Black and white and classy all over is the name of the game and I, for one, am totally on board. With no detail left unthought of, this baby shower is unquestionably one for the books. And unsurprising, what with the talented Jessica Waks behind the scenes and Heidi Lau behind the lens. And I promise you there’s no shortage of totally wow-worthy baby shower inspiration right here in the gallery.
From Jessica Waks… Captured by Heidi Lau, this celebration’s vintage-inspired black and white theme incorporates old family photos for a soiree with a charming familial touch.
The meet the babies party was a great way for my parents to celebrate their newly minted status as grandparents and introduce our twin boys Jack and Charlie to their large network of friends and extended family.
At the heart of the décor were over-sized black and white baby blocks featuring photos of the men of the family going back three generations. These large-scale blocks were a DIY project using wooden cubes I had cut at a lumber yard, that I then painted and podged with enlargements of the black and white photos and stick-on letters. The two base blocks each show off photos from the early 20th century of the twins’ maternal and paternal great grandfathers and the top block features each grandfather with their father, my husband, on the top. Although time consuming, making the blocks was a labour of love that added a special personal touch to the party. Guests enjoyed looking at the old photos and pointing out features they recognized in the boys, the newest generation!
In addition to the blocks, the black and white vintage baby theme was rounded out with bunting flags, striped linens, candy-filled bottles and pacifiers, as well as custom printed napkins featuring onesies.
The sweet table featured an assortment of black and white goodies, including gorgeous sugar cookies by Ellen Jane depicting baby prams, onesies, bottles, rattles and more. Delicious bespoke doughnuts from Glory Hole in colour-coordinating flavours, such as s’mores and cookies and cream were another tasty highlight.
Emblem created lush floral arrangements that mixed stars of bethlehem and anemones into soft white peonies, hydrangeas and more to build on the black and white theme.
Black and white stripes, one of my all-time favourite motifs, came into play via cushions from IKEA that graced the simple white sofas from Lounge Rentals and also appeared on the linens from Around The Table. The dessert table featured a custom pointed striped runner from Tonic Living.
Photography: Heidi Lau | Event Design: Jessica Waks | Florals: Emblem Floral Design Studio | Black And White Cushions: Ikea | Custom Napkins: Wedding Star | Doughnuts: Glory Hole Doughnuts | Party Room: Oakdale Golf And Country Club | Plastic Bottles And Pacifiers: Michaels | Rentals: Lounge Furniture Rentals Inc | Striped Runner: Tonic Living | Sugar Cookies: Ellen Jane Desserts | Table Linens: Around The Table | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother