French Inspired Shower by Marilyn Nakazato Photography + A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production
July 22, 2011
United States

What better way to pamper our betrothed best friends than with a shower filled to the brim with pretty, romantic details, delectable pastries and some ooh-la-la lingerie.  This classy, french-inspired, lingerie soiree put together by A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production and captured by Marilyn Nakazato Photography couldn't be more enchanting.  It's the perfect way to send our blushing brides off into sweet wedded bliss.  See it all in the full gallery!

French Shower I

French Shower II

French Shower III

French Shower IV

French Shower V

French Shower VI

French Shower VII

Click here to see the entire gallery of images!

From A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production... When thinking of a great theme and design for a bridal shower, lingerie came to mind. Often it seems that when people think of a "lingerie shower" they think risqué rather than classy style. I wanted to show how a lingerie shower could be chic and sophisticated. I knew right away the perfect location for this design, Franciscan Garden’s Bridal Suite in San Juan Capistrano. With a soft palette in mind of blushes and creams I wanted to bring in French elements without the usual pink, black, and white you too often see with French themed events.

I set off with this inspiration and on a trip to Oregon I went antiquing and found a fabulous assortment of 1900-1930’s vintage perfume bottles, I knew I wanted to add these into the look of the shower. We acquired some amazing vintage lingerie pieces that brought my ideas to life. Along with a vintage Priscilla of Boston veil (my Mother’s veil from the 70’s) hanging above the sweets table, the vintage style came together beautifully. I had the idea to create some custom orbs made by hand with lace to suspend above the tables; this is a great DIY project that can add such a romantic and whimsical touch for your event. We also created custom candles wrapped with lace to tie in to the overall look. I wanted fluffy and romantic flowers that went with the layers of linen and soft feminine look, with a great team of vendors it all came together beautifully!

Wedding Coordination, Design + Styling: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production / Wedding Photography: Marilyn Nakazato Photography / Location: Bridal Suite at Franciscan Gardens / Floral Design: Lavender's Flowers / Cake + Sweets: Simply Sweet Cakery / Linen: La Tavola / Lace Orb Decor, Bridal Veil, Favors + Vintage Perfume Bottles: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production / Beverages: 24 Carrots Catering and Events / Custom Paper Goods: Darla Marie Designs / Jewelry: Jenny Dayco / Vintage Lingerie: Animal Head Vintage / Bridal Hangers: Rockabuy Creations / Hair + Make-up: Amanda Davison