Shower Chic


It is always a great honor to style and help coordinate a shower or special event for a close friend. This particular shower was for the girl marrying the best friend of my husband. Confused yet? Stay with me. I just may have to go as far as saying...this is one of my favorite showers that we have styled to date. I used a color palette of black, white, pink and gold which fit so perfectly in the venue that my friend's mom chose for this party. This shower was held at Per Lei in New York City where they set the tone with tons of artwork and a loungey vibe. One of my favorite details of the set up was the oversized photos on the dessert table. Luckily these friends of mine took my advice and hired Sasithon Photography for their wedding. Sas shot their engagement photos and they were absolutely gorgeous. So I chose my favorites, blew them up and framed each to line the back of the sweets table. Throughout the tables I used bright pops of pink peonies and garden roses in small glass bud vases to decorate. We worked with our friends at Minted to customize the menus at each place setting. And we placed a black and white cocktail napkin under each water glass to really make the tables pop. Abby tossed gold confetti on the tables to add a little "glitz" to the party. And we completed the tables with mini pedestals of cupcakes each with "eat me" toppers made by our favorite Etsy designer All that Glitters. On the dessert table we worked with Bake-tique 212 NYC for the beautiful chocolate and vanilla cupcakes as well as s'mores pops. YUM. For the cake, our girl Angela of Making that Cake nailed it with a painted gold design. And we completed the look with a fresh peony on top. To thank the guests for coming out to celebrate we sent everyone home with a mini bottle of "Pop" champagne. It was an afternoon to remember....and next up....the WEDDING! Can't wait to celebrate these two. Cheers! Photos taken by Maggie Antalek