The bridal shower is one of many celebrations the bride-to-be gets to enjoy prior to the wedding. Bridal showers come in all shapes and sizes (just like weddings). This particular bridal shower is fit for a queen with to-die-for flow blue details.
Flow blue is a style of white earthenware, sometimes porcelain, that originated in the Regency era, sometime in the 1820s, among the Staffordshire potters of England. The name is derived from the blue glaze that blurred or “flowed” during the firing process.
The event planner, Milk Glass Productions, calls this particularly luscious bridal shower “Old, Borrowed, and Flow Blue.” In keeping with the name all aspects of the shoot are accentuated with enough flow blue to make your grandma cry! Flow Blue is definitely something that a family member or close friend is likely to have lying around the house or in storage. You can borrow plates, glasses and various dinnerware from friends and family can make for a wonderful, collaborative, ‘DIT’ (do-it-together) event-planning experience.
Event Planner: Milk Glass Productions | Photographer: Joe Friend | Venue: Frasca Food and Wine | Flowers: Fiori Flowers | Invitations and Paper Goods: Sweet Letter Press | Cake: Happy Cakes Denver
Clothing Boutique: Hailee Grace Boutique
Notes from the event planner, Carly Witzburg of Milk Glass Productions:
The shower was held at Frasca Food and Wine – Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey’s flagship restaurant that has consistently been voted the best restaurant in Boulder, and often in the state of Colorado. Every morsel served by Frasca’s staff was to die for – the prosciutto was sliced paper-thin with a ($20,000!) antique Berkel slicer from the 1920’s. Not only does it slice like no other, it’s amazing to behold for event goers both as a piece of art and in action.
Our vision – that was brought to life plus so much more via Lara from Fiori Flowers – was to have radiant pink flowers to contrast the flow blue and silver sequined tablecloth. We also had the Queen Protea flower added to the main arrangement for added distinctiveness and texture – it was also quite the conversation piece!
SWEET letterpress & design fashioned some picture-perfect invitations and menus that were inspired by the intricacy of the flow blue print. SWEET definitely mastered their product and left attendees desperate to see what was to come.
Hailee Grace boutique provided stunning apparel, which could not have been more perfect for this bridal brunch. Since it is the beginning of summer, they used bright colors as well as flowy and flirty dresses. People often have more trouble finding something to wear to an early morning or afternoon event – Hailee Grace did a wonderful job of helping all of our attendees fit right in (and stand out at the same time!).
Our incredible sweets table was another addition that helped bring the entire event together. Our beautifully simple, yet elegant cake was created by Happy Cakes Bakeshop, and was surrounded by a blue candy bar with a massive blue floral centerpiece that brought depth and height to the table. And as a sweet addition, our candy bar was a mimicked a real “bar,” holding various sweets and treats in tumblers, martini, and champagne flutes!
We also incorporated two smaller tables that provided engaging interactions and experiences for guests. These tables offered two smaller, DIY offerings – a champagne bar and a bath salt bar. For the champagne bar we had several bottles of Vilmart Grand Cellier paired with lots of fresh fruit from local Boulder’s Farmer Market. The bath salt bar contained all-natural sea salt bath salts, dried lavender & rose buds in apothecaries with mini glass jars for a make-your-own gift bag.
This inspiration shower was one of our favorite creations! From the exquisite contrast of the deep flow blue to bright, hot pink we couldn’t imagine a more perfectly feminine bridal pairing. Our vendors did an excellent job maintaining a uniform theme – each element complemented one another. The images taken by Joe Friend Photography turned out beautifully and we can’t wait to share them with you! Thank you in advance for your consideration!!!