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You’ve seen her wedding photos and rocking first dance, now here’s Rolake’s BN Bridal Shower, which was held this March, in London. Her cousins – Jojo of UK Bridal Shower Blog, SwanSoSweet.com and Ike of UK Pretty Party Shop – Showerella.com – joined forces to host a sugary sweet bridal shower for this special Bride. Here is how Ike described the day:

“Anyone that spends a few minutes with Rolake will quickly realize that she’s one classy lady. We instantly knew her bridal shower had to be sweet and stylish. The decor and shower vibe was girly and whimsy but with a sophisticated touch. We took candy pink – Rolake’s favorite colours – and worked this into various decor and party props.

Jojo and I are DIY-addicts so pretty much everything at the shower was homemade. Being a professional graphics designer, I designed a Pinkberry party printable theme for the shower (party signs, menu cards, food flags and drink signs), which incorporated the bride’s favorite colours.

Jojo and Feyi (Rolake’s classmate) styled a lovely dessert table around alphabet dish trays which spelt out the word: P-A-R-T-Y; and boy, did we get creative with the food! Simple things such as watermelon were transformed into delectable hor d’oeuvres using heart cookie-cutters. My favourite dessert was the cheesecake, served in port glasses with a cherry on top – they were just as much fun to eat as they were to make.

We set up a wishing tree for guests to leave kind words and wishes to the bride. We also played classic bridal shower icebreaker games such as “He Said, She Said”. We asked the groom some questions before the shower and asked Rolake the same questions … needless to say, she got 90% of the questions right!

Instead of the usual toilet-paper wedding dresses activity, we set up a classy perfume bar. The guests got make their own perfumes at the Shower and take it home as a keepsake. The “Scentelier” Perfume Bar activity arrived as a ready-to-go kit, so all we needed to do was set out the oils on a stand. The kit included full instructions and perfume blending guides, which meant the girls were able to blend their perfect scents in minutes. For anyone looking for a different kind of Bridal Shower, I would recommend hosting an activity such as perfume making or fascinator making as it adds a special twist to the day.

For the food, we had pigs-in-blankets, sausage rolls and spring rolls followed by buffet of jollof rice, chicken and plantain. That was delicious in itself, but to make it even better, our dessert was a White Chocolate Gateaux bridal shower cake from Caffe Concerto. We saved the topper “From Miss… to Mrs” for the bride to take home with her. The bride and all her guests had a blast at the shower, which made cookie cutting of watermelons and DIY flower arranging worth it in the end. “

Enjoy and be inspired! xoxo

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Want to have a pink themed bridal shower? Download this free party printable kit (includes invitations,cupcake toppers and more!) courtesy Showerella(Click Here to Download!)

Bridal Shower Highlight Reel: Davy Charles

Vendor Credits
Event Planner: Ike Sikuade, Founder of Showerella.com

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Photographers: Jacob + Pauline – www.weddingphotographerduo.co.uk
Videographer: Davy Charles – www.davycharles.co.uk
Party Planning + Styling: Jojo – www.swansosweet.com
DIY “Scentelier” Perfume Bar Activity Kit: www.showerella.com/categories/activity and games/ 
Party Printables, Decorations and Dessert Table Supplies: www.showerella.com
Venue: Western Palm Hotel London
Cake:  www.caffeconcerto.co.uk

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33 Comments

  1. Curious Cat

    November 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    nice one

  2. Dee

    November 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Very nice…

  3. eesha

    November 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Pretty pink theme.

  4. C*Witty

    November 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    cool concept, i luv

  5. somt

    November 5, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    So sweet…. ma girls pls take note…

  6. http://africansweetheart.blogspot.co.uk/

    November 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Such a cute idea. I love how relaxed it looks.
    africansweetheart.blogspot.co.uk/

  7. Eny

    November 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Beautiful!

  8. Hilda

    November 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Lovely….
    I make fruit displays that etches name on fruits. and this s giving me even more ideas

  9. glamour_zino

    November 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    It’s an adorable shower. Thumbs up 2 d planners.

  10. Ada Nnewi

    November 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    On a lighter note, I can eat all those small chops by myself in less than 5 minutes.._…and all the cupcakes as well…

    • Dora the explorer

      November 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      you read my hungry mind!!!

  11. Chic

    November 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    *emails this page and the other flower themed shower to sisters and friends*

    • Yve

      November 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      I’m with you on this. lol. *emailing this page to my peeps
      as well*

  12. Florence

    November 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Nice bridal shower, so cool………. My friends please
    copy this…… Lol

  13. Opeyemi

    November 5, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Real nice…

  14. Wanday

    November 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    very cute and girly. nice theme

  15. Ima

    November 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    lovely

  16. BevShine events

    November 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Lovelyyyy. I like. For more ideas visit my blog
    bevshineevents.blogspot.com

  17. Funto

    November 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Showerella for the win!! Looks amazing.

  18. damepenelope

    November 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    so sweet!

  19. Lizzy O.

    November 5, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Awww everything looks great!

  20. ibukungeorge

    November 5, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Can I plan my own bridal shower hehee.I can call it bridal shower cum Pre wedding party.That’s if my friends don’t plan one for me…..

  21. grace

    November 5, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    That’s great in fact awesome

  22. MyView

    November 6, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Now I’m hungry. Awesome!

  23. Hurpeyeahmie

    November 6, 2013 at 9:14 am

    wow lovely

  24. Keepingitreal

    November 6, 2013 at 10:41 am

    i have never wanted a bridal shower…but that up there…I want…very chilled classy something…none of that lewd embarrassing decor and ideas….

  25. Okechukwu Ofili's Babe

    November 6, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Ladies…we are too funny. She had to look at the picture that was taken. Ever heard the joke of how to annoy a woman? Take a picture of her and don’t show her.
    Nice shower.

  26. adelegirl

    November 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Wow! Lovely! The attention to each tiny detail is amazing! And to think the planners made most of the items themselves. The planners did a great job! Well done to them!

  27. sisi

    November 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Very sweet, nicely done. Different also

  28. Temi T

    November 7, 2013 at 4:20 am

    see this is what i’m talking about right here.small and intimate, just my style. not over the top with randoms but close friends that truly care about you. lovely!

  29. honeymix

    November 7, 2013 at 6:45 am

    I love,very chilly

  30. baby

    November 12, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    what are little girls made of? sugar and spice everything nice….lol…..so glad am a babe oh, we’ve got all the pretty things in life……..happy married life

  31. Tutu

    November 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    whao!!! To think only 8 people were in attendance and not the usually “gbogbo ero”…loool
    Emailing link to friends for mine asap…

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