A French Inspired Bridal Shower

A French Inspired Bridal Shower


As a child, I loved Connect the Dots. It just never got old to me. Ever. A series of dots soon became a bouquet of flowers. Or a wide-eyed dog. I loved it. Many years later, I still find myself connecting the dots…and people. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Jaclyne of Heavenly Blooms a few months ago and later introduced her to Chandra of Oh Lovely Day. Together they brainstormed ideas then turned to Amanda of In The Now Weddings for stylizing the shoot…and then a snowflake turned into a snowball. A very big snowball.

What started as a French-inspired bridal shower turned into a photographic feast of wedding details. When I arrived at the Richard Nixon Library, I was surprised by just how much there was…the team turned a simple idea into something far greater…they were absolutely ah-maz-zing to work with!

I was thrilled see this shoot featured on Style Me Pretty and I must thank everyone involved who made this simple idea come to life…

Designed by : Heavenly Blooms, Oh Lovely Day, and In The Now Weddings
Paper Goods: In The Now Weddings
Florals: Heavenly Blooms
Hair/Makeup: Flawless Faces
Desserts: Jay’s Catering
Tiered Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Linens and Backdrops: Glow Concepts
Dress: Dolly Couture
Hair Pieces: Lo Boheme
Jewelry: All Things Tinsel, Angel Black Designs, and Renee Pawele Bride
Furniture: Luxe Event Rentals
Other Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Photography: Jasmine Star
And a special thank you to Jordana, Diandra, Jodi, Ashley, Katharina, and Brittany for being the best models a photographer could ever ask for. Evah.

To see more photos and wedding party details, be sure to check out Style Me Pretty !

Happy Tuesday

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  1. laetitia -

    Hi… Actually I have to write to this post… A french bridal shower, this is my post ! I whish I could have had a bridal shower like this one (no bridal shower for me … not so popular in France actually)…
    Speaking pictures… the Chanel 19 est tellement belle !!!

      5.25.10 - 1:18 pm

  2. Allison -

    This bridal shower is just too cute!! Great Idea!!

      5.25.10 - 1:55 pm

  3. Megan (Best of Fates) -

    Ooh, I’m such a sucker for all Eiffel Tower related photos. And I’m in love with that jewelry.

      5.25.10 - 2:03 pm

  4. Megan (Best of Fates) -

    Ooh, I’m such a sucker for all Eiffel Tower related photos. And I’m in love with that jewelry.

      5.25.10 - 2:03 pm

  5. Joy -

    loooove the details! Fabulous job 🙂

      5.25.10 - 2:07 pm

  6. Charlotte -

    simply stunning!!! you are amazing, j*!

      5.25.10 - 2:10 pm

  7. kelsy mccartney -

    what a gorgeous event! i’m pretty sure this is the bridal shower of every woman’s DREAMS!! so feminine & beautiful! great collaboration, team 🙂

      5.25.10 - 2:15 pm

  8. sarah -

    wow- that table! how fun! would have loved to have that as MY bridal shower!

      5.25.10 - 2:43 pm

  9. Ariel Renae -

    These are absolutely STUNNING! J’ adore them! ; )

      5.25.10 - 2:43 pm

  10. Aimee Grover -

    Oh my goodness! This is stunning!! So many details!

      5.25.10 - 2:44 pm

  11. Kelly Marie -

    These are so beautiful! Great job jasmine 🙂

      5.25.10 - 2:50 pm

  12. Lisa -

    More than 100 years later and the Eiffel Tower is still one of the most fashionable pieces of architecture. Those lines always look great in photos, stationery, etc. Leave it to the French! 🙂

      5.25.10 - 2:53 pm

  13. Romonia I. -

    Beautiful shots J*! So many gorgeous details to work with! Utterly amazing and beautiful.

      5.25.10 - 2:57 pm

  14. Caitlin Scott Photography -

    Jasmine – these are just gorgeous. I love all the detail shots. Everything looks gorgeous! You’re amazing!

      5.25.10 - 3:02 pm

  15. Sarah K -

    Wow! I saw this on Sweet & Saucy’s blog and came over to your blog to see more:) You did an amazing job on this! Everything looks amazing— and the jewelry is to die for! I want!

      5.25.10 - 3:07 pm

  16. Pamela Q -

    how UNBELIEVABLY gorgeous!

      5.25.10 - 3:19 pm

  17. Elizabeth Anne -

    As a wedding coordinator, this really tickles my senses. Yummy.

      5.25.10 - 3:23 pm

  18. Marissa Rodriguez -

    This is so beautiful! Your detail shots are perfect! If I were doing my bridal shower over again, it would be like this! Love it!

      5.25.10 - 3:31 pm

  19. Diandra -

    Awesome as always 🙂 This was so much fun! I’ve been anticipating the shots! They’re gorgeous!

      5.25.10 - 3:32 pm

  20. Damaris Mia -

    These are so stinkin cute! Love them!

      5.25.10 - 3:45 pm

  21. Hot Pink Brides -

    A freakin mazing! You rock my socks off 🙂


      5.25.10 - 4:05 pm

  22. Heather Disarro -

    what a fabulous shower! the pictures are right in line with the theme too…absolutely stunning!

      5.25.10 - 4:06 pm

  23. gladys jem -

    Jasmine, this is gorgeous. I love the Parisian theme and that HUGE bottle of Chanel. Oui Oui 🙂

      5.25.10 - 4:45 pm

  24. Jen Madigan Photography -

    So freakin’ adorable!! I wish it was my bridal shower – it looks like so much fun. Beautiful photos as always.

      5.25.10 - 4:47 pm

  25. Emily Heizer Photography -

    I love Amanda Auer at In the Now! We worked together way back in 2007 (7/7/2007) when we were both just starting out and still, to this day she is probably the best coordinator I ever worked with. Love her.

      5.25.10 - 4:47 pm

  26. Yanina -

    I absolutely love the detail shots! Everything is so cute and dainty and the deserts look yummy!

      5.25.10 - 4:51 pm

  27. Brittany Fitch -

    YAY!! They’re finally up. Just wanted to say great job with this shoot. The bride Natasha [a.k.a. Gabrielle] is my best friend! I’m so glad she worked out for you.

      5.25.10 - 4:56 pm

  28. Kathrina -

    Boom! These shots are amazing! Such an amazing day to work with all of you!

      5.25.10 - 5:01 pm

  29. Angel Canary -

    Gasp! I must, no I need to find these kind of people here in Indiana, so I can take photos like this. The style, colors and oh those sweets are everything I live to take photos of…. well done ladies 😉

      5.25.10 - 5:10 pm

  30. CarleeMerissa -

    Love love love!! Beautiful details and totally love the Chanel bottle!!

      5.25.10 - 5:30 pm

  31. Lydia -

    Amazing! I’m determined to put together a creative shoot for fun now!

      5.25.10 - 5:46 pm

  32. Mireille -

    Truly magical! The whole setting breathes Coco Chanel, Paris. The pink, the black. What beautiful people (sigh).

      5.25.10 - 5:46 pm

  33. cassandra-m -

    oh la la….looooooooveeeee it.

      5.25.10 - 5:53 pm

  34. Amber Paterson -

    That is fabulous!! Absolutely beautiful. I want to be there!

      5.25.10 - 6:04 pm

  35. Jacqueline Elizabeth -

    WOW. People have SHOWERS like that?! Incredible. I want clients like that. Gorgeous!!!

      5.25.10 - 6:06 pm

  36. Jordana -

    SOOO beautiful! So happy to have been a part of this lovely shoot!

      5.25.10 - 6:19 pm

  37. Rebecca Sehn -

    Just gorgeous! Love the details so much – so many ideas!

      5.25.10 - 6:42 pm

  38. jacqueline figueroa -

    Oh my goodness!!! My brain is on beauty overload!! I had to go back and look at the pics 2 or 3 times. Absolutely stunning!!

      5.25.10 - 6:54 pm

  39. jackie -

    absolutely beautiful & chic!

      5.25.10 - 7:18 pm

  40. Colorado Wedding Photographer, JasonG -

    Sweet – what a shower!

      5.25.10 - 7:21 pm

  41. Allison -

    You did Coco and Karl proud! Love this shoot and I am dying over the Lucite Candle holder with the outline of the Candle stick on it. WHERE did you find those they are amazing! Beautiful work!!

      5.25.10 - 7:39 pm

  42. Adrienne Gunde -

    So so dreamy!! I love EVERYTHING about this shoot, from the romantic florals, to the dainty perfumes, lovely desserts, and sassy black dresses. Beautiful images!

      5.25.10 - 7:40 pm

  43. Juanita -

    Amazing! Simply Amazing!

      5.25.10 - 8:08 pm

  44. Kirsten -

    That’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. It makes me want to have my shower all over again to use some of these ideas.

      5.25.10 - 8:19 pm

  45. Kat -

    Just had to tell you that your pictures are AMAZING…love your blog!

    Kat (from South America)

      5.25.10 - 8:45 pm

  46. Kristin Nicole Photography -

    Love it

      5.25.10 - 10:03 pm

  47. John Farrand -

    Jasmine! Your work is always amazing! Did you stick with one lens for this shoot? If I might ask, which did you use?

    I wish you could shoot our wedding! 🙂

      5.25.10 - 10:12 pm

  48. Micaela @ The Stationery Boutique -

    Wow….the details are just gorgeous!

      5.25.10 - 10:30 pm

  49. Tara Templeton -

    *gasp* LOVE!!!!

      5.26.10 - 2:11 am

  50. Karen -

    Love this. Very chic.

      5.26.10 - 2:28 am

  51. Jewelielyn -

    amazing, as always! i already tried to order one of the bracelets you shot, but it wasn’t on the website 🙁 and those little pink ice cream cups? too, too cute! just beautiful all around!

      5.26.10 - 3:29 am

  52. clippingimages -

    Wow!!!!! nice.so expensive…….

      5.26.10 - 8:14 am

  53. Stephanie Stewart -

    Wow, I love all of these, so beautiful, the light, the jewels, the colors, the flowers and all the Parisian details! What a fun shoot!

      5.26.10 - 1:33 pm

  54. Hannah R. -

    Oh, wow! This was a beautiful and unique shower! And gorgeous photography! Love it!

      5.26.10 - 2:09 pm

  55. Linda Sherrill -

    Absolutely stunning! I just love your work…so inspiring!

      5.26.10 - 3:36 pm

  56. jackie g. photog -

    what an amazing stylized shoot…such details…to die for!

      5.26.10 - 3:39 pm

  57. Ginger Murray -

    Wow, amazing!! Who wouldn’t want a bridal shower like this??

      5.26.10 - 5:06 pm

  58. Bianca -

    Oooh la la, mon cherie! Ce magnifique! 🙂

      5.26.10 - 5:34 pm

  59. Carrie McCluskey -

    Gorgeous! I love all the French details.

      5.26.10 - 9:56 pm

  60. fiona andersen -

    Gosh damn, when you North American girls do it good… you do it REALLY good…. Swooning here!!!

      5.27.10 - 3:11 am

  61. Kelsey -

    These are gorgeous and the theme is wonderful!

      5.27.10 - 2:15 pm

  62. chandra -

    Thanks for bringing our vision to life with your amazing shots! And thank you for introducing me to Jaclyne…you are a truly generous and sweet person and I owe you a special thank you lunch if you ever have time in the LA area! You da bomb 🙂

      5.27.10 - 8:25 pm

  63. Cathy Crawley -

    Love! I want to go to a party like this one day!

      5.28.10 - 7:50 am

  64. life with kaishon -

    Holy Wow.

      5.28.10 - 1:27 pm

  65. Annie White -

    so gorgeous and classy! what a special day.

      5.28.10 - 4:37 pm

  66. Debby -

    ooooh this is my absolute favorite post. Your images, the girls, the COLOR palate, and PARIS. I lived there for 6 months, and have gone back 3 times, it’s my favorite city in the world!! I’m bookmarking this post and featuring it in my blog!!

    Wonderful job!

      5.28.10 - 6:31 pm

  67. Erica Velasco -

    Too cute!

      5.28.10 - 10:51 pm

  68. Nithya -

    OMG LOVE! I love anything Parisian (one of my favorite cities!!) so this is absolutely adorable. Stunning shots, beautiful colors – you rocked it as always Jas!

      6.2.10 - 10:40 pm

  69. Alyssa -

    Don’t know if wedding photography gets any better…? The girls are adorable! Such a creative wedding with a creative photographer to go along with it!

      6.3.10 - 3:17 am

  70. Studio 2 -

    Wow really stunning photography

      6.4.10 - 12:27 am

  71. Jan -

    What a shower!

      6.4.10 - 12:49 am

  72. Barb Yasuhara -

    Jasmine tu eres magnifica! Simplemente magnifica!

      6.5.10 - 5:06 pm

  73. jenny haas -

    this is amazing!! i love all of the details…and how you captured them.
    i am coming out to the freedom tour with gabriel ryan and am crossing my fingers hoping i get to meet you 🙂

      6.6.10 - 6:15 pm

  74. Richard King -

    What an outstanding set of images. You bride must be so pleased

      6.6.10 - 8:38 pm

  75. Truc -

    Wow! I love the details! What an amazing shower!

      6.7.10 - 6:05 am

  76. Upstate Bliss -

    What a fun shower idea! All the details are perfect and those cakes are amazing! Great Job!

      6.8.10 - 5:06 pm

  77. San Diego Wedding Photographer -

    Love all the details!

      6.9.10 - 5:25 am

  78. Trevor Allen Photographers -

    Amazing new website layout. You attention to detail is second to no one.

      6.17.10 - 7:46 pm

  79. Christina -

    Wow, I love the theme, so pretty…you captured it perfectly!

      6.18.10 - 12:35 am

  80. Richmond Wedding Photographer -

    Another great post!

      6.18.10 - 9:20 pm

  81. Brian Fletcher -

    Very nice shots, Jasmine!

      6.19.10 - 8:49 am

  82. Sherri Johnson -

    Love them all. Great captures and details. The black "silverwear" is so unique!

      6.25.10 - 4:15 am

  83. Wedding Napkin -

    I love the first picture, actually it’s my first time seeing it. Awesome, you are a really great photographer! <3

      6.25.10 - 6:48 am

  84. Jaleen -

    you are such an amazing photographer!

      7.9.10 - 7:31 am

  85. Paul -

    I’m not sure what inspires me more, your composition at that "right moment", or your incredibly accurate use of depth of field. t’s always dead on, JUST enough in focus to make that image go POW. No wonder you’re voted the top 10 in the world, I totally agree.

      7.12.10 - 6:22 pm

  86. Betsy, La Vida -

    Absolutely lovely!! Beautiful event design and gorgeous capture of it all. Fabulous!!

      7.13.10 - 5:59 pm

  87. Karen Stott -

    Oh my word! I want to live in this shoot. It’s like a dream world!

      7.20.10 - 7:47 am

  88. Shannon Gray -

    Amazing!! Such a great idea and you captured it wonderfully!!

      8.29.10 - 12:27 am

  89. Willie -

    I just got back from my best friends bridal showers and she’s a bit of a crazy one so we had been looking for something exceptional. Every single one of us made a personalized scavenger hunt t-shirt and the bride had to mark off topics off our shirts throughout the night… we entertained the bride with lots of drinks and absolutely everyone had plenty of fun. We identified lots of terrific supplies on this website if you’re seeking for ideas:

      9.4.12 - 10:24 am

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