Jul21 Stripes and Sparkles: A Baby Shower 2014

This chic baby shower took place in North Carolina, put on by a power house team that made the event beyond fantastic! My favorite element was that everything told a story, including the doughnuts: “During month seven she turned down a doughnut.” — how could you?

Linens: Nuage Designs, Inc.
Flowers: Studio Flora Diva
Catering: The Colorful Palate & The Venue
Event Planner: Verge Events
Photography: Shoots the World

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Jun25 A Modern Baby Party (not shower) 2014

Here’s a party thrown for Viv Jordan of the Eclectic Press to celebrate the expectation of baby girl Zoe.  It’s so geometric and funky, the guests were celebrating in modern perfection. Here’s Viv:
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“I asked my friends organizing the shower if they’d be okay hosting a baby party instead of a traditional baby shower because I wanted my husband to participate in the festivities and they kindly said yes! The shower venue was held at a dear friend’s impeccable midcentury modern home on a steamy 106 degree Texas summer day. Heat aside, Jon and I felt so loved that day by how thoughtfully the details were executed from our favorite foods ( think green tea cake with jasmine buttercream = game changer) to the gorgeous flower arrangements to the coordination (90 people RSVPed, yikes!). The geometric backdrop for the drink station was a personal favorite!  The hostesses did a great job creating a beautiful shower while still keeping it gender neutral since we wanted to be surprised by the gender of our babe until birth. Despite the summer swelter, we all had a great time and in no time at all, we welcomed our amazing baby girl Zoë Ly Jordan into the world!”
Photography: Heather Hawkins
Styling: Amy Kerstetter and Stefanie Miles
Florals: Amy Kerstetter
Colorful Geometric Backdrop: Danielle Fermier
Green Tea Cake with Jasmine Buttercream: Bethany House

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Jun24 A Fire Station Birthday 2014

This Fire Fighter and Dalmatian themed birthday party is just so precious and the perfect fit for Alek’s second birthday, as he has a deep and undying love for his pup.  I love these kid friendly themes that are lively and colorful and a great backdrop for the celebration of life.  This party was photographed by one of our fabulous collective members, none other than Melody Melikian!
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STYLING: ANITA HAFTAVANI
CAKE AND DESSERTS: RAFI’S PASTRY

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Jun12 Hot Air Balloon First Birthday 2014

I love featuring Korean First Birthdays because they are the loveliest mixture of extravagant design and tradition. This beautiful birthday party is no different with the hot air balloon theme and perfectly baked desserts with a few perfectly arranged blooms.

Photography: Esther Sun Photography
Desserts & Table Styling: Cake Creamery
Backdrop & Hot Air Balloon Prop: Ritzy Parties, Inc.
Florals: California Floral & Design
Photobooth: Clikgram
Korean Dol Towers, Yarn Wrapped ombre name, ONE yarn wrapped letter, hot air balloon centerpieces: DIY
Venue: Pretend City, Irvine, CA

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Jun10 Equestrian Baby Shower 2014

The fabulous florist Lauryl is a dear friend of the Grey Likes team and she was twice as lucky in love to be pregnant with twins.  Although it was a difficult pregnancy and an early delivery, the twins are here and healthy.  Lauryl was celebrated in style with powerhouse team designing a gorgeous modern equestrian shower that has left us all in awe. Flower Muse, who provided all the gorgeous blooms for arranging made the experience so simple and fabulous! If you haven’t heard of Flower Muse, they are an incredible delivery service of flowers, perfect for anyone wanting to get their hands on those beauties without the hassle of a flower mart!

100 Layer Cake-let was lovely enough to feature this shower a few weeks backs but we thought our readers would want a glimpse into this loveliness as well, so we hope you enjoy!

Hosted by :Gianna SanFilippo, Chic Celebrations // Cortnie, The Venue Report // Summer, Grey Likes Weddings  // Sarah, La Tavola Linens

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Photography: Michael Radford
Venue: The Loft on Pine
Catering: Contemporary Catering
Flowers:Flower Muse
Calligraphy: Victoria Hoke Lane
Horse Place Cards: Mae Mae Paperie
Vintage Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Linens: LaTavola
Pie: The Pie & Beer Club

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The place-settings each included a custom-designed card from Mae Mae Paperie that read:

“Two miracles born in the Year of the Horse—which, as the Chinese Zodiac tells us, means they will be bright, cheerful, popular, fun loving, perceptive, talented, earthy and stubborn. Their keen judgment and natural intuition often help them make the right decisions throughout their life. It is said, those born in the Year of the Horse don’t need to struggle in order to succeed and obtain the fine things life has to offer. They find people and crowds exciting and love parties.They are clever, kind to others, and their childish innocence, sunny disposition, and natural charm attract many friends.

May our two little darlings reflect these traits, yet even more so, may they take after their strong, gracious, talented and joyful mother who we celebrate today!”

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