Photo Shoot : a rooftop "Love is Sweet" bridal shower in Canada

I can't believe it - but it's time again for the start of the monthly wedding vendor challenges. This month - the color palette is aqua blue, red and butter yellow. Some of you are probably already familiar with these monthly features, but let me recap for just a sec for all my new readers. Each month I have vendor teams from across the US and even Canada {hoping to even go international in a future one} come together to organize a photo shoot of a bridal shower tablescape with a dessert display. Oh, and each team must provide me with at least one DIY - it can either be downloadable or re-created from a list of supplies. For today, Madeline’s Weddings & Events came up with a gorgeous display on Delta Winnipeg’s Rooftop Pool Area. What an amazing view of the city {wait until you see the night shots - it features Madeline's signature lighting effects}. The photographs are by Michelle Zerr Photography.

Madeline says they had to contend with crazy winds on the rooftop which made it hard for the linens to stay put and definitely wouldn't allow the candles to stay lit. I have to say, I can't even tell there was any wind. It's just amazing.

For the seating area Madeline's used pinched red linens with soft ivory satin chair covers, aqua satin table runners and aqua napkins. Each table was lined with pillar candle centerpieces, red and ivory rose petals, yellow gerbera daisies and votive candles in red and blue votive holders. There was even aqua sugar cookies for favours at each setting.

For stationery Madeline's created a Bride’s Sign that was hung off her chair, menu cards, place cards, 2 signature drink signs, candy cards for the dessert bar as well as "Love is Sweet” letters.   

The dessert bar featured pinched aqua linens and red satin table runners with all sorts of goodies including fudge, french macaroons, mini cookies, mini brownies, a cotton candy tree, cakettes, cupcakes, and candy corn. There was even a cocktail table of cold milk – because as Madeline asks . . . "who doesn’t want some milk with all these desserts?"

This has to be the most genius dessert display I've ever seen - cotton candy on tree branches. Looks just like cotton bolls which are quite popular in rustic wedding bouquets.

Madeline's also set up a Signature Drink Table with "Something Blue" and a "Sunny Future".

And, now it's time for taking the party into the night with Madeline's signature lighting and a beautiful view of the city skyline . . .

DIY GOODIE: Cupcake Flags
Madeline found this fabulous little project on www.lovelydesign.com {download the file here} and writes, "there was a download available for this project and we were thrilled with just how cute these turned out".

Supplies:
Good-quality paper or cardstock
toothpicks or mini-dowels

Tools:
Ink jet printer
Sharp exacto knife
Cutting map
Ruler
Glue stick

Instructions:
Print. Cut out flags. Lightly fold, matching the triangle points together. Glue the entire backside of each flag, and wrapping around a toothpick, pressing to set. Done! 

Vendors:
Linens & Decor: Madeline’s Weddings & Events
Photographer: Michelle Zerr Photography
Location: Delta Winnipeg Rooftop Pool Area

Dessert Bar: Designed & put together by Madeline’s Weddings & Events
Desserts on display provided by: Cake-ology, Kernals Popcorn & Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sugar Cookie Favours: Cake-ology
Stationery: Madeline’s Weddings & Events
Spotlighting: Madeline’s Weddings & Events