The future is looking bright and sunny for these loving parents! With a child on the way, these two are feeling all the joy and sunshine a baby brings into the world – quite literally! This chic golden tones baby shower in California is reminding us why we love boho parties and celebrations so much!! Think terra-cotta pots, gold elements, dried florals, pampas grass, and all the love. But, don’t just take our word for it…
The event stylist shares…
This golden tones baby shower utilized warm tones, taking cues from the California sun. Rattan furniture, dried palm leaves, and a sunshine yellow balloon installation were a few of the design details that made this shower stand out!
When prop stylist and event designer Bailey Julio of Lady of the River began planning her baby shower alongside her network of artistic friends, she happily took on the art direction of the shower while her creative community and closest friends brought her vision to life.
Every detail of the event was a collaborative effort. Bailey’s golden tones baby shower team gathered items like the golden goblets, yellow fabric, and rattan decor from her home prop studio. They borrowed furniture from each other’s homes, utilized a friend’s talent to create the balloon arch, and relied on family to help create a pot luck of food! Bailey and her husband hand-made the wood panel backdrops, and gave the florist creative freedom to add dried + live floral elements to the event.
The shower began with an intimate living room setting where the guests each took a turn encouraging the momma-to-be, knowing that this baby shower was incredibly meaningful to the Julio family. Bailey, being a previous foster mom to three little ones, live-in caregiver to over 80 kids at an orphanage in Mexico, and now step-mom to her ‘heart-daughter’ was showered for the first time as a mama. Although she became a mother long ago, she calls this baby her Sunshine, who gave her the incredible gift of experiencing motherhood in a whole new way.
Film from MJP Creative Films
“When I rescued my foster babies who were living in an actual garbage dump at the time, they came into my care in an instant, and we drove away together without car seats or any basic infant necessities. I realized I had no formula, diapers, or even a proper place for them to sleep, but I knew that they needed immediate love and care, and everything else would fall into place. Motherhood hit me in a single day, and I had no time to prep, or nest for their arrival. But by the grace of God, we made it through. This time around, I’ve had so many months to prepare, received incredible support from friends and family, and I’ve used every extra hour to nest in our home. I’ve been showered with gifts that this baby is beyond blessed to have ready for him.”
The Sunshine rattan bassinet of Bailey’s dreams took center stage at the shower. This was the first item on the registry and a big part of the art inspiration for the theme of the shower. The ladies enjoyed golden mimosas, snapped photos on the Fuji film camera, wrote words of encouragement in the mama’s keepsake book, and snacked on an abundant charcuterie board that included yellow watermelon, golden grapes, and floral cookies by Amber Cakes.
The event then shifted outdoors for the co-ed portion of the party, where the momma + poppa + big sister-to-be surprised their guests with a gender reveal! The parents waited to share the baby’s gender until their shower day in hopes that friends and family would consider gifts from their well-curated, primarily gender-neutral registry to avoid the common “pink + blue” that doesn’t fit their personal aesthetic.
Because we live in the city, space in our home is limited, so everything must be purposeful – or beautiful – to have a functional place in our cozy home. I knew to have a baby meant there would be a lot more stuff to fill our home, and most of it would be on display due to the lack of closet space, so I was very intentional about selecting items that could function as home decor as well as toys/clothing/nursery essentials for our baby. A friend once told me to wait on sharing the gender if I wanted to avoid less desirable gifts, and although we’re grateful for any gifts that come our way, I’m glad we opted for gifts that will be of great use in our home and fit our lifestyle. There are also a lot of quality pieces we will hold onto for the next baby!”
Do you love this chic golden tones baby shower just as much as we did?! Tell us what aspect of it was your favorite in the comments!