Summer Bridal Shower Inspiration
By Tarisha Beniprashad
Centerpieces are can be a point of contention when planning a wedding: Big or small? Flowers or none? Artificial or real? The burden of having to come up with a magnificent centerpiece for your wedding day is heavy enough, without having to think about table decor at your bridal shower. Although we prefer to work with professional florists for flawless results on your big day, you can totally DIY your way to some cute centerpieces for your bridal shower. For those of you that that would rather take a simpler route for your bridal shower, we’ve got a few options that don’t take much prep work.
We’ve found some adorable centerpiece ideas that are fast and easy to put together- and don’t worry, not ALL of them are floral. Keep on reading if you’d like some inspiration for quick and easy bridal shower centerpieces!
DIY Bridal Shower Centerpieces
Hydrangeas are a great option if you want to incorporate fresh flowers into your decor, but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg. Sticking one or two stems in a vase or mason jar can make a small yet full arrangement. You can’t go wrong sticking with a classic white, or you can opt for blue, pink, green, or even purple hydrangeas. Wrap a ribbon around your vase, and you’ve got an adorable centerpiece that took no more than 10 minutes to put together!
Tulips can be found in an array of colors, and are one of those flowers that don’t have to be in abundance to look pretty. Having a few tulips in a small vase, and using the blossom’s natural foliage to fill in the sparse areas can create a tall, elegant centerpiece!
Roses are another great option. Some people automatically think a rose-themed centerpiece would be insanely expensive, but they don’t have to be. Roses are so exquisitely beautiful on their own, and don’t necessarily need to be presented in bouquets to be stunning. Having one short rose placed in a quaint little drinking glass or mason jar can make for a small, very cute centerpiece. This option would be better suited for a more casual event, like a backyard shower. We love this idea- it is the definition of cute and quaint!
PRO DIY TIP: Tying a piece of ribbon or twine around the outside of your vases/jars would be a super cute addition to any of these options!
Depending on how casual your shower is, you could opt for some fruit on your tables. It’s a fun way to keep the ambiance light and fresh, especially for a summertime wedding. Brightly colored produce like green apples, lemons, oranges, and lime are all fantastic options. By filling a decent sized vase with your desired fruit, you can create a fun and interesting centerpiece. You could even stick a few seasonal flowers in between, as an added embellishment.
Candles are another great option, especially if you aren’t a fan of fresh flowers. Filling either a tall or short vase with colored gravel or beads that match your theme, and adding a candle on top is a simple way to DIY your way to an elegant centerpiece.
Another idea that might suit you if you want to avoid the floral route, is branches. Sounds a little weird and cryptic, we know. But if you go to an art supply store like Michael’s, you can find some artsy faux branches that you can coat with some white spray paint, and turn into a unique centerpiece. This option would be ideal for those of you looking for a taller arrangement for your tables. After sticking your freshly painted (or bare, for a more rustic feel) branches in a vase, you can choose to hang some bling or tea lights from them to amp it up a little.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to options for DIY centerpieces for your bridal shower. Have you seen any awesome DIY centerpieces lately, or created one yourself? Leave us a comment down below and let us know your thoughts on these quick and easy centerpieces!
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- Published in 2016, Trends, Uncategorized, Wedding, Wedding Planning, Wedding TIps
Toronto Wedding Band Spotlight: Ascension Groove Band
Toronto Wedding Band
Ascension Groove Band is made up professional musicians. We have been together for more than twenty years. The band has played various venues locally and internationally. We primarily worked overseas a lot. It just takes one client to see you at a club and book you for a wedding and that’s what happened. We still perform at clubs and casinos and also do corporate/private events. It is always a thrill to be part of someone’s special day and provide lasting memories.
Our first wedding gig was more than 10 years.
We can’t imagine doing anything else but we all would still be involved in music. We have all harnessed our craft through school and performing over the years. Once in your system, you never leave music.
We are always making sure everyone is having a good time and things are running smoothly. So when we are not on stage entertaining we are perhaps on a short break, having dinner while speeches taking place but we are constantly keeping track and in close contact with the planner if the client has one. My job primarily during breaks is to connect with the planner or if there is no planner I help with coordinating between the client and venue.
Being in a wedding band is fun!!! You perform a variety of genres, you meet interesting people and at the end of the day you were part of a special moment and it’s quite an honour to be the entertainment that was chosen. It not only means something to the client but to us as well…you like what we do.
I don’t think people realize the work put into preparing for a wedding. A band learns new repertoire, perhaps performing their first dance, coordinating and booking of musicians whether it’s for the ceremony or the reception, organizing/arranging for sound and lighting etc.
Besides music we are family type individuals. Our downtime is spent with family, sports, travelling and photography.
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- Published in 2015, GTA, Vendor spotlight, Vendors, Wedding