Whimsical Baby Shower

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Whimsical Baby Shower~ Ruby & Willow

Words cannot express how delighted I was to find this submission in my email from Kate Holland (all the way over in New Zealand!) of Ruby & Willow and Magnolia Rouge. Kate designed, styled, and hosted this whimsical baby shower for her best friend. Kate shared, “When she told me she was expecting I just knew this was my chance to style a fun baby shower for her… and knowing she would give me free reign made it all the more enticing! I wanted to do something a little different from the usual baby colours we always see, so I opted for a more modern, whimsical look.”

Kate did NOT disappoint. This darling shower is full of so many modern, chic elements from the coordinating stripe pattern and flower motif to the “onesie” bunting. Kate said, “The aesthetic all developed once I had designed the invitation with a slightly folk art motif, combined with modern stripes.” You see, Kate also designed the invitations. She appreciates details, adores typography, and has mastered the art of whimsical design. Visit Ruby & Willow to see more of her spectacular work. It’ll make your jaw drop.

You probably stared at the decadent cake for more than a few seconds, right? I did the same thing. Unbelievable. Kate enlisted the talents of Judit Meron from Artisan Cakes who created all the desserts to coordinate beautifully with the invitation design, and Greta Kenyon from Vela Images to capture it all beautifully!

Vendors & Credits

Invites, stationery and styling by Kate Holland of Ruby & Willow / Magnolia Rouge
Cake and sweet treats by Judit Meron from Artisan Cakes
Photography – Greta Kenyon from Vela Images
Bouquets by Annie Oxborough from Tully & Gardener

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  1. Naomi/Enchanted Dream Weddings & Affairs says:

    Beautiful colors! Kate did a great job! The perfect post for your blog, Ms. Pizzazzerie. xo

  2. Love the colours!
    Love the flowers!
    Love the straws!

    …love everything :-)

  3. Besides the details being absolutely swoon-worthy, the color palette is fantastic. So different than a traditional shower – which makes me LOVE it even more. Kate did such a fab job!

  4. This is beautiful. I knew it was going to be amazing with all the great people involved, but that is the ultimate baby shower Kate! What are you up to late 2011? I might book ya? hahah!

  5. Oh Kate… this is simply divine. I can’t get over the bunting or the tiny onesies dangling from the tree!

  6. WOW! Love those tiny onesies on the cake! Kate you did wonderful, everything is so darling! I wanna have another baby so I can copy everything you just did… so inspiring! :)

  7. That is so gorgeous! I love the colors and the styling and the folk art motifs! The macaroons are to die for–I bet they were yummy too! Thanks so much for sharing another inspiring party!

  8. Micole Noble says:

    Bravo, Kate! So lovely, you are so talented, and what a lucky friend/mom-to-be JP is! Love to her and to you. xoxoxo

  9. Now that is what I call an awesome baby shower!! Kate is so talented on so many levels!

  10. i remember when kate gave me a sneak peak a while back of the mason jars… and now i’m so excited to see the whole thing! it’s amazing, as is she!

  11. erin*sparkle&hay says:

    i just adore every bit of this!!! honestly, i dont often look forward to baby showers but this one i would attend in a heartbeat! LOVE it! xo

  12. I absolutely LOVE this – congrats ladies, it is so beautiful.

  13. Wow thank you SO much for all the lovely comments and feedback and to Courtney for featuring it. It was so much fun to do!

  14. Love this idea, the greens and oranges are fabulous. Can’t wait to share, thanks!

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