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Grow Wise, Little Owl Themed Baby Shower

With a little one on the way for her dear friend Kara, photographer Mirelle Carmichael designed a darling baby shower for her with a "Grow wise, little owl" theme. The decor had a handcrafted, rustic feel, which went perfectly with the venue at Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad, CA. Mirelle found an adorable owl graphic from Memomint on Etsy, and then used it on the invitations and drew a similar owl on the menu chalkboard. The owl cutness continued with some fun, matching cakepops by Elaine's Cake Pops that guests took home as favors. The lovely floral arrangements created by Karen's Floral Artistry were displayed in colorful, vintage bottles and vases. All of these pretty details were captured by Mirelle as well, and you can see all of the images submitted in the full gallery.


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vendors & sources

Event Design, Photography, Owl Invitations, Menu Illustration:
Floral Design:
Cake Pops:
Custom 'Grow Wise, Little Owl' Banner: Cheryl Tivar
Ceramic Owl and Rustic Table: Marshalls
Owl Graphic: Memomint
Vintage Bottles, Platters and Vases: Secondhand Rose Shop, Sisquoc, CA