Real Baby Shower: A Very Yellow Bb is for Baby

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

You guys are in for a treat this Wednesday morning. After looking at these photos by Amanda Bevington Modern Photography, you'll see exactly why! I love this backyard soirĂ©e with the flying pom poms, gorgeous flower arrangements, bright yellow accents and lovely table settings. Hopefully, just like me, you're going to get a tear in your eye after reading the sweet notes below from the designer and host extraordinary, Kelly of High Street Market. Check back tomorrow with some great DIY tutorials from this baby shower! See... told you... you're in for a wonderful treat today. :)

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From Kelly... Brooke & Dean, our honored mommy and daddy-to-be, standing in front of their gorgeous mid-century modern home in Southern California.

I truly feel like a blessed person because God has given me some of the greatest friends a girl could ask for. My friend Brooke is one the dearest people on the face of the earth. She's family, really. You know that caliber of friend? That's Brooke. We met in college, eleven years ago, and have been besties ever since. When she called me last November to tell me she was pregnant, the conversation went a little like this... Me: "Hi!" (after seeing her name on the caller ID), Brooke: "Hi!", Me: "What is it? What's going on? Something's up. Tell me." She laughed and then told me she was pregnant. To that I started crying like a crazy person. When I stopped crying and screaming, I said "How long have you known??" and Brooke said "Two hours."

She knew it was a boy right from the beginning and sure enough, at the end of January, she found out that it was indeed a boy. Due in the 1st week of August. Even though I'm thousands of miles away, I knew a very special baby shower was in order. I called up my girlfriend Karen in Santa Monica (also a life long friend, college roomie and part three to this fabulous friendship) and the ball started rolling. From that point, there were many emails discussing cupcake flavors, table layouts, and logistics. We even had conference calls with Brooke (an attorney) and Karen (a sales executive) sneaking away from their offices for "important business." When the eventful weekend finally rolled around, I jumped on a plane and before we knew it, it was Sunday. Baby Shower Day!

Amanda Bevington arrived a couple of hours before the guests got there and photographed the scene. I've said it before but Amanda makes everything look prettier-- she's a marvelously talented person. Not only is she beautiful and kind (and funny!) but she's really a true professional in every sense. I'm so grateful that she was available to document the party! 



Photography: Amanda Bevington Modern Photography / Cake: Cinderella Cakes / Party Rentals: Atlas Party Rentals / Catering: completely homemade by my friend, Karen. :) / Party Theme, Decor, Invitations and All Paper Goods: Kelly G. Robson Design / Swirly Straws: HeyYoyo / Summer Sangria Recipe: Eddie Ross

4 comments :

Tamara said...

Any party by the pool is amazinballs to me.
This is no exception.
Lovely.

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

Thank you so much for sharing the baby shower!! I'm a huge fan of Bump Smitten. Thank you, again!

And, thanks to Amanda Bevington for shooting these gorgeous pictures. :)

xoxo
Kelly
High Street Market
www.highstreetmarket.blogspot.com

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

This is such an amazingly pretty and sunny party! You can really feel all the love that went into it. You mentioned DIY how-to's coming up? Looking forward to those!

amandabevington said...

It's such a treat to be featured here on Bump Smitten - Thank YOU!! LOVE the site! What a fabulous shower it was!! Cheers to Kelly & new Mommy Brooke!!