Styled Shoot: Bavarian Bridal Shower

Happy Friday lovely readers! We have a treat for you today that we are thrilled to share! It's a Bavarian themed Bridal Shower Styled Shoot, that although reflects Oktoberfest and we are now in November, has loads of ideas for how throw a beautiful bridal shower, or to create for next year's Oktoberfest-ivities. The submission comes from 2tarts Bakery and Miranda Laine Photography, with many vendors and details involved.

I'm turning this over now to April of 2tarts Bakery with how this amazing shoot came to be:

Here at 2tarts Bakery we see a lot of Bridal Showers filled with pink girly frills; which got us thinking… What kind of shower would suit a bride who preferred beer to champagne?! Out of this question, the concept for our styled Bavarian Bridal Shower was born and then captured beautifully on film by the talented Miranda Laine.

For this theme we wanted to highlight and celebrate the German heritage of New Braunfels. Our small Texas town was founded in 1845 by the German Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels and is home to Wurstfest; our annual 10 day salute to sausage which is one of the largest Octoberfests in the United States. We selected the Jahn Street Event Center as our location for the shower, which was originally built as one of the first icehouses in New Braunfels and is filled with exposed brick walls and rich wooden floors.

We swapped the pastels you normally would see at such an affair for a vintage inspired color pallet of pea green, mustard, and Hofbräu blue. Revive Vintage Rentals supplied furniture pieces that not only perfectly matched our colors but also provided a unique staging platform for our other design elements. And Stationery Bakery set the mood with invitations and place cards with delicate flowers and wheat.

We were immediately drawn to the Hofbräu blue and white diamond checkered pattern and incorporated it throughout our design on the wafer paper flowers for the cake, the pattern for the dessert bar, and as the runner on the rustic farm table that was used as the bridal buffet table.

We wanted our bride and her maid’s outfits to reflect the laid back style of the shower, so we opted for up-cycled dresses made by Poor Pitiful Pearl which are a fun modern take on the traditional German Dirndl. We added bright floral pieces hand crafted by Blumen Meisters to the girl’s ensembles, as well as to the table scape in vintage beer Steins, which rounded out our theme.

The menu was selected to reflect our bride’s German tastes with fresh baked pretzels, sausage, and kolaches served with an assortment of artisan mustards. For the dessert table we included rustic fruit crostatas, mini cream puffs, and a chocolate tort with pretzel garish all made from scratch at 2tarts Bakery.

We hope you enjoy our take on this Oktoberfest celebration filled with a lot of DIY fun that we crafted for the beer-loving girl in all of us!

Enjoy indeed! I am in love with how everything came together! My husband and I throw Oktoberfest parties, he's of strong German/Austrian heritage, and I've been to Oktoberfest in Munich, so the detailing is so spot on. I love how all of this came together, from the use of the Hofbräu blue and white diamond checkered bunting, and various uses, the fall like foliage using sun flowers, and the food! Oh my gosh, how tasty does that all look?!

The bride and her maids are lovely too, and I adore their individual hairstyles and outfits. So sweet! 

Our many thanks to all vendors involved, which you will find links to all below. Many thanks to Miranda Laine Photography for sending over the submission, and to April of 2tarts Bakery for the insight of this collaborative shoot! Prost! 

Design, Styling, Coordination and Desserts: 2tarts Bakery//Photographer: Miranda Laine Photography//
Furniture Rentals: Revive Vintage Rentals//Invitations: Stationery Bakery//Florals: Blumen Meisters//
Wardrobe & Models: Poor Pitiful Pearl//Hair : Robyn Lynn Saldivar//Venue: Jahn Street Events