What I love most about being a wedding planner is spending time with my clients and really getting to know them. And its even more fun when my brides become good friends! When I was asked by Kristi's parents to help with the bridal shower I was very honored to do so.
I knew Kristi had love for Kate Spade (and so do I) OK, what girl doesn't love bows, flowers, pink and of course Champagne?
The decor and ideas came very easy to me. I worked with Elizabeth from Frosted Art cakes on the cake which turned out beautiful! The floral design on the cake was actually the same design from Kristi's wedding invitation liner. Its nice when can add a few of the wedding elements into the shower and see if any of the guests noticed!
Chrissie with C Lacey Design helped with the invitation and the signs. Aren't they beautiful?!
Straight to the Plate catering provided the brunch. Check out the donut tower!! It was very tasty especially with the 3 dipping sauces!! Kristi was not involved in the planning of the shower that much but she did have 2 special requests a photo booth and Sunny D for the mimosas! I borrowed a backdrop from a friend which we turned into a selfie station! We did have a photographer on site to capture those photo's as well! All photo's are provided by Susan with Beautiful Edge Photography. I provided the centerpieces which turned out perfect! I found cute artificial moss tea cups on Beau Coup and purchased the flowers from a local wholesaler!
And lastly the entertainment! Kristi and her parents wanted the shower to be very casual and did not want to open gifts or play a lot of games. I knew I had to find something creative for all of the guests have fun!!
Years ago I came across Pam Fox with LipStory and have wanted to work with her but never had that right event! When I told Kristi's parents about it they were excited! This was something none of their guests would have seen before and it could also be used as party favor! Which was a win win!! Never heard of Lip Story, you are not alone. Pam is the only Lip Print Reader in Arizona. I would say Lip Print reading is like palm reading but instead you place 3 lip prints on a piece of paper and she can read the prints based on the shape, lines and more. Please go to her website lipstory to learn more and hire her for your next event. All of your guest will be wow'd and leave the party with something to talk about!!
Thank you to the Marino's for having me help with the bridal shower and most importantly for Kristi and Ryan's wedding! It's truly an honor to get to know Kristi and your entire family!! XOXO