A French Inspired Bridal Shower by Jasmine Star
May 24, 2010

If you are all about the girly, all about the glamour, all about the gorgeous then you are going to flip your lid over this photo shoot sent to us by the phenomenal Jasmine Star. This loveliest of bridal showers is beautifully infused with French flair and the ladies are getting pampered, Parisian style. Think sparkly jewelry, chic perfume and desserts galore...not to mention the fab fashion. With florals and event styling by Heavenly Blooms and In the Now Weddings, this shoot is quickly climbing to the top of our all time favorites list. Vive la France!

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This styled shoot was inspired by a French flair and intended to showcase a classical nod to a modern bridal shower. The bride--Gabrielle Marie Surrie--has been made lifelong friends during childhood, so she decided to host a small party celebrating their friendship and upcoming wedding. The shower was intended to spoil her friends, so after they signed the guest book, they were invited to adorn themselves with jewelry and hairpieces at a Adorn Yourself station, complete with feathers, jewels, and all things sparkly. The girls then dined on decadent sweets, complete with chocolate chip ice cream, tarts, and macaroons, amongst many other sugary sweets. Gabrielle then invited her friends to feast on cake and pink champagne as they toast life, love, and laughter. After--just before opening gifts--they were invited to the Mixology station, where girls mixed their own perfume as keepsakes. The ladies then ventured into the garden for gift opening and festivities to celebrate Gabrielle's upcoming marriage.

Photography: Jasmine Star / Flowers and Event Planning: Heavenly Blooms / Event Design and Planning: In the Now Weddings / Venue: Richard Nixon Library / Invitations and Paper Goods: Oh Lovely Day / Hair and Makeup: Flawless Faces, Inc. / Desserts: Jay's Catering / Cake: Sweet and Saucy / Linens and Backdrop: Glow Concepts / Dress: Dolly Couture / Hair Pieces: Lo Boheme / Jewelry: All Things Tinsel, Angel Black Designs, Renee Pawele Bride / Furniture: Luxe Event Rentals, Classic Party Rentals