A baby shower is a way to celebrate the expected or delivered birth of a child by celebrating with some sort of party. Other cultures actually consider a baby shower to be the celebration of the transformation of a woman into a mother. We kind of love the idea of combining both meanings into one. I am sure most people do as well.
When our good friend Karlee, of Karlee K. Photography, shared that she was pregnant with us months ago, I immediately had visions and ideas of ways to shower one of my favorite humans with the ultimate baby shower. I meet Karlee through one of my oldest friends, but also from working in the wedding industry in Arizona. Karlee is an insanely talented wedding photographer, so of course she had her own vision and ideas for how she wanted her baby shower to look and feel and what we would actually be doing. I mean, knowing Karlee, we were both 100% against the "what candy bar is melted in this diaper" game, but really wanted to create a fun brunch vibe for guests to mingle, enjoy delicious mimosas from the Mom-osa bar, enjoy sweets and treats from our dessert buffet and overall, get to spend some quality time with Karlee.
Seeing Karlee's face light up when she walked into Soho 63, a downtown Chandler venue we love to work at, was unbeatable. Knowing that Karlee was able to enjoy her day without the stress of planning, setting up and too much work on her behalf was all worth it. With the help from Karlee's sister and our friend, Kami, as well as their mother, no detail was untouched. From an oversized balloon installment, a polaroid guest book, beautiful flowers and furniture, no detail was spared. One of my favorite details was the guest favor. Each guest got to leave with a bath bomb, from Karlee's shower to theirs! #yourethebomb. Baby Quinn (noticed that huge oversized Q? That hangs in baby's nursery) even received some personalized blocks, and every book from this day was signed by someone important to Karlee and her husband, Jerrin. In fact, one of the best moments of the entire shower was when Jerrin surprised Karlee with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. As if there could be better timing for anything, "It's Raining Men" started playing, so naturally I turned the song up and let Jerrin strut on in. It was amazing! Quinn, you're so loved by not only your parents and family, but by all of the friends that love your mom and dad. We can't wait to meet you!