We wanted to do something special for Melody’s last baby. Since she has two boys and is having a girl, we wanted this shower to be really girly for her. So we threw an intimate Vintage Tea Baby Shower Brunch. First we collected vintage tea cups and tea pots from thrift, antique and garage sales. Then we decided on the menu: tomato soup and grilled Gouda cheese (in the cutest little cups ever, see below) french toast bake, mini quiches and mini cucumber/avocado/hummus sandwiches and pb & honey sandwiches. Oh and the Mimosa bar!
One of the hosts, Tiffani drew this on our fridge. Isn’t it so cute?! It’s still there. I’m having a hard time erasing it..
For the decor we used crates, old window frames, tea cups and pots, burlap and lace, and anything vintage we had on hand. I made a canvas from her maternity/family session to use as decor and to give her. Instead of cards, we asked guests to bring books to give to June.
One shot I loved from Destinie’s iPhone. Mini Bundt cakes, brown butter sea salt with rosemary cookies, Apple goodies and amazing rugelach..
Me and Destinie getting ready for the shower while Tiff gets ready. We redecorated the whole living room just for the shower.
Some of the table setup outside. We used the Madonna Inn glass for the guest of of honor. We searched high and low for teacups and teapots from thrift, antique and yard sales (not an easy task) until we found enough for our guests. You think it would be easier for only ten people. It wasn’t! The mismatched saucers were easier to find than the mismatched teacups.
We juiced fresh, organic fruits to use for mimosas and served them in mini mason jars. It was a big hit!
Some of our hat ladies!
More prints from her maternity session hung on windows outside for decor.
Our intimate, lovely and fun brunch! We were served by two true gentlemen: my boyfriend Evan and Melody’s husband Jeremy. Without them, this would have been impossible. They cooked, cut and served for hours so we could enjoy ourselves.
French Toast Bake.
Quiches and the sandwiches.
My most favorite tiny little cup from Ikea with the grilled Gouda cheeses.
Melody opening her gifts and the two men that slaved over the hot stove, finally relaxing.
Whatever was leftover, I had them take home in a tea cup as a favor.(From my iPhone)
Some of the ladies.
Melody with the the hosts: Destinie, Tiffani and me!
And I also had the amazing experience of shooting the home birth of baby June. Come back soon to see it!
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