“I love you like XO” – the theme of this adorable black, white, and pink baby shower for Mama to be, Erica, and her baby girl on our baby blog! The shower, covered in pink sparkly hearts and the girliest of details screams the gender of the babe on the way – like it should! It’s fabulously feminine thanks to GATHER Events, and a whole lot of fun, thanks to host Lindsay, of La Tavola Linen. Kylie Chevalier caught it all on camera down to every last X & O! Baby mamas with little girls on the way – this one is sure to inspire!
From Gather Events…
We loved the idea of taking a really feminine color palette of ballet slipper pink and raspberry and giving it a little edge with stark black and white….and of course a pop of shimmery gold! The Jefferson proved to be the perfect location for its urban vibe, crisp white color palette and modern aesthetic. We built the entire concept around the phrase from one of our favorite Beyonce songs, “I love you like XO”. We added pops of color to the all white room with fun colorful backdrops using parasols and paper heart chains.
The brunch table incorporated borrowed BLU’s beautiful vintage goblets with their modern copper flatware and dishware.La Tavola Linen’s punchy black and white striped runners and ballet slipper pink napkins added a super luxe quality to the table and made Wisteria Lane’s beautiful floral arrangements pop!
The ONEHOPE Wine mimosa bar was a big crowd-pleaser! With the help of Lupa & Pepi’s adorable heart labels, guests had fun mixing and muddling their own fresh fruit, juice and ONEHOPE sparkling combinations. The drinks were garnished with Laura Hooper Calligraphy’s fab laser cut stir sticks.
Haute Chefs perfectly executed our vision of having a dessert-like display of mini brunch bites! Guests noshed on:
Organic Farmers Market Spinach & Roasted Red Peppers with Fontina
Ricotta & Honey Parfaits with Fresh Farmers Market Berries
Quinoa Cakes with Whipped Goat Cheese & Pomegranates
2 Mini Quiches
Proscuitto & Creamy Gouda with Fresh Market Herbs
Mini Waffles with Crème Anglaise, Raspberry Coulis & Farmers Market Berries
Oeffs en Cocquette — Herb Baked Egg Cups
Beverly’s Best created the most adorable 2-tier cake. One layer was red velvet with cream cheese frosting. The other was confetti with Bavarian cream. The XO motif was even incorporated into the desserts. Beverly’s Best stamped XO patterns into the delicious cake and hand painted the letters onto their adorable rasberry and strawberry lemonade flavored pink macarons.
The lovey-dovey XOXO sentiment was echoed throughout every little detail from the coasters to the marquee light to the XO photo backdrop! We also incorporated heart motifs in paper goods, the dessert backdrop and fun pins and headbands for guests. There was a lot of love in that room!
Lupa & Pepi and Laura Hooper Calligraphy collaborated on the paper goods, incorporating paper elements along with laser cut signage including adorable heart coasters and stir sticks, heart labels and “oh baby” foil napkins.
Upon arrival, guests hit the Glam Corner to accessorize with Lupa and Pepi’s handmade glitter heart pins and headbands and temporary heart and XO tattoos from Happytatts. One of our favorite parts of the party was the XOXOnesie station where guests got to decorate a onesie for the Mommy to Be to take home. There were so many fun and creative designs and they looked adorable strung up together.
Production: Be Inspired PR
Photography: Kylie Chevalier
Concept, Event Design and Styling: GATHER Events
Floral Design: Wisteria Lane Floral Design Studio
Catering: Haute Chefs LA
Mimosa Bar: One Hope Wine
Dessert: Beverly’s Best
Invitations, Paper Goods, Signage, Gold Heart Accessories: Lupa & Pepi
Calligraphy, Drink Accessories, Laser Cut Wooden Signage: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Venue: The Jefferson
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Tabletop Rentals and Glassware: borrowed BLU
Temporary Tattoos: Happytatts