November 19, 2015

I was so lucky to celebrate my baby shower with my nearest and dearest last Sunday. I loved the styling, so thought I wouls share some of my favourite images with you.

So I wasn’t keen on having a baby shower. I didn’t feel I had time. There has been so much going on, organising everything for the baby(I still don’t feel ready less than a week out) also finishing up all my work which has been busy. Well, this was my excuse that I kept telling my sister and mum.

So after my sister and friends gently coerced me for weeks, I realised this is a party to celebrate little bubba, it’s not about if I want it or not. It’s also a good chance to catch up with all my besties before baby arrives. So I finally agreed to have one, literally a week and a half before the event- and to tell you the truth, I’m really glad I did.

I wanted an intimate event that was all about yummy drinks (cocktails for my guests and mocktails for me), food and sweets (no games or opening presents thanks) and enlisted the fab Rochelle and Dulce from Styled By Coco to help us put it all together. They blew it out of the ballpark.

My sister is a little creative genius (she has a degree in Visual Merchandising) and has styled some of the biggest fashion events so she helped to organise the look with the Styled By Coco girls. Of course, she ‘consulted’ me along the way as she knows this control freak needs to be across everything.

We don’t know the baby’s sex so we went for a fresh white on white theme and introduced elements of copper and natural wood to break it all up.

The Styled By Coco ladies also had the idea of creating a theme around #BabyBartel, which I loved. I thought it would only be on the invite, so got a huge surprise when I walked through the door and saw that they created this insane wall installation that had Baby Bartel written in copper on the wall combined with these cool industrial copper poles placed in linear criss-cross positioning. My favourite white and green flowers framed the wall; it was so gorgeous!

It all started with our fab invite that was created by Cveta at Wedding Paper Chic. I loved working with Cveta in the past as she created all my incredible candle favours for my wedding guests. Not sure if you remember my wedding post? She whipped this invite up, and I sent it digitally to my family and friends (I would have loved to post it out but time was not on our side).

We chose the beautiful Como House as our venue. I have always loved this location with its pretty sprawling gardens. I am a regular for brekky at their amazing Stables of Como. They have beautiful spaces for events; we loved their intimate ‘Pavilion’ room. It’s a pretty white room that has a Hamptons feel and a gorgeous balcony that looks over their immaculate gardens. We were also lucky that we had perfect weather.

When I walked in I was blown away by the entire look! The amazing flowers by floral extraordinaire Ascha Jolie were the first thing I noticed; I thought we would possibly have a few florals but didn’t realise they would be as insane as they were. They were framed all over the bar in copper and clear jars. We also had cute bouquets placed on the tables.

We rented the white chairs, bar and tables from Place Settings. I have used their furniture before and I love all their options, perfect for any event.

Another surprise was the beautiful oversized illustration by Sara Sidari We had a little ink pad next to the poster so my guests could use their fingerprint and write a note that I could keep forever, so special.

Food wise, we had lots of fresh appetisers continually coming out. Mojito is my cocktail of choice so we had that and champagne for my guests and I enjoyed some fresh sour lemon mocktails, anything sour is my cup of tea.

I don’t have any photos of my macaroon tower, as it was so hot that we kept it in the fridge so they would stay fresh but we used my favourite macaroon supplier, The Little Royal if you live in Melbourne and haven’t tried them, please do yourself a favour. I chose my three favourite flavours, Raspberry, Pistachio and Vanilla Caramel, yummm!

I am not really into the whole pink and blue themed decorations so we went for all white cupcakes again but we had boy and girl options. The boy cupcakes had a gorgeous B on top and the girl cupcakes had a giant sweet flower. I chose Sweet Table and we had two flavours, one was a light lemon cake with lemon curd topped with a strawberry white chocolate ganache and the other was a raspberry with milk chocolate ganache.

Now for little bubba to arrive. I am due next week and so excited.

My full supplier List

Event Planner / Stylist: Styled by Coco 

Florals: Ascha Jolie 

Event Stationery:  Wedding Paper Chic

Illustration: Sara Sidari

Furniture: Place settings

Cupcake Favours: Sweet Table Australia 

Photography: My Little Company Photography

Venue: Como House


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  • Sarah

    Hi Nadia….great post! But you have your sisters phone number for everyone to see…

  • Lisa

    Amazing post Nadia & all the best with a safe & healthy arrival of #babybartel
    Spot on Sarah.. I’m glad someone else noticed that too, you should cover your sisters mobile number xx

  • The styling is absolutely beautiful. And you look great as always!