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14 Nov

My Dream Baby Shower

Jessi Malay Baby shower

Jessi Malay Baby shower

Good morning and Happy Tuesday babes!! This past weekend, we celebrated our sweet baby girl at the baby shower of my dreams! I’m still in awe of how everything turned out. I walked into the shower completely surprised and mesmerized with how beautiful everything turned out and beyond grateful to my team, Kat, Katrina, Connie, and especially Julia for taking it upon themselves to plan the entire event! My mom and dad hosted the baby shower at their house and allowed us to transform their yard into what looked like a wedding!! Every detail was beyond perfect, from the gorgeous balloon backdrops, floral arrangements, sleek furniture, party goods, and a dreamy dessert table that was almost too pretty to eat!! It was such a magical day filled with close friends and family and I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to welcome Baby Santiago! Our baby girl is already so spoiled and filled with love. ♥

For my shower I wanted to wear something that would coordinate with my color scheme and show off my bump! I bought this neutral lace midi dress by Nookie and paired it with the blush duster I wore in my pregnancy fashion haul. At 35 weeks, most of my dresses don’t fit anymore so I got lucky with the fit of this Nookie dress and love how soft and delicate the lace details are..it was perfect for the occasion!

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My parents, hubby, and sister! Love them so much and grateful my sister was able to fly in from Hawaii for the weekend to celebrate with us!

Xiomy Santiago, Jessi Malay and Husband Gabriel Santiago

My mother-in-law and hubby! So happy she was able to join us from Miami for the weekend!!

Jessi Malay baby shower

My dream team!!! Julia is my executive assistant and content manager and really took charge of planning this beautiful baby shower with the help of our amazing interns Kat, Katrina and Connie! Love these girls and don’t know what I’d do without them!

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When I first entered the party, it was so gorgeous it almost looked like a wedding!! Every detail was so true to my aesthetic, sleek, modern with just the right amount of feminine details. Rental Avenue provided an assortment of high and low tables draped in white, flowy fabric paired with gorgeous silver and white leather chairs that fit perfectly with my aesthetic. Food was placed on an extravagant mirrored table, white glossy pedestals were used for the macaron towers, and my favorite part was the silver mirrored bubble bar that had everyone looking twice and feeling good haha!

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The biggest show-stopper of the shower had to be these gorgeous balloon garlands by Brag Designs. They created a beautiful balloon combination featuring rose gold, pearl beige, and mirrored rose gold that perfectly coordinated with every detail of the shower and turned my parents yard into one big photo opp (sorry Mom and Dad!!). The balloon wall against the dessert table was the perfect backdrop for photos where everyone crowded towards the event of the shower!

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This is what dessert dreams are made of. ♥ My dessert table was a work of art that was beyond anything I imagined!! A’Nouge Sweet Designs created the most dreamy sweets table including customized “Baby Santiago” cookies, floral and baby-themed cake pops, teddy bear cupcakes, eclairs, and cream puffs that were all too stunning to eat! The whole spread was so gorgeous that guests were hesitant to eat it!! A’Nouge captured my vision perfectly from the color scheme to every tiny detail on the desserts… it was more than I could have ever imagined!

A'nouge sweet designs cake pops

A'nouge sweet designs

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Still obsessing over the adorable details on these baby cookies by A’Nouge!!

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A closer look at our MOM-osa Bar!!!

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One of my favorite parts of the shower was the ‘Mom-osa’ bar..how cute right?! It was like my Pinterest IRL haha! Still can’t get over how pretty the Rosé and Chardonnay from Winc Wine was! The “Summer Water” and “Love Me Not” logos gave the bar a nice feminine touch that was perfect for the occasion. Some of you may recognize our fruit & floral ice from our recent DIY Baby Shower Treats video! Over the weekend I got so many questions and messages about the wine, so I got you guys $20 off your first order with Winc! You can choose whichever bottles you want and have them delivered straight to your door…doesn’t get any better than that right? 

DIY floral fruit ice

Love how these pretty floral bottles stood out against the whole Mom-osa bar and complimented the floral ice (see how we made it in our DIY video)!

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baby shower table decorating ideas

Who knew paper plates and napkins could be this pretty?! Still obsessing over this table spread by Harlow & Grey! These party goods could not have been more perfect for my color scheme and personal aesthetic. Love the soft blush hues, carrara marble details, and gold splash accents on the napkins..too cute! For my shower, I decided to do a combination of the new Blanc collection and Goddess which complimented one another perfectly. You guys know I’m obsessed with all things blush and marble, so when I saw these collections I knew they would be perfect for my shower! Plus, you can never go wrong with a blush and marble combo. Over the weekend I got so many questions and messages about these party goods, so I got a 15% off code for you guys!! Use the code “lovejustgotreal” at checkout and thank me later :)

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harlow and grey party plates

baby shower table decorations

Bouqs Flowers nailed it! Their beautiful floral arrangements featured a palette of soft pink garden roses paired perfectly with ivory roses. Each table was topped with an arrangement that looked elegant and feminine. The flowers tied in so perfectly with the rest of the decor and really brought everything together.

modern baby shower games

We had an “Advice for parents to be” table where our guests had a chance to jot down their words of wisdom which will be much appreciated in the coming months!

the bouqs co flowers

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baby shower dessert table

These blush and champagne macaron towers by Lette Macarons were so picturesque and also almost too pretty to eat…almost! About 1 hour into the photoshoot, I realized I ate the whole backside of one of the towers..oops haha! I loved how the macaron towers looked on the pedestals alongside my desert table with the two-tier cake! And the flavors were beyond delicious..rose, sweet wedding almond and Madagascar vanilla..YUM! I took home a big goodie bag and have been eating a few everyday since!

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So thankful to some of my favorite brands that contributed to our gift bags! Since my shower was primarily a girls party, I wanted to include some of my favorite skincare brands that I rely on to glow..@baborofficial, @goldfadenmd and @iloveskininc! Also threw in one of my current favorite nail colors for fall “Bell Flower” by @londontownusa which is a pretty rosy/mauve pink. Lastly, thank you to @supersmileofficial for providing your signature whitening rosy mint toothpaste that smells amazing!

Sophie Elkus, Jessi Malay and Jill Wallace

My babes Sophie and Jill!

Jessi Malay and Husband Gabriel Santiago

Jessi Malay Baby Shower Guests

Thank you so everyone that contributed to our little girl’s special day and everyone that came to celebrate with us! We overwhelmed with your love and so grateful our baby is going to have so many loving aunties and uncles in her life!

XO, Jessi

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Wowww, how beautiful, fabulous and fun this baby shower looks … wonderful place filled with precious memories to remember for a long time. Absolutely heaven! ♥️👍♥️

    🍂🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🍂🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    November 14, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Lexi Mose

    FINAAAALLLY! Ive been waiting for this moment! everything turned out so perfect! so happy you had an amazing time!!

    November 14, 2017 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • Jacalyn K.

    unreal!! so much love! so happy for you guys! can’t for the mommy to be already!! xx

    November 14, 2017 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • Gina Diaz

    What a dream come true! love your baby shower, babe. All the decor is so beautiful and you look fabulous as ever!!! can’t wait to see pics when the baby is born. Sending much love!!! xx. Gina

    November 14, 2017 at 4:35 pm Reply
  • Radi

    It all looks so incredible, every single detail. Great job to the girls who helped you put it all together.
    You look as radiant as ever. Can’t wait to see the little girl.
    Have a wonderful day Jessi! ❤ Radi


    November 14, 2017 at 4:51 pm Reply
  • a trendy life

    The baby shower looks so amazing!! Sure you enjoyed a lot with all your family and friends! Unforgettable moments! Kisses

    November 15, 2017 at 1:32 am Reply
  • Ewa Macherowska
    November 15, 2017 at 2:42 am Reply
  • Elise

    Holy cow!!! This is the most beautiful shower I have ever seen! How lucky are you to have such wonderful family and friends to shower your baby girl.
    You looked absolutely stunning!

    xx, Elise

    November 15, 2017 at 7:03 am Reply
  • Amy Arnold

    Oh my goodness what a lovely shower! Congratulations on such a special time celebrating your sweet baby to be.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    November 15, 2017 at 9:18 am Reply
  • Nina

    Soo Happy you had a great time babe ! You look radiant ! :)
    Sending you much love!


    November 15, 2017 at 9:40 am Reply
  • Christine Kong

    I saw your baby shower on my stories and what a stunning and gorgeous event! Your baby is so loved and will be spoiled by all of her aunties and uncles! Such a beautiful way to welcome your princess into the world. You looked amazing as well mama and can’t wait for your day to come! xoxo, Christine

    November 15, 2017 at 9:44 am Reply
  • Elena

    What a beautiful baby shower event, you look really a stunning mom :)))


    November 15, 2017 at 9:51 am Reply
  • Sophie Atieno

    Wow, quite the dream. I love it. The arrangement is so beautiful. This is just amazing.

    November 15, 2017 at 10:32 am Reply
  • Jamie

    What a beautiful baby shower! I’m in love with all the tables set up! Gorgeous!

    xo Jamie


    November 15, 2017 at 10:37 am Reply
  • sharon wu

    Awww your baby shower looks like so much fun babe! And all the decor is just to die for! xo, sharon


    November 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm Reply
  • Loren

    this is the most beautiful shower I’ve ever seen! They did a fabulous job!! Love everything about it!! 👌🏻✨

    Best wishes to the mom to be!!

    November 15, 2017 at 3:53 pm Reply
  • Jenelle

    It looked so so lovely!! Awwww, how sweet of your parents to open up their home for it! That balloon wall is something else! And those cakes!! Yum!
    You are just glowing too. SO beautiful.
    xx Jenelle

    November 15, 2017 at 11:57 pm Reply
  • Monique | Little Miss Mon Bon

    SUCH a gorgeous baby shower! It looks more like a wedding set up than a baby shower and I love that – very elegant.

    Not long to go now ;-)

    xx Mon

    November 16, 2017 at 1:01 am Reply
  • Jyoti

    This is like a dream come true. What an amazing baby shower! Many congratulations. Wonderful post dear!
    Beauty and Fashion Freaks

    November 16, 2017 at 3:24 am Reply
  • Marta

    That’s lovely! xx


    November 16, 2017 at 5:34 am Reply
  • Ellese

    What an absolutely gorgeous baby shower! I love all the details you put into the event. It really makes the day special and a time to remember. Thanks for sharing beautiful! Xo, Ellese


    November 16, 2017 at 8:15 am Reply
  • Amanda Mércuri

    Sim, sim! ;D

    Pelo jeito tudo foi perfeito!

    Ótima quinta!

    Beijo! ^^

    November 16, 2017 at 9:24 am Reply
  • Cindy Elena

    OMG everything is soooo pretty!! The attention to detail is amazing, babe. Everything is gorgeous — I mean everything!!
    Congrats, babe you deserve this and so much more.

    xo | Cindy Elena

    November 16, 2017 at 10:36 am Reply
  • Gabrielle

    Love it soooo much!

    November 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm Reply
  • Mary Ann

    Dad and I were so happy to host your baby shower in our home! Your “dream team” with Julia at the lead was truly amazing for making the “magic” happen. All the weeks of planning and all the late nights at home putting it together was so well worth the smile on your face when you walked in. This little princess will definitely be so welcomed and loved by the family and her extended “aunties and uncles!” You and G better start practicing changing diapers! She will be here before long. What a Christmas it will be! We love you three!!

    November 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm Reply
  • Jalisa

    Jessi, it looked absolutely amazing! It was all very much your taste, so elegant and glam! I love the balloon wall and the mom-osa station, how cute and clever! I will share as a new mom that what I’ve learned in these past four months is to give myself grace. There isn’t by the book situations and so, you’ll learn soon enough what works for your baby and what doesn’t. When it comes to overall advice you receive from anyone, chew the meat and spit out the bones. Use what you think would work and omit what you don’t think would. Also, it’s so important to make decisions together and remind each other how much you love one another. In the beginning, it was 100% about Aviah, and don’t get me wrong, it still very much is! But, we were forgetting to let each other know how much we valued one another and I fell guilty of not always thanking the hubs for helping when he could. We’ve regrouped and now, always make a point to do so. Your life will very much change, but for the better and girl, it’s true, you will forget all about the pain of the labor and delivery once it’s all said and done. I was in an 18 hour labor and it was INTENSE, haha. But, it’s all so worth it. Relax and enjoy the remaining weeks before baby girl arrives. Sending so much love your way and if you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!



    November 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm Reply
  • Keri

    You are SO beautiful!! Looks like it was an amazing celebration! I absolutely love the decorations!

    Enclothed Cognition

    November 16, 2017 at 3:22 pm Reply
  • Mercy

    What a grand baby shower! The dessert table is absolutely pretty and yummy and the balloon backdrop is wonderfully made. I haven’t seen a metallic balloon ’til now :) You look really lovely too, I’m wishing you and your baby the best!


    November 16, 2017 at 4:40 pm Reply
  • Mariann Yip

    Congratulations girl! Your baby shower looks wonderful! Everything looks absolutely stunning, and I’m excited about you and your little one! http://mariannyc.com/2017/11/14/how-to-be-a-boss-babe/

    November 16, 2017 at 4:46 pm Reply
  • Lisa Valerie Morgan

    What a gorgeous shower! All the details came together perfectly!



    November 16, 2017 at 10:55 pm Reply
  • Hayley Larue

    Your baby shower seriously was a dream! Sooooo beautiful!! <3


    November 17, 2017 at 5:39 am Reply
  • Ankita Bardhan

    Wow Jessi, what a wonderful and grand baby shower it was! I am loving all the happy pictures, can totally see everyone had a great time! :)

    November 17, 2017 at 9:17 am Reply
  • Courtney Hardy

    The baby shower looks amazing! I love all the decorations, and the fun balloons.

    November 17, 2017 at 4:23 pm Reply
  • Olga Papathanasiou

    Congratulations!!! You look like you’re shining from within! The pictures look amazing! I love the decorations and the food and the pastel pink theme!


    November 18, 2017 at 11:05 am Reply
  • Safinaaz

    I saw your baby shower on my stories and it was so beautiful! The balloons, the dessert, the way your friends put it together was perfection. A total dream. You look amazing and positively glowing mama and I can’t wait to see your little one come into this world.
    The Grey Canvas

    November 18, 2017 at 7:09 pm Reply
  • Jessica

    This is a really lovely post dear. I’m so excited for you and your family. Also, you look gorgeous as always!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    November 19, 2017 at 3:13 am Reply
  • Yvonne

    Wow! What a fantastic time you must have had! That’s one of the best baby shower photos I have ever seen! Everyone and all the food looks so beautiful. It’s so nice you had your family around!
    xo Yvonne

    November 19, 2017 at 3:24 am Reply
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    November 19, 2017 at 5:44 am Reply
  • Katherine

    Omg girl, the baby shower is soooo beautiful! I love the balloon wall and all the little details, including the food. SO CUTE haha congrats!


    November 19, 2017 at 6:25 pm Reply
  • Lubka Henry

    I have missed the great news – so excited for you! You’re absolutely glowing :)

    November 21, 2017 at 11:46 am Reply
  • Carmen

    How dreamy is that baby shower venue dear! You look so happy and it really looks like you’ve enjoyed it to the fullest :)
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

    November 22, 2017 at 1:09 am Reply
  • Daeyz

    Everything is so beautiful! Wishing you the best!


    December 4, 2017 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • Viola

    It was the perfect baby shower <3 You look amazing!
    Please check out my blog too. That are absolutely stunning photos!


    January 23, 2018 at 12:48 pm Reply
  • JAIME Hodges

    Hi! What a beautiful shower! Was wondering what size the nookie dress is. I am currently looking for a baby shower dress. Thanks so much!

    February 8, 2018 at 3:38 pm Reply

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