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The Most Dreamy Tropical Downtown Raleigh Bridal Shower

Tropical Downtown Raleigh Bridal Shower in The Glass Box

Close your eyes, relax, and imagine yourself on a tropical island. But wait, you are not on an island, but in the middle of downtown Raleigh in a bright and airy penthouse suite. An uber chic and modern intimate event a la a tropical paradise was the theme of this downtown Raleigh bridal shower. The party honored Mollyann Russell, the Event Sales and Marketing Coordinator at The Glass Box, The Stockroom at 230 (in the same building), who married her love, Sean Ankenbruk, in Raleigh last September.

Filled to the brim with palm leaves, bright pops of color and customized acrylic pieces, this downtown Raleigh bridal shower, planned by Raleigh wedding planner C and D Events, had all the makings of a perfect girls day!

This event was featured in the 2018 Southern Bride & Groom magazine and even took home the 2017 awards for Best Printed Editorial and Best Team Effort from Triangle NACE (National Association of Catering & Events). Enjoy these gorgeous images of this killer modern bridal shower design!

Downtown Raleigh BRidal Shower at Glassbox

Downtown Raleigh Bridal Shower at The Glass Box

The Glass Box, a bright and airy venue where the indoors is an extension of the outdoors with floor to ceiling glass front and back, is a popular intimate venue in downtown Raleigh on Fayetteville Street. This unique location is designed for smaller private events such as showers and dinner parties. It is also known as the perfect “getting-ready” space for the bridal party before their walk down the aisle at nearby chapels and wedding venues. Everything about this venue made it an ideal space for this downtown Raleigh bridal shower!

VENUE The Glass Box | PLANNER C and D Events | FLORIST Eclectic Sage | RENTALS Cottage Luxe | PHOTOGRAPHY Casey Rose Photography

Acrylic Wedding Stationery for Tropical Downtown Raleigh Bridal Shower at The Glass Box

Menus were handwritten in calligraphy on acrylic over a large banana leaf wrap by Color Me Calligraphy. Accents of gold tones included the jungle animal place card holders with hand calligraphy by Raleigh stationer, Impression Stationery. This modern menu look works perfectly paired with ghost chairs, as shown here at Mollyann’s downtown Raleigh bridal shower at The Glass Box. Acrylic signage and stationery pieces are a huge trend we’ve seen over the past year or so at weddings and other bridal events. It’s easy to see why!

VENUE The Glass Box | FLORIST Eclectic Sage | PLANNER C and D Events | PHOTOGRAPHY Casey Rose Photography
RENTALS Cottage Luxe
FLORIST Eclectic Sage

Modern Tropical Decor at this Downtown Raleigh Glass Box Bridal Shower

Expanding the style of the venue’s own white furnishings, the luncheon setting added a white based farm table, white china and vases paired with transparent acrylic seating and signage. The minimal style was flourished by giant tropical leaves and exotic blossoms by Raleigh wedding florist, Eclectic Sage.

Not only does The Glass Box Raleigh venue have a picture perfect indoor space, the patio is a rare gem too! This downtown Raleigh bridal shower has an amazing view of Raleigh’s skyline from the outdoor patio. This occasion called for a vintage pelt rug that was topped with furnishings from Cottage Luxe, colorful bird and floral pillows, lanterns and flowers.


Boho Accents for Downtown Raleigh Rooftop Event at The Glass Box

This June bridal shower had perfect weather to enjoy the outdoor patio at The Glass Box. C and D Events designed an incredible boho tropical paradise for this downtown Raleigh bridal shower. Placed among tropical plants, a mini den of wicker chairs decked out in funky pillows and floral halos. The scene was topped off with gold accents in tabletop, backdrops and spray painted leaves. Floor pillows and a pelt rug complete the transformation of this Raleigh rooftop patio into a boho garden. To add to the tropical vibe, the ladies sipped pina coladas out of pineapple mugs!

The Glass Box has one of the only downtown Raleigh rooftop event spaces, and it’s perfect for a cozy shower, engagement party or other intimate event.

VENUE The Glass Box | FLORIST Eclectic Sage | PLANNER C and D Events | RENTALS Cottage Luxe

Raleigh Dessert Company SweetWater Ices

We were told that SweetWater New York Ice Co. greeted the guests at street level as they arrived –  but coming or going, SB&G thinks these Italian ice treats are a classic beginning or ending to a happy celebration! This Raleigh dessert company can be seen all around town at events and are the perfect treat to hire for your wedding or downtown Raleigh bridal shower guests!

VENUE The Glass Box | PLANNER C and D Events | FLORIST Eclectic Sage | PHOTOGRAPHY Casey Rose Photography

Want to see more wedding fun at The Glass Box in downtown Raleigh? Check out our last wedding where the bridal party got ready at The Glass Box!

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