An Ice Skating themed bridal shower photo shoot w/glitz + beads

Today's photo shoot comes to us from Kim of Something Floral who designed a 4-person tablescape for an ice skating themed bridal shower {given by members of the brides-to-be's figure skating club}. Kim was a former ice skater herself so she had lots of fun putting this shoot together :)

Notice the trophy-shaped vase for the floral arrangement above? From Kim . . . Each floral arrangement featured a mixture of roses, spray roses, chrysanthemums, gerberas, berzelia, and pittosporum foliage.  The icy blue and silver palette was warmed and softened by including pink, cream, and light peach flowers, as well as white and grey, in the floral arrangements.

From Kim . . . Placesettings were marked with teal, resin, scalloped picture frames, and napkins were folded and displayed horizontally at the top of each plate to resemble bow ties.  Stretch bracelets of aqua Czech crystals were used as glittery napkin rings.

From Kim . . . For the round tables, classic aqua linens were used and topped with a hint of glitz from sequined, aqua and silver table runners in a pattern that looked like snowflakes. Silver chivari chairs, silver metallic plate chargers, and silver flatware added additional pops of silver to each table. The menus were mounted on scalloped, silver metallic cardstock to mirror the scalloping on the plate chargers and flatware.

Both the invitations and menus {shown above} featured touches of aqua and ice blue satin ribbon and each were accented with 3-dimensional ice skate scrapbooking stickers to emphazie the event's theme. This is such a wonderful idea for a DIY invitation. For me personally, anytime you add dimension to an invitation or other paper good, you immediately bump up the wow factor.

From Kim . . . Instead of encircling all sides of the table, guest chairs were setup only three quarters of the way around so that a more pronounced, visual focal point could anchor each table. Oversized tables were used to ensure each guest had enough room to eat comfortably, and with the tall centerpiece elements situated at one side of the table, the focal point could be enjoyed by all guests at the table without blocking or inhibiting anyone’s view or ability to socialize. White, resin, scalloped picture frames held table numbers that also included the name of a figure skating jump or spin.  Clear crystal candy jars filled with aqua Sixlet candies sat next to each table number so that each guest could help themselves to treats.

From Kim . . . Decadently delicious, individual, round cakes layered in dark, milk, and white chocolate mousse were displayed on a cut-crystal tray in the center of each table. Guests were given sterling silver ice skate charms as favors, wrapped in silvertone gift boxes tied with delicate, aqua-striped ribbon and presented on glittery, irridescent, white snowflake ornaments.

Vendor Credits:
Styling, Coordination, Linen and Chair Rentals: Something Spectacular
Floral Designs and Other Rentals: Something Floral 
Photography, Stationery, and Paper Goods: Urban Fire Studio 
Knit Jersey Body Form and Acrylic Riser: Bob’s Store Fixture Supercenter, Inc.  
Individual Chocolate Trio Desserts: Sweet Dreams Bakery 
Silvertone Jewelry Gift Boxes: Notable Notions 
Figure Skating Outfit: Courtesy of Kim McMullen
Candy Jar and Aqua Candies: JoAnn Fabrics 
Table Number Frame and Snowflake Ornaments: Hobby Lobby
Placecard Frames and Crystal Beaded Bracelets (Napkin Rings): Michaels