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LumberJack & Jill Couples Wedding Shower

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lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

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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  1. Party Box Design September 2, 2010 at 8:50 am

    wow! beyond creative!

  2. Marisa September 2, 2010 at 9:28 am

    This is a fabulous idea for a theme! I love the corn on the cob sticks.

    Curious though–is the mispelling of the word “Lumber” intentional? Perhaps one of the guests of honor is a chiropractor?

  3. Diane September 2, 2010 at 9:48 am

    What kind of cupcakes are those? They look yummy!

  4. PartyMom September 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I just love the mini pots! Shooters are great, but they’ve been done and done. This is a definite party to refer back to for inspiration.

  5. Shay September 2, 2010 at 9:59 am

    luv, luv, luv this…supercute!

  6. Amy September 2, 2010 at 11:01 am

    What a fun idea!

  7. Joanne September 2, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I think they are Smore cup cakes.

  8. Jen @ The Finer Things September 2, 2010 at 11:56 am

    This is so wonderful! I love it!

  9. Sandra September 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Ha! That is too cute. I bet some men are already dressed like that, they just need to show up.

    I love the idea, great job!

  10. Katrina Babic September 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    One of the cutest ones I have seen.

  11. Whitney September 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    This is FABULOUS!!! Really love the baked beans!

  12. Stacey September 2, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    This party is amazing! I love how untraditional it is! So much fun!

  13. Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs September 2, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    That is the CUTEST thing ever!!!

  14. Jess (Where My Heart Is) September 3, 2010 at 12:18 am

    This Party looks like it would have been so much fun. When people get into theme I think they really relax. Love all the attention to detail. I did a vintage inspired sweet sixteen party recently so I know how much time it take to source everything. Thanks for sharing this.

  15. Helena - A Diary of Lovely September 3, 2010 at 4:59 am

    so much fun!!

  16. Taryn September 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I LOVE this! It is so much fun!

  17. Nyree September 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    @Marisa Lumber is the correct spelling. The lumberjack may hurt his lumbar region whilst moving the lumber!

  18. A Bit Of Mayhem September 5, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I LOVE THIS!!! Def different

  19. neva September 6, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Great ideas))) love, love, love!

  20. Bettijo @ PagingSupermom September 7, 2010 at 9:49 am

    This is darling! I love the corn on the stick and all the other fun details.

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

    love it!!!

  22. 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?

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

    beyond inspirational!

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

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

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

    So creative! I love it!

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

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

  27. 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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