Love is Sweet

Follow along as one of our favourite contributors curates a charming wedding shower complete with delicious sweets, thoughtful gestures and a few special touches from Laura Ashley.


Planning a bridal shower? Then take note of these simple yet stylish ideas from Laura Ashley friend and content creator Hope Gough.

Our host and matron of honor opened her home to shower the bride in a perfectly intimate setting for family and friends. Upon arrival, guests were greeted with mimosas catered to their liking with fresh fruit and juices.

Farah Seaspray Cushion | Simone Embroidered Seaspray Cushion | Corsham Stripe Seaspray Cushion | Larkin Seaspray Cushion

The beverage bar was dressed in a lovely Runswick floral table linen from the Laura Ashley collection at Boscov’s and was selected to compliment a welcoming window seat filled with beautiful spring cushions.

Willow Leaf Seaspray Wallpaper

After a bit of chatting, shower guests shared well wishes, words of wisdom and favorite family recipes for the bride’s keepsake book.
Laura Ashley photo frames and Willow Leaf Seaspray Wallpaper combined for picture perfect shower signs. Our host created her own signage using stylized fonts, but Pinterest is a valuable resource for free printables too!

Sandford Seaspray | Simone Seaspray | Runswick Seaspray | Tongue and Groove Seaspray | Willow Leaf Seaspray

Colourful pinwheels crafted from fresh Laura Ashley wallpaper served as a backdrop to capture snaps of the bride and her nearest and dearest on this special day. Paper pinwheels can be made quickly and affordably from a variety of papers in just about any size. We found a simple tutorial over at Two Purple Couches Blog. Sandford Seaspray, Simone Seaspray, Runswick Seaspray and Tongue and Groove Seaspray were all used to create this beautiful display.

Next the bride delighted over her gracious gifts and new kitchen wares. The host’s gift offers a helping hand to the bride’s culinary plans and included a round pie plate, set of wooden spoons and Laura Ashley La Tea Cups Oven Mitts (available at Boscov’s).

Oven Mitts
La Tea Cups Oven Mitts

As a favor, each guest was given a wooden kitchen spoon and one of the bride’s favorite family recipes to take home. Wooden spoons make for an affordable and useful gift and were made special by a simple technique of hand dipping the handle in paint. Our host found a can of sample paint to be the perfect size. Just allow the excess paint to drip into the can and place the spoon to rest where the handle is free to dry.

Willow Leaf Seaspray Wallpaper

We couldn’t think of a better way to shower a bride than with a party full of festive décor, sweet treats and memorable moments.