A-Hoot-Of-A Bridal Shower By Orangerie Events
With stunning views of rolling meadows and majestic two-hundred year old oak trees, Ward’s Hollow in Pittsboro, North Carolina provided the perfect setting for an OWL-themed Bridal Shower Planned by Priscilla Erwin of Orangerie Events. along With a beautiful historic home, the Property is filled With rustic details including old barns, stables and out Posts.
Priscilla made certain that the theme of the party was conveyed from the very beginning, with the cutest customized invitations. The invites featured whimsical owls, and were packaged in natural brown envelopes lined with wood grain
paper. In lieu of a traditional guest book for the bridal shower, guests were asked to take a picture of themselves with a classic Polaroid camera, attach the photo to a card, write their best piece of marital advice and then hang it with an owl clip on the twine clothesline.
The main dining area was housed in an old barn with a backdrop of stacked haystacks topped with glowing lanterns. The farmhouse dining table was the perfect foundation for a charming and whimsical tablescape. Collections of brightly colored hanging lanterns were attached to a wooden beam above the table and a variety of floral arrangements in mix-matched vases featured shades of purples, greens and corals atop a blanket of moss. Green mercury glass votives and tall pillar candles softened the overall design and created an elegant ambiance. Opus 1 designed owl-themed place cards which were attached to wine glasses with a tiny miniature clothespin.
A delicious menu featuring Purple Peruvian Potato and Sage Bisque, Lump Crab and Avocado Salad tossed in fresh Cilantro-Rice Wine Vinaigrette topped with a Fried Wonton Chip, Coriander Seared Ahi Tuna with a Black Bean Cake and Seasonal Vegetables and Red Curry Oil. Guests were also treated to waffle cones dipped in purple white chocolate and filled with fresh fruit. To accompany the amazing spread, guests sipped on a Harvest Sangria and Blackberry Lemonade.
The four-tiered cake featuring a whimsical owl design was almost to pretty to eat!
To keep with the rustic motif, a tree stump was used as the cake stand. As a take away for the guests, small bottles of pink Bellini were at each setting, adorned with an owl-themed tag reading, “Hope you had a hoot!”