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This Cake Table is the Beginning and End of all Our Dessert Fantasies

We are kicking this story off with cake because my oh my that cake table is a good intro. It’s the beginning and end of all our dessert fantasies and just the tip of the goodness packed inside this baby shower. Crafted by a team of great vendors including design by Rock Paper Square , flowers by Verbena Floral Design, cake by White Pineapple and all captured by Lillie Louise Photography, hop on over to the vault for flowers, pops of color and sweets galore.

Our momma to be, Shara is the owner and operator of a furniture rental company in Victoria, BC. When her local wedding industry peeps found out her exciting news (that Bash Specialty would be adding a new member with 10 tiny fingers + 10 tiny toes) they all came together to surprise her with a baby shower designed just for her.

The shower was hosted in a photography studio with amazing natural light, modern concrete floors, cinderbloc walls, and bright white surfaces. The studio space provided the perfect blank canvas to host a shower.

When asked how to describe Shara, most would say playful, insanely thoughtful, and LOVES color. So we added pops of color to the florals, ceramics, accent linens, and even the cake!

Instead of a baby registry, Shara asked that guests help build her kid-friendly library. With that request her friend (and event stylist), Marika created a “LOVE NOTES” wall where guests could write a note to the momma to be/baby that would later be glued into the front of their gifted book.

What an amazing way to remember this monumental time in Shara’s life and a fun way to introduce baby to his/her new community during book time.

Another interactive element of the shower was a flower crown station where guests could create their very own flower crown to take away with them. Party favors aren’t just for kids! We hope you’ll enjoy this real-life baby shower just as much as we do.

 

Photography: Lillie Louise Photography | Event Design + Planning : Rock Paper Square | Floral Design: Verbena Floral Design | Cake: White Pineapple | Canapes : Salt + Pepper Fox | Cinderbloc Studios: Cinderbloc Studio | Fine Linen Rentals: Faire Lafete Linen | Flower Crown Station: Powell Floral Design | Furniture Rentals: Bash Specialty | Mother to be attire : ASOS

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Pregnant and Ready to Announce? Say it with Confetti!

Confetti is appropriate for most celebrations, but maybe most appropriate for telling your friends and family a new little babe is on the way. Announce your impending arrival with this insanely cute DIY egg from Leslie Musser of One Brass Fox and prepare to let the confetti fly.

My husband and I recently discovered we are expecting our first child in May 2017. As it’s the first grandchild on both sides of our family, we wanted to craft a significant, memorable announcement. This DIY Pregnancy Announcement Egg combined whimsy with a fun, interactive element that still allowed for a sentimental ending. For many reasons, it made the moments of sharing this news with our loved ones truly unforgettable.

Materials

Eggs
Large toothpick/kabob skewer
Food coloring, water
Confetti
Raffia
Tissue paper in various colors
Glue stick
Strips of paper
Pen
Metallic Sharpie
Acrylic boxes
Ribbon
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instructions

1. Carefully puncture the flatter end of the egg using a sharp object.

2. Insert the toothpick or kabob skewer to break the yolk and drain contents from the shell.

3. Rinse hollowed egg with water and soap.

4. Combine water and food coloring in medium bowl.

5. Submerge eggs in colored water and allow to sit for 30-60 seconds, absorbing color.

6. Allow eggs to dry completely.

7. Fill eggs with confetti.

8. Write chosen message (We chose a variety from “You’re going to be a grandfather” to “Baby Musser is on it’s way”) on strip of paper. Curl and insert into egg.

9. Cut a small piece of tissue paper (in the same color as the egg dye) and glue over the hole.

10. Write “Crack Me” using Metallic sharpie on the side of the egg.

11. Fill acrylic box with raffia. Gently place egg on top.

12. Wrap ribbon around box for the finishing touch.

And when you are ready to announce Team boy or Team girl, we have a little something for that too…

Gender Reveal Ideas
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Gender Reveal Ideas
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Styling + Photography: One Brass Fox

Winter Schminter…We’re Giving Our Next Brunch a Tropical Vibe

Donuts and palms are the stuff that brunch dreams are made of. And along with day drinking and delicious cheat food, this brunch is also bringing insanely gorgeous tropical vibes. Designed by Pure Luxe Bride with big, bright blooms by Coastal Creations, laser cut names on palms that we have a slight obsession with by LH Calligraphy and all captured by Aaron And Jillian Photography, if you’re hosting a breakfast get together soon, this vault is a must see.

From Drew Pond, the host of the brunch…For me, there are two things in life that are sure-fire ingredients to my happiness: I love entertaining and I love Sunday brunch. I mean come on, who doesn’t enjoy a little day drinking and cheat food from time to time, right? I first had the idea for a Dock House Digital-hosted friends brunch back in the early Summer. We collaborated with the incredibly talented ladies at Pure Luxe Bride to bring our vision to life and I couldn’t be more excited to share this with you guys!

Before even talking design, I knew from the start that we had to have this event take place at Cannon Green. The restaurant is incomparable to other downtown hot spots. The atmosphere is very modern and hip with a major Miami influence with its aesthetic. When building out the restaurant, the owners honored this 19th century beauty by creating an airy, garden-inspired dining experience. The brunch design began by selecting our dining space overlooking the courtyard. Being in the wedding industry, our brains are trained to always think of a rain contingency plan, so the covered balcony was the perfect spot. We wanted the floral design to play a major role in the overall impact of the design and Coastal Creations seriously went all out. The vibrant colors combined with the gold seating and palm leaves made for the perfect balance of style + elegance. Putting this together on my own during DHD’s busiest time of year would have been a nightmare, so it was more than a blessing to enlist Pure Luxe Bride to execute every little detail so perfectly. They are amazing.

Our guest list comprised of ten of our favorite people who also happen to be in the wedding industry. From photographers, florists, videographers, DJ’s and wedding planners, we had it covered with this crew! While some videographers love shooting B-roll, interviewing guests, speeches, so on and so forth, one of my favorite things to shoot on a wedding day are the details. It was this reason alone that I knew I had to pull out all the stops when it came to our invitation suite. We enlisted The Silver Starfish to create our invites and RSVP’s as well as our brunch menus and canapé cards. The design included elements that reflected the essence of the restaurant and we even hired an artist to sketch the venue’s storefront…so chic! Because this event was on detail-overload, which of course had me excited, I knew the perfect duo to photograph it all for us! We were so fortunate to have the insanely talented Aaron and Jillian Photography present to capture our event.

As our guests arrived they were greeted with the most delicious mimosas–we definitely gave our server a work out from all of the refills! We began by having a short cocktail gathering in the venue’s courtyard where we got a chance to catch up with one another and nibble on some scrumptious canapés that were worthy of writing home about. Some of these bountiful bites included Classic Tomato Bruschetta, Fried Green Tomatoes with Pimento Cheese, Lobster & Black Truffle Salad, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with Avocado & Sesame and Chicken and Ginger Dumplings with Salsa Verde. YUM.

For our main entrées we had family-style courses of eggs benedict over asparagus and chicken and waffles. Our yummy sides were Cannon Green’s house-made sesame tater tots and crispy bacon. Is your mouth watering yet? The food was amazing and I think every one of us said how we are excited to come back to try out their dinner menu in the very near future. Cannon Green is a great option for your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. I highly recommend!

Best Brunch Cocktails
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Best Brunch Cocktails
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Photography: Aaron And Jillian Photography | Coordination: Pure Luxe Bride | Event Design: Pure Luxe Bride | Floral Design: Coastal Creations | Brunch & Donut Tower:: Cannon Green | Invitation Suite: The Silver Starfish | Rentals: Eventworks | Restaurant: Cannon Green | Wood Laser Cut Gold Place Cards:: LH Calligraphy

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