The watercolor illustration of The Velveteen Rabbit comes to life in this intimate gathering for the mama to-be and her closest friends in an imaginatively beautiful setting. With cool water washed tones, neutral pastels, and soft textures throughout you will find the watercolor theme jump off the pages of the book and into all aspects of this romantic shower from the paper details all the way down to the cocktails. Images by Buffy Dekmar Photography!
To coordinate with the theme, Charlotte Lane created a beautiful custom hand-painted invitation suite, with watercolor background and envelope liners. The invitation included a gray rabbit and they snuck a line from the book in the creases of the envelopes: “there once was a Velveteen rabbit…and he was really splendid.”
The courtyard at Summerour Studio was immediately the perfect choice. With its freckled cobblestones and tall brick arches covered in ivy, it’s just magical. The lush greenery and wild lavender that surrounds the space was incorporated into the design. The picturesque arches and quiet atmosphere made you feel that you could have been anywhere in the world.
Whites, creams, and grays were used throughout for all of the furniture pieces, provided by Settee – Event Decor Rental to build a soft and cozy setting.
FLOWERS & DECOR
The styling of the flowers by Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio, as well as the lush garland, was natural and textured. A timeless essence was seen throughout the guest table and other details within the design elements.
Sun in my Belly wowed with mini quiches with red peppers, tomatoes, scallions and gruyere, yummy waffles with fresh berries, syrups and chopped pecans and the beautiful haricot vert bundles with two amazing dipping sauces.
Planning & Design: Simply Charming Socials | Venue: Summerour Studio | Photography: Buffy Dekmar Photography | Rentals: Settee – Event Decor Rental | Floral: Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio | Invitations: Charlotte Lane | Food: Sun in my Belly | Desserts: Sugar Style Events | Videography: Dekmar Films