Having decided early on to do a seersucker theme (see the invites here), I decorated using seersucker fabric along with silver, shells and jewels. (Her wedding invite has a silver shell on it).
The day before the shower I took off from work to get ready,
making a stop at Trader Joe's for flowers, 2BuckChuck, and pink lemonade.
At the entrance to Chateau Gahan I put out my child-sized adirondack chair.
I made two little pillows to decorate the chair (keepsakes for Sherry as well).
I kept my succulent wreath on the door and added a picture of Mario and Sherry (I printed a bunch of pictures out on the BW printer, glued them onto poster stock and cut them out with a white border; attached them to skewers so that I could put them into flower arrangements.)
Sherry's mom, BJ, brought two of her famous dishes — meatballs and mini-cupcakes.
I had spray-painted silver shells and made picks for the meatballs.
Utilized the blue and white seersucker fabric to make flags for the cupcakes.
I used the red and white seersucker to make a runner for the buffet, and bought white wooden letters
(S for Sherry and M for Mario) which I decorated with silver-spray-painted shells and bling.
A simple round glass vase is dressed in seersucker with a ribbon "belt" and silver shell "buckle."
The white filagree metal bucket from IKEA became a vase on the coffee table,
where I did a blue and white seerscucker runner.
I saw this fabric-lined shell on one of my new fave blogs junkaholique
and knew just what I would make to nestle into a bowl of shells.
A vintage pocketbook became a perfect vase, especially when adorned with a seersucker bow.
I made Pink-Pull-Your-Panties-Down (yes, it's just fun to say), which is pink lemonade, 7-Up and a splash of vodka. Since Sherry is in what was once our print production department (and well versed in ink and paper color swatches), I made the drink label using a paint swatch strip,
one appropriately with a pink shade called Blushing Bride.
And for the bouquet made from all the gift ribbons and bows I decided to opt out of the traditional paper plate base and create a paper cone.
What a fun shower to create!