A Black and White Damask Bridal Shower Affair


I have always loved the whimsical and elegant look of damask prints. I didn’t quite know how it would fit into my vision for the wedding so I saved it all for the bridal shower. Yes, I couldn’t let go of the control of my shower which was hosted by my two sisters, Celine (my maid of honor) and Christine (my bridesmaid).

I assure you, they did not mind that I, the bridezilla, stepped in with special requests (*cough, *cough, I mean orders). I did however make it a point to cut costs where we could so it wasn’t THAT bad.

A very generous fellow bride that I met on the bridal boards loaned to me her black & white damask linen which we folded in half and turned into a runner. She also let us borrow her assorted white vases she bought from Ikea. We filled the vases with fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s & Costco. I loved the “pop” of various purple hues against the linen design.

damask tablescape

We lucked out and found black & white damask chargers from Home Goods for $3 each!

For party favors, my sister Celine bought freshly baked cookies from Diddy Riese, a UCLA student’s favorite. These favors also served as place settings. Celine wrapped up three different cookie flavors in a bag and rubber stamp embossed each personalized name tag. She used the same color lemon grass ribbon from the wedding.

damask tablescape

We also found these black cake holders with dangling crystals at TJ Maxx! Score! I got my shabby chic theme in there too!

dessert buffet

My friends, like myself, love to eat and drink Sangria! Notice how each plate is FULL! Believe me, the Creme Brulee French Toast, Chicken Pasta with Creamy Tomato and fresh berries were tasty.

bridal shower

We all enjoyed the South Bay sunshine that day. And I think everyone left the shower happy with their bellies full!

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13 comments on “A Black and White Damask Bridal Shower Affair

  1. One more comment… :) I absolutely had to pass this beautiful post on, so I made a feature post about your bridal shower on the bridal buzz blog today. Check it out if you get a minute!

    Can’t wait to see how the wedding turns out!

  2. Jennifer writes...

    I’m looking for damask linens for my wedding. Would the owner of these linens consider lending them out once more?

  3. Nancy writes...

    So Beautiful, I”m hosting my sister bridal shower would you consider on renting some of your linens and black & white damask chargers can you pleae let me know
    Thank you so much

  4. cindy baucom writes...

    do you still have the plates / runners… sell(ing) them?

  5. Tanisha writes...

    Where did you get those green votive candle holders they are exactly what I’m looking for!

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