Pretty Tea Party Bridal Shower Inspiration

I love having the opportunity to share this beautiful inspiration shoot with you today, sent over by my good friend Erika Firm of Delphine. Erika and a group of incredibly talented wedding professionals designed this shoot with a pretty, classic tea party bridal shower in mind and I just love all of the soft, feminine details. The color palette is lady-like and romantic and all of the sweet little touches leave me once again searching for an excuse to host a fabulous tea party for my favorite girls.



bridal-shower-gamesErika shares, “There’s just something so classically romantic about a sweet tea party bridal shower, isn’t there? As much as I love all the modern takes on wedding parties, the classic tea party will always be the tried and true favorite for bridal showers. I am SO not a game person, but after prodding from the rest of our team (“what’s an old-fashioned bridal shower without an old-fashioned embarrassing game?”) I created a quiz for the occasion, based on our Charleston Stitch invitation design.”


vintage-tea-cup-centerpieces“We chose a classic powder puff pink, grey, and pastel color palette, piled on the vintage linens and teacups, brought in delicious cupcakes from Cupcake Love in Solana Beach, CA, and counted down the seconds until Jen was done shooting so we could dive into the cupcakes and pink bubbly. ”


vintage-tea-cups-bridal-shower-ideas“Sticking with the classic and romantic theme, Adrianne chose lovely peach and pink roses for the centerpiece and a gorgeous peach vintage vase from her personal collection. She “stuffed” assorted tea cups with roses for place settings, and we added fun little pennants made from Delphine scraps with names for a little whimsical touch.”
unique-bridal-shower-themesvintage-china-tea-party-ideasThis bridal shower is just too pretty to resist! It may have even made a believer out of me, a fellow opponent to bridal shower games. A fun little quiz on pretty paper? I can get on board with that kind of fun. Thanks for sharing, Erika! xoxo

Vendors –
Event design/style: Adrianne Smith and Erika Firm
Photography: Jennifer Dery
Cupcakes: Cupcake Love
Flowers: Adrianne Smith Floral Design
Gifts: Dreamy
Invitations/paper goods: Delphine
Party favors: Delphine
Vintage props: Sainte Béatrice

{Photos by Jennifer Dery.}



This is gorgeous. The colors are stunning and the feminine feel really comes through in the photos. LOVE the poms on the ground.
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Oh I am just in love. So romantic!
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I love everything about this! The flowers, the game, the amazing detail, and feeling of the photographs. This is exactly what I would want for a bridal tea party. It feels like a magical ‘Alice & Wonderland’ sort of place.

Thank you and congratulations ladies!!!
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OMG….. really i’m lost for words…. I’m wow… this is so beautiful, so perfect in every way…. so amazingly beautiful…..
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Modern-victorian, it’s so beautiful down to the little details that make it so special. wow. <3

Oh my gawsh! This is so perfect! J’adore the chic, Parisian theme. The oversized pomanders, vintage tea cups, and romantic roses are just stunning.

Love this, especially the quiz and that pretty white tablecloth!
.-= Stephanie’s most recent blog post: Real Party- Tiffany Blue Bridal Shower =-.

excellent to see our hard work on this lovely blog…AND gorgeous photography!

OMG – how did I miss this yesterday! All so dreamy, stunning, gorgeousness!! The details are fabulous…and there are lots of them…which I LOVE. Ok, going back to look again. Amazing shoot!


Thanks everyone for your sweet words. The best part of this shoot wasn’t the flowers or the invites or the stunning photos Jen shot (or even the cupcakes) … it was getting to hang out and do something creative with my dear friends. It was a dreamy day.
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holy bridal shower goodness! this is so lovely! love the hummingbirds :)
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So dreamy and put together by such a fabulous team! Gorgeous!

Truly beautiful!!! Love the muted tones and those vintage cups are so darling!!
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Lee Morris

Your parties are just wonderful, Adrianne. I tell you, if I ever get married again, which I would love, YOU are going to do the flowers – and do you sing as well too??
Love you, Lee xoxox

Just absolutely divine! I have long wanted to do a bridal shower tea and this serves as a perfect inspiration!

If I could dream the most perfect Tea Party bridal shower it would be this one! Everything about it screams GORGEOUS PERFECTIONS. The colors, the details, the design…all of it is simply out of this world, amazing!
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If I could dream the most perfect Tea Party bridal shower it would be this one! Everything about it screams GORGEOUS PERFECTIONS. The colors, the details, the design…all of it is simply out of this world, amazing!


Where can you buy the tea cups? So pretty!

Hi Jessica. Thanks for your message. The small espresso cups I snatched up at Anthropologie a few years ago, and the rest are from my personal collection, gathered over many many years at yard sales, antique shops, and EBay (and a few were “borrowed” from my mom and grandmother Delphine’s china cabinets quite a few years ago … funny how they never quite made it back).
.-= Erika at Delphine’s most recent blog post: haute off the letterpress- custom moroccon invitation =-.

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Will totally steal this color palette for my Zaara’s birthday party. I write about bargains on designer children’s clothing. Drop by sometime.

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lovely photos indeed..long live to photographer
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Do you have a source for the wooden spoons/stirrers containing the butterflies and graphic elements pictured with the striped straws?

I already commented once at how lovely this is.
Still coming back for more inspiration!! Thank you.
.-= Jess @ Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design’s most recent blog post: sweet treat Origami Delights =-.

Hi Jess. Thanks for your sweet words. The wood stir sticks are Delphine designs — you can customize and order with your favorite colors on our website here:
Thanks again for your kind words about our little party!
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can you tell me where to purchase the little hummingbirds on the napkins please?
thank you

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Gorgeous! Just came over from The Little Big Co. to see this – I love the flowers, Jane
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