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Yellow & Gray Beach Bridal Shower (36 photos)


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One of my best friend's is getting married on the beach in April and the bridesmaid's and I decided to throw her a beautiful beach themed bridal shower that incorporated some of her favorite things.  Her favorite color in the world is yellow so of course that had to be a major player in the decor and her other wedding colors are gray and white so we were set on colors and theme.  We tried to use as many beachy elements as we could with a starfish being the main element used throughout everything from centerpieces to every piece of paper product we used, such as, invitations, menu's, advice cards, and a banner on the dessert table.  And being a stylist of delicious confections myself, I, of course, had to give her a lovely dessert spread that had a huge heart-shaped backdrop that I made with seashells spray-painted with a metallic silver.  I also made some adorable beach-themed desserts, such as:  silver pearlized Oreo Truffles sitting atop shells that were meant to look like little oysters, and I also made 2-tier chocolate covered Oreos with mini silver starfish sitting on top.  One of the bridesmaid's mom made those adorable cookie favors and little mini seashell and starfish cookies sitting on top of brown sugar meant to look like sand.  I also made cupcakes that had little shards of sugar sitting on top that were meant to look like "sea glass."  That stunning cake was made by The Cake Boutique in Mullica Hill, NJ and the absolutely gorgeous shoe topper was custom made by, Stephanie from Sweet Little Morsels.  She also made the ruffled starfish accent on the bottom of the cake, as well as the fondant letters sitting on top of 4 cupcakes spelling, "L-O-V-E."  The bridesmaids and I decided that we HAD to have that incredible shoe topper, because the bride-to-be also LOVES fashion, particularly shoes!  Stephanie did an amazing job of tying in the starfish beach element to the shoe to pull it all together perfectly!  The bridesmaid's and I also made the flower centerpieces ourselves by purchasing a ton of yellow and white flowers at our local Produce Junction for a small total of $40 and the flowers went such a long way for that price!  We bought some silver mercury goblets from Michael's craft store and added the flowers ourself the night before and it fit the colors and theme wonderfully!  All the guests and bride-to-be were transported to a seaside paradise for a few short hours in the midst of the worst winter NJ has seen in some time so I'd say the shower was a success!

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