The bright and cheery hues of this bridal shower are making me quite happy on this early summer’s day. Tea at sea is the party concept and these photos are a testament to why I love the summer beauty of San Diego. The theme would make a festive adaptation for upcoming summer parties or showers and could easily be transitioned to a lake, river (or with rafts instead of boats) a swimming pool.

We took our shoes off, danced in the sand and decorated row boats for the occasion. Iced tea was served in plastic cups and on colorful plastic serving trays to ensure a safe adventure at sea. We played games on the beach and laughed together off the shore as my shipwrecked cake floated by.

Photography by Carly Taylor for a subtle revelry. Special thanks to Kristen and Nichole for agreeing to be photographed and warding off the pirates;)

See the other posts from this day: The ice tea bar and waterproof drink labels.

PS. Instructions on the shipwreck cake are as follows (in case you’d like to create your own): Make a gorgeous cake you are thrilled about, allow it to fall and be wrecked right before the camera starts shooting, send it out to sea and call it shipwrecked… Happy Monday!

blessings.