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From 2011-2016, we had an inspiration blog featuring nurseries, baby showers, parties, and portraits that were submitted to us by photographers, designers, and parents. We no longer accept submissions or post new blog content, but we have left the archive here for those who have saved this content, or for new readers looking for inspiration.

Earthy Baby Shower with Vintage Details

You will not believe all of the fantastic details in this baby shower held in honor of Kristin of Petal & Thorn, but hopefully you can soak it all in with these beautiful photos by Trista Lerit Photography. This gorgeous shower was styled by Angel Swanson of Events of Love and Splendor, who also created the adorable labels and signage, and designed the amazing florals! The vintage furniture came from {found} vintage rentals, who you *must* check out if you are looking for hard-to-find pieces for your own event. The furniture can make a huge difference in the overall design. Hello, a vintage crib for the gifts? Vintage ironing boards for the dessert and favors? Such great ideas!

Melody of Sweet and Saucy Shop provided the beautiful desserts and stunning cake with a wood grain texture. She also created the favors, which are actually layered cake inside mason jars. The food was all homemade by Jennylyn, sister of the mother-to-be, and perfectly labeled with custom tags by Angel Swanson. Love, love, love the handmade and natural feel of all of the paper goods, with the kraft paper paired with the moss green and white "stitched" borders. Also check out the guestbook, where guests wrote messages on notecards adorned with little kites and attached a picture taken with mom-to-be. See more photos in the gallery!


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Event Design, Florals, and Paper Goods:
Cake, Desserts, and Favors:
Planning: Angel Swanson, along with sister of mom-to-be, Jennylyn, and friend Chi
Food: Homemade by Kristin's sister Jennylyn