The excitement of having a baby shower was very overwhelming for me this time around with Lighten Baby #4 on the way. With being on a very strict bed rest the last 4 months of my previous pregnancy, and with the devastating outcome of the circumstances under which Savannah was actually born, the reality of having a baby shower just wasn’t going to happen. I carried a lot of emotional baggage from my last pregnancy, and this time around, I wanted to embrace an event that would celebrate the new life growing within me, totally problem-free.
Our little Savannah will be turning two in just three days. We didn’t celebrate her first birthday and don’t plan to celebrate her second one either. We figure it wouldn’t be much of a celebration with her sleeping or seizing throughout the party. She spends the majority of her days sleeping, staring at the wall, or having seizures. We have never witnessed her smile, show any type of excitement or happiness, or have any desire to eat through her mouth or play. She doesn’t have the ability to hold up her head, sit up, reach for objects, or swallow. My husband and I struggle daily with our emotions for this child and what the best options are for her. We hate to see her suffer, and pray daily for guidance to make the right choices for her and our family.
My friend, Kira, who began to work for us just before the problems with my last pregnancy came about, volunteered to host my shower for me! I was so honored by her sweet and generous gesture! I realize that throwing a shower for someone is a huge undertaking, and I have a very limited number of friends that would even consider to take on such a task. So, a HUGE, ENORMOUS thank you goes out to Kira for all of her hard-work and time that she placed into making my vision come to life.
Teresa, from Flora Couture, definitely can’t go without some MAJOR recognition as well! She is responsible for taking all of my pinned photos on Pinterest and compounding them with some of her own flair to truly make the banquet hall, at Bear’s Best, look fantastic – truly so warm and inviting!! She did all of the floral arrangements, most of the decor, and the beautiful backdrop behind the cupcake-table, minus the banner (which Kira hand-made herself). These ladies really made my oh-so-girly shabby-chic bruncheon a fabulous event!
We were extremely fortunate that Gordon at Bear’s Best allowed us to use his newly remodeled banquet hall for our shower. I loved the new refinished ceiling, and the new carpet is such a lovely neutral color with a beautiful pattern! Also, the gold chivari chairs that come standard with all of his wedding packages, are simply stunning and complimented our feminine and elegant baby shower perfectly!
So, I’d like to invite you to take a glimpse into this very special and important day to me. Also, speaking of inviting, the day couldn’t have happened without the actual invitations! I designed them myself and then hand-decorated each one individually with love, lace and other little odds and ends. Each invitation is unique and a great deal of care went into making them.
I truly feel so blessed and humbled by all of the loved ones that came to support this very special occasion for us and take time out of their very busy, hectic lives! Thanks to all of those as well who simply couldn’t attend and sent gifts through the mail! Totally didn’t expect that, but was so grateful!
Lastly, I also need to point out that the my camera was passed back and forth throughout the event between myself, Kira, Terrence and Stephanie, so I obviously couldn’t have taken all of these photos, especially, with me being in so many of them, LOL!Flora Couture.Flora Couture. Kira and I both had some vintage books that we also used for decor. These were actually inspired by Morgan and Shelby’s wedding!! (See previous post)Flora Couture.Flora Couture sat on our Raffle Prize Table.STK Weddings and Events, LLC, has a garage full of all sorts of fun decor items that she let us borrow for the shower, like the tree branch stumps and mason jars covered in lace.Flora Couture!Flora Couture!Flora Couture also provided this vintage bike, complete with a basket of Baby’s Breath, as an entry-way piece.Flora Couture.
Venue: Bear’s Best
Floral & Decor: Flora Couture
Dress: Jen Clothing
Hat: Electric Lemonade
Invitations: Vitamin C Photography
Photography: Vitamin C Photography
Cinematography: Lighten Films