paris is always a good idea – audrey hepburn

I’m always very excited about all of the parties and celebrations that pop up this time of year. This time, it’s a little extra special. We’ve been completely focused on one certain celebration – a Vintage Parisian Bridal Shower thrown for a very special lady.

I knew that once THE bridal shower passed, the holidays would quickly follow and December would be”just around the corner.” Boy, did time go by so fast! Time management is of the essence when parties happen this time of year.

We got all of the girls together to shower our friend Vy with a lot of love and well wishes. She’ll be a married woman soon, and we couldn’t be happier for her! We wanted the shower to be a representation of who she is – beautiful, classic, and as a girl who likes to travel, it had to include a lot of European accents. The Parisian theme gave us the opportunity to include lots of prettiness!

When we asked Bite Macarons if they would collaborate with us to come up with an extravagant dessert table, they didn’t hold anything back! Croquembouche tower? Sure! Lots of dessert to surround it? Absolutely. They didn’t say no to any of our ideas, which made made working with them an absolute pleasure. We preferred the look of a symmetrical table with hints of European influenced dessert, so it was only appropriate to include lots of Bite goodies.

It included 2 flavor dessert cups (Lemon Berry and Five Milks), two delicious cakes (the Mango Greek Yogurt Cake and Chocolate Hazelnut Cake which might be found on a future menu, wink wink), customized macarons with a gorgeous gold glitter macaron they made especially for us, and the lovely croquembouche tower, surrounded with gold spun sugar. Phew!!! That sugar was no joke y’all! It came together so beautifully and we had WAY too much dessert.

I know, I can’t believe I’m saying “too much dessert.” Is that even possible? 

Can’t forget to mention the strawberry panna cotta that my friend Kathy made, placed in mason jars to make it the sweetest little things. It was the perfect addition to the dessert table. :)

We spent the day before the shower buying flowers from local grocery stores. For small parties like these, it’s much easier to buy local . I make a mental list of my favorite stores that normally have a wide variety of FRESH looking flowers. ;) I even found peonies the that morning!!! Beautiful weather, chiavari chairs, a sit-down dinner, and lots of wine made for a wonderful night. Couldn’t have asked for more!

To my beautiful friend Vy – You are what makes this world great, and we are all better humans because of you. Sonny is a lucky guy!

Go hug your besties today! They deserve it!

hydrangea centerpiece

coral peonies

Parisian dessert table

Parisian dessert table

Parisian dessert table

Parisian dessert table

beautiful croquembouche tower

friends and sisters

_MG_1974 _MG_1976 mango greek yogurt cake from Bite Macarons _MG_1993 _MG_1999 _MG_2000

macarons dessert table

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Custom macaron towers from Bite Macarons in Houston

Custom macaron towers from Bite Macarons in Houston

macaron towers

Head to my Pinterest board for more shower inspiration!

Vendors

Desserts: Bite Macarons | Gold sequin linen: CV Linens | Tables & Linen Rentals: Acme Rentals | Chair Rentals: Elegant Linens | Food: Bodard Bistro | Peonies: HEB | Wine glasses: Home Goods | Charger Plages: Michael’s