Marci’s son’s room is decorated in jungle animals and being an animal loving family, she wanted to continue the theme in her daughter’s room. She painted a tree mural complete with woodland creatures to utilize the animal theme but in a more whimsical way and this was the inspiration for her pink woodland baby shower.
While many woodland theme parties drift towards browns, greens, and “nature” colors, Marci wanted her guests to feel as if they were
were laying in a field where butterflies and little woodland creatures were running around. By having the tables in monochromatic bright colors and still utilizing the grapewood branches, she got the best of both worlds. “I knew immediately being a Florist that I wanted Ranunculus…..dainty, colorful packed with tons of texture and blooms. I spent hours picking out the colors and blooms to ensure they were all perfect.” Marci designed the owl invitation herself, putting her degree in visual communications to good use.
The amazing cake was handmade by one of my best friend’s Mother and Grandmother (Laurie Hocker). I cannot take any credit at all for the design or details. They asked me what I wanted and the general look I desired and created something better than I could have imagined!
“The truly amazing banner was created by April Cenora of Events Inspired by Love! April and I sat down and went through hundreds and hundreds of paper goods. Choosing the textures for the papers and cut out options was daunting. April took creative freedom by choosing the layered options that made the banners so amazing.”
Being in floral design, Marci’s shower tables perfectly capture that outdoor feel with the various pieces of woods and beautiful flowers. She used Ranuculus, which is one of her favorites. “My husband says I love them so much because they are tiny and filled with such a punch so they are like me in floral form.”
The vessels that hold the flowers are Hot pink and Blue vases from a local store. “I couldn’t find the vessels that had enough texture so weeks before the shower we spray painted all the vases with a glass based primer and then coated them with a semi-gloss white. Be careful not to spray inside the vases as this can be extremely lethal for the flowers.”
“It really was my dream shower. To anyone looking to celebrate their shower, incorporate items you like and want. If the traditional “woodland” theme doesn’t have your favorite colors….buck the system and include them anyway. It’s your party and you should incorporate any details you want.”
Thanks Marci for sharing your beautiful baby shower with us!
***Marci has since given birth to a beautiful baby girl she has named Audrey Marie!***
Photography: Amanda Bevington Modern Photography
Florals/Design: Marci Gerlach Entwined Design
Planner/Papergoods: April Cenora Events Inspired by Love