I'm so excited to share the paper (and chalk) details of Megan's baby shower for her little lady-to-be, Emma. It's not often that professional photos are taken at smaller parties, so these beautiful images by Amy Gray Photography are such a treat!
"FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE...FROM SCRATCH!"
During the invitation consult, we went to work trying to pin down a theme that could be coupled with soft pinks, creams, and sparkle. I was determined to find a way to incorporate Megan's love for cooking, but I knew that "bun in the oven" or "she's about to pop" could only go so far. The next morning, Megan came up with something brilliant: the passage from Psalm 139: "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." It was genius! The perfect blend of faith, food, and the miracle of life.
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For the square invitation, we created a chalkboard-inspired look filled to the brim with detail. From herbs and utensils to rattles and diaper pins, the tiny graphics fit together to tell the unique story of these special parents-to-be.
From seeing the photos you may wonder if an event planner was involved, but this was all put together by a dedicated family and a few close friends. In the weeks leading up to the shower, the group was hard at work making fabric banners, tulle table skirts, tissue pom-poms, and even baby clothes!
Meanwhile, I was working on the day-of stationery and signage: food labels, drink flags, scroll flags, banners, and chalkboards. One of my favorite "party prepping activities" is coming up with food puns; they're a great way to remind guests of the theme and add a little humor to the event.
How gorgeous is the cake?! This baby shower really could have been an intimate wedding...
And then there are the pretty favors: burlap bags adorned with silk ribbon and sparkly letters...
...plus chocolate-dipped pretzels tied with pink and gold tinsel!
The signature drink was, of course, pink lemonade.
Little Lady Lemonade, to be exact.
I had so much fun drawing this banner on chalkboard wrapping paper. What a great idea to use it as a photo backdrop!
And, last but not least, here is a detail of one of the scroll flags, each of which featured a unique pattern. At first glance you might assume they are flowers, but they are actually sprinkle donuts. :)
Paper details and day-of stationery present the perfect opportunity to add personality to parties, big AND small. For additional photos, please check out Amy Gray's website at amygrayphotography.com.
Congratulations to Megan, the picture-perfect mom-to-be! And THANK YOU to my wonderful clients for letting me be a part of your celebration!