This day was brought to you by the the fabulous Rachelle of Wiley Valentine, Emily's sweet sister Sara and her very good friend Lindsay. They had a lot of help putting it together.. making it incredibly obvious just how excited everyone is about the upcoming birth of her baby girl!
I oh-so-heart baby showers.. and this one was wildly special. Hope you love these pics.. as they were taken and worked on with much love! ---
So I had to start off with the gorgeous invite.. designed and printed by Wiley Valentine. This particular photo doesn't show off the detailed yumminess of the invite.. but trust me.. those girls know their paper.
That sweet lady lookin up at Emily is Wendy, Emily's mom. She was gracious enough to open up her gorgeous home for the shower. And all I have to say about those two is.. I don't know them all that well.. but I know I love them anyway. They are that kind of people. Oh.. and that pretty thang next to Emily is her sister Sara... who, by the way, gave THE sweetest toast. Their sisterly bond is precious.. and that baby girl is gonna be lucky to have such an awesome auntie!!
Anywhoo.. it was time for gifts! Have to confess that there were moments that I had to remind myself I was there to work! I was so taken in by the adorable girlie clothes and thoughtful homemade gifts!
On a personal note.. I'd like to share that I know that I may not be the most skilled photographer out there. But what I might lack in skill.. hopefully I make up in enthusiasm and passion. When you look at my photos of an event I hope its obvious how happy I was to be there! I'm sharing this because there were a lot of uber-creative and talented women involved with this event. And it was intimidating to be the one responsible for documenting their work. But as I put this post together I couldn't help but do it happily and confidently.. knowing that I did my best to capture what made the day so special. And in my opinion.. what made it so special was all the time and energy that went into showing Emily how adored she is and how excited everyone is that there is going to be a mini-Emily in the world!! So.. as long as this post has shown you that.. then I think I did my job well. :)
And to add an exclamation mark to all of that.. here is a list of people who helped the gracious hostesses make this event possible:
Shower Design & Concept by Rachelle of Wiley Valentine
Hand Letterpress Shower invitations, paper goods by Wiley Valentine
Florals by Michelle Shaw of Four Petals
Backdrop design & mobile station by Jesi Haack
Lasercut animals, laser cut stir sticks & "We are Wildly Excited" sign by Amber of Pitbulls and Posies
Vintage Sofa vignette by Found Vintage Rentals
Handmade "The Owen Family" book by Sarah McDonald. Watercolor pages, handbound
Sarah is a Wiley Valentine designer
Chinese Take out box noodles & Kale Salad by Nili Stevens of Nili Stevens Inspired Living
Handmade Giraffe Fabric art by Molly Jay