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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.

Nautical Themed Baby Shower in Navy & White

Come sail away with us for a lovely nautical themed baby shower, styled in beautiful detail by Meredith Santucci of MJ Paperie. With the shower being held only four blocks away from Lake Michigan and the baby's crib bedding displaying a sailboat motif, the sailing inspiration seemed perfect! Meredith brought the theme to life by adapting fish nets into hanging decor, filling vessels with sand and seashells, and using darling little rope accents in unexpected places, like the food labels. The entire design was brought together with a consistent use of navy and white stripes in most of the major elements: the tablecloths, the lovely custom-designed paper goods, and even the drinking straws. Guests enjoyed a spread of food that included chicken alfredo, pasta marinara, and tangy crab dip before moving on to a delicious dessert table filled with cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, and salt water taffy. Hemmerlein Photography captured all of the details, and more images of the day can be found in the gallery.


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vendors & sources

Event Styling & Paper Goods:
Catering: LePeep
Florals: Poppies by Polly McCarthy
Striped Fabric for Table Cloths: Walmart