Turquoise and Pink Bridal Shower : Decor Details

Hello all! I’m back to share some of the details from my sister’s bridal shower this past weekend. Like I mentioned yesterday, I decided to keep the decor fairly simple. I wanted it to spring-like, fresh, and not fussy. For the most part, I stuck with colors in the turquoise and pink ranges.

My favorite decor item was the photo banners I put together. My sister and her fiance are high school sweethearts, so they have so many awesome pictures together from their high school and college days. I used baker’s twine and mini clothespins to string the photos in chronological order. I hung both banners on the wall using pink washi tape. It was a neat way to look back and see their story beginning with their pre-dating friendship years all the way to their engagement. The hardest part was trying to only pick a hand full of photos to use!

turquoise and pink bridal shower details : like a saturday

turquoise and pink bridal shower details : like a saturday

For centerpieces and additional decor, I put together a variety of fresh and potted flowers. I arranged the fresh flowers in either blue mason jars {leftover from my wedding} or glass Dublin Dr. Pepper bottles. I bought a couple of bouquets of white daisies and mums and a bunch of greenery from the grocery store.

turquoise and pink bridal shower details : like a saturday

turquoise and pink bridal shower details : like a saturday

For the potted plants, I bought brown terracotta pots from Walmart with the intent of jazzing them up a bit with a distressed look. {hm – that sounded like an oxymoron}. I decided to try out chalk paint for the first time.

turquoise and pink bridal shower details : like a saturday

For my first venture into chalk paint, I chose Annie Sloan’s French Linen. A very little bit of this paint goes a long way, so I still have a ton left over {even though I was only working with a sample pot!}. You can be expecting at least one other French Linen post in the future, I’m sure. :)

turquoise and pink bridal shower details : like a saturday

I slapped on a coat of paint using a foam brush {I’m sure diehard Annie Sloan-ists are cringing at that sentence}. It hardly took any time to dry, and then I lightly sanded to create a distressed look on each pot. A popped a begonia into each of those puppies and was ready to go! Easiest project ever. This also double as a “thank you” gift for the ladies who helped me out by bringing some of the food items.

turquoise and pink bridal shower details : like a saturday

turquoise and pink bridal shower details : like a saturday

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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P.S. My heart and prayers continue to go out to those affected by the tragedy in Boston this week. If you’re looking for ways to help in a tangible way, here is a great list.