This weekend my friends and I hosted a bridal luncheon for dear friend who is getting married in Atlanta in the fall. She is the quintessential southern belle, who is a fabulous combination of preppy, stylish, and charmingly witty. She is also the ultimate entertainer, so we had to make sure this party would live up to her high southern standards.
Of course, I believe that all you need for a great party is interesting guests, excellent food, and even better drinks! Fortunately, we had all three of those- plus a wonderful backdrop to host. The shower was held at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen in Dallas. Renowned Chef Lisa Garza had us dishing out seconds with her jalapeno cornbread, perfect fried chicken, and a plethora of southern sides. From the flowers to the food, they did all the hard work!
I hope you enjoy these great pictures (for once!) from the shower that were taken by my good friend Blair over on The Perennial Style blog. If you love fun fashion and style, Blair and her two sisters are a wonderful source of inspiration! Following the shower pictures are more timeless tablescapes perfect for a daytime shower, brunch, or get together!
I adored the blue, green, and white color combination on the invitation. Especially that shade of blue! Invitations from Swoozie’s
The event was held on Sissy’s side porch, complete with a picturesque yellow door.
Sissy’s arranged the flowers in Ball jars with simple green hydrangeas, pink peonies, and sage.
For the party favors we had May Designs notebooks with the wedding hashtag customized on the front. Seated here is Caroline Hurley of the fab blog Caroline Covets, get all your royal and fashion scoop from her! Place cards are by Caspari.
For our cocktail of choice we had Tipsy Arnold Palmers. Definitely lived up to the name!
When was the last time you were served on a silver tray? They definitely added a sense of sophistication with the more rustic vibe.
I am not one for food pictures, but they tasted as good as they look!
The lunch was served buffet style on classic Spode.
It may not have been the healthiest luncheon, but it sure was delish!
When doing a buffet, It really helps to serve food on different heights. It eliminates the reaching and makes a boring buffet look slightly more interesting.
These carafes were so smart. Guests were able to mix their choice of orange, pineapple, or grapefruit juice.
*I wish I knew where some of these photos are from besides Pinterest. If you know, let me know!
Such a fresh and updated look with blue and white. Chic simplicity. Photo source: Pinterest
Monogramed napkins add the perfect touch of personalization. The china against the two-toned placemats looks very sharp. Photo source: Town & Country
Now that is a flower arrangement! Wonderful place setting and tableware by Oscar de la Renta.
Tone on tones of flowers. Notice how they are small arrangements, but the different heights make it look fuller. Photo source: Habitually Chic
This is certainly not boring! Very whimsy and full of personality. Photo source: Pinterest
These potted lemon trees pop against the coral colored walls. The height makes for a refined canopy effect along the table. I wonder if they are real? Photo source: Pinterest
I like how they put the shells in the glass jar instead of using flowers. It makes for a more captivating centerpiece. Also, the green goblets give a nice splash of color. Photo source: Pinterest
Ever have friends that are so into everything matching? Well, they will never have a table that looks this good. Please, do NOT be afraid to mix and match prints and colors. I spy green and blue, pink and polka dots. Also- take a peak in the back left corner…are those real lamps? Outside? Living on the edge, and I like it! Tablescape by Celerie Kemble.