Elizabeth and I love (I mean L-O-V-E) an over-the-top baby shower or celebration -- the more flowers, ribbons, lace, balloons, and sweet details, the better! But, we have to admit to having a soft spot in our heart for just some good old fashion back yard celebrations that are all about good food, friends, and having a fun time. And, that's exactly what shines through in these photographs that Chenin from Boutwell Studio took at Candice and Mark Brooke's baby shower. The outdoor venue is the perfect end-of-summer-backdrop, and the details they included in the celebration add just the right amount of splash of color to the lush green scenery. There's no other way to say it -- this shower just oozes California, laid-back-cool, and we want to -- no, wait, need to be there sitting on that lawn sipping on some Izze's with them! But, it looks like we'll just have to settle with being able to pour over Chenin's beautiful photographs of the event.
Chenin... My good friends, Candice and Mark Brooke, are expecting a baby boy, named Wyatt, any day now and I was lucky enough to co-host a baby shower for them this past weekend.
We decided to go with a casual and outdoorsy picnic feel for the party, so we chose a nice outdoor location with lots of open space for mingling and lounging around. A few of the details included: a gourmet soda station, candy & cupcakes, games, gifts & more crafts.