an ombre couples wedding shower

My cousin is getting married in a few weeks so my sisters and I threw her and our cousin-in-law-to-be a couples shower to celebrate.

My job is always the invitations and I had fun with these. I went with my current love of ombre and silhouettes and put them together to create these simple, modern, summery invites.

Decorations were pretty simple for the party.

An ombre garland {tutorial coming Wednesday}:

a print and old letter cards:

assorted blue and green ribbons tied to champagne glasses:

set out on an ombre tray from Target

cupcakes with flags made from paint chips and toothpicks

and the most adorable ombre tiered cake made by Kara at The Sweet Side bakery. One layer of carrot cake, one layer of white with raspberry filling. Delish.

I went to high school with Kara and adore that she is pursuing her love of baking.

If you are in the Seattle area and are looking for a cake or sweet treats for a special event, click here to be inspired by Kara’s creations.

Come back wednesday to learn how to make a very simple and free ombre garland!

14 Responses to an ombre couples wedding shower

  1. Rebecca @This Nest is Best July 9, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    This shower turned out so beautifully and the colors would work perfectly in my house! lol

    Thanks for the paint chip garland idea! I saw this post just about a week before hosting an ombre party of my own – this one a You are my Sunshine theme!

  2. Rachelle June 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Oh love it. I was going to email you when I got the monthly printable package to tell you how much it reminded me of the goodies at Target right now. I have the pillows to match that tray! :) Posting about them tomorrow.. :) Love the whole theme, way cute. Those colors rock.

    First the baby shower and now this? You throw some mean parties, my friend.


  3. jordan June 19, 2012 at 3:20 am #

    that home looks ADORABLE……any chance we could get a tour?

  4. Rebecca June 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    My husband and I are another set of Jonathan and Rebecca! Cool! Blessings to the new couple!

  5. Nicole June 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Emily, Could you share you puch recipe. It looks delish! Tx

    • Nicole June 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

      Oops, I mean punch recipe….

    • emily June 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

      It was just pink lemonade with champagne mixed in!

  6. Sarah B Design June 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    What a great idea for a shower theme! Ombre is so in right now

  7. Leilani June 18, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    I love those beautiful colors! So refreshing. I want to devour that cake, too!!

  8. Marie June 18, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    Can’t wait for the tutorial and the ribbon idea on the champagne glasses is brilliant!

  9. Christi June 18, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    I love the colors! So fresh and pretty!

  10. Deb June 18, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    What a CLEVER idea on the paint chip cards! I have a photo shoot this week and I know what kind of banner I will be making for it now! THANKS :D

  11. Crystal @ The Full Home June 18, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    Ok, I am heading to Lowe’s to raid the paint chips– such cute ideas!

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