My DIY Garden Themed Bridal Shower

After many months (I know, this post is long overdue!), I'm so excited to share the details of my bridal shower! With the help of my very talented mom who was kind enough to host the shower, we crafted up our vision of the perfect garden themed party. 

All photos taken by the talented Melody Melikian Photography

We held my shower at one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles, Ca' Del Sole. This place is magical. It's like walking into an Italian courtyard. For a garden themed party, I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful backdrop. But, of course, I had to add my own DIY details too...

DIY Moss Cake
My favorite detail was definitely the moss cake, which my mom completely handmade herself. To make, stack round boxes on top of each other and hot glue sheets of moss to cover them up. Add artificial flowers for a pop of color.

DIY Flower Bar
Instead of standard placecards, each guest had their own mini vase with their name and table number attached. We had buckets of fresh flowers for guests to fill up their vases. These doubled as thank you favors too. 

DIY Flower Hairpin Station
As guests arrived,  they got to pick their favorite flower to wear as a hair accessory. This turned out to be a really fun way for everyone to engage with the garden theme. To make, simply glue artificial flowers to hair clips and display them on a wire frame as shown below.

DIY Flower Photobooth Backdrop
This was one of the most ambitious DIY projects I've ever made, but I love the way it came out! Guests loved taking photos with the ginormous flowers and I was able to snap a few fun (and cheesy) shots with Tony too! To make, first build the outer frame using PVC pipes found at hardware stores. Next, attach the grassy backdrop. I found 12" x 12" sheets of artificial grass from Michaels and attached them together using zip ties. Lastly, attach the big flowers (also found at Michaels) to the backdrop with zip ties from the back.


DIY Flower Pot Centerpieces
What's a garden party without some gardening, right? Instead of traditional centerpieces, my dad helped plant flower pots for each table. These were also great gifts for guests to take home and plant in their own garden. The moss-covered table numbers were another one of my favorite details. I bought them from the Spotted Leopard Etsy store.

DIY Entrance Sign
If you don't already have a Cricut Explore machine, go get one! You can pretty much die cut any shape, letter or design you want. I used it to create this entrance sign as well as my wedding table numbers. 

One reason why I waited so long to post this, was because I wanted to share my photo book too! I finally got around designing my bridal shower photo book (which ended up taking no time at all) and I'm so happy with the result! It's the perfect coffee table accessory.

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I hope you all enjoyed the photos! I would love to hear from the brides out there...what are you crafting for your big day?


  1. What wonderful ideas! Thanking for sharing!


  2. I am waiting for it..but idk yet i'm still inspiring.

  3. I'm such a lover for weddings! I'm a photographer and I love to see people's happiness.

  4. Wow, this is really cute and fun! It looks like a shoot in a wedding magazine. I love all your little details. I DIY'ed my invitations and an arch, which I hope to write up a tutorial on soon! :)

    - Ashley

  5. You are a real genius. I am flattered by your great ideas. Thanks for sharing such wonderful inspirations.

  6. Wow! Great ideas. I loved the idea of "flower vases" and "strike a pose". Lovely!

  7. Wowww!!!

    It was a lovely wedding for sure.

    All these shared elements are awesome to read and must have added amazing beauty to overall ceremony. Loved this!!!

  8. Anonymous11/12/2015

    Wow, what an amazing shower. I came across this because I'm considering hosting a birthday party at Ca' Del Sole. Did the restaurant provide that little blue dresser or did you bring it in?

  9. This is really beautiful, I don't think I could have pinned it fast enough! Amazing job


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