This weekend I had the honor and privilege
Baby Shower Soiree!
Every element was so artfully done.
It was a party styling masterpiece
Pinterest worthy pinning vignettes
all the way through!
I am a big believer that any fabulous event
a fabulous invite to set the tone!
This one captured the soiree in spades!
I also really appreciate when any invite concept
is carried through to the envelope.
Making getting an invite in the mail
feel like a gift!
Each Soiree invite envelope
was hand water colored
Making for the perfect invite
to this marvelous
The gorgeous Momma to be is
I have watched this beauty
grow up for the last decade
she and my girl Ellis
have been friends
since meeting at an art museum
on an eighth grade home school field trip.
To this day
I still remember seeing her and her Momma
for the first time
and wanting to be friends right away!
They both stood out so chic and fashionable.
I loved homeschooling
most people who we met
had not much interest in fashion
So Hannah and Christy
were literally the fashion people we had been hoping to find!
It was from this common interest
not only did
a strong friendship grow between
Ellis and Hannah
Christy and I as well.
Watching these two grow from eighth grade girls working on projects together
to high school years filled with dances and proms
high school and college graduations
in just weeks
Hannah will be in Ellis's wedding
Ellis was in hers.
And in just a couple weeks after that
Hannah will give birth to her baby boy Noah.
I feel like Christy and I
passing on the battalion of young adult women
to these two beauties.
So besides it being a sentimental time for me …
Everything at the shower was perfection!
Hannah's husband Jarett built the low table
long enough to fit all the guests!
Seats were finished off with floor pillows
atop a jute rug form Ikea.
Napkins were hand dyed
to really enhance the look and carry through the party's styling theme.
Hannah who also has a delightful blog HERE
did this sumptuous wall hanging
which was a wonderful addition to the cake table vignette
set atop a vintage dresser!
There was cozy soft seating outside by the pool.
All addressed with coordinating pillows.
An outdoor rug from Target helped further
the feeling of luxurious outdoor rooms
While a vintage trunk made for a perfect coffee table.
Coordinating cushions made their way all around.
Another vintage dresser
was used to set up the drink station
which included a white sangria!
Vintage silver and a cake trimmed with olive branches
completed this vignette perfection!
Guest were asked to wear white tops and jeans
for comfort since seating was on the floor.
I was so delighted
to see such stylish interpretations of the basics!
And yet another Pinterest worthy idea …
(This shower was truly chalk full of them!!).
This fantastic charcuterie board
lavished with deliciousness
was made out of cut lumbar!
Just genius I say!!
The macrame hangings in the rear
were a wonderful way
to style yet another seating area.
Hannah not only made these
but they were given as prizes for the winners of the games!
The darling jars on the table
were party favors for each guest
filled with sea salt scrub!
Food was passed family style around the custom table.
Olive branches pulled everything together.
As the sun went down candles were lit.
Gracious and sentimental toast were made
to mark such a memorable occasion and event.
Another genius addition
the 'stemmed glass' in the lower right corner
is from Ikea
Talk about party perfection!!
These beauties are perfect for any drinks
the fact they stack
means they can be collected and stored in mass!
See what i mean about genius party styling done
by Hannah and Christy!
With the help of their loving family members!
This is baby Riley
Christy's first grandchild
from her oldest son and his beautiful wife.
Those beads she's chewing on
made specifically for teething babes.
How cool is that!!
As the sun set
market lights came one.
Lights with stands that were built
specially to accommodate the low table seating.
The party ambiance
My only complaint
was the night seemed to fly by!
It was definitely a party I wish I could push rewind
do it again!
The evening was that special!
It all made for such a remarkable and memorable night
filled with so much love.
Wishing this wonderful couple all the very best in life
as they embark
on one of life's greatest journeys.
Thank you for letting me not only attend your soiree
but document and share it as well.
Sending you both much love.
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life