It’s officially shower season, Cakies! Which means a perfect opportunity for two things… 1) hosting a gorgeous backyard party to celebrate a lady (or couple) of honor, AND 2) this is an ideal time to put the finishing touches on your Gift Registry so your guests have a nice range of choices when it comes time to select your shower pressie. We’ve partnered with our friends at Crate and Barrel to create this classic garden shower for not just the bride, but her hubs-to-be as well. ‘Cause we’re totally down with any trends that incorporate both parties into the celebrations leading up to the wedding.
First key to a gorgeous garden shower… naturally a beautifully set table that mixes feminine and masculine details. Let’s be honest, the shower is going to skew a teensy bit on the girly side when there’s a bride involved, but you can still add in pieces, like wooden accents, bronze candle holders, bolder colors (like this Indigo Linden Tablecloth), and of course a stocked whiskey bar, to make the Mister feel at home too. And note, when you’re creating your Gift Registry, the same principal applies!
Um, yes please to these bright colors and beautiful blooms!
Should we talk place settings? We can always get behind a mix and match set. Classic white, mixed with texture and color makes such a fun statement for any party. Start with a full set of the Mercer Dinnerware Collection (so pretty and organic), and then add a set of these Ito Salad Plates for nights when you feel like introducing an element of whimsy to your table. And gold flatware is always a good idea, obvi.
Love how simple serving pieces, like this two-tone marble cheeseboard, can double as elegant styling pieces for throwing your own parties. The key to a great Instagram moment is props, after all!
Mixing metals is definitely 100LC approved. The gorgeous Keaton serving bowl looks lovely on your countertop and also smashing with a colorful salad. And from experience we recommend adding at least three large serving bowls to your Gift Registry. Always good to have choices!
Even just one simple detail (like these laser cut wood place cards) add such a thoughtful touch to an intimate party or shower. And they make a pretty keepsake after the festivities are over.
We played up the “his and hers” shower concept with signature drinks for the ladies and gents. Whiskey for him, and Rosé for her!
Aren’t these two just soooo adorable? They are readers who are getting married this summer. Big congrats Stephanie and Scott.
And you can see more details from our His/Hers/Whiskey/Wine theme, including the lounge and bar cart over on Crate and Barrel’s blog today too!
Crate and Barrel products: 1. Flatware: Emory Gold 5-Piece Flatware / 2. Candle holder: Denby Antique Brass Taper Candle Holder / 3. Wine glasses: Tour White Wine Glass / 4. Table linen: Linden Indigo Blue Tablecloth / 5. Dinner plate: Mercer Dinner Plate / Salad plate: Ito Salad Plate /Appetizer plate: Tondo 6″ Plate/ 6. Copper salad bowl: Keaton Round Serving Bowl / Serving pieces: Jayden 2-Piece Serving Set / 7. Marbled cheese platter: French Kitchen Marble Cheese Dome / 8. Napkins: Helena Vanillia Ivory Napkin / 9. Chairs: Cole Wood Dining Chair/ / 10. Marble bread platter: 2-toned Large Marbled Board
Concept & Styling: 100 Layer Cake / Photography: Brandon Kidd Photography / Location: Private Home / Florist: Brown Paper Design / Calligraphy: Anne Robin Calligraphy / Wood signs & cocktail stir sticks: DeLovely Details / Dress: Rent the Runway / Suit: The Black Tux / Hair & Makeup: 1011 Hair & Makeup / Cake & Cupcakes: Shelia Mae
This post is sponsored by Crate and Barrel. They provided 100 Layer Cake with the products listed within this post! Big thanks to Crate and Barrel, and big thanks to you for supporting the brands that keep 100 Layer Cake sharing beautiful inspiration!