Something’s definitely in the water around here – I have so many friends getting pregnant and having babies lately (which is actually quite nice since it means lots of future playmates for baby Styles!) Earlier this month I had the honor of hosting one of my best friend’s shower for her soon-to-arrive baby girl. Lauren is the editor and creative director of Tribeza magazine and is one of those people who knows practically everyone in Austin, so it was quite a celebration! To reflect her girly aesthetic and love of pink, we decided on a french theme and used a Bonjour Bébé motif throughout. Mel from She-n-He was there to beautifully capture all the details, and Fête Accompli created a gorgeous display of french-y nibbles. We used tons of black & white toile (this board served as my inspiration) to counterbalance the girly-ness and lend a bit of vintage sophistication. Keep reading for lots more!
I fell madly in love with these baby carriage invitations from Minted (a variation of this style.) Aren’t they the sweetest? Since we didn’t play any traditional baby shower games, I set out apothecary jars for guests to write their best baby advice, as well as their favorite girl names for the mama-to-be’s consideration.
Chanel was sweet enough to create this stunning backdrop and garland for the drinks station using long strips of fabric in shades of pink. Let us know if y’all would like to see a DIY and we’ll happily spill the details!
Friends and co-hosts gathered around the guest-of-honor.
The florals were designed by Merveille, and struck the perfect balance between pretty-in-pink and a bit wild. Snacks included endive with beets and oranges, and grapes stuffed with chèvre and pistachios.
Such a lovely way to spend a Saturday with friends…and these El Rey truffles with raspberry cream made the perfect sweet ending!
*images: She-n-He Photography