Real Baby Shower: Parisian Circus

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Another jaw-dropping baby shower design from creative geniuses, Cortnie of Canvas and Canopy and Vanessa of Alchemy Fine Events! They definitely thought out-of-the-box on this one. The hanging umbrellas are exquisite. The flower arrangements are absolutely gorgeous. And... the entire color palette and design is breathtaking! What a wonderful photographer, Justin Lee, as well as venue to show off this lovely soiree -- the Vintage Uptown in New Orleans. Originally seen on Hostess with the Mostess, I hope you enjoy this shower as much as I.

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From Cortnie and Vanessa... Getting ready for our New Orleans Parisian Circus Soiree was no small feat, we prepared for the event with design boards, all of the whimsical signage and graphics, and sent out the custom ABC circus invitations to all of the guests.

Finally, in January we hopped on a plane to New Orleans to do the shower for a mommy-to-be with a baby girl along the way. The French soiree was co-ed and a celebration for both of the sophisticated and stylish parents.

We went with a pale pink, baby blue and onyx palette for baby Genevieve along with a Parisian circus vibe to play off of the French influence of New Orleans and to add a whimsical element.

The dessert table resembled a true Parisian patisserie with large spheres of popcorn balls on crystal cut glass cake stands, pastel treats in bowls, macaroons in pale palettes of pink, sherbert green, and lemon yellow. Rock candy in bright punch-pink and otter pop blues, cupcakes swirled with pastel frosting and old-fashioned stick candy with swirling stripes were labeled with custom pink tags and boldly striped ribbon. The dessert was even served by a comical baker wearing a chefs hat to add to the topsy turvy circus feel!


{For even more photos and info about this EXTRAORDINARY baby shower, head on over to Hostess with the Mostess. She has all the amazing details!}


Design & Styling: Canvas & Canopy Events / Invitations: Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations / Venue: Vintage Uptown / Linens: Wildflower Linens / Entertainment: Carl Mack Presents / Florist: Diane with Fat Cat Flowers / Photographer: Justin Lee / Umbrellas: Bella Umbrella / Caterers: Toulousse Gourmet, Stephanie with Food Art and Chef Will – (crawfish, corn bisque, chicken drumlets) / DJ: DJ Hektik

2 comments :

A Blissful Nest said...

Just stunning! The umbrellas kill me!

Tamara said...

The same venue where I got married! I love it.