For Wedding Wednesday, I have another post from the lovely bridal shower my mother and sister hosted for me last month. They created so many wonderful details and I’m so happy that we remembered to take photos so that I could share it with all of you!
When brainstorming ideas for favours, my sister came up with these adorable lace patterned candleholders bundled up with candles and custom matchboxes. They were dressed up with tissue paper, tags, and ribbon in light spring colours. A perfect compliment to the spring tea party atmosphere of the shower. I’m not usually a girly girl, but I have to admit it was fun to embrace all the fresh pastels.
The favours started with these SKURAR candleholders from IKEA. The lace pattern looks just as nice at night lit up with a candle from within, as it does on a shelf during the day. They’d even make a great pen holder on a desk or for makeup brushes in a dressing room.
To go with the candles, my sister created these custom matchboxes for a personal touch. She designed the front and the back, then printed them, cut them out and glued them onto mini matchboxes from the hardware store. Aren’t they just darling?
The IKEA GLIMMA candles were the perfect size for the candleholders. We cut squares out of clear plastic gift wrap and used them to bundle up the candles with the matchboxes.
The bundles were tied up with pastel pink, green and blue ribbon. They looked so sweet even on their own.
We found these sets of light blue, grey and green paper tags from the Martha Stewart Home Office Avery Collection.
They were just the right size for a little note of thanks to the guests!
We stuffed the candleholder with lavendar tissue paper to raise the candle bundles up to the top.
The bundles sit perfectly on top of the tissue paper, with the paper tag tied to the top. We lined them up along a half wall in the living room, where guests could help themselves as they left.
My sister also picked up some of the SKURAR plant pots for some fresh spring plants. They went beautifully with the rest of the decor at the shower and made a nice gift to take to some of our older family members who were not able to attend the shower.