Real Baby Shower: Chic Carnivale

Friday, July 22, 2011

I was truly speechless when these photos started to fill my inbox -- one email after another. How beautiful are these photos by the talented Nikki Reilly Event Photography? Absolutely FABULOUS! Nikki, also the guest-of-honor's cousin, captured every little detail... and WOW... I love each and every one of them. From the DIY cupcake and craft table to the adorable his and her baby story game, this shower is jam-packed with ideas and inspiration.

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From Cassidy... I recently had my baby shower this past June and took some maternity photos 4th of July weekend. I am by no means an event planner, but have a love affair with planning big life events, so my baby shower was no exception. I'm fortunate to have many beautiful and talented women in my life who were willing to let me have a huge say in the theme and creativity of the shower, but who were also able to make it all happen! The theme was "chic carnival," complete with a cotton candy machine, DIY cupcake station, "Make a bow" craft table, and miniature carnival food :) The whole shower is filllllled with DIY projects!

For a game, my cousin made the most adorable paddles with images of my husband and I as babies on them. My mother and mother-in-law shared funny stories of my husband and I as babies, and the guests had to guess who the stories were about! 
We had a non-alcoholic drink option entitled "Mommy's mocktail" and a spiked drink option entitled "Daddy's stiff one" ;)

Want to see more?? Yes? You can view more gorgeous photos here. Enjoy!


Photography: Nikki Reilly Event Photography (she also did the peony & lambs ear mason jar arrangements) / Table cards, napkins, and favor tags: Ashley Laurue from Lemon and Lavender / Catering: Maria Hoelck / Decor: Modern Baby Trends / Hair & Makeup: Lisa Bregante of Hyde Edwards Salon

2 comments :

Ana said...

The pink cupcakes, candy popcorn and little baby ruffled diaper cover! So perfect and lovely!

alamodestuff said...

Truly ethereal! xoxo...