Thursday, January 9, 2014

modern garden-inspired shower

i'm back, after a two week break, with some photos from a very special baby shower that i helped to style last month.  it was for a dear friend of mine from college (and fellow horticulturist) and i had a great time helping to plan and design her shower.  

we had the shower at this awesome venue called 18 reasons in the mission in sf.  it's a cozy spot with sort of a modern industrial feel.  because of the mom-to-be's horticultural roots, we wanted a bit of a garden theme, but wanted to do it in a way that wasn't too cutesy.  i chose an array of garden flowers (roses, hydrangeas, scabiosa) in a variety of vintage glass bottles and mason jars, and placed them in groupings on each table.  there happened to be a really cool art installation (which i'm standing in front of, above) that had been put in for another event a few days prior.  we were lucky...the colors looked great with the flowers and it added an interesting and contemporary element to the event.  the favors were potted succulents - a favorite of the showeree.  

everyone seemed to have a lovely time, especially the guest of honor...which was the most important thing.

xo, c

(photos by my talented friend nancy.  the menu written on the chalkboard is her handy work, as well)

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