Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Book and Woodland Themed Baby Shower

I've been waiting to share this beyond adorable baby shower that my friend Cambria Evans of J.Bartyn Design + Event Concepts put together for her sister-in-law, Koseli. While we're mostly about weddings here at Marry You Me, we also love sweet events of all types and you know what they say... First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby! Cambria did an amazing job with this shower, combining the mom-to-be's career and passion (working in the publishing industry and being a writer herself) with a nod to her Nordic heritage and who else but Peter Rabbit. As Cambria puts it, it was "a magical book-themed shower, inspired by Koseli's love of Norwegian forests and good grammar." I often get emails from readers looking for help throwing showers, and there are so many great ideas here - so enjoy!

From Cambria Evans of J.Bartyn Design + Event Concepts: "It was magical forest + book-theme, which was a perfect combination for Koseli's personality. We worked with a palette of soft grey, Pantone Red C, and cream mixed with 3 key patterns: polka-dots, stripes + book text -- Yes, I went a little overboard, but I like to treat every event I work on with the same attention as a big gala. Besides, palettes + inspiration boards really help keep things coordinated. In the end, everything came together wonderfully, and I am so glad I got to be a part of it! See below for more details in the captions + credits."

THE MOM-TO-BE; A MAGICAL BOOK-THEMED SHOWER, INSPIRED BY KOSELI'S LOVE OF NORWEGIAN FORESTS & GOOD GRAMMAR.

VINTAGE BOOK COVER SHOWER INVITATION WITH LIBRARY "DUE DATE" STICKER + PETER RABBIT INSPIRED ILLUSTRATION BY CAMBRIA 

SETTING UP

SEWN DICTIONARY HEART BANNER, IT'S A BOY PENDANT, PREPPING THE TABLE 


VINTAGE BOOK GARLANDS, ACCORDION ROSETTES

A CHEESE PLATTER THAT WOULD SATISFY ANY WOODLAND CREATURE

CRAFT PAPER WRAPPED BOOKS WITH RED RIBBONS, VEGGIE TRAY, CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE  • STYLING THE TABLE.

THE DELICIOUS FEAST! HOW CUTE ARE THOSE MUSHROOM + PINE CONE SHAPED CHOCOLATES ON THE CAKE?

KOSELI OPENING CUTE GIFTS • FESTIVE GARLAND MIX


PUMPKIN CINNAMON MUFFINS, BROWN BUTTER + RASPBERRY CUPCAKES, RED GUMMY BEARS + M&M'S, SNICKERDOOLES

PETER RABBIT + SNAIL ON MUSHROOM LARGE CUT-OUTS • MINI BONNE MAMAN RASPBERRY JAM FAVORS WITH LIBRARY DUE DATE TAG, ATTACHED WITH BAKERS TWINE

Credits:
Design & Styling: J.Bartyn Design
Coordination & Planning: Reghan Christensen, Ashley Filmore + Carrie Monson
Invitation, Favor Tags, Banner, Accordion Rosettes : J.Bartyn Design
Sewn Garlands: Jaelyn Evans
Baked Goods & Desserts: Reghan Christensen, Ashley Fillmore + friends of Koseli
At the home of: Reghan Christensen
Inspiration Board: pinterest
Illustrations: Cambria Evans

Sources: Lee's Art ShopPearl River Market, Deseret Industries, Trader Joes,
Accordion Rosette Instructions from Paper-Source , Dylan's Candy StoreCrate&Barrel

7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! That is the cutest baby shower I have ever seen! :) I LOVE the Peter Rabbit and the mushroom cutout, and all the little details that were involved! :)

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  2. This is SO COOL!!!!!! The colors and details are amazing!!!!

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  3. So, so darling-this is baby shower heaven!!

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  4. I love everything about this party!!! I especially love that it's non-traditional. GREAT job!!!

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  5. Goodness, this is fantastic! Bookmarking this for later - perfect inspiration for my sister's shower!!

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