A sweet Southern inspired baby naming
There is nothing more rewarding to us than when a client wants us to plan another event for them...then we know, we did good. One of our favorite showers to date was this teacher themed bridal shower at Locande Verde. And now Nicole was celebrating her gorgeous baby girl Charleston, with a baby naming. Not only is she the cutest child ever, but she also has the coolest name ever! Charleston is hands down one of my favorite cities in the country. So what better way to honor this sweet new bundle of joy than with a nod to her namesake.It all started with this piece of fabric from Minted. Did you know Minted sold fabric by the yard? Yes, in addition to everything else they do, they have some of the prettiest fabrics I've seen! I just LOVED the colors and the herringbone pattern, so I decided to design the whole event around it. I used it as a table cloth for the food table, so it would be the focal point. Together with Cobblestone Catering, we dreamt up a delicious Southern inspired lunch complete with homemade ham biscuits, mac n cheese bar, chicken salad on pretzel croissants and a big green kale salad. When it came to sweets, we turned to Angela at Making that cake for another stunning cake...I wanted an ombre pink cake and boy did she deliver. Check this beauty out ! Red velvet of course. She also whipped up some mini key lime and pecan pies for us, which we served on a long farm plank. Monograms are very popular in the south, so I had Angela make monogram cookies to add to the sweets table, but they also doubled as favors as we wrapped them in cellophane with a pretty pink bow. We turned to the Donuttery for mini apple cider donuts. These were gone within 10 minutes of serving them! The bar featured a spiked lemonade and a Sweet Tea, served from mason jar beverage containers. We also had custom monogram water bottle labels, and all guests were drinking from mini mason jars with striped straws. Pictures of gorgeous Charleston were displayed hanging from ombre pink garland using hot pink clothes pins Flowers were displayed in milk glass vases and sprayed mason jars. We also had monogram lunch and beverage napkins and all food was served our of our favorite Verterra plates, which are 100% sustainable and actually made from fallen leaves! It was a beautiful event for a beautiful little girl! A big thanks to Abby for all of her hard work that day!!
All photos courtesy of Stefanie Gaffan Photography