The girl who loves pink married the boy who loves orange.
Yes, pink and orange.
Trendy, funky, and sentimental. Definitely not expected. Oh – and no lace hearts or pastel butter mints.
Not that lace hearts are bad, I just wanted to do something different for my friend, something unique, and something with a personal twist when I started planning a bridal shower for my friend Maddie.
Ergo, Pink and Orange.
The Summer Party Supplies at Michaels were orange — and on clearance.
The menu was super easy when walking through the store looking for anything remotely pink and orange: Doritos and twizzlers, eh?
The pink lemonade cake squares from Deweys were a huge hit.
Oh – and you can’t expect a photographer to host a party without using photos as part of the decor, right?
(Yes, that’s a window full of ribbons with pictures hanging from the ends.) Super easy. And a super big hit. Talk about DIY with a stapler, scissors, and ribbon.
But my all-time favorite element of this party, will – I anticipate – be the one that lasts the longest: as we took a picture of each attendee with the bride, I gave everyone a bright pink or orange card to write a message to the bride. Then, at her wedding, I stuck the little book full of love, messages, and photos into her purse. Eventually she’ll find it — and know how much her friends love her.
And that, my friends, is how a photographer plans a bridal shower.