We’re featuring something a little different from our usual wedding ideas editorials this lovely Sunday. It’s all about the pre wedding build up and in today’s case, beautiful bridal shower inspiration. More and more couples are hosting unique hen and stag dos, whether it be a weekend away or a night out, a crafty workshop or an adventurous activity. There are just so many fun and memorable options and experiences available. Perhaps one of the more simple and low key hen do ideas is the concept of a bridal shower at home, it’s intimate and personal and can be done oh so stylishly, as this shoot showcases today.
Pitch Boutique coordinated this lovely gathering at The Dell Holiday Let and Laura Jane Photography captured the festivities beautifully. Springtime pastels was the vision and it was oh so pretty. Think bridesmaids in tulle skirts, gorgeous seasonal florals, delightful stationery and an incredible dessert table set up. The bridesmaids got ready in gorgeous floral robes and had their hair and make up completed so perfectly. There are lots of fab ideas here, which I think will really inspire your own hen do celebrations.
Springtime Bridal Shower Ideas
At Pitch Boutique we organise alternative hen parties and bridal showers that will be a breath of fresh air for those who hate the idea of an ‘L’ plates hen weekend! We worked with an incredible team of suppliers to create shoot that would inspire brides. Our brief to all suppliers was focused around springtime, with a pastel palette we wanted to create an elegant setting which was really light and fresh in true reflection of spring.
Laura Jane was the perfect choice for the photography for this shoot, her light and airy approach to her photos worked excellently with the pastel tones and the natural feel we wanted for the shoot. She’s captured the laughter and fun we experienced throughout the day perfectly.
Our shoot was hosted at the beautiful Dell Holiday Let, self catering accommodation just outside of Colchester, Essex. As the dell was decorated with a pastel colour scheme and boasted outdoor space with beautiful magnolia plants it fitted our springtime theme perfectly.
We had two looks for our girls, firstly stunning bridal robes from The Lovely Little Label for our bedroom shots. With confetti cannons. We then changed the looks for pastel tulle skirts and heels for a real feminine and elegant look.
Our stunning models Cathy, Georgia, Megan and Charlotte were styled by Willow and Rose Make Up Artist with the assistance of Claire Keeley for a flawless and natural look. Hair by Victoria Taylor MUA who drew boho hair inspirations of braids and curls incorporating spring flowers within the hair and a flower crown for our bride to be.
Mother, daughter team Nicky and Helen created a dessert table what can only be described as cake art! At centre stage a beautiful two tier cake of Zesty Lemon Drizzle and White Chocolate & Raspberry. Both coated in buttercream with two flower crowns of handpiped butter cream flowers! Two pastel macaron tower covered in Bakewell Tart inspired Macarons. Chocolate cake pops in a selection of pastel colours and meringue kisses dipped in white chocolate with colourful sprinkles to finish. Finally, cupcakes covered in hand piped buttercream flowers, filled with jam and ice cream cake cones filled with jam, cake and a whip of buttercream on top! It’s all in the details!
Kelly from Miss Fleur Floral added spring flowers to the shoot, completing our seated area and dessert table filling our glass bottles with colour and texture. Using daffodils, roses, heather, pussy willow and so much more in beautiful tones of pink, yellow, lilacs and greens. She also styled a flower crown for our bride to be and hair florals for the girls.
We styled a beautiful seated area of four place settings with pastel china plates, gold cutlery, hand painted gin bottles and glass bottle vases. Lorna Boyer Designs supplied marble effect place cards and invites to complete the place setting look.
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Laura Jane Photography
The Dell Holiday Let
Styling & Coordination
Willow and Rose Makeup
Just lovely. Thanks so much to the whole team above for sharing these brilliant hen do ideas with us today. What a treat! xo Lou