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!
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!
My mother-in-law and hubby! So happy she was able to join us from Miami for the weekend!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Still obsessing over the adorable details on these baby cookies by A’Nouge!!
A closer look at our MOM-osa Bar!!!
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?
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)!
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 :)
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.
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!
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!
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!
My babes Sophie and Jill!
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!