French Themed Bridal Shower

Well, seeing as though my sister-in-law’s wedding was this past weekend, I figured it was about time for me to finally post these pictures from her french-themed bridal shower.  Her shower was many months ago, but with so much going on lately, I just never got around to sharing these with all of you.  We won’t have the wedding pictures back for a couple weeks, so I’ll fill you in on how the girls did as the flower girls and the whole wonderful experience once I have some pictures to share.  All I can tell you right now is that is was amazing and my sister-in-law, Abigail, was simply stunning.

I know I talk about my mom a lot here on the blog, but my mother-in-law, Vicki, is quite the creative soul herself.  She makes art dolls and has a fabulously decked out studio in their home.  She also knows how to throw a really great party.  So she went all out when it came to her daughters bridal shower.  Abby and Bryan left yesterday to spend two weeks touring around France on their honeymoon, so the entire bridal shower was centered around their honeymoon destination.

Are you ready for a lot pictures? Here goes…….

Our family loves to eat, so the shower was definitely centered around delicious french-themed food prepared by my mother-in-law with some help from her sisters.
 Everyone went home with one of these amazing ornaments.  They were all a little different and they were wrapped up so pretty.
Lots of fresh flowers all around.
 How fun is this donut cake that my mother-in-law put together?  So cute!
There were so many yummy sweets to try, but my girls always love their berries, so they couldn’t get enough of these delicious strawberries.
These were the different labels for the food at the shower.  I loved these fresh roses.  So pretty and romantic.
 Pretty party favors for everyone to take home.
This was a funny, joke sort of thing.  My mother-in-law and sister-in-law loved watching all the details from the royal wedding, so my mother-in-law put the bride and grooms heads on William and Kate’s bodies.  It was pretty funny!!
The Bride
Finally we played some games.  We weren’t going to do the ‘Toilet Paper Bride’ game, but my sister-in-law really wanted to do it, so we made sure to include this one.  My two little ladies just loved being brides as dress-up is their favorite activity.  I was in charge of a fun game where I asked the groom a bunch of questions prior to the shower and then we saw how well my sister-in-law knew him.
Overall we had lots of laughs, delicious food and the coming together of two families.  The same went for the wedding this past weekend.  I can’t wait to share the details of the day with you all……it was a truly spectacular downtown Chicago wedding.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
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  1. Truly a dream-like experience….beautifully done! Don’t s’pose there are any recipes (that shrimp salad looked awesome!! Looking forward to future wedding pics!!! Hugs, Doreen

  2. This looks like such a lovely Bridal Shower! I’m sure the bride was very excited to see it. Love all of the extra touches that you put into it such as the votive candles, Time magazine and the Effiel Tower. Just gorgeous:)

  3. OMG. That is an over the top shower. I am drooling over the food pictures. Now I want to know why I wasn’t invited. What a special bride. I hope she appreciates all the work that went into that shower.

  4. WOW – that is all gorgeous!

  5. Oooh, looks like a fab and yummy occasion! And the bride looks stunning even in loo roll!

  6. The food displays were beautiful and sooo creative!!

  7. So fun! I will definitely have to remember this idea for my friend’s shower.

  8. Great bridal shower, and a great blog! Jackie says helloo

  9. I’m a little behind in reading my favorite blogs, but just wanted to say what an amazing shower – all that food must have taken ages to prepare. It looks like a fun time was had by all. Can’t wait to see the wedding photos – enjoy!