When we were sent this sweet vintage baby shower by our lovely friends over at Stylish Stems, we simply had to share it with y’all! Thank you kindly, ladies. You know that we love anything covered in pink and peonies. Jacki is just glowing in these photos, and you can feel the love between this dynamic trio of creatives. Kudos to all the lovely vendors who pulled this together in celebration of baby Annabelle. We can’t wait to see her! Below are a few words from Heather, owner of Stylish Stems.
When a floral designer from the Stylish Stems team has something to celebrate, fellow floral designers tend to go a little overboard with the festivities, especially the decor. The Stylish Stems team was delighted to host an elegant winter tea to honor one of their very own team members, Jacki, who is expecting her first child, a baby girl to be named Annabelle, in January. Since Jacki adores all things pretty, her baby’s nursery is decorated in a vintage mauve and lavender floral theme, which the hosts carried throughout the shower.
Peonies and garden roses have always been favorites of Jacki’s and were plentiful along with lush hydrangea and delicate spray roses. Vessels included ceramic vases with crystal and pearl adornments, perfectly fitting for the elegant affair. Linens, provided by Cover Ups, included lavender satin floor-length linens and mauve cloth napkins. Each place setting had its own vintage china pattern for guests to dine from. Baby pictures of the expecting mother and father were displayed on the window ledges and infant girl clothes were hanging across the windows as decor. To complete the look, tissue paper pom poms were suspended from the ceiling to add dimension behind the elegant crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling. A custom tulle wreath and hand-painted letters spelling the baby’s name personalized the space for the celebration.
Guests dined on elegant brunch fare carefully made by the hosts and included petite chicken salad, pimento cheese and cucumber sandwiches, mixed fruit on a delicate pink floral skewer and miniature florentine and cheddar quiches. Hot beverages for the chilly winter day kept guests warm and included: hot spiked apple cider and hot peppermint tea complete with miniature candy cane. A gorgeous ruffled two-tiered pound cake with raspberry preserve filling was almost too pretty to eat. The cake served as both decor and dessert and was designed by Eileen Carter of Eileen Carter Creations.
Each guest was asked to write their sentiments inside a favorite children’s book instead of a traditional greeting card in order to start a library collection for baby Annabelle’s nursery. Books ranged from Dr. Seuss Classics to guests’ favorite Golden Books. At the end of the shower, after brunch, sharing words of wisdom with the expectant mother-to-be and opening fabulous gifts, guests received a favor of “Baby Doll Pink” nail polish with a tag that said “We’re tickled PINK that it’s a GIRL”. Nobody can contain their excitement for baby Annabelle’s arrival in a few weeks!
Venue: Venue 92 // Flowers: Stylish Stems // Photography: 35 Atlanta // Cake: Eileen Carter Creations // Linens: Cover Ups