Tuesday, November 8

Miss Li's French chic inspired bridal shower

I had the great honor of styling this bridal shower for a very good friend of mine.  Miss Li will be getting married in December.  It was quite a funny journey coming up with the concept for her bridal shower.  She really thought that I was going to throw her a hen's night with strippers etc... and well let's just say that she didn't get much sleep for the last 5 weeks!!  I know all along what I wanted to do but hey there's no harm in teasing her with ideas of what we might do!!

Anyhow back to Miss Li's bridal shower.  I decided on a french chic inspired theme with gorgeous teal and pink tones. {which Miss Li will also be using for her wedding day}

I was so super excited to meet up with my florist and ask if he could get me peonies { I had all my fingers and toes crossed} you should have seen my face when he said YES!!! I was like a little kid in a candy store!! Yay! Yay! Yay!! The peonies would be the perfect touch to the bridal shower.

We served up some delicious sweet and savory treats to the guest.  On the menu were:

Chocolate & Raspberry macarons
Lemon meringue tartlets 
Chocolate raspberry tartlets
Chocolate orange & white chocolate raspberry cupcakes
Caramel cake pops

Cannelloni bean & salmon canapes
Prawn & cucumber canapes
Chicken & avocado canapes

Homemade pink lemonade
Pink bubbles

The sweets table

The beverages table


French chic inspired cake

There is nothing more gorgeous then a cup of roses

It's all in the details

Peony love!

Miss Li knew that we were throwing her a "hen's party" but she had not idea what she was in for.  She was gobsmacked when she saw everything - her words "I'm so excited I'm hyperventilating!!"  We all had a wonderful afternoon, drinking, eating and being merry.  We played the toliet bridal dress game amongst others.  Alot of laughing through out the day. 

So looking forward to New Year's Eve!! What a way to bring in 2012 - Miss Li's wedding day.

Styling & catering by Bella Cupcakes
Photography by Vanessa Iti

Happy baking!


  1. This is gorgeous, I love the colors and the decorations!!

    Carsedra of:


  2. waw!! i m really amazed by your talent!! this is so sweet,and nice and everything seems so good to eat!! the combo of the colours and the treats !!,waw!!i m speechless!!! congratulations!!

  3. Love love the colour scheme!! Your roses in teacups is too cute for words :)

  4. this table decoration is perfect. colours are so beatiful . good job!!


  5. Stunning! I wish you were in the US so you could plan my birthday party!

  6. Woowwwww I like it very very much!

    I will follow you :D


  7. omg the green and pink teacups & saucers you didn't happen to get from a market in Kumeu? I sent a trailer load of household items to raise funds for Chch and I have a feeling I put them in - are they like pearl on the inside?

  8. This is gorgeous! Every last detail is stunning! Thank you for sharing

  9. Thank you so much everyone!!

    Kelly, not I got these of TM quite a while ago and they came in a set of 6 :)

  10. you'r work is really stoning i love it so much!!

  11. Omg so beautifull