Darling it's better down where it's wetter: a Little Mermaid bridal shower to ADORE

September 12 | Guest post by Rachel Petersen  
Photos by: Coley Coffman

Do ya'll remember Rachel's Little Mermaid cosplay proposal? We've got Rachel's Little Mermaid bridal shower to share this time around. Unda da sea we go!

Little Mermaid bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower
Photos by Coley Coffman

As you know, I'm obsessed with The Little Mermaid. After my Little Mermaid-inspired proposal, it seemed only right to have an "Under the sea" Little Mermaid bridal shower.

My mother and I put a ton of work into every little detail. From the chocolate-covered pretzels to the hanging jellyfish, everything was made by either myself, my bridesmaids, and/or my mom. I displayed the tail that started it all as well as wedding pictures for my parents and their parents, wanting to reflect on what was to come and the past. All the decor linens were donated by a family friend to me a bit back before she passed, and that lovely gift has kept on giving.

With family and friends by my side, we had lots of great themed food. "Crabwiches" (egg salad), fish and chips, "seaweed dip" (spinach dip), and the lovely cupcakes were done by our friend, Tina Goetz. We played a few games including Disney love songs, guess the bride's age, and crafting a beautiful bouquet as a group.

I also had a Dutch tradition called "the wishing tree." Usually done at weddings, sort of like a guest book,
guests write wishes or advice for the couple. I got so much great advice. I was happy to also get a picture of every guest at my little photo booth we set up.

I really felt the magic in the air with this Disney-themed shower. The countless weeks we had prepping were totally worth all the madness we had trying to get it all together.

All the Little Mermaid bridal shower details…

Little Mermaid bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Under the Sea bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Under the Sea bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Under the Sea bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Disney-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

Little Mermaid-themed bridal shower as seen on @offbeatbride #littlemermaid #disney #shower

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  1. Wow, the detail in this is unbelievable! It must have taken so much work, but it's visually stunning. I love the pepper octopus, and the banana turtle – they're so simple, yet so effective, and really creative.

  2. I adore clever food, and this takes the cake. "Fish & Chips" cracked me up, and banana dolphins are you freaking kidding me?! This is so brilliant. I love it!

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