18 Jul

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Whooo could ask for a more adorable Owl Woodland Themed Baby Shower than this one?  The amount of time, effort and creative talent put into this celebration isn’t for the birds. *wink*  So whooo is responsible for all of the gorgeous florals, beautiful banners and every detail attended to?

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Marci of Entwined Design Florals is the lucky mom-to-be whooo’s Woodland Owl themed baby shower was inspired completely by her nursery decor. The invitation was even created based off of the hand-painted mural in the baby’s room. Marci enlisted help from April of Events Inspired by Love, and they both collaborated on achieving the woodland-vibe baby shower Marci was hoping for.  Amanda Bevington Modern Photography captured all of the gorgeous details including the use of real Grapewood Branches, Succulents, Crespedia and seven shades of one of my very favorite flowers: Ranunculus.

But whooo am I to keep you waiting? You’ll have a hoot checking out the rest of these amazing baby shower details…trust me!!

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

Darling Woodland Owl Baby Shower {Girl}

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Amanda

INSPIRATION
The entire baby shower was driven by Marci’s desire to have a woodland themed nursery for baby, incorporating a hand painted tree mural with dainty birds, colorful owls and squirrels. The invitation sent to guests was a smaller version of the mural and theme.

PARTY DECOR
To transfer the theme from the baby’s room to the shower, Marci & April had to think of ways to create a woodland feel for the guests. They decided to use long rectangle tables so guests would feel as though they were in an intimate space, close to all the details of the shower. Each table utilized real Grapewood branches, a variety of Succulents, Crespedia and Ranunculus in seven different shades of color. Miniature birds were perched inside and atop of the Grapewood branches as if they were nesting in their homes.

DESSERTS
The cake was based off a sketch of an owl with a pink bow placed on top of the owl’s head. Laurie Hocker, a family friend, took creative freedom to design the confectionery owl, Squirrels, florals and trees which were inspired by the invitations. Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, topped with Pink buttercream frosting, were also adorned with a pink owl.

OTHER CREATIVE DETAILS
Instead of creating a sign-in book the ladies fashioned a sign-in tree where guests chose between an Owl or a Bird and signed in with their name, or word of wisdom for the baby. The adorable handmade sign-in animals were created by the talented April Cenora of Events Inspired by Love.  April also created the AMAZING banners that hung above the cake table and the banner that framed the head table. The first banner stating: Sweet Treats and the second banner stating: It’s a Girl. The paper goods for each place setting were handmade by April, utilizing the continuing theme of baby birds and owls. The sign-in tree was created using Curly Willow, Yellow Forsythia, Esperanza Roses, Grapewood Branches and Fishhook Succulents.

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VENDOR CREDITS:
Event Planner: April Cenora - Events Inspired by Love
Photography: Amanda Bevington Modern Photography
Florals: Marci Gerlach - Entwined Design
Linens/rentals: Erin Taylor - Events Taylor Made

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17Comments

1
Hallie SAYS:

I stinkin’ love owls. This is such a precious party, thank you for sharing!

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Reply July 18, 2011 at 8:58 am

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HiLLjO SAYS:

So cute! I just unglued a little bit from how adorable everything is! Ohhhoohooo.

Reply July 18, 2011 at 9:02 am

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Cher SAYS:

Absolutely darling! Makes me want to have a baby!

Reply July 18, 2011 at 9:06 am

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ZOILA @ SQUARED PARTY PRINTABLES SAYS:

What a pretty, pretty shower!

Reply July 18, 2011 at 9:18 am

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Sweet Pea Events SAYS:

So adorable! I love the woodland theme!

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Reply July 18, 2011 at 9:34 am

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Jen @ The Finer Things SAYS:

Absolutely adorable! I love the cake — what a precious theme!

Reply July 18, 2011 at 9:39 am

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Page SAYS:

Love all of the white vases! A simple touch that adds so much to the entire decor.

Reply July 18, 2011 at 11:52 am

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Susan Eastin SAYS:

So adorable! I want an owl cake for my birthday!

Reply July 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm

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Stevie SAYS:

This is just the sweetest! Love the owl theme.

Reply July 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm

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Sandra Downie @ thewhitelibrary.com SAYS:

I love owl themes they are ALWAYS so cute and this is no exception, i especially adore the flowers, the cake and colors!

Reply July 18, 2011 at 6:53 pm

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Amanda Bevington SAYS:

Thanks so much for including us!!! Such an honor to see the shower featured here! The girls did an amazing job on this party!!! Congratulations to Marci on the birth of gorgeous little baby Audrey!! Cheers!

Reply July 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm

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Julie SAYS:

The whole party is very cute, but those banners are extra amazing!

Reply July 19, 2011 at 6:20 am

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Laurie SAYS:

Thank you so much for including me; it was a pleasure making this cake for Marci and Audrey. I want to thank Lynna Riddle my mom for helping me with this cake. I couldn’t have done it without her.

Reply July 19, 2011 at 10:28 am

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Jessica SAYS:

Where did you order the invitations from? I LOVE them and I am currently planning a similar themed baby shower! Wonderful ideas!!!

Reply August 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm

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Charlene Hertzberg SAYS:

It’s funny, owls aren’t something I would typically think of for a baby shower, and yet it really works so well. I love it!

Reply November 5, 2011 at 11:42 am

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