Back in May–  my right hand woman, Ronelle, sister Chloe, and design goddess Kristin– along with some help from friend + wedding planner Kristin Kaplan of Simply Stunning Events and my long time friend from Atlanta, Jessica, hosted a beautiful baby shower in honor of my sweet little daughter, born July 31!

The theme: a take on an English high tea. The colors: My nursery colors of softest peaches and petal pinks, ivories, taupes and grays. There were oodles of vintage touches and darling details. My wonderful friend, Claire Bates  took these lovely photos.

The venue was Studio Wed, which the ladies totally transformed with draping thanks to Visual Elements, and created some darling display areas. A Birthday Card Craft Table became a lovely focal point:

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Guests got to make use of lots of fun crafting tools to make darling birthday cards for different years of my little lady’s life. LOVE this idea!

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This beautiful display piece– courtesy of Stockroom Vintage– became the spot to park the gifts of lovely books for our little girl. I asked that guests bring their favorite childhood book– new or used– to build our daughter’s first library. Since my original background is in English, reading has and always will be something so important to me, and I really wanted to pass that along. I loved this display! They also hung vintage books along a ribbon wall in the receiving room– another sweet touch!

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I loved all the interactive touches–like a place for guests to make baby Love notes where they guessed our little girl’s name, her birth date, and gave sweet words of wisdom.

Delicious eats abounded from Chef’s Market.

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The ladies served a variety of teas (with pink sugarcubes!!) and a refreshing Grapefruit Mohito (off limits to pregnant ladies), cucumber water, and pink lemonade. They had these darling hankies from Southern Events for napkins.

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The cakes + sweets table were so cute– there was a fabric wall behind them, with a tiered cake and cupcake display. The cake and cupcakes were made by the sweet and talented Juanita at Dulce Desserts (and I’m so thankful because I KNOW how crazy that weekend was). Kristin, my design goddess, shabby chic-ed this frame and decoupaged the background and added the E. My sister made my fave, strawberry shortcake pops.

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All the plates were from Stockroom Vintage. Florals in soft peaches, pinks and ivories filled up teapots and teacups and other vintage cupware. Love.

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The cards I got from guests I’ll cherish forever

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Special Thanks:

Shower Hosts: Ronelle Lily Hall, Kristin Salaway, Chloe Walker, Kristin Kaplan and Jessica Belser

Venue: Studio Wed

Draping, Seating: Visual Elements

Vintage Rentals, display pieces, plates: Stockroom Vintage

Champagne Linens, Tables, Vintage Rentals: Southern Events

Catering: Chef’s Market

Paper Goods: Kristin Salaway (Stay tuned for a separate post on the baby shower invitation!

Cake + Cupcakes: Dulce Desserts

Photography: Claire Bates Photography