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So it has rained a lot this past weekend. A lot. Thunder, lightning, winds, tornadoes (yes, tornadoes). But, not only is it Spring, it’s always wedding season. Which means a lot of wedding showers will be planned in the next few months (including mine, woot!).

Local planner, Katie of Simply & Forever, recently hosted a wedding shower for her soon-to-be sister in law, which I just adored.

Katie used floral foam and fresh cut flowers to create this arrangement on the cake platter. She picked up all of the flowers and greenery from the Floral Market downtown the morning of the shower.

This centerpiece was created using artichokes and white spider mums. Super simple, AND you can use the artichokes afterward to cook with.

Katie had all of the shower guests bring a recipe to share with the bride, which were housed in a simple wooden box she purchased from Michaels and decorated with an adorable fascinator from Ink & Button.

And, she shared all of the recipes from the shower here. I’m quite a fan of the tea and plan on making it for myself!

Have you hosted a shower lately? What fun decor did you use?


  1. Lovely!

  2. I am adoring those artichoke centerpieces! Very creative!

    I’ve never had the pleasure of hosting a shower completely by myself, but for a really good friend I wrapped chocolate bars in custom made candy wrappers. The mom and grandmother-to-be got special candy wrappers with their titles on them. Everyone really liked them!

  3. Love those artichoke centerpieces! How simple and perfect! And I would totally cook them afterward. How economically savvy! Great post, thanks for sharing!