If you know me at all by now, you’ll know that I never struggle to find a reason to celebrate. Half birthdays? Yep. Fresh highlights? You betcha. So, as you can imagine, it thrills me that the notion of “gender reveal parties” seems to be catching on. I truly can’t imagine anything more exciting than gathering around with your loved ones in order to find out exactly what’s in store in the coming months for you and your family. Designed by Simple Couture and captured by Lauren G., this gender reveal shower is as sweet as can be. See the whole thing right here in the gallery.
From Simply Couture… When the mama-to-be, Lauren and I first chatted, she had visions of a “non-traditional” pastel green and burlap inspired gender reveal couples baby shower. We wanted a rustic, more elevated spin on a rather “cutesy pink or blue” event. To celebrate, we decided to bring in rustic elements to create a gorgeous theme.
Simply Flowers got to work designing the most fabulous tall cylinders wrapped in thick burlap and exploding with large puffy clouds of white baby’s breath. All the petite hors d’oeuvres were provided by Cafe Chardonnay on mini spoons and forks for the guests to enjoy. We provided a candy buffet set for a king and queen-a gorgeous display of green and white candies for guests to fill and keep as favors. (Our fave detail were the little pram carriage favor boxes with matching green ribbon and the animal balloon weights we created).
There was also a beverage display complete with the drinks of the afternoon, “the non-alcoholic Mama-rita” along with Appletinis, Bellinis, and a White Sangria. The dessert table was rounded out by scrumptious macarons by The Sugar Monkey and a simply delicate cake placed on a rustic crate. The “gender reveal” cake pops were served on mirrored platters handed to each guest for the “reveal” to take place in unison. It’s a GIRL!
Finally, none of these images would come to you if not for the amazing Laura G. Photography captured the event details to perfection. The guests all raved it was the BEST “non-baby” shower they have EVER attended. I am still hearing compliments a month after the event. It was an unforgettable day. We had an amazing time showering the new parents-to-be!
Photographer: Laura G. Photography | Cake: Publix Bakery | Catering: Cafe Chardonnay | Candy Buffet: Simply Couture Weddings | Floral: Simply Flowers | Gender Reveal Cake Pops: Earth And Sugar | Macarons: Sugar Monkey | Planning, Design, and Coordination: Simply Couture Weddings | Restaurant: Cafe Chardonnay