How to Throw a Shower Everyone (and we mean everyone) Will Adore
This modern venue played host to a vintage meets rustic baby shower complete with gold balloons, a dessert bar filled with s'mores and donuts and the prettiest tablescape for celebrating.
It's hard to put into words how much I love this shower. It's just so good. Starting with that pretty, pretty tablescape, moving to the spoon wall backdrop, the cake and donuts and the fun BABY balloons too, this celebration with florals by Ezai Floral Design has a little bit of everything. So whether you're a sweets lover, a design lover or a lover of a great party, this vault of images by Katie Jackson Photography is about to be your new fave.
When my husband and I found out I was pregnant with our first baby the day of our 5 year anniversary, we were so thrilled! We couldn’t wait to celebrate with loved ones our soon-to-be arrival and the baby shower was a great opportunity for us to express our own style. I definitely knew I wanted something modern and not quite your typical“baby shower”, while still tying in traditional elements.
My baby shower was going to be in the late winter, so I thought fusing modern elements with a rustic theme would be a fun twist, and a romantic color palette of burgundy, pink, white and gold accents would be fitting since we would be celebrating right around Valentines Day.
Knowing that the backdrop was going to be a focal point, we started our search for the perfect venue first. The impeccably designed Stage and Table located in Santa Monica, set the ambiance for the baby shower.
It’s modern loft space with rustic, eclectic touches truly fit exactly what we had hoped to find. From the wall of wooden cooking spoons which was the perfect backdrop for a dessert table to the cozy outdoor space, they already had so many wonderful details that fitted our vision.
From that point, the venue really provided the spring board for all the other elements. My favorite details were the DIY projects our family helped us with. My mother-in-law helped design the “S’more Love” favor tags and my husband's brother and sister-in-law, both being artists, hand designed all our signage! Our beautiful cake was crafted by The Buttered End Cakery. I supplied them with a few inspiration photos and they re-created the most delicious “naked” cake with a gorgeous fruit garnish tying into our modern/rustic theme.
Sidecar Doughnuts, which is conveniently located in the same building as the venue, provided the scrumptious doughnuts, all of which were displayed on our own vintage cake stands. The tables were adorned with gold plates, tall white candles, maroon stripped cloth napkins, and of course lovely florals.
The immensely talented Yen from Ezai Floral Design created the gorgeous garlands and floral pieces using lots of dark leafy greens and clusters of rich burgundy flowers with blush pink and white flowers. The floral arrangements added the perfect touch and tied everything together beautifully.
We had an incredible afternoon celebrating our daughter and we are so very grateful to our friends and family for making the day so special for us. I’m also thankful for my amazing photographer, Katie Jackson, for capturing all the memorable moments that we’ll treasure for a lifetime.
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