Real Baby Shower: Southern Garden

Monday, April 11, 2011

You know you're in for a very SPECIAL treat when Liz Banfield is behind the camera and Tara Guérard from Soirée is behind the event planning and design! I'm definitely missing the South after seeing these GORGEOUS pictures from this stunning backyard baby shower. I love the table setting -- including the row of yellow daisies and burlap bags hanging from each chair. Thanks Liz and Tara for sharing!

From Courtney Barnes of Style Court... Talented lifestyle photographer Liz Banfield graciously sent over some pictures taken at a baby shower honoring Charleston-based event planner, Tara Guerard. Southern Accents covered the luncheon in their recent March-April issue. 

One of the most appealing aspects of living in the South is our lush landscape, and the option to create temporary outdoor rooms under a canopy of old live oaks. Held in a garden along the Southern marsh, the decidedly un-fussy affair was slightly sweet but not cloying. 

Invitations featured a polka-dot giraffe, a zebra print, and shades of yellow and blue―colors and motifs found in the nursery. Place cards displayed each guest's name, along with its pronunciation and meaning. Giraffe rattles looked adorable slipped onto napkins. Party favors included custom cookies shaped like onesies, bottles, and giraffes. Whimsical circles in shades of blue carried the polka-dot theme onto the cake.

Photography: Liz Banfield / Design: Soirée / Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal / Food: J.B.C. James Burns Catering / Cookies: Three Smart Cookies


Priscilla said...

I absolutely love this theme. I plan on having a Giraffe theme birthday party for my little girl and the color scheme is absolutely wonderful. So playful, vibrant. The invitation/menu is lovely where can I find it?

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