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  • Writer's pictureBeth Boelter

A bridal shower at dusk

Updated: May 11, 2021

We've enjoyed so many creatively styled bridal showers at The Loft, and I must say one of my personal favorites is an evening shower, amongst the twinkling lights of the chandeliers and pendant lighting found in The Loft of Elements Preserved.

Boho style florals adorned the vintage wicker Peacock chair, along with the floral backdrop balanced on our vintage 7 ft. porch columns

So, we're sharing photos from a beautifully styled evening shower from a while back, but still one of our very favorites, with a group of best friends gathered to celebrate an upcoming marriage.

With the predominant color being pink, those closest to the bride chose to decorate The Loft themselves, accenting the farm tables, Harvest Table, and Whiskey Barrel Bar with rose petals and touches of pink.

Vintage whiskey barrels and barn door create the perfect appetizer table for your event.

Using our fluted 7 ft. columns, they created a backdrop of blush chiffon, with a floral garland on top, and then added our Peacock chair for the bride-to-be to use for photo opportunities with her friends. After all, what a bridal shower without a chance to get photos with all your besties? These ladies did just that!

Scattered rose petals along with a display of cupcakes, cake pops and layered cake made the vintage buffet so elegant.

To top it off, all the planning was accomplished while keeping the location of the shower and those attending a secret! The look on the bride-to-be's face was priceless when everyone shouted "surprise!"

Many hands made light work as all the delicious catered food from Jerusalem Cafe was set in place, and the appetizers were staged on the Whiskey barrel bar. Whether you use the bar for drinks, desserts, a grazing table with all the delicious finger food, a sweets table, a gift station, or a memory table, this piece commands attention with it's vintage character!

Following her surprise entry into The Loft, the ladies all enjoyed much laughter and love while feasting on all the tasty food. Then they gathered around the Lounge seating area, and played games, laughed, and enjoyed sharing more memories.

Our vintage buffet sweets table was filled with desserts from Confetti Bom Desserts, while the beautiful cake from Pink Sugar Confectionary was just stunning! What's a shower without a beautiful place to get pictures together with all your besties? These ladies did just that, posing in front of their pink chiffon backdrop, accented with flowers. Our Peacock chair is just one of many Boho-style specialty rental pieces available through our sister business, Elements Preserved Vintage Rental. Our showroom is filled with everything imaginable, whether props, seating, signage, table top decor, pillows/rugs, backdrops, and so much more.

Tasty cake pops added to the deluxe display on the vintage sweets table at The Loft

Pink fondant cake with beautiful fresh flowers was the star at the dessert table.

whiskey barrel bar appetizer table is a unique rental item.

Whether you choose a daytime or evening event, we know you won't be disappointed in the hidden gem you'll find at The Loft of Elements Preserved, where you'll make memories to cherish. Located near to I-90, downtown Elgin is an up and coming center for The Arts, and home of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, Side Street Theatre, with easy access to coffee shops, cafes, brick oven pizza, sushi, cute shops, pubs and bars, and numerous restaurants. We hope you'll choose to enjoy a memorable event at The Loft of Elements Preserved.


Desserts: IG:@confettibomdesserts

Catering: Jerusalem Cafe

Venue and Rentals: Elements Preserved


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