November 09, 2011

One year ago I threw this special bridal shower for my sister-in-law-to-be, Amanda. We celebrated on a duffy boat in Long Beach with all the ladies in our family. Amanda was the last girl added into our family {the rest of the singles are boys!}… and so it was kind of a big deal. We had pizza, salad, wine and we did a little chocolate tasting! Our captain was my handsome husband, the best man and the photographer of this special night. Every special detail that you see was handmade by yours truly. Enjoy!

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I created this banner by cutting out triangles of fabric and sewing them onto twine. The anchor image was ironed onto the white fabric using a printable iron on transfer sheet from Avery.

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I bought really cheap pillows and blankets from Ikea and embellished them with fabric and felt from JoAnn’s. For the pillows, I cut the letters to read ‘Mrs.C’ out of felt and sewed them onto easy tube style sleeves I created out of fabric. So that I could just slip the sleeve cover over the pillow. I also created little netting flowers with faux pearls in the center as decoration for the pillows. For the blankets I cut out the initial of each guest and hand sewed them onto the blankets from Ikea. I used fabric scraps to tie them up.

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I also used little strips of fabric scraps to tie faux engagement rings onto wine glasses for each guest. The chocolate tasting favors were exactly like my DIY mini-jar chocolate tasting favors, except they were in mini-chinese boxes from Michaels. The labels on top were the same ones from Paper-Source as in the other DIY. I created water bottle labels using my favorite sticker paper from Staples, for my room-temperature waters. Keep in mind if these were going to be cold – the bottles will sweat and you will need to use a specialized label so that the ink doesn’t run along with the paper getting soggy.

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The anchor is from a great little shop in Seal Beach called The California Seashell Company.

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I made her a silly veil using a crown from the Halloween section at JoAnn’s, and lots of cheap netting. Instructions: Cut three layers of netting, each a little shorter than the other, gather them at one end, sew over and over, then sew it to the base of the crown or tiara. Instant cheesy veil!

Bridal Shower on a Boat SomethingTurquoise.com

Bridal Shower on a Boat SomethingTurquoise.com

Cheers to the amazing women in my family!

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I designed the invitation, first by downloading free clipart of the anchor from TheWeddingChicks.com. Then I created this background design to use as my envelope liner, download it here for FREE to create your own liner. Vintage Postage by my favorite The Paper Nickel Stamp Co.

Bridal Shower on a Boat SomethingTurquoise.com

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{event credits} photographer: Studio 11 / Duffy Boat Rentals: Bay Boat Rentals – Long Beach / Designer + Stylist: Jen | SomethingTurquoise / Pillows + Blankets + Silver Lantern: Ikea / Fabric: JoAnn’s Fabric / Paper Goods: Paper-Source / Vintage Postage: The Paper Nickel Stamp Co. / Iron on Transfers + Sticker Paper: Staples


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Vivienne @ The V Spot
November 9, 2011

Awesome! Sharing on fb. :)

Jo Ann Causey
November 9, 2011

Lovin' it as usual.