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LumberJack & Jill Couples Wedding Shower

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Ready for something that’s WONDERFULLY outside the bridal shower box? Check out this super-creative “LumberJack and Jill” themed couple’s shower by Trish of Frilly Milly Events!

From the eclectic mix of textures (plaid, burlap, kraft paper, wood, moss) – to the hilarious photo booth and ultra-stylish food presentation (baked beans in mini pots embellished with raffia & tiny spoons!), this shower is just overflowing with clever details…

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

And I’m not sure if it’s the glowing lights or the idea of “plaid = warmth”, but I think this concept would make for an awesome holiday party theme too!

Read on for more fun pics and party details, as told by Trish

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

“The original concept/theme was somewhat of an “enchanted forest” due to the couples’ love for vintage/outdoorsy/retro pieces, but when it all came together I decided it was more appropriately titled “LumberJack & Jill”.

Because it was a couples shower, I wanted it to not only be feminine and dainty, but have a strong masculine presence as well. In order accomplish that, I incorporated both plaids and wildflower prints into the decor and served “manly” bbq foods in small packages. (For example burger sliders, baked beans served in tiny pots, corn on the cob pieces on sticks, etc.)

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

I had the couple’s engagement photographer take profile shots of them, which I then turned into silhouettes and displayed above the buffet in a few old frames found at Goodwill.

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

The guests of honor used their silhouettes as “props” in the photo booth, which was our main source of entertainment!

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

The couple also chose to forgo receiving gifts and rather have their guests give to an orphanage…so I set up a “giving tree” for the donations.

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

For the take-home favors, I put together little brown bags with all of the ingredients to create a s’more with just a simple label that read “s’more love” on the front and the couple’s wedding date on the back.”

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower


Thanks again to Trish for the fabulous party inspiration!

P.S. Check out the cool Enchanted Forest invitations that she made to go with this party here. They’re available for purchase! =)

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By | 2017-02-03T12:21:52+00:00 September 2nd, 2010|Bridal Showers, Theme Parties|27 Comments

About the Author:

JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource. HWTM brings creative entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational “how-to” website and popular daily blog. Having hosted countless celebrations herself, ranging from special occasion showers and everyday get-togethers to large events, Sbranti now shares her contemporary style and no-fuss approach to entertaining with others. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as People, InStyle Weddings, Life&Style, Real Simple, and Extra! TV, and she is a featured contributor for several well-respected online communities, including iVillage.com and BHG.com. Sbranti resides in San Diego with her husband {and business partner} Sonny and their sweet 1-year old daughter, Macy.


  1. cynthia September 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    love it!!!

  2. The Fairy September 8, 2010 at 6:38 am

    This turns the box inside out! How do you keep the beans warm in the little containers?

  3. Dana @ Deposit a Gift September 8, 2010 at 8:29 am

    beyond inspirational!

  4. ashley March 17, 2011 at 9:05 am

    did yall use a photographer or rent a real photo booth?

  5. Lisa- Creative Ink Productions July 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    So creative! I love it!

  6. priscilla November 9, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Hi, where did you buy the TINY POTS of Baked Beans? Regards

  7. The Everyday Hostess March 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I love this!! I am going to borrow a few of these ideas for a couples Baby-que I throw this summer for my sister. Will share on my blog http://www.everydayhostess.blogspot.com and will link to this post!!!

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