The Beach Life {Bachelorette Party}

the beach life | Forever Cole Events

I love throwing a party and I love it even more so when it is for my cousin and best friend. We have been by each other's sides through it all and that includes her recent destination wedding. I have to brag for a moment. This girl not only planned a destination wedding that had over 70 guests in attendance, but also bought all the decor, came up with the concept, found all the vendors, and was so calm throughout the entire vacation. She thought of every detail you could think of and if you follow me on Instagram  you can see a few pictures or check out #TheErvinsatlast {Cutest and most fitting hashtag ever}

the beach life | Forever Cole Events
the beach life | Forever Cole Events

So as the maid of honor I was in charge of the bachelorette party. The fun part! She did such a phenomenal job planning my weekend in Austin last year so the bar was set high.

I knew her theme and style and wanted to keep it similar to that so why not throw a little twist and add some pineapples in the mix? I mean we were in in Florida and near the beach so it seemed fitting. I started looking on Pinterest, blogs, and just looking for inspiration. After all this is something I will only get to plan once for her and I had such a great time doing it. She is a very easy going gal so I knew it would be easy although the night is one for the books. 

We started out at a restaurant called The Bay. It was right on the water with a great view no matter where you sat. We enjoyed a cocktail on their outdoor patio while listening to a live band play. We watch the sunset and had great conversation. 

the beach life | Forever Cole Events
This image was taken from the restaurants website so please click the image to see their site and yummy food. 

This image was taken from the restaurants website so please click the image to see their site and yummy food. 


the beach life | Forever Cole Events

 

After dinner we all met back at the house for some more festivities which included toasting and gift opening. Check out this cute house I had the privilege of staying in for the week.


The Party On balloons were a MUST! 

the beach life | Forever Cole Events

Here's the kitchen and dining area where I set up our cupcakes, snacks, drinks, and treats. Everyone had a pineapple drinking cup filled with a confetti pop {they are still fun popping as adults btw}, pineapple sunglasses, and personalized hair ties. 

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Pop Fizz Clink

the beach life | Forever Cole Events

There is no such thing as too much champagne and you must toast to the bride to be! The custom watercolor tags were made by my better half and creative partner in Forever Cole Events. 

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Yumminess

We did a lot of celebrating and it of course included cupcakes by a local bakery {details at the end of the post}. 

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details

the beach life | Forever Cole Events
the beach life | Forever Cole Events

The flower crown/veil is something that I decided to get crafty on & with the help with a friend we made my vision happen. Soooo we all know that sometimes the bachelorette attire that you can purchase is not always fashionable or something you'd be okay wearing out in public and I wanted the bride to be to feel pretty. 

I thought hmm what would Lauren Conrad do?? And then realized I must make her this since I searched and searched and couldn't find what I was looking for. The result was this floral crown with a tulle veil that she happily rocked. 

the beach life | Forever Cole Events
the beach life | Forever Cole Events
the beach life | Forever Cole Events

Lastly, just take a look at how cute my cousin is! The night was full of laughter, memories, and celebrating. #TheErvinsatlast

She is now a happily married lady, but I had to share this night with all of you.

the beach life | Forever Cole Events

Credits:

Restaurant: The Bay in Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Pineapple Cut Outs: TomKat Studios

Personalized Hair Ties: AshxParker Etsy Shop 

Pineapple Sunglasses/Cups: Oriental Trading

Party On Boutique Balloons: The Flair Exchange

Cupcakes:Karaboo Bakery 

Bridal Sash: Shades of Pink Etsy Shop

Design {including: graphics, decor, confetti balloons, veil & styling} Forever Cole Events

Images: everyone who attended so thank you all for capturing these wonderful moments