For whatever reason, poor Mondays get a bit of a bad rap. But we’re here to ensure that your Monday morning gets off on the right foot. And I can’t think of a better way to do so than with a bright and sunny baby shower! Designed and styled by Macarena Gea, if there’s any place to be at this very moment, it’s right here in the gallery.
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… I’m expecting my first child, Mateo, and I’m so excited to share the yellow baby shower I prepared for him and my closest friends some days ago. The party took place at home and, as event planner, i loved preparing each and every detail of this very special day.
As my little “sun” will come together with summer, I though the mythical Beatles’ song “Here comes the sun” could be the perfect party’s motto. And, because of that, yellow was the main colour chosen for the decoration and little moustaches were a kind of “it’s a boy” wink.
I prepared fresh lemonade, oats milk, lemon water and some sweet and salty delis as sandwiches, tartlets, snacks, carrot cupcakes and, of course, my favourite nude cake: white chocolate, lemon and natural red fruits.
Little Mateo was not the only receiving some presents this afternoon. I really wanted to surprise my friends and I prepared a very special “thanks for coming kit” composed by a framed print with the party logo, a four postcards set with the four designs available and a little jar with one of my favourite french confitures.
To finish, I set on a photobooth corner with some props, an instax camera and some postcards were my friends could pin their pics and write on special messages for out little Mateo.
Photography: Macarena | Event Design: Macarena Gea | Logo Design : Project Party Studio | Pastry: Majose's
At 28 years old, I’ve officially reached that stage of life where everyone I know is engaged. With plenty of weddings on the horizon, and consequently plenty of bachelorettes, showers and the like, I can’t help but be drawn to stunning events to pull inspiration. Events like this backyard bridal shower, that is so pretty I could cry. Unsurprising, since Jenny Bradley is at the helm. With photos from D’Arcy Benincosa, let’s get lost in the gallery.
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From Jenny Bradley… When i got the news that one of my best friends Darya was engaged, i immediately jumped to the task of throwing her her first bridal shower. Darya loves beautiful things and details as much as i do so i knew this shower had to be special and reflect Darya’s simple, thought through style. It was decided that an evening outdoor party in the backyard of my childhood home was the answer, with its quaint cottage look, giant weeping willow trees, cinderblock walls crawling with ivy and expansive weathered deck, it was the perfect backdrop for the fresh, natural and rustic theme i wanted.
I collaborated with some amazing local talents that truly made the party and my vision come to life. I also gathered unique pieces from family and friends like mixed and matched sterling silver flatware, rustic wooden and brass bowls, and sterling silver trays to create a curated look. I crafted a little as well by making frayed linen dinner napkins. The guests were greeted by a self serve lemonade and limeade bar with slices of fruit and freshly cut mint leaves from the garden. The bride was admired in a delicate floral crown and ladies mingled amongst the yard before a delicious buffet style dinner on a table accented with luscious Eucalyptus and a stunning centerpiece full of berry blooms and greenery.
The night was perfect as we ate, laughed and celebrated a beautiful friend
Photography: D'Arcy Benincosa | Floral Design: Tinge Floral | Cake: Le Loup | Invitations: The Write Image | Catering: Lori Tolbert | Caligraphy: T&S Craft | Design & Styling: Jenny Bradley
Happy friday friends!! For whatever reason, this week has felt particularly long. I’m not so secretly excited to sit back, relax and sip on an extra strong bevvy. If I had my choice, this lemon paradise cocktail would be it. I’ve yet to personally attempt it, but if I know MR Bartending at all, I know for a fact it will be perfect.
Jacquelyn ClarkLemon Paradise Cocktail
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- 2- Slices lemon
- 4-6 raspberries
- 1- Sprig rosemary
- 1- Sprig mint
- 1oz - Simple syrup
- 1-1/4oz Spiced Rum
- Coconut Water
- Soda Water
- Muddle lemon, raspberry, rosemary, mint & simple syrup in shaker
- Add coconut water & rum, shake and strain into glass
- Add splash of soda water
PS: HIS ORANGE FIZZ COCKTAIL IS RIDICULOUS
Photography: Charla Storey | Floral Design: Wedfully Yours | Bartending Company: MR Bartending | Paper Goods: Bee’s Knee’s Custom Designs | Rentals: Shag Carpet Themed Events & Decor | Stylist: Jen Rios Design | Venue: 333 First Ave | Wedding Venue: 333 First Ave