A Classic Blue & Brown Baptism (July 17, 2011)
While there are clients who gravitate to colorful and unorthodox themes for their kids’ baptisms, there are those who stick with the classics. Blues and browns were the colors of choice of my client for this project — timeless with a dash of earthiness, but overall elegant, much like the mom and their home.
I was excited to decorate this dessert table with handmade paper fans! It’s always fun trying out new techniques for each of my clients. These paper fans are all hand-made by my team and were crafted from paperstock in different textures and prints.
Sebi’s Treats Bar (short for Sebastian). Cakes and mini-cakes for the godparents by Angela Colet of Swell Sweets, and cookie lollis by Joanna Romero of Cuppy Puppy Bakehouse.
How did we personalize the Treats Bar? We asked the mom to provide us with some baby facts that she wanted to share with her guests. See how adorable they looked when laid out with precious baby photos of Sebi. This is a very easy way to engage your guests into what makes your baby special — a display that’s guaranteed to warm and tug at anyone’s heart strings. You can actually do this too for anniversaries or birthdays!
Paper pompom centerpieces made to look like clusters of hydrangeas.
Our ceiling treatment of “dangling earrings” — paper lanterns hung together vertically! A practical way to address high ceilings, and lend a warm and cozy feeling to any big venue.
Welcome to our “factory”! MY HOME :) Here’s a photo of Lou Anne making the pompoms.
Pompoms and paper lanterns being assembled on-site. Lily stringing together our lanterns, and me working on the paper fan background for the dessert table.
A photo of the paper fans: a work in progress! I so loved the complementing prints and textures of the paper :)