When one of your favorite photographers and good friends is pregnant, you can’t help but get excited to plan her a baby shower, especially when it means working with some of your other favorite vendors in the process. This is exactly how we felt when we were able to plan a baby shower for the lovely, sweet, and radiant Laura Murray with the help of Robyn from Bare Root Flora and Sarah with Sarah Box Photography.
Mama to be, Laura, loves florals so The Denver Botanic Gardens set the scene perfectly for the “Garden Party” theme and the Mosaic Garden was so quaint and open and allowed for a great setting to eat, drink and socialize with everyone. We used one of Laura’s own travel photos, of a beautiful garden gate, for the back of the invitation. We then used a watercolor app to give her photo the soft look we wanted for the invite and Calligrapher Megan Tidwell designed and lettered text.
Simple, colorful and delicious food from one of Laura’s favorite restaurants made for a beautiful display, as did the pretty desserts in miniature, thoughtfully provided by Laura’s mom and sister. Each delicious dish was labeled with sweet, hand-painted signage by Lana’s Shop.
We wanted to keep things simple so we decided to skip the games and present opening in favor of conversation and wandering the gardens, but we couldn’t resist doing an interactive guest book. Guests gave advice or congratulations on vintage postcards from places that Laura has traveled. The postcards will be randomly mailed to the parents during baby’s first year.
It was a perfect afternoon in a sundrenched little paradise in celebration of a glowing mama to be!