Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pink and Green Baby Shower for Shelby

What an AWESOME weekend!
I had my first baby shower here in Charlotte and it was everything a girl could want!
Hosted by my Mom, Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law, it was a pink and green dream.
They really outdid themselves and I'm excited to share the dozens of photos that were taken.

It was held at my SIL's house and guests were greeted with a front door decoration inspired by a photo on Pinterest.
Don't think I won't be using this again at the hospital AND after we get home.
My Mom made it. She is uber-talented!
The table was just as gorgeous, adorned with pink and green lanterns, poms and the kissing ball in the middle, was also made by my Mother.
The cake was made by my neighbor and fellow blogger LuLu, from Looks like LuLu.
I was told that my BIL even helped make this watermelon fruit basket.
Everything was breathtaking!
The shower started at noon, so a light lunch of chicken salad sandwiches, salads, cheeses, and fruits was served.
Here's the 3 ladies that made it all happen.
I can't put into words just how grateful I am for all their hard work and love.
Guest favors were mason jars of pesto mayo that my MIL's friend made.
The mantle included a clothesline of new clothes for Baby Shelby and a few outfits of mine from when I was a baby.
The decorations went on and on....
I still can't believe how beautiful everything looked.
I'm glad pictures were made so I can remember it for years to come and share with Shelby.
Most of my close friends, and maybe some of you know, that I'm not a big shower person.
I opted out of having a bridal one back when I got married because I find most of them boring.
So, when a baby shower was mentioned I made it known that there needed to be cocktails for guests.
Well, indeed there was!
An assortment of bubbly with rosemary simple syrup.
Then, my Mom, once again, outdid herself and made homemade bianco.
Basically, a rosemary infused wine.
It was a huge hit!
Of course, there was flavored water and punch for all of us non-boozers.
Which probably include Angelina the ballerina.
*My MIL bought this for Shelby's nursery.*
So precious!
Such an exciting day!
There were about 26 people in attendance including some of my best friends who traveled in from several different states.

Kathleen, from Ohio, who is due 2-weeks before me with a girl as well.
No, we didn't plan on matching our dresses.
My best friend since 2nd grade, Rebekah from Baton Rouge and college friend of 20-years, Alicia from Atlanta.
Blog friend Patra from, I Do Declare, flew in from DC/Maryland.
And, of course Charlotte blog friends were there along with many, many other friends and family!
After lunch the gift opening began.
That's right, we skipped the hokey games once again.

I'm not big into opening gifts in front of people but I tried to make it painless and we didn't pass things around.
Sorry, if that's your cup of tea, it's just not mine
Baby Juicy C.
Tons and tons of LSU gear.
Baby Shelby will be sporting this next football season!
I literally cried I was so excited!
My cousin Katie really hit it out of the ballpark when she surprised me with a quilt she handmade made out of the fabrics picked out for the nursery.
Beyond special!
She reads the blog and saw the fabric.
I totally love it!
Speaking of quilts, I got teary-eyed again when my MIL gave a quilt made by Brad's grandmother.
So many special and sentimental things!!!

The mood lightened up though when opening I Do Declare's gift!
A stuffed beagle for Shelby's nursery!
Of course, that was only a few gifts.
We received all sorts of items that we really need including clothes, bottles, a monitor, bath items and toys.

It was such an exciting weekend, I'm sad to say it's over.
I want to say another HUGE thank you to my SIL, MIL and my Mom!!!!
You guys are truly the best!
You did an amazing job!!
We're just counting down the weeks until we get to meet precious Shelby!!


Leigh Powell Hines said...

That was a gorgeous shower. Really beautiful. I know that was fun.

Mandy said...

Looks amazing!! The quilts are special! So glad you had a great weekend! I understand the awkwardness of it all as I HATE to be the center of attention and make people play weird games, watch me open gifts, etc!!

Jordan Cole said...

I cannot get over how cute of a pregnant lady you are!! And I LOVE your dress! What a stunning shower and everyone so perfectly matched. Lulu did an amazing job on that cake...I cannot believe she made it!!!


So sweet and the pictures were great! Looks like so much fun! Erica

KatiePerk said...

Such a pretty shower! What thoughtful details. You look gorgeous!!

love jenny xoxo said...

lovely baby shower, the decor was awesome!


MCW said...

Shelby is set! Love it all!

Carolina Charm said...

What a beautiful shower, Dee! And you look gorgeous!!! I love all the details, especially the pesto may favor!!! How adorable. I bet you {and Shelby} feel very loved!

Anonymous said...

A special shower for a very special lady! Thank you for including me in your special day. Can't wait to meet Miss Shelby!

donatelli98 said...

Beautiful Dee! Love the quilts! Such a special treasure!

Kate said...

It looks like the PERFECT baby shower, seriously!! Just beautiful and you look so happy! Love that the bloggy girls came too - so fun!!! said...

great did a perfect job capturing all the special moments at your shower! So glad I was there...and that we've been able to get some memorable "bump" pics throughout our pregnancies! xoxo

Ashley said...

so much fun! I missed that you picked a name!

I Do Declare said...

It was well established: Pink is Shelby's signature color!! So fun!

Monica said...

So much fun! Shelby is certainly loved. Those quilts are so neat! I wish someone in my family did quilts. Such a wonderful keepsake.

starnes family said...

Yay! They have the same cheerleading outfit!!!!!! I just bought some LSU groisgrain ribbon. Must find some for Shelby when she's old enough.

All of the gifts were so thoughtful. Seriously. I teared up! And, Alicia and Rebekah!!!!! So happy to see them!

Tricia said...

Girl....where do I begin!! This shower looks absolutely gorgeous. Wow! I am so excited for you, and I so thrilled you had such a fabulous celebration with your family and friends. Sweet little Miss Shelby is going to have some beautiful things. I'm loving her LSU gear. :) Can't wait for her arrival.

Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party) said...

Oh my fish, everything and everyone looked amazing! Love that wonderfully creative watermelon jahaha!

Rachel said...

Looks like such a special day for you and little Shelby :)

eas said...

Everything about your shower is just beautiful. I especially love the cake. Those quilts are such treasures you and Shelby will love forever.

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Oh my are too CUTE! Love the double Lilly bump picture and the adorable favors! xx

Unknown said...

Shelby sure is a lucky Lady! Such a pretty, pink shower ~ made me want to go home and watch Steel Magnolias:)

Jo said...

What a beautiful shower ~ your little lady is going to be living the high life when she arrives!