inspiration board: miranda’s bridal shower

July 11, 2011

I ogle way too many inspiration boards in a given day. I’ve been waiting a very long time to create one, and my little sister getting married seemed as good a reason as any. I am official stationer to the betrothed; maid┬ámatron (I. Feel. Old.) of honour, and chief advisor to the bride-to-be, which, altogether, means I need to throw a kick ass bridal shower.

Bridal showers are not known for being ass-kicking affairs. Most women I know groan at the thought of having a Sunday afternoon stolen to coo over tea towels, and pensively consider the subtle textural differences between baking powder and soda for the chance to win a sucky prize. I am one of those women.

No matter: all I need to think about is my sister floating about the room, glowing and giddy, surrounded by friends and family, as inspiration to host a shower she’ll remember fondly. Plus, it’s a pretty fantastic excuse to ride out this heat wave in air conditioning and get my craft on without a stitch of guilt.

The wedding will be a country affair, in a working sugar bush no less, with rustic charm and DIY details by the (sap) bucketful. I’m doing it on bridal shower-worthy scale, in ketchup and mustard hues. Red, for love, and because it’s her favourite colour. And yellow, for sunshine and summer days.

bridal shower inspiration red yellow chocolate brown

Photos (clockwise from left):

Paper Straws (Style Me Pretty) | Wildflower Bouquet (via Pinterest) | Pop Quiz (Twig & Thistle) | Jam Favours (Grey Likes Weddings) | Red & White Flowers (The Sweetest Occasion) | Wrapped Gifts (A Creative Mint) | Lemonade (via Pinterest)

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