2013. For me, it’s the year of engagements, bridal showers and weddings. This summer I was given the privilege of co-hosting a bridal shower for my new niece-in-law Rachel (Vogt) Lee. Each of us had contributed our own talents to put this lovely day together. We also had the privilege of the design and decorating team of two sisters, Becky Hammill Berg and Lynn Hammill Rhinevault who turned boring space into a magical, time-set-apart space for the bridal shower.
These women came with plastic bins and boxes bursting with greens, tulle, tea lights, branches, chalkboard-painted cardboard and repurposed things. They are a phenomenal team and created some beautiful pieces that the bride-to-be ended up using for her wedding reception.
Go to Becky’s Pinterest board and Lynn’s Pinterest board for some inspirational ideas for your upcoming events. They truly know how to make a moment a very special time for your guest of honor and your guests.
For Rachel’s shower, vintage was the theme with blue and white for added color. Burlap, tulle, linen and peonies worked so well together. Becky used Ikea candleholders to hold the larger-sized tea lights.
My sister-in-law Debbie’s laundry basket full of peonies turned into beautiful displays bursting in bloom and fragrance, whether they were placed in linen covered tin containers…
or sunk in water, where they really bloomed out.
Becky took pictures frames that cost $1.00 at Michaels and using paint, a stamp pad and scrapbooking materials, created darling mementos for Rachel to take home.
We found a frame for $1.00 and used the corrugated cardboard to affix Rachel and Sam’s cut-up save-the-date postcard.
Floating candles by Ikea, burlap rolls, stones from Michaels, a little jute string and circle for creativity…
Rachel plays the violin (she even planned to bring it on her honeymoon!). So nature and music staffs added that personal Rachel touch.
Both Rachel and Sam want to be teachers and are in their last year of college, so books added that “About Us” dimension to the decorations, but in a wedding-themed way.
We were a little ahead of the Duchess of Cambridge and her love of polka-dots. But our themed colors were blue and white.
It was a lovely day, a special moment to set aside the cares of our day, to celebrate the union of this sweet couple. Congratulations, Rachel and Sam!
And thank you to the Hammill girls for their decorating talents.
Need Becky and Lynn for your event? Reach them on Facebook or their Pinterest boards!