Ok. So I am DYING. Seriously. When Carlie of Gabriel Ryan invited me to play a role in planning and designing her baby shower, I couldn't hold still. I was dancing around my living room like a kid needing to go pee. Once we started brainstorming, it completely TOOK OFF. I mean, literally spun out of control. Carlie is so unbelievably creative and when you got the two of us together, we couldn't stop. There were late night phone calls, tweets, facebooks, texts. We spent endless hours thrifting. We made lists. Changed our lists. Laughed, cried, and laughed some more. I'm not kidding, we were so out of control that we seriously needed someone to bring us down a notch.
Just when I thought life couldn't possibly get any better, Carissa of JL Designs stepped up and joined our team for floral & event design. Most of you know that JL Designs is THE BEST of the BEST. AHHHHH! With Carissa in the mix, it was about to be kicked up a notch. Oh wait. It gets better. Not only was this party going to LOOK amazing. It was going to TASTE amazing.
Melody, of Sweet and Saucy Shop was recruited next. WHAT??? Yes, I can't even describe to you the quality of desserts this girl dreams up. With Sweet and Saucy Shop on our team the heat only intensified.
Ok, so mix all of this craziness with the lens of Gabriel Ryan and what do you get? PERFECTION!!!!!! I just knew that all of our designs would be captured with absolute style and flawlessness. I could barely sleep the night after the party. I was so excited to get my sneak peek of the images!
So. Here is the deal. Guests received a hand delivered, cardboard invitation covered in custom fabric and newspaper wrapped in twine. Guests arrived to a table of frozen lemonade. A handcrafted desk awaited the signing of the customized photo-guest book. Hand made Owl fans were conveniently placed to relieve guests from the heat. Burlap and fabric were hung above the picnic area to offer comfortable yet casual seating for the guests. Hand made headpiece & white tissue paper flowers from Lady Vintique. Phone book flowers made by jesi haack weddings. Handmade jewelry was given to each guest as a 'thank you'. Old photos of the proud mommy and daddy were hung for all to see.
Take a peek at our favorite images and let me know what you think!