It was a beautiful, but rainy Sunday afternoon at Medinah Country Club when folks gathered to celebrate Danielle & Danny’s upcoming July wedding. Danielle’s mom lovingly crafted a bunch of the Chanel-inspired decor, including vases with the iconic double C … Continue reading
You Name It Events recently got to help host a breathtakingly beautiful bridal shower at a private warehouse in Elgin, Illinois. The setting was complete with exposed beam ceilings, rough hewn wood floors and brick walls that perfectly fit the rustic fall feel of the shower. Using deep burgundy, creamy ivory and bright goldenrod to bring the fall feel to life, the event had a couple of great activities for guests to participate in without having to do any traditional bridal shower games.
Guests were asked to bring a bottle of wine – any bottle of wine – for an activity where the group would provide wine for the couple’s first year of marriage. A bottle for their first Christmas, a bottle for their first dinner party, a bottle for their first fight, a bottle for the first time they are snowed in… and many more! We created simple bottle tags for these extra gifts for the couples and asked them to place them in a wonderful custom eco-friendly wine crate crafted by hand by Brian Behncke, President of ThinkEco². Brian is a construction worker by day and wood artisan by night. He handcrafts these cool eco-friendly products from reclaimed wood and folks are using them in their homes, for special events, as gifts and more! Check out more of their products below.
Our bride loved the natural touch the wine crate from ThinkEco² added to her shower so much that she is planning on using it in her December wedding as her card box! For now, the handmade crate has a place of honor in the couple’s kitchen and will long serve as a memory of their wonderful shower. The care put into the construction of the crate is such that it will become a family heirloom for sure! We will certainly be using these in the future for other vineyard themed events.
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A bridal shower is a wonderful time to celebrate two love birds who are about to get hitched. In Danielle’s case, this idea of “two love birds” was a reoccurring theme throughout her bridal shower. A team of loved ones planned the details of Danielle’s shower wonderfully. Leanne did a great job creating “Two Love Birds” labels for all of the yummy dishes brought by the friends of the bride. The cherry hand pies, in particular, were brought by the Mother of the Bride and the cupcakes were made by Roxie from Confections of a Bake-a-Holic. The “Two Love Birds” design was also drawn in chalk on the sidewalk by one of the sisters of the bride to welcome guests to the event. The couple loved the design so much that they decided to incorporate it into their wedding! (Pictures of that coming soon!)
The main reason why I love bridal showers so much is for the games. What could be more fun than getting together with a bunch of girlfriends and playing games centered around the bride? In Danielle’s case, she and her friends played a live-on-the-tv-screen version of Jeopardy complete with a variety of categories and even video daily doubles featuring the groom-to-be. Guests also had the opportunity to contribute to a “date jar” for the bride and groom – they would each write down a date idea and put it in the jar for the couple to look at later! Another genius way that the guests helped out the bride was with the thank you cards. The planning team set out a basket of cards for each guest to fill out with their name, address, and the gift that they brought. This took a lot of pressure off of the bride! Speaking of gifts, Danielle opened hers while sitting on a chair decorated with fun balloons and colors by her bridesmaids. Every detail of this event added to the fun atmosphere, even the flowers, which were bought and arranged by the bridesmaids (and also one bridesman). Check out pictures from Danielle’s bridal shower below!
Baby showers are always joyful- a celebration of bringing a beautiful new baby into the world. When Ashley (a huge lover of the color pink) found out that she was having a baby girl, she knew that she wanted her baby shower to be as girly as possible! Filled with pink, flowers, tiaras, and tea pots, this Royal Tea Party Baby Shower was the perfect welcome for the new princess.
We helped the grandma-to-be and a friend of the mom-to-be with the princess decorations. My personal favorite are the pink flower balls with pearl accents that hung from the chandeliers in the dining area! Cupcakes, donuts, and other treats added to the royal tea party theme and were all prepared by friends of Ashley. The place settings were from Party City and customized by us with adorable bunnies (also from grandma-to-be) and homemade tiaras. Check out the pictures below to see all of detailed accents from this princess baby shower!
Here at You Name It Events we not only plan weddings, but also plan birthday parties, lunches, showers, engagement parties and more. Take a look at our past non-wedding events, and gather inspiration for your next party!
Even if there is not a wedding in your future, there are plenty of parties to throw – and we would love to help!