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Bridal Shower: A '50s Retro-Themed Bridal Shower

  • Boutwell Studio, Mission Viejo, CA
    Chenin Boutwell and Candice Brooke
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A big driveway at a private residence was transformed into a courtyard for the party. The planners strung paper pom-poms above a table and used oversized balloons to divide the spaces.
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The menu included small bites, like salad, crackers, and fruit, not to mention plenty of champagne.
Sundried Tomato Cafe, San Juan Capistrano, CA
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Each guest’s place setting included a fun take-home -- a wooden spoon, fork, or spatula
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Guests went home with heart-shaped measuring spoons as favors, in keeping with the housewife theme.
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In addition to champagne, guests drank pink lemonade and homemade sweet tea (the bride’s favorite). Chenin and Candice made all the paper flowers that decorated the tables.
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Retro napkins with 1950s housewives and funny captions were an easy way to further drive home the theme.
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The planners put together a pop quiz, “Who Knows the Bride Best?” for guests to take. They printed the quizzes on white paper with a retro-style teal-and-red border.
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Instead of a cake, Chenin and Candice ordered cupcakes and displayed them on a simple cupcake tree.
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There was even a “Pimp My Cupcake” station where guests could dress up their cupcakes with colored sprinkles and flowers.
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After everyone had finished decorating their desserts, the bride-to-be chose her favorite cupcake, and the winner got a prize.
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Bridal Shower: A '50s Retro-Themed Bridal Shower

Planners Chenin and Candice threw a retro 1950s housewife-themed bridal shower. “The bride-to-be loves all things retro and is not your typical housewife, so we thought it would be a fun theme,” Chenin says.
- Jaimie Dalessio
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  • Boutwell Studio, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Chenin Boutwell and Candice Brooke
  • Sundried Tomato Cafe, San Juan Capistrano, CA

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