Our client wanted us to create a really luxurious and memorable baby shower for her little bundle of joy that was soon to arrive. The brief was 'Inspiration in the big picture and Love in the details'. We were honoured to have been given the opportunity to let our creativity run wild. The result was two stunning gift tables, beautifully styled and adorned with a variety of treats for the guests to take with them (in luxury gift boxes, of course). Our favour table was adorned with even more treats which included customised soap and note books with the baby’s initials, some adorable chocolate apple pops and most importantly an opportunity for the guests to connect with the unborn little prince himself. There would, afterall, be so much love and positive energy gathered there on the day that it seemed a shame not to capture it in some way. Inspired by this, we wrote a little poem and had custom note cards made up so that the guests could leave their own mottos, pearls of wisdom, words and wishes for the little man himself.
Flowers on both tables helped to create a really beautiful and elegant finish. Million star gypsophelia balls added a whimsical feel to the favour table and we couldn’t resist having it oozing out of the drawers!
Outside, vintage style coffee tables and chairs provided guests with a place to enjoy cake and tea in amongst three foot blue helium balloons which were dotted around the garden. And, once your eyes had made it past these mega balloons, a cookie tree was waiting to give guests their final sugar rush of the day. We tied a mixture of green tea, light blue and sky blue ribbons from all of the branches in the tree and finished waiting at the bottom were little round oval cookies for the kids to nibble on and pick.
It’s difficult to say what the best bit of the day was but it’s definitely a close call between the initial dropping of jaws as guests saw the decorations for the first time and then the shrieks of delight coming said guests as they were given their very own (empty!) favour boxes and let loose on the tables to fill them up! For the little tots the cookie tree was an instant hit and it had the double advantage that it kept the kids entertained for the whole of the event much to the delight of the other mummies who may have otherwise struggled to get so much as a sip of bubbly down then before being interrupted. (note to self – must have cookie tree at every single event from now on)
For my client, the gasps of amazement and dropping of jaws as guests entered her house and saw all the decorations for the first time was a sign that we achieved what we’d set out to do. Inspiration in the big picture. After the event was over, we secretly took all of the message cards and placed them in an album alongside photos of the event and presented it to her a few days later. A little something to keep safe and to hand to her little prince (when he’s not so little) as a memento of all the affection that surrounded him before he was even born (love in the details).
The details were really what made this event unique and the pictures really capture the love we all put into creating a very special day.