“Put A Bing On It” – {wedding shower}

To jump start the wedding celebration, we took a recent song and with the spirit of marriage, joined it with a bowlful of cherries! We truly enjoyed this event and hope you do too!

 

When people ask, “where do you get your inspiration?”, my typical answer is “Everywhere.” This time around,  I was standing in the floral aisle at my favorite craft store pondering a deep question (okay, define “deep???”). “What do crafters do with green floral foam besides using it for obvious reasons, like floral arrangements.” I’ll admit, the song came on my ipod and presto…I finally had inspiration for the backdrop.

For this fun dessert bar, the food selections were…you guess it, CHERRIES and lots of them! The “orchard trio” consisted of The Blue Owl’s famous Cherry Lattice Pie, Very Cherry Cheesecake and Chocolate Covered Cherry Mousse Cups. Another fun focal point was our “cherry tree.” The Blue Owl is great at making the most adorable sugar cookies and with their expertise and design, we were able to hang these off of curly willow. We also made sure there were fresh cherries and since they were in season, they were simply a hit!

  

For beverages, a cherry martini bar of course! Wedding Showers are fun and while we enjoy creating children’s events, too, sometimes an adult beverage truly is the cherry on top!

 

Our friends at Todd Studios Photography +  Stationery not only took these fabulous pics, but they designed the invitation as well as the paper ornaments (buffet labels). How cute are these!

For Favors, we took clear cellophane bags and filled them with chocolate covered cherries from Harry and David. Added a muted ribbon and added some bling!

Another pointer: Never be afraid to ask. We’ve all heard this saying time and time again, but as I was picking out my cherries at the local fruit market, I desperately needed a fruit box to hang the “orchard is open” sign.  My local farmer is so incredible nice and generous as it didn’t cost us anything…except loyalty :)

A huge applause to our vendors! We cannot thank you enough!

Location & Desserts: The Blue Owl in Kimmswick, Missouri

Photography: Todd Studios Photography + Stationery

Stationery: Todd Studios Photography +  Stationery

Linens: Connie Duglin Linen

 

 

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