooked is the mimosa bar! This adorable Mimosa Bar Sign is available as a digital download on Etsy.

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Don’t forget to label your juice carafes with DIY tags like these! Start with some striped paper, and add floral stickers, handwriting with a flourish, and some bright pink ribbon.

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{Photo from Extraordinary Events}

Now all that’s left is a little decor, bubbly, some of your favorite juices, some fruits, and a few champagne glasses. If you’d like to make these glittered champagne bottles, you can find some simple instructions for ones like this or ombre sparkled bottles on Pinterest, or I’ll add a DIY tutorial soon!

Some To Die For Decor

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We continue the theme here with a striped tablecloth, gold silverware and chargers, black plates, pink bow napkins, a gorgeous pink flower arrangement, gold confetti, and some candles. If you’re having just a few guests, a round table or two will be able to seat everyone so that most guest can talk to each other. I prefer round tables for a brunch, since it gives a sense of intimacy among guests.

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{Photo by  Lane Dittoe}

For a lunch/ late brunch, or for more than just a few guests, a long rectangle table will give a striking and more modern look. Though the colors are the same between this and the last table, the vibe is more upscale and elegant with gold crystal, votives, and candle stands. See more of this table from an Intimate Cabo San Lucas Beach Wedding on Style Me Pretty.

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{Photo by Kennedy Grace Photography}

Cuteness overload! This simple decor would be great on a coffee table or gift table. You could even personalize it with mugs spelling out the bride’s name.

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And don’t forget the DIY touches that bring it all together. If you’re concerned about a glittery mess getting everywhere, add a bit of glitter to the water in a clear flower vase. You’ll get a pop of sparkle without the mess.

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Last but not least for decor, the bride’s throne. Dress up a chair with its very own bridal attire. Put your dress designing skills to the test by DIY-ing this with a little tulle and bling.

Games to Get Your Guests Involved

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If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, pearls must be close behind. Buy some plastic diamonds and oversized pearls from your local craft store like Hobby Lobby and put them in a cute container. The guest who guesses closest to the correct amount win a fun prize, like nail polish in one of the party’s colors.

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Put a note in your guests’ invitations asking them to bring a favorite recipe for the bride. This makes a great gift when all the recipes are assembled into a book and guests will love sharing their favorite dishes.

Some Themed Sweet Treats

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Of course you’re going to need a cute Kate Spade inspired cake! Make sure to include the black and white stripes, pink, and gold. Cake 1 by Eva Salazar of Makememycake. Cake 2 by Francisca Neves of Cupcake and photographed by Momento Cativo.

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If your cake is going to have stripes, your cake pops deserve some polka dots! Cake pops make a fun and adorable addition to any party and you can be sure Kate Spade herself would have some of these delicious treats from The Cake Pop Shop by Jennie.

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Put it all together in a gorgeous dessert bar. This set up was almost 100% DIY from the fabric backdrop to the framed poster. Read how Julie Johnson created this dessert bar for a Kate Spade themed party on her blog Paisley and Polka Dots. Cake by Fantasy Frosting.

A Bottle to Take Home

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Whether the bride’s a ‘champagne is the answer’ or a ‘rosé all day’ kind of girl, mini bottles (or full bottles if you can) and a lipstick are the ultimate Kate Spade party favor.

A Classic Carnival Wedding

Better clear your schedule for the next hour because if you’re anything like me, you’ll be swooning over this carnival wedding for at least that long!

This wedding literally has it all. Beautiful bride, check. Gorgeous ceremony, check. Carnival games, check. Ferris wheel, check. Butterfly release, check. Snow cones…. well, you get the point!

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The save the dates echoed a classic carnival poster by inviting guests to join the bride and groom for a “one night only, truly exuberant, magical, jubilant, unforgettable jaw dropping time.”

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Before the party was a traditional ceremony set in the California redwoods. Even if the wedding stopped here, it would be a stunning day. But the night went on, and so started a carnival for the ages!

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Their venue, a private residence in Woodside, California, was decked out in everything carnival themed. From the Ferris wheel, to the fish bowl toss, to the caricature artist, everything was good, clean, old fashioned fun.

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Food was catered by Taste Catering & Event Planning and included soft pretzels, watermelon, popsicles, snow cones, milkshakes, and churros. Dinner was served fair food style with fried chicken, fried mac n cheese balls, corn dogs, and sweet potato fries.

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No detail was overlooked. Yes, that’s both a butterfly and balloon release!

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Even the simple tablescape was gorgeously set in the wedding’s colors, a light blush and grey, with romantic string lights over the reception.

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To see more of this whimsical wedding, see the full story on Style Me Pretty here.  For the full gallery, click here.

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{Photos by Michael Segal Photography} { Event Design + Planning by Trisha Dean Events} {Catering + Flowers by Taste Catering & Event Planning} { Invitation + Save-the-Date Design by Alchemy Fine Events and Invitations} {Wedding Dress by Ever After Private Label} {Rentals from Hartmann Studios} {Event Resources from The Bridal Bar} {Ferris Wheel Rental from Classic Amusement}

Tropical Wedding Ceremony Inspiration in Paradise

As the last of the summer season’s weddings are flying by, let’s take a moment to think about all the great things about summer weddings. The list goes on and on, but what other season gives stunning sunsets for a ceremony like this?

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This gorgeous wedding is from a real ceremony that Studio Ooh La La designed with a tropical theme. Set on the bay at Paradise Point in San Diego, a wedding can’t get much better than this.

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Red, White, and Blue: a Fourth of July Themed Wedding

A red, white and blue wedding? It’s not for everybody, but for those who have a deeper love for America, a patriotic colored wedding might be perfect. Whether you or your spouse-to-be has served in the military or are having a military wedding, a Fourth of July wedding, or you’re just a fan of the red, white, and blue, here are a few ideas inspired by the colors of the American flag.

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With the current trend of an old school and vintage-y feel wedding, a patriotic wedding can be executed with elegance, while still having that personal feel that most brides want. One neutral color paired with two bold colors can be easily overdone and can make decor look tacky and outdated. However, as the weddings below will show you, old school and outdated are very different things.

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Up, Up, and Away: Favorite Elements of a Hot Air Balloon Inspired Shoot

If I were to create my absolute dream wedding, it would probably have a whimsical theme that transports my guests to another world with wide open fields, vibrant colors, and a striking sunset getaway. Once I saw this to die for shoot from Nadya Kozlova of The Big Day Agency, I knew this is exactly what I’d create.

There’s just something about hot air balloons that is completely romantic. Pair that with soft pinks, gorgeous flowers, and ombre designs throughout the shoot, and this shoot is the physicalization of love.

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First of all, look how beautiful this pink ombre floral backdrop is! The flowers pick up the pink in the bride’s dress and amplify the greens in her bouquet.

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Love is Sweet, Enjoy a Treat…. Make a Rustic Dessert Table Complete!

Struggling to find props and dessert stands for your rustic themed dessert table? Look no further! Maybe I’m just in the mood to check out all the possibilities for dessert tables because I’m currently shopping for and designing one for my own event coming up soon, but I just love all the versatile ways sweets can be presented.

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Your dessert table is one of those places at your wedding where brand-new store bought props, vintage items, and DIY projects can come together in one comprehensive look for your table. A rustic chic theme is probably one of the easiest themes to successfully execute for a dessert table. Not only are props readily available at any thrift store or vintage market, it’s a simple element to help theme your entire reception.

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An Unexpected Twist on a Rustic-Chic Ceremony

Feeling a little rustic-chic? Check out this beautiful ceremony from an outdoor Vermont wedding. The soft, romantic wild hydrangeas and leaves in combination with the elongated curve of the arch juxtaposes well against the surrounding pine trees. Though all of these elements help create a rustic outdoor ambiance on their own, the combination of the delicate feel of the arch and the sturdy trees enclosing the ceremony site provide an intriguing contrast that guests haven’t seen or considered before.

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Almost everything at this ceremony is some element of nature, with the exception of the metal stands that hold flower arrangements at the beginning of the aisle. However, even the metal flower stands reflect a rustic feel. From the wooden chairs that line the back and front rows at the ceremony, to the wooden pews for other seating, to the arch’s framework and flowers, everything gives guests an experience that would typically be found in a lush garden, but instead located in an open space surrounded by woodland. Continue reading