Bridal Shower & $25 Target Giftcard Giveaway! (CLOSED)

I know I've mentioned this about a million times, but I absolutely love weddings! Photographing them is fun, but being a guest and engaging with the couple and family on a more personal level is what makes a wedding memorable. This is why I especially enjoy bridal showers! You get to know the bride's friends and family a little bit better. Then when you see each other at the wedding again, you feel a special camaraderie that only a bridal shower can foster.

My childhood pal, Melissa (pictured above and also here), is getting married next month, and she's having a bridal shower... I'm sure. Fact is, this lovable girl is a procrastinator to the max and I know she'll send out invitations or invite texts 3 days before the fact. It's just how she is. Me? I plan in advance. I send out invites the moment I think of the idea. Which is why if I was planning her bridal shower, I would've hosted it 2 months ago. Now let me run with that idea for a moment...If I was hosting her bridal shower it would be a tea party/luncheon theme because her intended hails from across the pond, and plus Melissa and I loved tea parties when we were kids (and even now!) The following pictures are from a tea party I hosted a few months ago. These images would serve as inspiration for Melissa's Tea Party/Bridal Shower.

Tea party themed bridal showers require two things: yummy treats and a beautiful tablescape. I would make tea sandwiches (like the ones pictured above), scones, and heart-shaped cookies to celebrate love! Of course I would purchase this Kitchen Aid 3-Piece Stainless Steel Gourmet Cookie Cutter Set to help make the most beautiful heart-shaped cookies of all. I'd also display my baked goods and treats on this Tiered Pedestal Serving Plate like the one from the Target Wedding Catalog! And since many of Melissa's guests are coming from England for the big day, I'd want them to enjoy the warm Southern California weather in style. This Bridal Shower/Tea Party would be held outdoors! My guests would lounge and enjoy their smoked salmon tea sandwiches on this Threshold Belvedere 4-Piece Wicker Patio Set. 

Friends... Honestly? I'm thinking if I don't hear from Mellers by this weekend, I'm going to call her up and run my bridal shower ideas by her. Maybe I can make this party a reality. That's what friends are for after all!

Now lets talk about an amazing giveaway. Target is offering ONE of my readers a $25 GIFTCARD!!!!
I'm so excited for you it's not even funny. All you have to do is visit the Target Wedding Catalog and leave a comment below telling me what your favorite item to own (or gift) would be. Easy right??! Here are the official rules...

1. You must be a public follower of Janette Lane blog.
2. Visit Target Wedding Catalog and pick your favorite product.
3. Leave a comment BELOW telling me what your favorite item was and why

One winner will be picked by random soon! So enter now! Best of luck friends!

PS. If you are a bride or you know a bride-to-be please check out the Target Wedding Registry. This is the registry Lovey and I used when we wed!
PPS. To find more wedding inspiration follow #TargetWedding on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter!

This blog post and giveaway is sponsored by Target. All of the above statements are my genuine and sincere opinions and thoughts. Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.


  1. I love the Threshold Suzani Comforter Set! It's such a great pattern & color, and I love how they have it styled with the pops of deep coral and the striped pillow covers. Feminine touches, yet overall, works for a guy too!

  2. I follow by GFC and I like the KitchenAid 4.5 qt. Ultra Power Stand Mixer - Empire Red because it is an item that will be used countless times throughout a marriage. My husband and I enjoy cooking family meals together. And I just like the red because we usually go for this color in our kitchen.

  3. I'm a follower :)

    Love the Nate Berkus Juno Comforter Set. Its such a pretty print and color, and we are way overdue for new bedding!

  4. He hello hello dear friend. I would pick the 3 tiered cooling rack. I need that bad.

  5. dawww cute post! So I would TOTALLY get the "Corelle 16 Piece Round Dinnerware Set - Roses" because it's adorablleeee and for me the dinnerware is one of the most important things in the kitchen!

  6. I love the Corelle 16 Piece Round Dinnerware Set - Roses! I love Corelle dishes because they are wicked light to handle. We would love to get these we need new nice dinnerware. Thanks

  7. Target is one of my favorite stores! I would pick the Rachael Ray 10-piece cookware set. I need new pots and pans and I love the color in all her products.

  8. I love the Threshold black and cream dining set!

  9. KitchenAid 4.5 qt. Ultra Power Stand Mixer - Empire Red

  10. I am definitely a follower! We're trying to spruce up our bedroom a bit so now that we have a fancy-pants headboard, I'd spend my gift card on some pretty fancy-pants throw pillows for the bed, too. Then I'd never leave it... :)



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