Surrounded by friends and family, we celebrated our British Babe’s soon-to-be arrival in the heat of the South. We flew down to Louisiana for a week during the last weeks that I’m allowed to freely fly. Our friends (peep their engagement story here!), threw us an incredible, travel inspired baby shower filled with love and details that I’m still swooning over!
Guests signed in with notes to baby and her parents that covered the pages of the sweetest book. I swear “I Wish You More” was made for this exact scenario. It’s a darling story. When I read the book to her, we go through it twice – once for the storybook and a second time to read the notes and describe how each author will be a part of her life.
There were also “Wishes for baby” cards that made for really fun, fill-in-the-blank style wishes. Justin and I were so excited to read them. It was the first thing we did after the party. We sat on my childhood bed and Justin read them aloud. The very first one ended with I hope you become: Florence the Great and I never had a chance for dry eyes. They were beautiful and funny and gave us a peek into the relationships she’ll have with the people who love her. Of course, the kids were the funniest. A couple favorites of note.. I hope you learn: 100+100=102; math and peace; a lot (ages 6; 6; 12) and I hope you aren’t afraid of: me; spiders; monsters (ages 11; 12; 6).
The invitations came from Minted and perfectly captured this next adventure of ours. The suite included coordinating favor tags, postage stamps, and thank you notes. I had the main text customized to a script that fit our style (and learned the hard way that they don’t customize stamps). The favor tags doubled as table displays that enclosed sugar cookies cut in the shape of “F”s for everyone to take home and as little decorations on cups of my favorite donuts in the world (Meche’s).
The shower was held at Create 365 in Lafayette, La. It’s a darling house that the owner, Amy, uses for an event space to hold scrapbooking and art retreats. She was lovely to work with and open to any type of event. I couldn’t get over how well her canvas meshed with Heathe + Heather’s decor style. And she surprised us with a chalkboard rendition of our invitation’s globe illustration! I mean!
The desserts table deserves a moment of silence. Chocolate covered strawberries, funfetti cake balls, and fruit tarts – oh my! All handmade by our hosts. Join me in petitioning they open their bakery ASAP?