Posts filed under Baby Shower

CUSTOM DESIGN: You are my Sunshine Baby Shower Invitations

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.

You are My Sunshine baby shower invitations by Lauren-Chism

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!

You are My Sunshine baby shower invitations by Lauren-Chism
You are My Sunshine baby shower invitations by Lauren-Chism

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!

Posted on April 3, 2014 and filed under Baby Shower.

Featured: Surprise Baby Shower on On to Baby

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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.

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It was a surprise shower to celebrate the birth of her daughter and she was truly surprised, which made it very fun.

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The desserts tasted as good as they looked - those yellow macarons are too DIE for!

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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
Posted on January 7, 2014 and filed under Baby Shower.

Featured: Hello Baby Sip & See on 100 Layer Cakelet

Hello Baby Sip & See Invitation by Lauren Chism

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.

Hello Baby Sip & See Invitation by Lauren Chism

The vendors at The Bell Jar, as you can see, know how to whip up a beautiful shower. Fun snacks, sangria and the yummiest donuts of all time. Cakewalk Bake Shop can do no wrong in my eyes (or stomach).

Hello Baby Sip & See Invitation by Lauren Chism

You can see so many more gorgeous photos by Apryl Ann Photography over at 100 Layer Cakelet!

Hello Baby Sip & See Invitation by Lauren Chism

Design: ChrysQ | Floral: Bows + Arrows | Photography: Apryl Ann Photography | Flatbreads: I’Fratelli | Sweets: Cakewalk Bake Shop | Runners, Napkins + Favor Bags: Love Dove Wedding Rentals | Hosted by: The Bell Jar

Posted on November 22, 2013 and filed under Baby Shower.

Featured: Viv + Jon's Baby Party Invitations on Oh So Beautiful Paper

Viv and Jon's Coed Baby Shower Baby Party Invitations by Lauren Chism

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!

Viv and Jon's Coed Baby Shower Baby Party Invitations by Lauren Chism

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.

Viv and Jon's Coed Baby Shower Baby Party Invitations by Lauren Chism

I shared more of my inspiration over on the blog feature. Go check it out!

Viv and Jon's Coed Baby Shower Baby Party Invitations by Lauren Chism

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!

Viv and Jon's Coed Baby Shower Baby Party Invitations by Lauren Chism

Sweet styling and photography by Heather Hawkins. Thank you Heather!

Posted on October 16, 2013 and filed under Baby Shower.