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Chateau Marianne Bridal Shower

Wedding Design

It’s been quite a while since we’ve featured a bridal shower here at Ruffled, and we’re delighted to share this inspiration styled by Desiree Russo and photographed by Meghan Christine! What’s a more relaxing idea for a bridal shower than drinking mimosas and nibbling on macaroons in the middle of a sweet English garden?


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From the stylist, Desiree of Desiree Russo Weddings: We loved the idea of having a vintage yet modern bridal tea party as our theme. We loved having a small intimate tea the bride was able to have a good time with her girls. I also wanted to showcase some amazing home-based business women that I get to work with on a regular basis, as well as our venue was a backyard that also gets rented out. In the economy that we are in sometimes to have a great party you have to pull from what you have to work with and I think we were able to show that in our shoot!


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english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddingsenglish garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddingsenglish garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddingsenglish garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddingsenglish garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddingsenglish garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddingsenglish garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddingsenglish garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings

english garden bridal shower ideas meghan lubeck photography desiree russo weddings


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Wedding Venue: Chateau Marianne / Wedding Photographer: Meghan Christine Photography / Event Stylist: Desiree Russo Weddings / Wedding Flowers: Delphinium Designs / Bride’s Dress: The Gown Swap / Vintage Furniture Rental: Tasteful Tatters / Vintage China Rental: The Vintage Table Co. / Invitations and Paper Goods: LLY Designs / Cake Pops: Miriam Corona Events / Wedding Cake and Scones: Cake Mama / Cake Topper: Melissa of Bling Diva Designs / Hair: Hair by McKenna / Makeup: Signature Skin Care by Shana

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I walked down the aisle to Umbrellas by Sleeping at Last.
Our singing of the registrar song was a version of Sweet Pea by Amos Lee, sung by Ryan Thornicroft
And our first dance song was the song James wrote for his proposal to me, sung by Ryan Thornicroft

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