It's so rare that I'm on the other side of the camera! ..but for a party like this, I don't mind one bit! My husband and I are expecting our first baby sometime in March and we wanted our baby shower to be something extra special. You only have your first kid once, so we figured we'd go all out! The gender was still under wraps at this point so our master plan was to have our guests walk into either an overly blue party or a perfectly pink party. As you can see from the photos, we're going to have a baby BOY joining our little family!! Our puppy, Max, can't wait to be a big brother and I'm fairly certain my cats could care less.. We worked with my favorite vendors to make this event a one-of-a-kind soiree that we hope our friends and family remember for years to come! I seriously can't thank each of these people enough. They all worked so hard to make my party so special and I'm forever grateful!
My amazing friend (and talented photographer) Mieke of Mieke Photography came early to photograph all of the STUNNING details by the vendors below! I've said it before, but if you're part of the BRP Family then there's a good chance Mieke was at your wedding shooting right along side of me! I'm super lucky to have her in my life to capture my special moments!
Myra of Celebrate Flowers & Invitations did my invites and all of the gorgeous florals that not only smelled heavenly, but dazzled guests! I loved her idea to use the mercury glass throughout the space and the beautiful blue hydrangeas she found to announce my little man were simply perfection.
Billy of Oh Watta Night Entertainment kept the party going and let me add in as much Maroon 5 into the mix as I wanted! Haha I know I'm crazy, but they've been my favorite band since I was 13. Billy is a true professional and I'm so glad he was there to entertain my guests!
Can we talk about the AMAZING dessert bar?? My girl, Melinda, of CAKEgoodness knocked it out of the park for my amazing gender revealing dessert bar! She made me the perfect sign to clearly announce our little bundle and the cakes.. I mean, the photos will blow you away. I may or may not have eaten cake pops for breakfast these last couple of days.. Don't judge me: I'm pregnant.
Peter of PhotoTouchBooth was the highlight of the evening with his super fun Photo Booth! Not only did my guests have a total blast in the booth during the evening, but I have blackmail photos for years to come on everyone. Amazing! Photo booths are always good idea and you can see proof of that at the bottom of this post!
DoubleTake Makeup Artistry gave me the "glow" that everyone kept complementing me on all night! Haha I haven't gotten that glow on my own so I enlisted the help of my faves to glam me up and they didn't disappoint! I definitely rocked it out the next day as well (yeah, I'm a dirt ball) but it lasted through the night and I looked fabulous all weekend! These girls are SO talented and you all need to hire them for your next event. No joke.
A1 Event Rentals provided all of the rentals (check out the adorable hot cocoa bar glasses!) and their uplighting was my favorite. It's crazy how just a few little lights shining on the walls completely transform a space! These guys are all amazing to work with and are super professional!
I don't think I'll have to buy diapers for 6 months thanks for my awesome friends! We decided to ask everyone to bring a pack of diapers and then did a really fun raffle. Everyone got to pick which prize they wanted to win and there were 5 different themed baskets to put your name into!
The Lush Lover: Bath Bomb & Lotion | The Gentleman: Makers Mark and 2 Glasses | The Coffee Addict: Starbucks Giftcard, VIA Packets, and 2 Mugs The Date Night: My Favorite Candy and Movie Tickets | The Wine Lover: A Bottle of Red Wine and Chocolate Milano Cookies!
Mieke also took some amazing photos of me and my husband, Kyle! I've generally felt pretty round and just like a human incubator throughout my pregnancy but she captured a really pretty side of me that made me so happy! Now I see the glow! Kyle is going to be such a great dad and I'm so excited to watch him with our son. He's already talking about playing old school Zelda with him and taking him on nature walks. I just want to make sure he has nice table manners and holds the door open for women! He'll be a pretty cool little dude haha
AAAANNNND last but not least, some of my favorite moments that went down in the photo booth! Haha Some of these are just hilarious! Love you guys!