A Cloud Nine-Themed Bridal Shower

bride in front of treats
Anthony Patrick Manieri

After getting engaged, wedding planner Azar Jazestani found herself floating on a cloud. So it was only natural that she planned a light-as-air shower—and invited loved ones to share in her bliss. Azar, the owner of Principal Planner, in Montréal, ends her days dreaming up events that put others in the spotlight. But on January 14, 2017, all eyes were on her.

Though bridal showers are often hosted by the maid of honor or a relative, Azar wanted to save her loved ones the heavy lifting—and after all, focusing on the details is what she does best. So she took the helm. Her euphoric mood made a heavenly theme an obvious choice—and the white-on-white (with dashes of pink) color scheme suited the season. She chose Joe's Prop House as her setting—a blank canvas on which to serve up brunch, sweets, fun, and games. And the sky, it turns out, really was the limit.

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Heaven Set

white tables cascading flower display
Anthony Patrick Manieri

Hydrangea "clouds" raining mini carnations hung over the tables (thanks to Aura Design), with puffs of faux snow running down the middle. Seating was informal—with each guest choosing a spot to sit. The linens, chairs, and tables, all came from the venue, Joe's Prop House, and Olive Orange Catering handled the menu.

"Just have fun! So many brides are concerned with showers they've attended or things they've seen at them," Azar says. "But when your event represents you, success is inevitable."

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Have a Seat

bath-themed gifts
Anthony Patrick Manieri

Each of the 25 guests got a box of goodies to use—where else?—in the shower. Bath-themed cookies by L&V Sweets were packaged along with a loofah, soaps, bath oils, a sponge, and a spa headband. Cards tucked under napkins prompted attendees to write down a memory they shared with Azar. Each was later read aloud, to lots of happy laughter.

"Give favors with meaning," Azar suggests. "If you're known for being funny, give something that gets you laughing. If you're a DIY lover, try a mini photo album. Skip heavily branded items: Guests love you, but they don't want anything with your initials on it."

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Dressed in Palette

guests wearing white
Anthony Patrick Manieri

The dress code was white—but Azar (here, with a friend and the mother of the bride) wore pink. Her dress is by Missguided, and her belt is from BCBG.

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From Above

bridal shower ceiling installation
Anthony Patrick Manieri

Azar's girlfriends are display coordinators and had a piece used in a store that was befitting of the celebration. The winter icicle creation was installed over the game area.

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Drink Up

mimosa station
Anthony Patrick Manieri

This drinks station made for easy mimosa refills. Signage from Design by Kismet got guests into the swing of things.

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Sweet Treats

breakfast treats
Anthony Patrick Manieri

"Montrealers are die-hard breakfast aficionados, so it only made sense to have a menu of brunch favorites," says Azar. An all-white dessert spread, including cookies and donuts, was the showstopper of the morning feast (which also featured omelets and waffles made to order, along with cheeses, puff pastries, and fruit).

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A Little Something

white truffle in cloch
Anthony Patrick Manieri

Mini cloches housed milk-chocolate truffles. "Avoid creating awkward clumps of people by not placing all the food in one spot," Azar suggests. "Set up a sweet spread in one corner, a buffet of small bites in another, and the main event on its own. This keeps guests mingling and the flow smooth."

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Confection Perfection

dessert buffet
Anthony Patrick Manieri

The bride-to-be designed this ethereal dessert buffet from San Marco Paticceria, anchored by a sugar-flower-and-fondant-covered cake. "I was excited about creating the sweets table for my friends, since I always put them together for my clients," she says.

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Sweets for Days

eclairs with white frosting
Anthony Patrick Manieri

The dessert options were seemingly endless, including French macarons, doughnuts, cupcakes, cream puffs, chocolate-covered Oreos, and these heavenly eclairs.

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bride with heart cookie
Anthony Patrick Manieri

Photography, Anthony Patrick Manieri

Location, tables, linens, and chairs, Joe's Prop House

Event planning, Principal Planner

Catering, Olive Orange Catering

Flowers, Aura Design

Stationery, Design by Kismet

Cake and sweets table, San Marco Pasticceria

Tabletop rentals, Celebrations

Bride's attire, Missguided dress; BCBG belt

Hair and makeup, Kiki Blend

Cookie favors, L&V Sweets

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