Real Baby Shower: Garden Cranes

Monday, November 22, 2010

We know Monday's are a bit hard to face sometimes -- especially when you're staring down a short work week filled with lots of turkey and pie!  So, take a moment this evening to unwind from your
day with this beauty of a baby shower photographed by Adela from Adela + Armand Koentjoro! Like Adela's photographs this shower is so perfectly simple and elegant with just the right amount of surprises around every corner.  Yes, we're talking about you, gorgeous flowers.  And, there's so many more wonderfully enchanting DIY ideas tucked inside Adela's images -- like Elizabeth fell hard when she laid eyes on the M&M designs.  (She told me it's something her mother used to do to her birthday cakes as a little girl).  And, well, the flocks of paper cranes just made me smile.  They're such a fun and inexpensive way add more pops of color to an already wonderfully feminine color platte.  And, just think of how many little cranes you could create this Thanksgiving with all of those helping hands from family and friends ... mmm hmmmm ... we're just saying it could be a fun activity to do while everyone is letting their mashed potatoes digest.  :)  To hear more about the gorgeous, spring-like details that D-Tales dreamed up during these darker months of winter, check out Adela's sweet note below!

From Adela... Enam wanted a color combination that is perfect for a baby girl, but does not involve pink. We decided to go with different shades of purple, with a touch of yellow and white.

We tried to keep the buffet table simple, elegant, yet eye-catching, by using different shapes and sizes of clear glass vases, holding different types and shades of purple flowers. Sometimes simplicity can create more DRAMA!! Purple tulips and purple hydrangeas were the perfect choice of flowers. Submerged purple lilies added an elegant touch to the table, while yellow tulips added a punch of yellow and also functioned as food-sign holders.

We carried the color themes to the favor table through purple flowers and purple, yellow, & white candies. To add uniqueness to the favor table, we decided to create little origami storks, each carried a favor on its neck. We use different colors and patterns of origami papers, which made the favor table more festive. The birds acted both as a decoration and as something special that the guests can keep. 

For the message table, we used hollowed-out egg shells, decorated with color ribbons, to hold messages for Enam and her little baby girl. 

Design and Decor: D-Tales / Photography: Adela + Armand Koentjoro