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Gorgeous “Five Senses Inspired” Bridal Shower

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Five Sense Bridal Shower

Delicious Desserts

Tantalize your senses with this incredibly gorgeous bridal shower created by Carolyn Chen of The Special Day... Carolyn used the five senses as her inspiration for this unique shower theme. My sense of SIGHT is definitely in overdrive due to the delicious eye-candy photos alone!

From the calming aesthetic to the classic decor, every bride deserves this kind of pampering at her bridal shower. The “big day” is stressful enough, right?! The use of all-white flowers, tropical greenery and white/clear vessels and serving trays creates the same sense of serenity you might find at a spa. And then there’s the food… which could more accurately be described as “little edible masterpieces”. They are almost too pretty to eat!

Read on for more incredible photos + the mouthwatering menu details. . .

Incredible Looking food at the 5 Senses Bridal Shower
Favors, Drinks, & More
Amazing Decor
Flowers and KARMA
Simply Beautiful Table Setup
Dessert Table and More
Drink Table + Food
Place Cards, Dessert, & More


PARTY DETAILS from Carolyn

The theme was inspired by the five senses…

1. Sight – beautiful decor & eye candy
2. Sound – they had fun music playing in the background the whole event!
3. Touch – all different sorts of textures with the linens, etc
4. Taste – the delicious menu, fit for a foodie!
5. Smell – guests were able to create custom perfumes as their favor at the scent station created by Kamilyin!

Stuffed Mushrooms, Pancetta Wrapped Prawns, Caprese Salad, Salad Bouquet, Mushroom Risotto, Lamb Lollipops, and Wild Alaskan Black Cod

Coconut Cheesecake, Espresso Choux, Valrhona Caramel Truffles, Peanut Butter Mousse Cup, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Raspberry Blondies, and Lemon Olive Oil with Candied Ginger

Michael Pozzan Cabernet Sauvigon Russian River Valley 2008, Michael Pozzan Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2009, KARMA Sparkling Wine, Water with Lemon & Orange Slices, and Lemon Iced Tea.

Vendor Credit
By |2017-02-03T11:02:25-07:00February 16th, 2011|Bridal Showers, Weddings|

About the Author:

JESSICA WILCOX of Modern Moments admits to being kept awake by new creative ideas. Friends are amazed that she no sooner has a great idea for a new product than it appears on her website – beautiful and ready for customers!

This artistic, high-energy entrepreneur with a degree in business discovered her flair for design as she settled into domestic life in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and first son six years ago. Since then, she’s had two more adorable boys and has begun two flourishing design-related businesses, one for custom home décor and one for print goods and party supplies.

Her flair for party details is the reason she is now developing a third business. A lover of “all things cupcake,” Jessica not only creates unique party décor but loves to cook savory snacks and bake sweet treats that creatively express the event’s theme. Lucky family members get to enjoy her design and culinary creations on a regular basis, and she’s now ready to share her party planning brilliance with the world. Watch for it!


  1. Bird February 16, 2011 at 11:54 am

    WOW!! My five senses are going into overdrive!! STUNNING!!
    I was going to say my fave was the drinks station, but in fact it’s everything!!

  2. Nina February 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Wow!! This is so incredibly gorgeous and luxe! Great job to everyone involved!

  3. Aleah + Nick Valley February 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Beautiful! Just beautiful! Love the clean + fresh look! Stunning!

  4. Yum Yum Tables February 16, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Love this chic setup!

  5. Kris February 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Breathtaking! Love the drink station and the personal scent is so unique!

  6. Canvas & Canopy EVents February 16, 2011 at 1:40 pm


  7. Suzanne February 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    This look amazing. I wish they sold KARMA Sparkling Wine in Texas. I have a upcoming Bridal Shower, and I am looking for something different no one has tasted or seen before.

  8. Leila @ Be Inspired PR February 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    love love love :) Kamilyn scent station is fabulous and Carolyn tied all the amazing details together.

  9. Leika February 16, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I adore this shower!! Everything is amazing, but my favorite is definitely the scent station. I wish Kamilyin were on the East Coast!

  10. Courtney Crenshaw February 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    We were honored to be included in this gorgeous shower! All the details are so beautiful!

  11. Carolyn Chen || The Special Day February 17, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Thanks for featuring our 5 senses inspired shower, truly fit for a foodie! My mouth waters just looking at the pics again! =) Thanks to my team that helped make this a FABULOUS event!! Still can’t get enough of that peanut butter mousse cup either with the pretzel top!

  12. adriana February 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    total perfection here!

  13. cailen February 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    what a gorgeous event! so chic with the black and white color scheme with just the subtle pops of color.

    LOVE your blog! so glad i found it : ) i just love entertaining and party planning so i look forward to reading more.


  14. Kelly February 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    GOR-GEOUS! So perfect!

  15. elisa February 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I’m sold. How do I get an invite to such a lavish affair? ;) Truly a great idea. Looks wonderful.

  16. party bags February 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I like the tomatoes wherein they remove its parts and filled it with food instead. Very nice!

  17. Jina Park February 19, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I was a guest at this gorgeous shower, and Carolyn did an amazing job ~ truly scent~sational~!! ;-)

  18. vicky February 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    where did you get the plates for the deserts and foods?

  19. Chantalle February 19, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Gray with khakis, creams, and browns is definitely one of – if not – THE most current combination (at least for me) right now. I love how even the food is coordinated for this event! …and cream/antique white roses remain my all time favorite!

    to have & to host

  20. mode-puppe February 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    yummy, yummy…just great.

  21. Sugar & Spice Event Design February 21, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I love how the clean pallette really makes you want to indulge in all of your senses!

  22. tiffany March 17, 2011 at 10:05 am

    absolutely stunning! everything looks so incredibly classy and elegant, perfect!

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  24. rivernorthLove May 24, 2011 at 8:21 am

    This is so beautiful and serene! I can’t wait to share, thanks! {http://rivernorthlove.blogspot.com}

  25. Malinda March 10, 2012 at 7:13 am

    this is stunning. So chic, so elegant. Just lovely

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