I love Wedding Paper Divas, so much so that the Mister and I used them for our engagement party invitations as well as save the dates. Their cards and stationary are beautifully designed, and perfectly executed. And on GiltCity they're 50% off, $50 for $100 worth of credit. With everything from wedding invitations, to save the dates, thank yous, to bridal shower and bachelorette party invitations, to stationary and address stamps, you'll find something that fits your wedding needs!
When we were brainstorming for this fashion show/brand launch themed shower we knew there were certain elements we wanted to capture, so that guests felt as though they were at an exclusive event. We transformed our friend's loft into a pink boutique oasis. Complete with a backdrop and runway featuring the "brand" logo, goodie bags lining each side of the runway, and a designer chair for the guest of honor. We transformed the fireplace into a baby boutique with pink, black, and white clothes hung with glittered clothes pins. And framed "Vogue" magazine covers featuring our gorgeous mommy-to-be and the "brand" to create a feature wall. We had guests take polaroids with the guest of honor that they then added to the guest book/ brand look book and left a message for the mommy-to-be. The look book was completed with sketches of baby clothes, fabric and color swatches, and handwritten design ideas. And as requested by the mommy-to-be the books that guest brought were featured on another table. We also had stations where guests designed a page of a fashion themed alphabet book, so that the new babe could learn her fashion ABC's, as well as a design your own headband station. In addition to the usual baby shower games, guests played the celebrity fashion version of "The Price is Right", and the wining team took home pink nail polish. And each guest went home with a reusable pink shopping tote, which fit the theme perfectly. As a finishing touch we created event staff lanyards for all the ladies that were hosting the shower with an extra special one for the mommy-to-be, and encouraged guests to Instagram/Tweet using the hash tags we created. It was such a fun afternoon, with everything coming together perfectly, all for a very special mommy-to-be!
It's been over a week and I can't stop being completely amazed and feeling so blessed by the birth of our son. We welcomed Nehvin into our lives on March 3rd, and it's been the best adventure the Mister and I could have ever imagined. For someone so small, our little man has such a big personality and appetite. As you could imagine our days are full of feedings, diaper changes, and naps, but I'll be blogging, though with less frequency as we adjust to life as a family of 3!
Friday Link Love:
~ Lovely Chicago engagement session
~ I am obsessed with this Jenny Packham gown
~ This 'Wild 1' invitation is simply adorable for a Safari themed first birthday!
~ There's an abundance of cozy romance in this photo shoot by Mindy Weiss.