Jen’s Budget Bridal Shower with a Beauty Bar Twist

Jen Betts, President and owner of Pivotal PR married CBS Films Creative executive, Ryan Conroy, on October 12th, 2013 in Santa Barbara, California. Jen has a vision to have her bridal shower at her parents’ home in Arcadia, California. It is here, Jen and Ryan had their formal engagement party. She felt that the fountains, gazebo, and landscaped lawns were perfect for a bridal shower and took advantage of the California weather.

Jen Betts, President
and owner of Pivotal PR married CBS Films Creative executive, Ryan
Conroy, on October 12th, 2013 in Santa Barbara, California. Jen has a vision to
have her bridal shower at her parents’ home in Arcadia, California. It is here,
Jen and Ryan had their formal engagement party. She felt that the fountains,
gazebo, and landscaped lawns were perfect for a bridal shower and took
advantage of the California weather.

Budget Bridal Shower with a Beauty Bar Twist
Images Courtesy of: Alex Wyman

Jen had
Greenstreet Restaurant (known for their Diane Salad) cater the shower and had chicken Parmesan, eggplant pasta, zucchini bread, Diane Salad, and a vegetable
medley served for her guests. The bar served mint water, strawberry lemonade, and a
raspberry iced tea; in addition to low calorie vodka drinks by Voli Light Vodka
and Champagne mimosas. Her maid of honor,
Heather Betts, had a cake custom designed chocolate cake with beauty products
all draping the frosting.

Budget Bridal Shower with a Beauty Bar Twist
Budget Bridal Shower with a Beauty Bar Twist
Images Courtesy of: Alex Wyman

Jen had a vision
to have her shower be beauty-themed and use the colors
yellow and fuchsia. It was produced by expert Liza
Naguib of Dessart Designs. Liza, known for her desserts and candy bar has worked with
Jen on a number of events and celeb parties. Jen wanted a candy bar, but not a
traditional candy bar. Instead she had a vision for her guests to enjoy dessert
and candy surrounded with vases, halo jars, and glass dishes with custom
beauty products. Guests were able to grab a designed candy bag and grab
lipsticks and lip liners provided by NYX cosmetics, Joico mini power hairsprays
& shampoo/ conditioners
, personalized hand mirrors, yellow emery boards,
travel Q- tip packs, pink/ fuchsia rubber bands, mini Nivea hand creams, facial
sponges, and nail polishes provided by OPI.

Budget Bridal Shower with a Beauty Bar Twist
Budget Bridal Shower with a Beauty Bar Twist
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Budget Bridal Shower with a Beauty Bar Twist
Images Courtesy of: Alex Wyman

Her mother’s gazebo held professional artists providing guests with personal eyelash
applications, massages, and nail art applications. Far across the dining area, guests were treated to full manicures (Jen had her nails
custom designed by ES Nails in fuchsia Saying “Mrs. Conroy”). The tables where
guests sat to chat and enjoy the party were designed with yellow napkins and
fascia fans that had a “J” on the fan to keep them cool in the sun. The tables
and all areas of the shower had frames with quotes from  beauty and
fashion gurus.

Jen's Budget Bridal Shower with a Beauty Bar Twist
Images Courtesy of: Alex Wyman

Guests were asked
to bring Jen their best kept beauty secret to keep her youthful through her
years of marriage. They placed them in a beauty photo book for Jen to
remember these beauty secrets and notes for a happy marriage.

How much would you love to have a beauty bar at your bridal shower like Jen did?

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