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Photo Shoot : "It's Time for Tea", a whimsically elegant bridal shower

Where has this week gone? It's time for our last Wedding Vendor Challenge for May already. The past 3 days have featured amazing inspiration for you to use at bridal showers, weddings or any other party you have planned. This months color palette was periwinkle blue, mango orange and lemon yellow. And, like last month, I asked vendors to create a bridal shower tablescape with a dessert display and just like the other challenges, there will be at least one DIY provided. Today I have two DIY downloads for you :) After all it is Friday - why not end it with a little something extra?


This elegant bridal shower photo shoot was styled by Lisa of Gabbi Grace Events and photographed by Jackie of Jacqart at Longacre House in Farmington Hills, MI. The gorgeous florals were designed by Kim of Something Floral. And, I lent a hand in creating all of the paper goodies :) Plus, many etsy artists came on board to provide the perfect little details.


Flowers and faux butterflies were used on the top two tiers of the ivory, antique-look, three-tier stand while mango favor boxes tied with periwinkle satin ribbon rested on large, light yellow chrysanthemums on the bottom tier. Flowers consisted of Spray roses (Babe and Mambo varieties), Hydrangea, Tulips, Parrot tulips, Godetia, Yarrow, Chrysanthemums, and Pittosporum foliage.


The lemons for name tags added an unexpected burst of lemon scent to the air.


Kim placed the florals for the dessert table in a white china teapot with Iris', Tulips, Parrot Tulips and Tulip foliage.


To save on cost and go a little green, Lisa went to the fruit market and purchased 4 small lemons and had the names pinned into the lemons with sterilized pins and used the lemons afterwards to make lemonade. Instead of going out and purchasing a pre-made fruit salad (saving almost $10), Lisa purchased 1 cantaloupe, 1 Kiwi, 2 mangoes, 1 pineapple and chopped them up. A small pack of blueberries was mixed with the fruit and then added to a decorative bowl and stacked onto a cake plate. To add a burst of color,  3 oranges were sliced and arranged on the small cake plate underneath. Lisa writes, "It saved money, its easy to do and looks and tastes delicious!"


DIY DOWNLOAD FREEBIE: Today, I have a download for you with both the "It's time for tea" cupcake toppers and "Drink Tea and Keep Calm" decorative flags. Simply trim the flags out using the border as a guide and then fold in half and glue around drink stirrers. For the cupcake toppers I used a scallop punch and then adhered them to decorative paper before gluing them on the lollipop stick.

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Jackie of Jacqart
Venue: Longacre House
Florals: Something Floral
Styling: Gabbi Grace Events
Mango Textured Favor Boxes: Notable Notions
Cupcake Stands: Wedding Things
Paper Goodies {invitation, favor tags, place cards, garland, cupcake wrappers, cupcake toppers, decorative flags}: Brenda of Wedding Girl
Fresh Lemon Italian Biscotti Cookies: Biscotti Queen
French Lemon Macarons: J'adore les Macarons
Lemon Sugar Roses: Le Chic Bakery Boutique
Sweets {floral candy lollipops, colorful sprinkle tea cookies, orange sherbet and periwinkle (island punch) Jelly Belly jellybeans}: Sweetheart Bakery
Chair Covers & Linens: Linen Hero
Lemon Supreme Cake : Sweet Dreams Bakery
Cupcakes: Just Baked