How exciting for us to have an opportunity to design and style a vintage boho baby shower for our friends Kaitlyn + Geoff
...and their Gerber Babies!
You can follow along with their pregnancy and Gerber Babies story on their instagram account, Growing Gerber Babies.
Kaitlyn + I designed this baby shower together, with her vision of neutral tones, and a bohemian style. Calling on some event industry friends, we built a design that was soft, neutral, and perfect for hosting a baby shower.
Boutique vintage details were mixed with the couples personal items. We created a cohesive design, that meshed well in their home, where the shower was hosted.
Kaitlyn chose a sweet white boho gown to wear for her shower, and had makeup artist + friend, Robin over to do her makeup.
What could be more boho style, then a vintage wicker peacock chair in a neutral tone. Add velvet cushions, and faux fur throw, the dried palm fronds and gorgeous floral accent...it is truly a boho dream!
Building on the neutral tones, and vintage wicker pieces, we brought in a lovely drink cart to style all the pretty non alcoholic custom cocktails!
Custom virgin cocktails were created in the loveliest of colours and served in vintage glasswares in shades of amber, pale mauve, blush pink and clear. It all perfectly complemented the boho design. Thank you to our mixologist + one Kaitlyn's bff's Kirstin for creating these custom bevvies.
Natural wood tones were the perfect signage choice for welcome sign, and menu boards. Our friend Sam at Mountain Grove Studio created these custom hand lettered menu + welcome boards just for this shower.
Boho designs call for pampas grass, and lots of it! Dried florals, orchids in the most gorgeous rust + gold, sandstone roses, and carnations in shades of our colour palette. Steph built an amazing arrangement, and added florals to all the decor details, and it truly brought the entire design together.
The couple's family created the most beautiful spread of food.
Using vintage serving trays + china plates was a nice way of tying in the design.
Designer cookies...yes please. The cutest boho designs on cookies is what this baby shower design needed. Who doesn't love a good sugar cookie? and when the icing on them is this intricate and beautiful...it is a perfect piece of the over all design too.
Is an event really an event without cake? I think not.
This cake was brought to life with the details in the frosting, and the floral details added were boho perfection.
A baby shower is a right of passage when expecting your first baby, and in Kaitlyn + Geoff's case, their first two babies...yup..its TWINS!! We are so grateful to them for allowing us to help create this lovely day for them, to spend with their immediate family + friends, in what was a strenuous year. Their grace and patience astounds
me, and I am so fortunate to call them friends, and watch
their family grow.
We had the best time designing and creating this vintage style boho baby shower, and are so delighted with how it all turned out. Many thanks to Melanie of Grey Lily Photography for capturing it all so beautifully.
Kaitlyn had the cutest take aways for her guests with items from local business + makers, and our friends in the event industry jumped at the chance to create this day for Kaitlyn + Geoff.
A full vendor list can be found below.
Boho Baby Shower for the Gerber babies @growinggerberbabies
Design @heather_johnston_creative // Co design + planning @kaitwynn // Photography @greylilyphotography // Florals @floral.and.field // Rentals @orangetrunk // Hand lettering @mountaingrovestudio // Cake @lemonberrypastries // Sugar cookies @sugarbakerscookieco // Gift @box.smith // Makeup @avebeauty @hairandmakeupbyrobin_ // Drinks @knhollow // Invitation @pixelperfectionparty // Mama G’s gown @pinkblushmaternity // Paper napkins @purrpetite // Baby hat/socks @_baby_gap_ // Baby rattles @little.cheeks // Donuts @tollersbistro // Saskatoon berries @saskatoonfarm // Swaddles @blossomandpear // Sleepers @littlewarrior.co // Hair scrunchie @beanandbear.co // Bath bomb @pranicforest // Candies @bulkbarnfoods // Honey Wynnyk family farm @karenwynnyk
Thanks for following along
Update to our Gerber Baby Family!
Welcome to the world R + R
Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us. These family images captured by Melanie Pastuck Photography