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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, former 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.

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 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!

Tropical Sitting Area Decor on balcony of Downtown Raleigh Bridal shower at The Glassbox, Mikkel Paige4
VENUE The Glass Box | PLANNER C and D Events | FLORIST Eclectic Sage | PHOTOGRAPHY Casey Rose Photography
Friends and bride at bridal shower at Glass Box, Mikkel Paige
Three tiered shelf with bridal shower decor
Banana Leaf Table Decor for Tropical Table Decoration with Acrylic menus, Mikkel Paige

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!

Banana Leaf Table Decor for Tropical Table Decoration, Mikkel Paige
VENUE The Glass Box | FLORIST Eclectic Sage | PLANNER C and D Events | PHOTOGRAPHY Casey Rose Photography
Banana Leaf Table Decor for Tropical Table Decoration, Mikkel Paige5
Bright Candles for your bridal shower decor
Tropical Sitting Area Decor on balcony of Downtown Raleigh Bridal shower at The Glassbox, Mikkel Paige4
Banana Leaf Table Decor for Tropical Table Decoration for bridal shower, Mikkel Paige
FLORIST Eclectic Sage
Banana Leaf Table Decor for Tropical Table Decoration, Mikkel Paige3

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.

Tropical Leaf downtown Raleigh bridal shower decor
Cocktail Rounds for Downtown Raleigh BRidal Shower at Glassbox
Friends and bride at bridal shower at Glass Box, Mikkel Paige
Donut Display for Wedding or Bridal Shower, Mikkel Paige
All You need is love and maybe a donut, donut sign for wedding or bridal shower, Mikkel Paige

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.

Downtown Raleigh BRidal Shower at Glassbox
VENUE The Glass Box | FLORIST Eclectic Sage | PLANNER C and D Events
Bride with sweet Water ices in downtown Raleigh bridal shower
Bride with sweet Water ices in downtown Raleigh bridal shower
Bride with sweet Water ices in downtown Raleigh bridal shower
Banana Leaf Table Decor for Tropical Table Decoration, Mikkel Paige2
VENUE The Glass Box | PLANNER C and D Events | FLORIST Eclectic Sage | PHOTOGRAPHY Casey Rose Photography
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