Modern Rustic Bridal Shower

The inevitable time in our lives has come where some of our close friend’s kids are getting married and having babies. It is such a wonderful time seeing these kids that I have known for most of my life embarking on these new blessed times. Today, I am sharing all of the details for the recent Modern Rustic Bridal Shower that I hosted this season for another precious bride.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Tables - Home with Holliday

Happily, I met this bride the day she was born. Her mother was a sorority sister of mine at Baylor (we are Tri Deltas!) and I went the same private Christian school with her father growing up. So many connections between our families. Her parent’s wedding was one of the first weddings of close friends that I was in as a Bridemaid, so it is super special to be watching her on her own journey to their wedding! I have been looking so forward to sharing this special day with you.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower - Home with Holliday

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Modern Rustic Bridal Shower

As you may have learned from the last bridal event I hosted the week prior to this one, I always check with the bride to learn about the theme and colors for her wedding so that I can coordinate my function with the plans she has for her wedding. Claire is featuring bits of natural, rustic decor in light grey and white tones in her wedding with lots of greenery.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Outdoor Setting - Home with Holliday

With being said, the theme for this bridal shower started with these Sparkling Fern invitations, by Minted.

The colors and style were perfect! I love using Minted because they offer printed addressing for the envelopes for FREE!

Set-up for the Main Buffet Table

My rustic dining room table was a perfect back-drop for the food which is why I decided not to cover it up with any linens. I used the white-washed crates for the centerpiece so I could layer flowers and trays throughout the table.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Buffet - Home with Holliday

Because I was hosting approximately 30 ladies, I opted for modern disposable plates for serving as well as pre-wrapped plastic flatware since I hosted this party by myself. Not only does it help with the clean-up but purchasing the pre-wrapped flatware saved me a great deal of prep time.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Buffet - Home with Holliday

The glass cylinder vases and floating candles added a nice modern touch that I could carry out on the rest of the serving areas and tables. Plus, they are a very inexpensive option to add flair to a table setting.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower - Home with Holliday

The flowers for my Modern Rustic Bridal Shower

The flowers for this function were very easy to do. I simply bought several batches of white hydrangeas (a favorite of the bride!) from Trader Joe’s and mixed greenery. To keep things easy and textured, I made every arrangement a bit different.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Flowers - Home with Hollida

I took care to make sure that I incorporated ferns into each arrangement to coordinate with the invitation.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Flowers - Home with Holliday

Alongside the flower arrangements, I added in fresh, real succulents to modernize the look. You will see more throughout the other tables.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Flowers - Home with Hollida
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Flowers - Home with Hollida

You can see here how I put them all together…

The Food for this Modern Rustic Bridal Shower

As we were planning the shower, we decided on a 2 p.m. start time. Based on this timing, I needed to figure out a menu that would not be too heavy but would feed a mixed crowd. Knowing that charcuterie boards are a favorite of the bride and her family’s, I thought it would be fun to serve all of the food by charcuterie boards. The key was figuring out how to mix things up and provide a lot of variety.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower - Home with Holliday

This is such a great way to serve all age groups! There is something for everyone. This whole idea fits so well with Claire’s beautiful style.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Charcuterie Boards - Home with Holliday

The main thing to keep in mind when preparing multiple charcuterie boards is to make sure that they all feature both sweet and savory foods. Mix meats, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables for a balanced platter.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Charcuterie Boards - Home with Holliday
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Charcuterie Boards - Home with Holliday
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Charcuterie Boards - Home with Holliday
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Charcuterie Boards - Home with Holliday
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Charcuterie Boards - Home with Holliday

PARTY HACK ALERT! For these trays, I used 12″ x 24″ marble floor tiles. YEP! I love using these because the surface is so large with no lips. To provide the layering effect, I simply turned one of my square bowls upside down underneath it to raise it. The other two trays were raised only slightly with a dessert plate.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Charcuterie Boards - Home with Holliday
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Buffet - Home with Holliday

The dessert table for this Modern Rustic Bridal Shower

For the dessert table, simplicity and variety was the goal. For the bundtinis, I chose flavors that coordinated with the color palette of the party. Same with the other desserts I served.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Dessert Table - Home with Holliday

Apothecary Jars provide a great vessel for candy or other dessert items. For this party, the meringues were a huge hit. If you are not up for making them from scratch, Trader Joes makes my favorites (sourced below)!

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Dessert Table - Home with Hollida
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Dessert Table - Home with Hollida
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Dessert Table - Home with Hollida
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Dessert Table - Home with Hollida

Drink Stations

For this function, I hosted two drink stations…one for water and one for wine and mimosas.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Drink Station - Home with Holliday

Flavoring the water adds a special touch for guests. Here, I used my favorite combination…cucumber and mint. It is so fresh and tasty, plus, you can keep adding water as it gets consumed and the flavors still come through.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Drink Station - Home with Holliday
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Drink Station - Home with Holliday
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower - Home with Holliday

Outdoor Setting

Since I planned to serve the food buffet style, I had to remove all of my dining chairs in my dining room and breakfast area. Instead of putting them in my garage, I decided to use them outside instead of my patio chairs. It really softens the look outside and provided really comfortable seating for my guests.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Outdoor Setting - Home with Holliday

For the centerpiece, I continued the theme with the galvanized metal hurricanes, coordinating flowers and candles. Easy peasy!

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Outdoor Setting - Home with Holliday
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Outdoor Setting - Home with Holliday

Party Favors

When your guests take the time to shop for a gift, wrap it and attend your party, providing a party favor is a must! I do firmly believe that they do not have to be expensive…just thoughtful. I know this may be a shock, but I found these lovely boxed soaps at The Dollar Tree! Can you believe that I found soap with ferns on the box?!

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Party Favors - Home with Hollida

To dress them up, I simply tied a gray satin ribbon around them with a white gift tag I made with a “Thank you” stamp with dark grey ink.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Party Favors - Home with Holliday
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Party Favors - Home with Holliday

Other Details

To set the tone for our guests at the shower, I lined my driveway and walkway with shepherds hooks and hobnail vases filled with flowers.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Flowers - Home with Holliday
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Party Flowers - Home with Hollida
Modern Rustic Bridal Shower Party Flowers - Home with Holliday

It was such a wonderful day seeing Claire be “showered” by the love and generosity of her friends and family. She is marrying a great guy and has such a wonderful future ahead of her! Thank you for sticking around to see all of the details of her Modern Rustic Bridal Shower.

Modern Rustic Bridal Shower - Home with Holliday

A funny, yet sad, side note…Claire and her guests literally got “showered” at her shower. Minutes after this photo was taken, this happened!! We had to emergently move the party inside. 🙁 Afternoons in Colorado can be quite wet and unpredictable!

Photography by Jennifer Rettig of Rettig + Co.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Gaymarie Vaughan | 22nd Jul 19

    Omg! So pretty! Can’t believe Claire is getting married!!

  2. Meegan | 24th Jul 19

    What a beautiful day for such a special woman! Every detail is perfect and so lovely. I love the rustic Glam style. You definitely reached perfection!

    • Holliday Johnson | 24th Jul 19

      Oh, my goodness. That is so sweet of you to say, Meegan. We really had a lovely day, in spite of the downpour we had during the party!

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