A Modern Blush + Metallic Baby Shower || Alexandria, VA

A Modern Blush + Metallic Baby Shower || Alexandria, VA

Last weekend, I got to throw an over-the-top, fun, and girly baby shower for my BFF, and I’m SO excited to share the photos with you below! Working at Something Vintage made things pretty simple! I based the party’s color palette around the invitation suite– for the most part, I wanted it to be fairly neutral with pops of color. Think lots of whites, soft blush hues and metallic accents with bright pops here and there! I knew right away I wanted to incorporate pieces like our Dupont Whitewashed Farm Table to create a chic buffet, and our Penny Copper Stools were the perfect way to bring in those pops of metallic I wanted. I always trust Dawn’s vision and everything she touches turns out sooo amazing, so I kept it in the SVR fam for florals too. She created multiple lush arrangements in addition to a super pretty floral crown for the mom-to-be. All in all, the day was picture perfect and we couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. Now we just have to wait as we count down the days ’til baby Gates arrives!

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baby_shower_rentals_dc_1093.jpgDid you know Dawn can also make kick a$$ florals?! She has been taking on more and more floral jobs in the past year, and we’re so excited to see where 2019 takes her! This baby shower had a fairly neutral color palette- ivory and blush with metallic accents- so I really wanted to bring in some bright color with the florals. Dawn stepped up and incorporated pops of pink, red, yellow, and orange. The arrangements were full of gorgeous peonies and poppies (hello, new favorite flower!) as well as lush greens and some dreamy spray roses. All in all, the flowers were exactly what I was looking for, and went perfectly with the overall design of the event!

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baby_shower_rentals_dc_1087.jpgA couple of weeks before the shower, Dawn texted me and asked if I would be interested in a fringe backdrop for the shower. Obviously, the only acceptable response was “Yeah, DUH!” This backdrop kind of became the centerpiece of the whole shindig! It was displayed front and center with one of our Penny Copper Stools and a combo of our Maya and Luna Rugs. As the party progressed, it was the perfect spot for all of the guests to pose for photos in front of!
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baby_shower_rentals_dc_1084.jpgOn the way out, guests were handed pink bubbly to pop in celebration when baby Gates arrives! Custom labels by Label with Love made the favors even more special, and Nika from Calligraphette Co. worked her magic on a copper sign to tie everything together!
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PLANNING, EVENT DESIGN + PHOTOGRAPHY: Carly Mendiola || RENTALS: Something Vintage Rentals || FLORALS: Lady Bird Florals || Calligraphy: Calligraphette Co. || CAKE: Milk Bar || CAKE POPS: Pop-a-Cake || CAKE TOPPER: The Duo Studio || CATERING: Chick-fil-A || STATIONARY: Minted || BALLOON GARLAND: All Events Prints || 

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An Organic & Serene Baby Shower, Washington DC || Take Care Shop

An Organic & Serene Baby Shower, Washington DC || Take Care Shop

Last summer, Sweet Root Village hosted a baby shower for one of their very own designers. We love love LOVE Sweet Root, so when they asked us to be a part of Joy’s baby shower we were SO down! Featured last week on Style Me Pretty, Joy’s shower embraces her favorite things: long soaks in the bath, overflowing organic flowers and brunch! Held at Take Care Shop in DC and complete with delicious baked goods from Buttercream Bakeshop, this day was picture perfect!  They wanted to incorporate lots of natural wood elements and fun wicker accents, so we paired our Brentwood Farm Tables with our Palmer Garden Chairs and headed up the table with our boho Summer Peacock Chairs! Plus, we brought out faves like our Francis Classic Console Table and brand new Celeste Wicker Side Table. These pieces were absolutely the perfect fit for Joy’s day which was all about embracing serenity and just a touch of whimsy! This celebration of Joy and her growing family came together so beautifully and we couldn’t be more excited to share these gorgeous pics with you! Enjoy!


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Our Reclaimed Barnwood Farm Tables

Our Reclaimed Barnwood Farm Tables

I mean, I could take a boring photo of our lovely reclaimed barnwood farm tables sitting in a field somewhere, but hey, I figured why not take a photo of everyone chowing down while seated at one?! This is a photo of my neighbors in DC enjoying some grub at the French country inspired baby shower we styled.  Mind you this is after we’ve all be eating for a while and enjoyed a mimosa or two, so the set up is a bit messy but you can definitely see our new tables.

When I received the tables, the surface was unfinished and hand-planed reclaimed pine barnwood.    I topped with with 100% pure tung oil to bring out the lovely old grain.  The beauty of old growth wood can’t be matched with today’s new wood, even if you scuff it up and distress it. The grain is just so gorgeous…I could go on and on.   Plus, the wood is reclaimed so we are sticking to our pledge of being as green and eco-friendly as possible. Seriously, how amazing is this table?!

More pictures of the tables to follow…perhaps a bit more professional looking 🙂

I spy chicken wire chargers made by Something Vintage…..

Sneak Peek: French Country Baby Shower

Sneak Peek: French Country Baby Shower

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This weekend, we styled a lovely French country themed baby shower brunch (we called it “Brunch du Bebe”) for Sandra and Jean Paul.  The adorable parents-to-be did not know the gender of the baby but had decorated their nursery with a mural of an orange bird in a tree, so we chose orange as an accent color.  Check out these cute details–we made chicken wire plate chargers (for a rustic, country feel) and mounted on framed chicken wire these little birds made from old French book pages.  We also built buffet table from old pallets and hung the lace ribbon curtain (made from antique lace linens) from old pieces of picket fencing.  Isn’t this a lovely set up for a nice fall day?  I’ll take two croissants, s’il vous plait—courtesy of the delicious French bakery Le Caprice.

The shower was held at Wangari Gardens, a community garden right by the couples’ home in Washington DC.  This is a photo that I took, so please ignore my lack of photography skills. The shots from the real photographer Anne Robert (who is UBER talented) will be much better!  Promise.  Stay tuned for more…