This summer I had the PLEASURE of collaborating on a Bridal shower with the talented Rebecca Simms (of Wylie West Creative). The shower was for Rebecca’s identical twin sister and my dear friend/co-worker, Sarah Simms (of La Femme Epicure). Rebecca had a vision to make her sister’s shower fun, vibrant and full of color, and decided on a Copacabana theme. She did the design work and I provided the food. Sarah’s older sister, mother, Aunt, brother and cousins all contributed too. It’s so rare these days that I have the time to cater an event for a friend so it was an honor to be a part of the creative force behind Sarah’s nuptials.
The “guest book” was a box of recipe cards where guests could write advice for whipping up a happy marriage. All designed by Wylie West Creative.
Both Sarah and her Groom are twins, double the cuteness!
Rebecca HAND MADE each and every tissue paper poof and then glued them to a piece of wood, which served as the photo backdrop for the shower.
Pink lawn flamingos got a chic update from a mist of gold paint.
Tissue paper bunting hand made by Wylie West Creative in the beautiful backyard of Sarah’s Aunt and Uncle.
Flowers by her Aunt and menus by her sister, Sarah comes from a talented clan.
Spears of chilled watermelon, jicama, cucumber, pineapple and radish get a hit of fresh lime juice and chili powder.
The spears were piled in bamboo cones nestled in a trough of raw black beans.
The main entree for the shower was assorted Empenadas from Nonna’s. These little savory hand pies were a huge hit.
Summer melon with a splash of lime juice and fresh mint, jicama salad cones and crudites with cilantro hummus
Plantain and corn chips for dipping in salsas from Hugo’s Tacos and guacamole made by moi.
Pineapple & Shrimp Ceviche in mini corn cups garnished with fresh cilantro.
The full spread!
Bar garnishes included fresh sugar cane for Caipirinhas, fruity straws for Fresh Juice Rum Punch and mermaids for fun.
The beautiful bride cuts into her cakes.
Me and the Bride to Be… avec flamingos.
How can you visit the Copacabana without a fruity headpiece? Guests made their own headband creations when they arrived at the shower.
Mementos from the special day…