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