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3.13.2015

BABY SHOWERING

Last week, after a couple of months of preparation, some friends and I threw a baby shower for my sweet Alex. She is pregnant with her first little babe, a girl! Little Madilynn will be arriving in May and I cannot wait to hold her! I'm excited because girls are so fun to shop for and watch Disney movies with. ;)

When we started planning for this shower, I knew I really wanted to use Minted products because I know from personal experience how wonderful they are! Plus, Alex LOVES Minted, and I knew she would appreciate quality invitations and decorations. She's a classy lady, that Alex. After scouring through every baby shower invitation option, we landed on the Rustic Ribbons.


Madilynn's nursery is decorated in pink and gold, so we definitely wanted to incorporate that theme into the baby shower. I picked out decorations from the Two Sweet collection, and they ended up being absolutely perfect! We got a little creative with the cupcake toppers and turned them into a cute bunting for the cake. (Props to my friend Heather for that idea!) My favorite decorative piece was the adorable bunting banner we had made with Madilynn's name. It will be perfect for re-use in her nursery or elsewhere!













Celebrating my friends is something that brings me so much joy, and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to plan a few showers over the past couple of years. We had such a beautiful time eating yummy foods, praying over Alex and Madilynn, and watching Alex open the multitude of gifts friends so graciously gave her. I'm over-the-moon excited for the day Alex's little one finally arrives so that I can hold her, tell her funny jokes, teach her how to say "Aunt Megs", and read stories and sing songs about Jesus. I love you already, Madilynn Riley!


All photography by Heather Smith

Are any of your friends having babies? Have you thrown any showers lately? What are your favorite decorating tips for these events? Are you the more DIY type or buy cute party decor type? :) Tell me in the comments below!

12 comments:

Amy said...

LOVE the decorations
and she is soooo beautiful - and stylish! <3 making pregnancy look all the more awesome!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

What a beautiful shower! AND pregnant in high heals?!?! TALENTED!

Julie Hood said...

I love the color scheme, and especially that banner! Looks like it was so fun :)

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

These are the cutest! I love all these super cute decorations! And those red pumps, hot dang!

Stacia said...

I adore all of the little details you put into this shower! Also, I love her spelling of the baby's names. :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Isn't her name adorable! Eeep. I can't wait for her to get here!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Right? High heels and pregnant.

Meg McIlvaine said...

We had a great time!...and the banner is my fave!

Meg McIlvaine said...

I know, right?

Meg McIlvaine said...

She is such a gorgeous prego lady!

Kelsey said...

love that lady! & this post :) such a sweet day!

Meg McIlvaine said...

So glad y'all got to be there!!