Matilde's 1st Birthday from Brancoprata
May 20, 2013
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Is it totally inappropriate to be jealous of a 1 year old? Because little Matilde clearly has some pretty talented, crazy crafty ladies in her life. Lovingly captured and designed by our sweet friends, André & Sofia of Brancoprata, this 1st birthday party is subtle and simple, carefully curated with a small handful of incredibly adorable details. Nothing extraneous, nothing over the top. Just a little girl, a really awesome cake topper, and a handful of people who love her most. Click here to see the rest.
From Andre from Brancoprata... My youngest niece turned one in April so i knew i had to do something special for her first birthday party!

The whole party concept was inspired by Kelli Murray's work! She did this amazing free download and when i saw it on her blog i immediately emailed her asking permission to use it for the invitation and paper goods!

Kelli's work is always pure perfection and this download was everything i was looking for!! The colors, the illustration... it was perfect for Matilde's first birthday party!! And it combined perfectly with our initial idea of using different patterns, like stripes and dots!

The whole party was a mix and match of rustic items with more elegant elements like golden vases with beautiful fresh flowers!

Also we didn't want the tradition desert table we usually see on birthday parties... we wanted the cake to be in display, so we made a garland made of greens. That was the perfect backdrop for the beautiful and delicious cake Mariana, from Peace of Cake created! Also we used an old tabletop displaying pictures of Matilde and little envelopes where guests could leave messages to her... we did the same thing, the day she was born and we plan to do it every year. We think that she will love to read them when she grows up!

Although it was a very small party just for family and closest friends, we made some cute boxes with yummy cookies as favors!!

It was an afternoon well spent and i'm sure each one of the people there are looking forward to Matilde's second birthday!!

[dotted] Illustration used on invitation and paper goods: Kelli Murray | Photography: André Teixeira from Brancoprata | Flowers, Invitations and Paper Goods: Sofia Ferreira from Brancoprata | Birthday Cake: Peace of Cake