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Bump Smitten Maternity: Log Cabin Session


Thursday, June 30, 2011


When Jan of Green Tree Photography asked if Bump Smitten accepted maternity photography as well as baby showers, I said "YES!" I love receiving everything about the baby -- before, during and after the birth. And, I think my readers do too. So... EVERYBODY... keep it coming. Send me your baby shower photos, maternity photos and newborn photos. Check out Facebook for more.

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From Jan... We just wanted to send a beautiful mommy-to-be your way. Sara is an Army wife, and she and her husband Brandon are expecting their first little-one, Wesley. We coupled her soft southern beauty with a rustic log cabin, and love how it turned out! Hope you enjoy them as well.


Design & Photography: Green Tree Photography



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Real Baby Shower: Rustic Green & Orange


Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Originally seen on Pizzazzerie {Your Guide to Entertaining Inspiration}, this baby shower, designed by the one-and-only Ruby & Willow (& Magnolia Rouge), is so stunning & elegant. I am head-over-heels in love with the continuing design and rich color palette seen throughout the invitations,  flowers and various sweets. And, thank goodness Greta Kenyon from Vela Images was there to capture every last detail of this whimsical shower. Each photo is more beautiful than the next!

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From Greta... This beautiful and whimsical baby shower was styled by Kate Holland from Magnolia Rouge (recently named as one of the top 100 wedding blogs in the world) and she also owns and runs Ruby & Willow. The delightfully, detailed sweet treats and cakes were made by Judit from Artisan Cakes who's creations look more like pieces of art rather than edible goods - but I can confirm they are indeed edible and delicious! I sampled far too many after the shoot. 


Invites, stationery and styling: Kate Holland of Ruby & Willow (& Magnolia Rouge) / Cake and desserts: Judit Meron from Artisan Cakes / Photography: Greta Kenyon from Vela Images / Flowers: Annie Oxborough from Tully & Gardener

Baby Shower Idea: Rustic Pink & Green


Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I found these photos on flickr and think you'll agree that I just had to include them in today's baby shower ideas.  How cute is this tree branch garland and flowered cake & rustic stand? Love them. There are only these few images from Laura of Bootsie King, but it is still enough to give some amazing inspiration for my smitten readers! Have a wonderful night and I'll see you tomorrow with another impressive shower from Ruby & Willow. See you then.

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From Laura... So here are a couple pics from my daughter Willa's first birthday. I used this pattern from spool for the birds. The cake was by a childhood friend who owns Christine's cake box and they are as yummy as they are beautiful. My hubby put the cake stand together for me from this tutorial.


Design & Photography: Laura from Bootsie King

Baby Shower Idea: Pink & Green Garden



Another original party concept and design from Tammi & Bec of RubyJu... If you haven't already seen their previous feature, "Let's Go Camping," -- please take a look -- It's a MUST SEE. I completely adore the white trees with pink apple cookies! Cute. Cute. Cute. And the ruffled cake is stunning as the centerpiece for this dessert table. Love this new trend!!  Pink & Green... you just can't go wrong with that color combo. This is such a sweet baby shower idea.

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From Tammi & Bec... As promised, we are back to share some photos of Milia's party. Our colour pallet for Milia's 2nd Birthday party was pale pinks and greens. We also wanted to incorpoarte a garden theme with flowers and trees but still keeping it girly and pretty. Also a big thanks to Amy Atlas who featured Milia's party on her blog. We are so honoured! 

Some of the details include:

A ruffle cake and strawberry milk were must haves...
Yummy pink and white lollies - Milk bottles, pink sixlets & choc balls...
Personalised chocolate and cake pops...
Decorated biscuits...
Front and side views of the table...
Marshmallows and pretty Tulip Cupcakes that lined the base of the trees...
Pink and Green handmade decorations
The beautiful birthday girl Milia and her gorgeous dress {heart}...
George couldn't resist a photo of him taking a bite of one of the apple biscuits...
And lastly, the birthday girl stealing a kiss from her boyfriend! Aahh...too cute! 



Design & Photography: RubyJu {dessert tables and candy buffets}

Real Baby Shower: Baby Knut


Monday, June 27, 2011


What a gorgeous baby shower all the way from Norway! Such adorable invitations from Lilypad Lane
(of course... another etsy shop) with matching garland and cupcake toppers. Love how Maggie, the genius behind the lens, got inspiration from The Party Dress for her darling mimosa bar -- wouldn't it be nice to have one right now. :) Its so nice sharing ideas from all the wonderful blogs out there!

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From Maggie... On Sunday, June 19, I held a very low-key baby shower to celebrate the birth of Knut Baerheim, my friend Birte's first boy. Norwegians are not familiar with the baby shower custom, but new mothers often host friends and family in their own homes just after the baby is born. I wanted to have this party for Birte so that our friends could meet, have a drink, and celebrate on neutral ground. The shower was completely influenced by Birte's taste, from the color theme of blues and browns, to the handmade tissue pomanders and flowers (Maggie Hayden); invitations, chalkboard tea-light dessert signs, banners, cupcake toppers (Lilypad Lane); and various other graphic touches (Molly Freameau, independent graphic designer).

I served sweet treats and drinks (Mimosa Bar inspired by Party Dress). All of the desserts were based on Birte's favorite flavor combinations -- cappuccino fudge cheesecake; mint chocolate bars; peanut butter cups; lemon bars; individual pavlovas with mixed berries, sweetened vanilla whipped cream and raspberry coulis; vanilla sugar "K" cookies; and carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese coconut icing. (Maggie Hayden)

Knut is Birte's second child and she already had many baby items in her home. We asked guests to bring a book for Knut's library. The party was a great success! 


Photography: Maggie Hayden / Invitations, chalkboard tea-light dessert signage, banners, cupcake toppers: Becky Reavis, Lilypad Lane / Books for Knut signage, beverage signage: Molly Fremeau




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Above Photography & Design: Lilypad Lane {Custom Baby Shower Package: 20 Custom Invites $40 /
18 Cupcake Toppers $13.50 / 20 Vintage Chalkboard Jar Tags $10 / "KNUT" baby name garland $12}