My inspiration for this bridal shower came to me from a visit to a JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store while picking up supplies for another party. The moment I saw this fabric I saw a different take on a bee theme. Quick thoughts of chocolate desserts and dark tones came to mind along with the pastels because of the light blue shade the fabric has on the flower designs. I decided to turn my attention to magnolias for the flowers and a "Magnolias and Bees" theme was created for this. You'll see the fabric here on the main cake table as tablecover and used on an embroidery hoop which adorns the gift table. A coordinating fabric is also used on the gifts table. To the tablecover I added the pretty ribbon garland by Pop of Happy to coordinate. I'm so excited to share this images captured by Brianna Leigh Photography.
This theme is so beautiful to celebrate a bride as well as for her to thank her bridesmaids with gifts and sweets, all honey and bee inspired desserts. The Creekside Nurseries green house provided us a location which is both perfect for the theme and beautiful ambience for such a cherished occasion. I love how you can make an intimate gathering to celebrate privately in such a location like this one.
Pamela Smerker Designs created lovely gift and favor boxes and a printable design which was used in tags for the gifts, honeycomb toppers for the cupcakes, embroidery hoops for the table and embellished for the cake as a topper. Also the flags on the honey spoons which match the designs.
Magnolias decorated the tables and can be seen in the desserts as on the cookies and fondant covered oreos by KJ Cookies and Love & Sugar Kisses. Taste of Art by Wendy Symons made gorgeous looking rosette chocolate cookies topped with edible gold bees and lavender hydrangeas chocolate cupcakes. The cake is so stunning and beeutifully made by Regina Long of B&G Catering and I'm loving not only the colors and magnolias embellished in gold but also the honeycomb texture is just gorgeous. The cake pops by Sweet Whimsy Shop deserved a pedestal, and they are not only delicious but a great addition to bring in the colors of the theme out and as they stand in moss for the table I added a sweetness to them with the little burlap bows. Other additions to the tables were rock candy, honey spoons, real honeycomb with crackers and honey waffles... can you say tea time? In case a take out it's in order, the chocolate covered kettle corn it's perfect for that on their own little boxes from Pamela Smerker Designs that I embellished for the occasion.
What a fun way to ask your bridemaids to be in your wedding with the Piñata Cookies by KJ Cookies.
Shower a bride with a beeutiful theme like this or give your own take to an already popular theme by adding your own imagination and inspiration to it. This theme is just as pretty for a mom's birthday or simply Summer entertainment.
See our list of gifts ideas included here:
Soaps by Sky Rain Soap
Monogramed Clutch by Creekside Home Garden
Burlap Table Runner by Creekside Home Garden
Favor and Gift Boxes and Tags by Pamela Smerker Designs
Concept and Styling by In Flight
Photography by Brianna Leigh Photography
Location and Plants by Creekside Nurseries in Knoxville, TN
Printable Designs by Pamela Smerker Designs
Cake by B&G Catering
Chocolate Covered Oreos by Love & Sugar Kisses
Sugar and Pinata Cookies by KJ Cookies
Chocolate Cookies by Taste of Art by Wendy Symons
Cupcakes by Taste of Art by Wendy Symons
Cake Pops by Sweet Whimsy Shop
Chocolate Covered Kettle Corn by In Flight
Cake and Cupcake Toppers
Ribbon Garland by Pop of Happy