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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.

Library Themed Baby Shower

This library themed baby shower honoring mom-to-be Natalie was thoughtfully designed by Harmony Creative Studio. The fun theme was chosen in honor of Natalie's husband's love of reading, while the soft blue and yellow palette was chosen to highlight the location of the shower, the Oceanside room at Shutters on the Beach. Library-inspired details have been carried throughout the design, beginning with invitations that were tiny four-page books! Harmony Creative Studio sewed and bound them by hand, and included a little poem asking guests to bring a book instead of a card.

Library fun continued with absolutely adorable escort cards made to look like library cards tucked inside small books. Guests made their way to their tables that were named after Natalie's favorite books from childhood. The table numbers were also covered books themselves, checked out from the Santa Monica Public Library. So cute! Guests also enjoyed a darling storybook cake from Cake Divas. To see more photos from this shower, all captured by Shutterdee Photography, visit the full gallery.

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Event Design, Paper Goods, Handmade Elements: Harmony Creative Studio
Photography: Shutterdee Photography
Cake: Cake Divas, Beverly Hills
Flowers: Luna Gardens
Catering/Venue: Shutters on the Beach

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