In this particular story, women are our champions because they are the true heart of the family, and there is nothing more magical than celebrating the anticipated arrival of a precious new life. For this baby shower we wanted to capture the modern style and vibe of Heather, the beautiful Mom-to-be, in a unique and memorable way.
The decor for any event doesn’t have to be purchased from an aisle at the party store because there is always an opportunity to personalize it. After making a few inspiration boards we settled on a fresh, sleek and vibrant look that played into the fact that the gender of the baby would remain a surprise until the birth. Having a neutral space became the foundation of our design by maintaining clean, minimalist lines while creating contrast with the gentle movement of lush tropical greenery. Soft white draping suspended around the perimeter created an intimate and glamorous feel to the cold industrial space. The sleek, yet romantic atmosphere seemed to define modern femininity.
An unexpected touch of the exotic captivated and created a lasting impression for each guest as they opened their custom designed invitation. The spectacular foliage graphic combined with a magnificent colour palette of turquoise blue and teal, rich hunter green and gold truly cast a spell of intrigue and excitement for the event to come. These colours were repeated throughout the event in multiple design elements contributing to the pure and serene concept.
As guests entered they were greeted by the mom-to-be at a streamlined photobooth, it filled the room with the sound of warm laughter and allowed each attendee a keepsake from the party. Each beautifully printed hi-res image was finished with the event's custom greenery pattern. Directly beside the photobooth, guests were welcomed to partake in a little self-love at the manicure station. The tone was set within minutes of entering.
An extensive selection of delicious snacks and treats were placed on two large white plexi bars finished with vibrant custom decals. These “Craving Stations” were designed to play off the unquenchable desire for the eclectic combination of ‘salty’ & ‘sweet’ of a pregnant woman. Guests were encouraged to fill their plates or have a nibble while they mingled around the room. However, there was one prominent glimmering jewel-toned show stopper on the sweet station: a meticulously hand painted 3 tiered cake that simulated the greenery design found throughout the space creating the perfect juxtaposition of all the elements.
Simplicity can feel refreshing sometimes, so a small lounge offering multiple seating areas was set up to give guests a spot to relax while they placed their baby arrival guesses on a calendar. Comfortable and casual, yet oh-so-pretty.
The key feature was the dining area inspired by a King's Table. The table was dressed in sleek white linens with a pop of teal from the napkins that wrapped the clear plates. Once again rich gold accents played up the dramatic length of the table with gilded cutlery, votives and the ever classic chiavari chairs. Over-sized palm leaves seemed to hint at a tropical paradise as they guided the eyes to the epic foliage frame that surrounded the headtable. Simple candles and glass cylinders added warmth to the modern space ensuring the final look was cohesive and balanced. Each place setting was finished with a must-have shower game card and a lovely gift of handmade soap.
This shower concept was non-traditional, with no gift opening or diaper games, but rather a fun, intimate and memorable soiree celebrating a new little life, a new beginning, and forever love with glass of bubbly in hand.
Congratulations Heather & Aly on your pending arrival!