When we found out we were having a baby, a shower was the last thing on our mind. But as we soon learned that pregnancy wasn’t as glamorous as everyone’s maternity photos made it out to be, we decided we wanted to celebrate this time in our lives with all of our friends and family!
I think a big reason we wanted to really put some effort into crafting this lovely shower is because this hasn’t been the easiest season of our lives. With Ian’s dad and just pregnancy in general, we wanted a fun event to bring together family and friends.
We don’t know whether our little one is a boy or girl yet, so we decided to partner with Amy of Plume Events to create a bee and lavender-themed shower, perfect for spring and to carry over to baby’s nursery. Plus, if you know anything about us, you know we love bees (click here to find out why!) and you know how much Radhika loves lavender. Our favorite design feature was the hexagon wall that served as a backdrop from baby photos that Amy collected from our mothers. Looking at it makes us so excited to find out what our baby will look like! Amy also asked our moms to send her 10 facts about each of us when we were babies, and the guests guessed which fact described which baby! We played too because even we didn’t know all of the facts!
One of the defining features of the shower was a photobooth backdrop, painted by local artist, Bergen Lauren, that friends and family posed in front of to share their excitement for our arrival! One of our favorite features from our wedding was the photobooth that our guests spent the evening jumping in and out of. At the end of the night, we were left with an album full of notes from our family and friends along with their photobooth strips. We put a different spin on this for the shower, and had a regular photobooth set up with a DSLR, but also had family and friends use Instaxes to create an album full of photos and notes for the baby to read one day!
We were surprised to find, though, that the guestbook wasn’t actually our favorite thing that came out of the shower. We had guests design plain white onesies to entertain us for late-night diaper changes over the next few months. They did such a great job and we can’t wait for our baby to wear them!
Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our little bumble baby. We can’t wait to meet introduce you all to him/her very soon!
A special shout out to these people, without whom this shower would not have happened at all!
Event planning, styling, and floral design: Plume Events
Venue: The Cannon Room
Catering: Chef Paris
Lounge: Minted Spaces
Artwork: Bergen Lauren Fine Art and Design
Hair and makeup: WINK Hair + Makeup
Linens: CE Rental
Film processing: The FIND Lab