If you’re lucky enough to live in a spot where outdoor gatherings are a year long option, ummm A) the jealousy is real and B) still jealous. For this baby shower, the Denver Botanic Gardens set the scene for a floral infused garden party with a decidedly european feel crafted by A Vintage Affair + Bare Root Flora. A day perfect for a mama-to-be who also happens to be a crazy talented wedding photographer. See every last detail captured by Sarah Box in the VAULT.
Mama-to-be Laura Murray is a talented wedding photographer who loves travel, art, and beautiful details. It was such a pleasure for us to plan a lovely gathering for a dear friend who makes all of our lives (and businesses) richer for knowing her. And to get to share it with so many of our industry friends was the icing on the cake.
Our inspiration for the party came from the mama herself and from the natural beauty and European sophistication of the Woodland Mosaic greenhouse, which is a hidden gem at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
As we thought of pretty details we knew Laura would love, we hit on the idea of using one of her own travel photos for the back of the invitation. We used a watercolor app to give her beautiful garden gate photo the soft look we wanted for the invite and calligrapher Meagan Tidwell designed and lettered text.
We know Laura adores gorgeous flowers so we went for a lush, beautiful coffee table piece that featured lots of textural blooms and foliages to echo the natural beauty of the gardens. Sweet posies on gorgeous La Tavola linens were the perfect finishing touch. The wooden bistro chairs and dried lavender favors completed the garden look.
Simple, colorful and delicious food from one of Laura’s favorite restaurants made for a beautiful display, as did the pretty desserts in miniature, thoughtfully provided by Laura’s mom and sister. Each delicious dish was labeled with sweet, hand-painted signage by Lana’s Shop.
We wanted to keep things simple so we decided to skip the games and present opening in favor of conversation and wandering the gardens, but we couldn’t resist doing an interactive guest book. Guests gave advice or congratulations on vintage postcards from places that Laura has traveled. The postcards will be randomly mailed to the parents during baby’s first year.
It was a perfect afternoon in a sundrenched little paradise in celebration of a glowing mama to be!