Kristi Martino, of Boston Wedding Consultants, had a vision for Johanna's Surprise Bridal Shower and it was CHANEL inspired!

We wanted to incorporate the bride's classic design, love for fashion, and taste for gourmet cuisine into one fabulous shower.  We had so much fun creating a classically chic and fun bridal shower and we want you to experience it too!


First, the invitation.  It sets the tone for your event and draws people in, you want them to RSVP, don't you?

By incorporating both the bride and groom's first initials, J, for Johanna and Jim, we created a logo specifically for them to look like the CHANEL logo, naturally!!


The Johanna & Jim logo was carried throughout the entire shower - on menu cards, flowers, the cake, and...yes, the perfume bar!

When you think of CHANEL, what comes to mind?  Black, white, pink, pearls, quilting, and perfume!

The table was set with beautiful pink L'Amour linens, pearl embellished napkin rings, and a classy black charger.  And each charger held a menu - with the logo of course!


Gourmet menu for CHANEL inspired shower
 

The flowers, by Annette Rinaldi, were romantic and absolutely stunning!  The tables had arrangements of pink Esperance roses and white fresh-cut anenomes.



Annette also created a floral CHANEL purse made completely of Esperance roses and the Johanna and Jim logo.  It displayed so beautifully next to the exquisite cake!




The cake...oh, the cake!  It was masterfully created by Pastry Chef Mary Bandereck of The Topsfield Bakeshop.

Not only did the three-tiered cake have the quilting that CHANEL is known for, but this beautiful cake was finished off with the signature camellia flower made out of fondant.  The cake was also decorated with a CHANEL necklace to complete the theme.



The gorgeous bride, Johanna, cutting the cake!





Mary also created pink French macaroons with a chocolate filling as favors for the guests.  Each guest received a CHANEL inspired box of these delicious treats to take home.



What would a CHANEL Bridal Shower be without a perfume bar?

We ordered custom labels for each perfume bottle and Johanna was presented with her very own pink crystal perfume bottle.




Guests had fun creating their own perfume, by choosing favorite essential oils and playing mixologist!  They created individual scents to best suit their personalitites!



Here are more pictures of Johanna and her guests enjoying this incredible shower:








Photos by Gaby McCarthy of Benoit-McCarthy Photography


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