We’re featured on 100 Layer Cake again today for the bridal shower I had the extreme pleasure of designing and styling for my dear friend Johnelle Mancha recently. Not only is Johnelle my friend, she also happens to be an amazing interior designer and furniture revamping master! Naturally, Johnelle’s house is amazing and so when I knew I’d be designing and styling her shower I knew that was the perfect venue. Johnelle is less the frilly and pink bride and more the sophisticated palette one, so I knew I wanted to create a fun and stylish shower that focused on what she loves, instead of what a bridal shower typically looks like. Thankfully, fine foods and a love for France are what she loves (can you tell why we’re such good friends?!).
Her store Mignonne was the perfect place to pull from for amazing vintage rentals like the fun posters, rugs, doors, and chairs the rest of the decor was inspired from her and my collections of vintage French flea finds (Johnelle is a Francophile all the way) and highlighted by her love of fine foods.
This bridal shower was of course to honor Johnelle, the soon to be bride, but also as a bonding experience for the bridal party. Johnelle’s matron of honor Alice designed all of the paper products (don’t you wish we all had best friends that just so happen to also be professional graphic designers?!), Yesenia is a hair stylist who brought along her friend Nikol to spoil us further with doing all of our make-up. Nikol Elaine Artistry is such a talent (and sweetheart) HIRE her for your bridal make-up!!
Since Johnelle travels to France each year to scout for her shop (and is a fluent speaker) I knew that theme would play in her shower with the vintage treasures as well as with the food selection. I designed a charcuterie selection for all of us to nibble on, as well as a “Mancha Martini” bar, an olive tasting and absinthe favors! We also had an amazing torte we all devoured too. The sumptuous flowers were from an amazing floral designer with a shop just down the street from Johnelle’s.
The shower was so perfect for Johnelle (if I do say so myself), it had her favorite nibbles, and decor all surrounded by some of her favorite people! I’m so excited for this wedding and how much fun it will be to design and style it, and to be with all of these amazing ladies again! Delbarr Moradi was the perfect photographer to capture all of our fun that day and really felt like one of the bridal party by the end!
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Vendors: Design and Styling: Rebekah Carey McNall, A & B Creative / Photography: Delbarr Moradi / Bride’s dress: Vintage / Bride’s earrings: Nadri Tiered Chandelier Earrings from Nordstrom / Bridesmaids earrings: Hook & Matter / Paper Products: Alice Qualls / Hair: Yesenia Guinea Make-Up: Nikol Elaine Make-up Artistry / Flowers: Pilar Zuniga of Gorgeous & Green / Absinthe: St. George’s Spirits / Torte:Market Hall Bakery / Vintage rentals: Mignonne Decor