Often, a bridal shower is the first time the bliss of happily ever after sinks in for a new bride-to-be. Unlike a bachelorette or even an engagement party, it’s really the first time she gets to see what her new future is going to look like, thanks to her family and friends.
We believe that just like the big day itself, a shower should be everything a bride-to-be dreams of — and more. That’s why we paired up with the talented Leslie Kaplan of ENCORE EVENT DESIGN to put together the ultimate dream Pottery Barn bridal shower for the newly-engaged (and Pottery Barn registered!) Jenny Bernheim of Margo & Me.
This dream shower was set in the historic Los Angeles venue Vibiana. Leslie used the marble and Roman architectural backdrop to host a Parisian-inspired shower for Jenny, her fiancé Freddie and Jenny’s sidekick French Bulldog — Margo.
Scroll down to dive into this dreamy bridal-shower shoot — plus, get Jenny and Leslie’s decorating, entertaining and wedding registry tips, too!
Designer/Producer: ENCORE | LESLIE KAPLAN EVENT DESIGN/ Model: Jenny Bernheim, Margo & Me/ Venue: Vibiana/ Photographer: Brian Leahy Photography/ Rentals: Revelry Event Designers/ Florist: Petals LA/ Stationery: Emily Devitt Designs/ Macarons: Vanilla Bake Shop/ Hair: Karen Barajas/ Makeup: Melanie Mills
Blush, soft grays and creams with metallic accents combine in an elegant Parisian-style tablescape. Leslie chose tapered candles to add just a slight touch of formality to the table.
The cascading ribbons and vellum placecards add just the right amount of whimsy, don’t you think?
Our Mirror Faceted Chargers actually inspired the table’s entire look — Leslie used them to bring a modern edge to the feminine design.
Cocktail anyone? Both Jenny and Leslie know that having a signature cocktail takes any event to the next level. Vibiana created these fresh lemon and lavender infused creations served in some of our favorite glassware on our Great White Tray.
Want to make one for yourself? Mix gin, lavender infused simple syrup, lemon, crushed ice, lemon peel and lavender greens.
Jenny registered for a perfect mix of classic and playful Pottery Barn items. We love the approach she took to registering: Everyday essentials with a few fun items (like our stylish Antique Silver Wine Cooler) mixed in, too.
Our classic silver frames make a great bridal shower gift — take a tip from Jenny, and gift your frame with a photo of the couple already inside.
Your wedding registry is a great way to stock your bar so you can entertain together in style. Our classic Library Barware was one of Jenny’s favorite picks.
Wishing you and yours a happily ever after!