Shades of rose pink to vintage pink and white, perfect for the anticipated arrival of a little girl, were prevalent throughout the French restaurant that served as the venue for this non-traditional, extraordinary French vintage themed baby shower. Using these layers of pink and white amongst the garden flowers and vintage furniture pieces created a French countryside feel to this soft and romantic get-together.
All the letterpress stationery including the invitation suite, notecards and menu was custom created on Elum by the exquisite shop Arabesque. They also provided the notebook favors and all of the toys and dolls used in the “gift nursery.”
On the table an ivory linen and rose pink pintuck from Party Time Rentals was used. It was important that the linens added to the aesthetic, but that they weren’t the focus. On the gold chiavari chairs were perfectly tied pink bows, to accentuate that this was most certainly to welcome a baby girl! Finally, to make sure that there was contrast to the gold chargers that Le Lafayette provided, gray napkins were used (there was also gray on the menu cards).
The decor was enhanced by a spring garden of flowers including sweet peas, anemones, roses, peonies, hydrangea and cherry blossoms. Cascading down the staircase was a garland of flowers and greenery that could be removed and taken as gifts at the end of the shower.
Besides the flowers, Ella’s Vintage Rentals brought in vintage furniture and chandeliers, most of it with a French flair. Kelly (from Wedding by Socialites) just loved the antique nursery set that all the open gifts were placed in. Vintage cabinets showcased the cakes, rather than your typical cake stand or dessert table.
Karen Vasquez of Kakes by Karen made three spectacular celebration cakes. The inspiration for the cakes were the colors and gardens of French gardens and chateaus, including the Palace of Versailles. Every baby deserves a grand welcoming and these cakes absolutely offered that perfect welcome!
GUEST BOOK ALTERNATIVE
The mannequin shown here is like a guest book! Each guest takes a slip of paper and writes a pick-me-up note to the new mom. This way when she has a down day, she can open one of her envelopes and find a nice note to cheer her up. She can also place all the cards in the baby book or shower scrapbook.
Planning and Design: Wedding by Socialites | Venue & Catering: Le Lafayette | Photography: Luminaire Foto | Furniture: Ella’s Vintage Rentals & Party Time Rentals | Floral: Botanicals On The Gulf | Invitations: Arabesque of Naples | Linens: Party Time Rentals | Cake: Kakes by Karen | Hair & Makeup: Salon Tease