ODU Engagement + Parisian Bridal Shower

Two of my dear friends are soon to be married, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to play a part during this special time for them. Back in July, I took their engagement photos! We wandered ODU’s campus (where they met) and captured moments at their most treasured places. In case you missed these before Here are a few of my favorites….

Click here to view their full gallery of photos. 

Fast Forward…. a few months and it was time for bridal shower planning! After we decided on a Parisian theme (for her love of Paris),  I was thrilled to design postcard invitations. I decided to sneak in a little personal symbolism by adding two lion statues beside the fountain in my illustration.  

The lovely venue!
Another friend painted these adorable Beinvenue & Bon Appetit signs! 
And this beautiful wine glass was gifted to the bride.

I was determined to make themed cookies from scratch and try my hand at making icing and piping. I bought this Eiffle Tower cookie cutter and was shocked when it arrived. I didn’t realize how gynormous it would be (3″ x 5″), but it was probably for the best…. the details would have been near impossible on a small cookie. Aside from the blue icing being a lot lighter than I wanted, I’m pretty pleased with the results. And they tasted OH SO GOOD!

I also designed little Trivia cards that asked, “How well do you know the happy couple?”
We also played the hilarious game of Toilet Paper Gowns…. each table had to choose a “bride” and then had 5 minutes to craft the best wedding dress.  Our lovely (true) bride-to-be had her photo taken with each “bride” and then chose a winner!
Me and the lovely Bride-to-Be 🙂
I’m looking forward to being by her side on the big day!
And then, three months later, she’ll stand beside me at my wedding too 🙂
  • AlysonB - Danielle,

    I can’t thank you enough for all the special details throughout the shower! From the thoughtful invitations to the Eiffel Tower cookies, it was truly a special day! The pictures are absolutely beautiful and it’s so nice to have these memories to hold onto, and even more meaningful to know you took them! I am truly a luck person to have such a beautiful and wonderful friendship as yours! Love you! xoxoxo
    AlysonApril 6, 2012 – 10:25 amReplyCancel

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