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REAL PARTIES: Modern Parisian Bridal Shower

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Bridal Shower: Modern Paris My good friend Jen is getting married June 9! Here are a few snapshots from the bridal shower I co-hosted this weekend. Jen got engaged at the Eiffel Tower and LOVES modern style, so we did a Modern Parisian theme with fluffy feathers, scroll patterns, and a color palette of pink, black & white.

Bridal Shower: Modern Paris Bridal Shower: Modern Paris The shower was held at Kinara Cafe in L.A. – in an amazing private outdoor patio filled with tons of lush greenery, flowers, a loungy sitting area, and a gorgeous fountain…such a beautiful setting to work with!

Bridal Shower: Modern Paris Amy did a great job on the rehearsal bouquet…not too long before Jen will be holding the real thing!

Bridal Shower: Modern Paris Congrats, Jen! We’re so glad you loved the shower – and now the countdown begins…!

By |2018-02-12T18:28:05+00:00May 22nd, 2007|Bridal Showers|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Anonymous May 22, 2007 at 9:07 am


  2. lily May 22, 2007 at 9:09 am

    this is absolutely gorgeous! what a lucky bride-to-be!

  3. judes May 22, 2007 at 9:14 am

    LOVE the modern twist on the parisian theme

  4. sarah r. May 22, 2007 at 9:18 am

    the flower arrangements are beautiful! neat theme idea – very cool how it ties into her engagement. and the feathers are so fun!

  5. Anonymous May 22, 2007 at 10:07 am

    so beautiful! love the theme!

  6. studio wellspring May 22, 2007 at 11:30 am

    so inspiring ~ swooning over here!

  7. jamiehdesigns May 22, 2007 at 11:44 am

    Gorgeous! I love how unique the theme is.

  8. Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason May 22, 2007 at 11:52 am

    wow! this is fantastic. can’t wait for the details!

  9. Janice May 22, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Oh, my gosh, this is breathtaking!!! What a lucky girl Jen is to have a friend like you!!!

  10. juligie™ May 22, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    i love the theme and love the feathers! i never thought to use feathers — such a fab idea!

  11. Ginny May 22, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Can I hire you to be my maid of honor? haha.

  12. Jthemilker May 22, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    You went over the top for your girl-friend. Lovely and I adore the PINK!!!

  13. Jane Maynard May 22, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    you did a beautiful job!!!!! :)

  14. hedgie3767 May 22, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    Simply gorgeous!

  15. Houses, Couches and Babies May 22, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    The pictures are amazing! What a creative and fun theme. I love the addition of the feathers!

  16. Blue Orchid Designs May 22, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    feathers can be tricky to pull off without looking like a pillow exploded in a room. you ladies did an fabulous job! gorgeous and lush.

  17. q May 24, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    the colours are just amazing, and i love the black pattern used.

  18. Anonymous May 28, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    Wow!!!! Everything looks amazing…. where did you get those eiffel necklaces? I have been looking all over for something like that for my girls….

  19. IMEDAGOZE May 29, 2007 at 7:57 am

    WOW!!! amazing work! Gosh, if you were here, my life would be much easier when it comes to organizing parties. I love those feather accents and the brilliant color combos. They definitely scream Modern Parisian! well done!

  20. becoming-home May 29, 2007 at 9:03 am

    wow, definitely the best decorated shower I’ve ever seen!

  21. hiphostess May 29, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    hi anon –

    The Eiffel tower necklace charms are from a store in LA called “Party on La Cienega”. I don’t think they have a website, but here’s their store info in case you’re local or want to call them and see if you can order over the phone:

    (310) 659-8717
    350 S La Cienega Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Jenn :)

  22. Janea Collins June 2, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    This is fabulous !!You are truly talented ! I wish I had girlfriend like you when I got married…AHH simply beautiful

  23. Tammi September 4, 2007 at 9:43 am

    When my maid of honor was hosting my bridal shower, she and I wanted to coordinate our invitations so the bridal shower invitations would match my wedding theme and wedding invitations. We looked online and found a few places that had great bridal shower invitations and wedding invitations that could be personalized with our own wordings, Bridal Shower Invitations, Holiday & Christmas Wedding Invitations and Wedding Announcements. All these sites had lots of sample wording ideas for bridal shower invitations and wedding invitations. They also had lots of holiday and Christmas themed invitations for bridal showers and weddings. We eventually purchased from Cards Shoppe, and we were very glad we did. Our guests really loved our custom invitations and wanted to know where we got them. I really recommend these sites for your bridal shower or wedding!

  24. Anonymous October 20, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    What a beautiful party! One of the nicest I’ve seen. Where did you get the little boxes and the pink feathers? Also the vaces and name place cards?

  25. hiphostess October 25, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Anon-
    Thanks for the kind words!

    The pink feathers were purchased at a flower supply store – but you can also find them online. They’re ostrich drabs – tonyhill.com and ostrich.com are great resources.

    The placecards are blumebuds and area available at blumebox.com.

    I’m not sure which little boxes you’re referring to – but if you mean the cylinder-shaped ones with the feather on top, those were actually a close-out sale at a discount store and just a very lucky find by the bride’s cousin!

  26. Anonymous February 8, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Hi, everything thing looks really great! Where did you purchase the invitations? They are exactly what I am looking for for my bridal shower.

  27. hiphostess February 26, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Anon –

    So sorry about missing this question until now! I need to check with the maid of honor -she’s the one that ordered the invites. I’ll post the info as soon as I have it :)


  28. Jessica March 5, 2008 at 8:11 am


    I’m having my bridal shower in May, and this is exactly the sort of non-traditional theme I’m looking for!

    I was curious to know where you purchased the placemats, and the pink with black top jar (diamond plaid as well) from?

    Any advise would be so appreciated. Thank you for having such a wonderful site!

  29. Rita January 6, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Would love to know where you ordered the invitations…everything was beautiful!

  30. jenn s. January 6, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Hi Rita –
    The invitations were purchased at Traylor Papers – http://www.traylorpapers.com – but this was about a year and a half ago and I don’t see that exact design on their site anymore :(

    They do have a bunch of other cute designs though – especially under the “all occasion” section.

    Here are a few other great places to check out for bridal shower invitations:

    Polka Dot Design

    Wedding Paper Divas

    Rock Scissor Paper:

    Good luck! :)

  31. Caroline January 8, 2009 at 6:33 am


    I love the theme and everything is exquisite. My future sister-in-law got engaged in Paris so I am thinking a Parisian theme for the shower. These are some great ideas!

    I love the idea of the block letters that spelled her name in front of the flowers- where did you guys get those? Probably a craft store would have them but just wondering where you purchased them.

    Also, in the first picture it looks like a menu in the middle of the placemat- can you please share where you ordered those from as well?

    Thanks, and awesome job!!!

  32. jenn s. January 8, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Hi Caroline –
    The block letters were from a store in San Diego called “Cool Scrapbook Stuff” – so any scrapbook store would probably be a safe bet – or potentially even craft store like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Joann.

    The menus are custom – I’m a graphic designer so I was able to do them myself :)

    Thanks so much for the compliments and good luck with the shower!

  33. Maria February 20, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Great decor. i was wondering where you got the beads with the eiffel tower on them please help… thanks

  34. jenn s. February 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Maria –
    The Eiffel tower necklace charms were purchased in-store at a place in LA that used to be called “Party on La Cienega” and recently changed their name to “Party Paper Life”. Here’s the website:

    P.S. This party was held quite a while ago though, so they might not carry them anymore. Etsy.com could be a good place to look for something similar though :)

  35. Invitations April 4, 2011 at 4:31 am

    The color combination is nice. Black, pink, and white is a good color combination. Nice.

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