I am so excited to share these baby shower invitations that I designed for my friend, Kristen! Kristen is a fun, color-loving gal, and so her shower invitations needed to be the same. Read more about the design on the Oh So Beautiful Paper feature.
Lesa Abney and I were destined to be friends, I think. A co-worker told me about a stationery friend of hers, and I went to her blog to check her out, only to see that we were both working for the same stationery company (RIP Indigo Prints). We set up a wine date and after 2 hours of chatting we began to talk about our husbands.Our conversation went something like this: Lesa: "Steve went to UT." Me: "Oh, so did Carter." Lesa: "Was he in a fraternity?" Me: "Yes, he was a Sig Ep." Lesa: "Steve was a Sig Ep!" Well, I knew then that they had to know each other and sure, enough, our husbands were good buddies in college. Small world! A few days in NYC together, double dates and endless dinners and drinks, I feel like I've known Lesa forever. We have so many connections and things in common, I forget sometimes how it is that we came to know each other, but I am glad we did.
Okay, so all that to tell you that Lesa and I are buddies and so, when Lesa asked me to design her baby shower invitations, it was an immediate yes. There may not be a bigger honor than being asked to design for another designer. It's a big compliment, because let me tell you - we are picky customers.
Lesa's theme was 'You are my Sunshine' and she said to do whatever I wanted. So much trust and faith - I am glad I did not let her down. I enjoyed playing with a little type and hand drawn elements. She loved it, and that's all that matters!
They have since welcomed sweet Evan Kaye and she is 8 months old and a beautiful little model for Lesa's little shop Abneys and Toes. Her blog is also complete cuteness. I have been holding off on sharing them because I submitted an easy-to-customize version to Minted a few months ago. Well, it placed in the top 30 (not something that happens often) and it is now for sale here!
Since I came down with a little cold in this lovely new year, my mind has been a little too foggy to think about resolutions and goals quite yet. I might blow past all that entirely, I can't decide yet (must be feeling particularly rebellious this year!) In the meantime, I did want to share this baby shower that I threw with my friends at The Bell Jar for After Yes's Amanda Connelly, that was featured on 'On to Baby' last week! You might have caught a few photos on the day that I posted to my Instagram feed, but let's be honest, Apryl Ann does a much better job at capturing the prettiness.
It was a surprise shower to celebrate the birth of her daughter and she was truly surprised, which made it very fun.
The desserts tasted as good as they looked - those yellow macarons are too DIE for!
See more images of the shower at On to Baby!
Vendors: Photography: Apryl Ann Photography, Planning: After Yes, Venue: The Studio at Hickory Street Annex, Caterer: Two Sisters Catering, Florist: Bows & Arrows, Invitations & Paper Goods: Lauren Chism Fine Papers, Dessert Bar: Cakewalk Bake Shop, Linens: ChrysQ
Excited to share this invitation and the little sip and see that we threw for Alicia and Adam (of Bows & Arrows) and baby Pia a few months ago. The sweet shower was featured on 100 Layer Cakelet, and so I can finally show off the pretty details!
We went with a 'Hello Baby' theme with bright colors. I love the invitations and how the whole shower came together.
I am so excited to share these baby shower invitations, or should I say 'Baby Party' invitations, that were featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper today!
My sweet friend Vivien, who is a designer herself, asked me to design their shower invitations a few months ago, and I was so excited to be a part of the celebration. I love designing for a couples shower - it's kind of a challenge to create something that makes guys want to come - it can't be to 'baby', if you know what I mean.
I shared more of my inspiration over on the blog feature. Go check it out!
Designing for designers is a daunting task, but I love the trust that comes with it. No guidelines, just complete confidence that I would do something she loved. I hope I exceeded her expectations! Love you Viv!
Sweet styling and photography by Heather Hawkins. Thank you Heather!