We love the idea of using a bridal shower as an excuse to go for totally fun and flirty design, and that’s exactly what this vendor team including Arte De Vie, Blue Skies Events Nola, and Bee’s Wedding and Event Designs did when putting everything together. The day was filled with nods to vintage romance including a hanging parasol display, a bridal throne decked out in moss and flowers, and a yummy offering of bundt cakes for the bride-to-be and her babes.

This April Bridal Shower Brings a May Wedding - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

From the event designer, Blue Skies Events Nola: The theme of this photo shoot was a play on the old proverb, “April Showers bring May flowers;” the twist would be “April ‘Bridal’ Showers bring May ‘Weddings’!” The meaning behind this wise saying was everything happens for a reason, and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to planning for any wedding. The look of the photo shoot was to take literal and figurative meanings. The mix of the photo shoot happening in April and the beautiful vintage umbrellas, from Bella Umbrella, hanging from the historic oak trees in New Orleans.

watercolor shower invitations - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

vintage inspired bridal showers - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

glam wedding makeup - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

bridal shower ideas - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

bridal shower gifts - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

garden bridal showers - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

vintage umbrellas at weddings - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

This April Bridal Shower Brings a May Wedding - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

cute bridal shower ideas - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

We also celebrated the abundance of Spring flowers in bloom with stunning florals on the table, bridal crown, not to mention the amazing head chair! Eric with Bee’s Wedding and Event Design presented the flowers in a way that didn’t compete with the hanging umbrellas, which really balanced the whole design. Doug and CheyAnne with Arte De Vie, captured each moment perfectly! The real bride and her bridal party felt very organic and at ease during the shoot, which clearly comes across in the pictures. Between the beautiful day, the photogenic bridal party, even the visit of a pair of swans at the park, this photo shoot could not have been more perfect.

garden wedding showers - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

garden wedding ideas - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

wedding place settings - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

hanging umbrella decor - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

garden wedding tablescapes - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

orange ranunculus centerpieces - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

wedding tables with hanging umbrellas - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

garden wedding centerpieces - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

This April Bridal Shower Brings a May Wedding - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

wedding cake tables - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

bridal shower bundt cakes - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

This April Bridal Shower Brings a May Wedding - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

cute bridal shower ideas - photo by Arte de Vie http://ruffledblog.com/garden-bridal-shower-with-hanging-umbrellas

View all images from this shower in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Arte De Vie
Event Planning, Design and Custom Mirror Tables: Blue Skies Events Nola
Floral Design and Custom Floral Chair: Bee’s Wedding and Event Designs
Venue: New Orleans City Park
Attire: Lucy Rose
Hair: Ali Vasquez
Makeup: Lynna Vo
Wedding Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Champagne: Blanc De Bleu
Party Favors: 504 Soap
Rain Boots: Hunter Boots
Umbrellas: Bella Umbrella
Wedding Invitations and Seating Cards: Exquisit Events Invites
Bride: Kaitlyn Alvarez, owner of Lucy Rose

Wedding Vendors

Photography

ARTE DE VIE

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