Gelato Themed Bridal Shower

Wedding Design

With so much attention placed on wedding ceremonies and receptions, it’s nice to take a break and gaze at some design inspiration from the oft-neglected bridal shower. This bridal shower shoot sent to us by Edyta of Edyta Szyszlo Photography is full of color, delicious treats, and amazing decoration ideas. Everything comes together so perfectly for perhaps the sweetest shower we’ve seen yet!

ice cream theme bridal shower

ice cream theme bridal showerice cream theme bridal shower

Says Edyta: This is a fun, quirky and deliciously charming bridal shower inspired by all things girlie and gelato — a perfect theme for a spring party! This shoot is full of handmade tissue flowers with real flower accents, tissue flower bracelet corsages for each girl, DIY photobooth backdrop of spray-painted & strung wooden spoons for a fun portraits, custom paper good labels for the gelato containers/invitations/name cards/menus, layers of colors and patterns as table settings complimented by bright poppies in glass jars, and a gelato bar of fruitful toppings and fizzy prosecco floats!

ice cream theme bridal shower

ice cream theme bridal showerice cream theme bridal shower

ice cream theme bridal shower

ice cream theme bridal showerice cream theme bridal shower

From Edyta and the ladies of Enjoy Events Co.: We were inspired by gelateria style with a modern flair. Warm weather, spring time scents and the craving for a refreshing treat makes for the perfect day-time bridal shower. Seeking inspiration from old European street cafes mixed with vibrant ideas, we chose bright hues to compliment a clean and refreshing palate of white furniture. We focused on creating a fun atmosphere with colorful details for the sweet tooth-at-heart girlie get together. Our goal was to design homespun decor that anyone could re-create, such as DIY tissue flowers, multi-layered place settings and simple flower pieces in recycled jars. The ladies wore custom tailored frocks influenced by Parisian and Italian throwback styles with a hip twist. Custom gelato flavor labels, name cards and menus add a personal touch for the lady of the party. From a DIY monochromatic backdrop behind the gelato bar mixed with cute striped dishware settings, any bride-to-be would love yummy scoops of gelato and refreshing prosecco floats to satisfy her spring time craving!

ice cream theme bridal shower

ice cream theme bridal showerice cream theme bridal shower

ice cream theme bridal shower

View the entire shoot here

Wedding vendors (San Francisco, California):

Wedding Photographer: Edyta Szyszlo Photography / Coordination & Design: Enjoy Events Co. / Flowers: La Fleuriste Flower Design / Stationery: Wiley Valentine / Vintage rentals: One True Love Vintage / Girls’ attire: Eel & Ermine / Makeup: Alifa Wong

25 comments
  1. 5 Star Weddings

    wow one of the most beautiful blogs I have ever seen, the colors are amaazing.

  2. Hilary

    Oo oo oo! Zombies love gelato. Also the colors are gorg.

  3. Elizabeth Gall

    Wow, this is fantastic – if this is the bridal shower I can’t wait her the wedding pics :-D

  4. Jen @ The Finer Things

    So, so beautiful! I love the pale colors! The concept is so much fun, too.

  5. Katie | Invitations by Ajalon

    so perfect! I’m going home to throw a gelato social, right now!

  6. Heidi@TrulyEngaging

    Love it! Pretty pastels, a gelato bar, fun diy elements. Can I come?

  7. Tracy @ Scribble Smudge

    So, so creative and cute for spring! I love the girls’ nail polish, too!

  8. Brady

    I want to have custom ice cream cone sleeves for my wedding!! Can you please tell me how you made these? Or does anyone have thoughts on where to have them made??

  9. enjoy events co.

    Thanks so much for the beautiful feature Amanda! The creative minds who all helped put this together were so great to work with!!
    Xo- M + E

  10. Marissa

    So pretty! Will we get some instructions on how to make those great mint and aqua paper flowers? i love those!

  11. Jennifer

    This is so fun and perfect on a nice sunny day! I wish I could have had a shower like this!

  12. McKenzie Powell Designs

    oooh… this makes me want gelato and summer!

  13. KB {eleGALA}

    This is adorable. AND delicious.

  14. kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer}

    Fun! I am taking my kiddos out for ice cream tonight after seeing these!

  15. postcards and pretties

    I love this…so fun & summery!!

  16. lydia {ever ours}

    the paper goods are too cute! love the color theme…well love everything really!

  17. Naomi

    Oh my heavens this is just gorgeous! The dipped spoons are so cute and who doesn’t like gelato! Perfect!

  18. Alanna

    I love this! Are the stripey plates from Wiley Valentine too, or are they something I could order?

    The dipped spoons are adorable, but I wonder if they’re food safe…

  19. Tear Stained Wedding Napkin

    i love this! the color are just so warm in the eyes… so pretty!

  20. Isabel DreamWeddingItaly

    a little touch of italy.. Really lovely. Suppose after job i’ll go and have an mega big icecream… Possibily lemon… Thanks for sharing!

  21. Kate/MagnoliaRouge

    Love this idea!! And so beautifully put together! The stationery is so fun and the colours are just perfect!

  22. Social Couture

    Oh my heavenly…this party is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the little details. Thank you for the amazing inspiration.

  23. Sholeh

    I would love to see more bridal showers. I always have a hard time finding inspiration when putting together showers for friends. This is lovely.

  24. jenn {bow tie & bustle}

    Absolutely loving this!!! So many adorable details and the color palette is to die!

  25. sheryl

    Wow, this is so beautiful – love the colours!

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