Friday, July 1, 2011

Organic Elegance + Bridal Shower Inspiration

Angela Saban Design
Is chocolate a color, or a flavor?  As I designed this Bridal Shower Inspiration Shoot, I wondered. For a bride who loves chocolate, pairing it with green and white creates a crisp, clean and delicious palette. Special thanks to the sweetest photographer, Diana Elizabeth, her amazing pictures captured my design so perfectly!

The cake was inspired by a wedding dress, with a ribbon sash, and pearl broach, and a delicate petal skirt made from sugar.

Nourish Restaurant in Scottsdale was the perfect location for this organic, elegant celebration.  The bright colors of the interior were my inspiration for the bright green silk/taffeta fabric used for the skirt of the tables. The huge chocolate and white floral pattern of the Waverly fabric pulled it all together.

I contacted Elizabeth at Swanky Press to ask for a custom deigned invitation, and was tickled pink when I opened the package to find the perfect match to the flower in the fabric. Gorgeous!

 The food at Nourish is amazing, and this fabulous find is also the only exclusively gluten free heaven I know of.  Being gluten free for 20 years, I've struggled, but Kirstin and her staff have created a very special menu and you will not be disappointed!  The fresh tastes and colors were perfect for this day.

The Dessert Table was set up outside the restaurant in one of the many courtyards at Camelview Village.  This entirely "Green" property is so amazing.  I love the cool, chic and very serene surroundings.  And, with the waterfall and ponds everywhere, I can almost forget that I am in the middle of a big the middle of the desert! 

Little Pear Tartlettes with pistachios and whipped cream

Chocolate Dipped Lime Coconut Pattie-pops

Chocolate, of course, and more white rosebuds, Mini Cherub Cakes covered in ganache, cupcakes with green luster dust and fluffy meringue frosting.  All Gluten Free!


 The favors doubled as a backdrop for the dessert table.  Handmade plantable paper seeded roses were hung from branches by delicate white ribbon and included green taffeta leaves.  Find the tutorial here.  A great idea for a "green favor" and the girls will have beautiful flowers in their own garden to remind them of the lovely day.
 The cutest baby succulents resting in soft moss were favors at each place setting and also graced the dessert table.

The amazing real flowers were provided by Elba Brown, and I must say, she read my mind.  All I gave her was green, white, and chocolate for the colors.  I added... the theme is Organic Elegance, and she provided the most gorgeous arrangements, loose flowers and branches.  The Dogwood is my favorite, and truly summed up the feel of this design, the location, and the day.


  1. This is just gorgeous! You really did an amazing job!

  2. Thank you, and thanks for the gorgeous invitation!

  3. Hi, Angela. I found your site through partyplannerscreate group. I love what you've done here. The colors, patterns, and textures are so rich and inviting. The natural plants and the lovely food make it all scrumptious!

  4. Love the inspiration, gorgeous table design, cake blows me away, the photography captured the beauty in your creation. Elizabeth did a wonderful invitation design. Great job.

    Saw your link on partyplannerscreate group wanted to stop by an comment.