Rustic Red Door recently hosted a beautiful surprise bridal shower for Kerry's newly engaged sis-in-law Britany.
With the aid of our very talented photographer, our warehouse was transformed into a warm and inviting, rustic setting complete with bright and cheery table decorations, yummy food, and delectable desserts!
We'd like to share some basic bridal shower planning tips with you while showcasing our celebration, beginning with pre-day planning.
Our graphic artist Jen, created the adorable artwork for the shower. She even designed the invitations, games, and frames. Jen would love to create for you, too!
Having a specific theme is helpful. Fortunately, Britany's love of sunflowers gave us many beautiful options for decorations and favors that allowed us to use accents from nature. (Soap favors were purchased from a local small business:
If it's a surprise shower have a pre-determined plan for the bride-to-be to arrive at just the right time...preferable after all the guests have arrived and are in their places.
We cleverly enlisted help from the groom-to-be.
Family members of the engaged couple provided a delicious variety of croissants, sandwiches, salads, and veggies as well as a choice of regular or spiked lemonade and coffee...
and a plethora of magnificent desserts lovingly by the groom's mom.
Rounding out the day were a few games, catching up with family and friends, old and new, and plenty of fun and laughter!
I hope you found our bridal shower experience to be helpful to you in some way. If you're planning a shower of your own, we'd LOVE to share your photos and shower tips. Please email them to me at