This oh-so-pretty baby shower – created by the lovely & talented Andrea of Dolce Drive for her longtime friend – is not only stunning and beautiful to look at, but there’s also a heartfelt story of loss and new life that goes along with it (heads up that you might need some tissues when you read it), which makes this particular event an extra special one for mom-to-be and her friends & family.
I’ll let Andrea share the full details of that story below, but first I’m excited to share lots of visual eye candy with your from this gorgeous & sweet celebration of a new baby girl…
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Andrea…
“This shower is so special because it was for a mom who lost her first child at the age of 6 months. Siana passed away on November 5, 2009. Siana’s mom – my childhood friend, Anais – and her husband Robert are once again blessed with a pregnancy and it is a baby girl. We hosted a beautiful shower themed ‘Sweet blessings‘. I would love to share Siana’s March of Dimes page with your as well. Although this year’s walk is over, you can still donate for the month of June to March of Dimes under Siana’s team to help mothers with sick, premature babies or babies with birth defects.
Siana was not premature but was born with a birth defect. She was born with intestinal atresia. After undergoing surgery, she had a long struggle in the NICU and was on her way towards a healthy recovery. However, in the months to come we would learn that complications arose from a malrotation of the intestine. Family and friends showed unconditional support as we heartbrokenly said goodbye to our sweet Angel, Siana. Anais and Robert will forever be grateful for all the love and prayer that surrounded their sweet angel.
About The Sweet Blessings Shower:
Anais wanted a very pink, clean, delicate look. She didn’t want a lot of glam or loud details, more of a heavenly pink sweet style. She did request birds and wanted something with blessings. I decided to go with a very clean white background and added a baby banner made of burlap and pink ribbon and card stock.
To the left of the table, you will see a pink birdcage with was basically the focal point of the table. That birdhouse was a find last year at HomeGoods. When I purchased the birdcage, it was a plain wood color, I painted it pink added grass, flowers and a birdie. I now use it as decor in Sabrina, my daughters room.
The table had all sorts of beautiful and delicious sweets. Sweet Dough created pink birds and flowers shaped cookies that were not only gorgeous but they literally taste like heaven. Cake Pops by Ivy bakes moist incredible cake pops in vanilla and chocolate. Sugar and Spice Cakes Miami created a gorgeous delicate cake with sugar peonies was used as the centerpiece and main focus of the table. Raspberry Macarons were stacked pretty in a cake form and were made by Crazy About Macarons. Cotton candy jelly beans and bubble gum rock candy are two of mom’s favorites. Allyson Jane provided the most darling white iced cookies with a flower that resembled that on the invitation, like always they were a crowd pleaser.
We had a few additional goodies, like rice pudding, a delicious chocolate pudding made by Anais’ aunt. The table was decorated with a treated real wood bark to bring in the nature effect to the theme. I really wanted the desserts to stand out so I requested for most of them to be in a soft pink. We had beautiful shimmery nests with peonies inside scattered throughout the table.
We had a naming Tree which we asked our guests to sign as well as suggest a name for their new baby girl.
For centerpieces we used white hydrangeas in a vase with a small birdie sitting pretty on top. We had pink linen with a burlap small runner.
It was a perfect day for a blessed and loving couple and family. I was honored to be a part of such a special occasion.”
– Paper Goods, Decor & Styling: Dolce Drive
– Macarons: Crazy About Macarons
– White icing Cookies: Allyson Jane
– Photography: Photography by Rosie
– Cake: Sugar and Spice Cakes Miami
– Bird & Pink Flower Cookies: Sweet Dough
– Cake Pops: Cake Pops by Ivy