The Sparkle Team had the honor of hosting a baby shower for not only an amazing photographer, but an even better friend, Starla Holl. She is expecting her first child, a baby boy, this March. As I may have mentioned in my previous blogs, Starla photographed my wedding in August of 2013. The relationship that a bride develops with your wedding photographer is one of the reasons I always tell my brides to make sure you “click” (pun intended) with the photographer. This relationship developed into an amazing friendship. The support I have received from her during the creation of Southern Sparkle has been unreal. A baby shower is the least I could do to show my appreciation for her.
Our inspiration for the design of the baby shower was the gorgeous room , at the Cumberland House in Jackson, TN, known as The Stardust Room. The room is drenched in white and contains stunning details such as the sparkling vintage crystal French basket chandelier and the white Carrera marble around the fireplace. Not just one, but TWO of these breathtaking fireplaces.
This space could be left alone with no design whatsoever and still be just as beautiful. However we wanted to incorporate some of Starla’s modern style to this vintage space.Starla has a love for stripes and bold colors. I wanted to play up the fact that the room as all white, so what better way to do that than black and white stripes?
While designing this shower, we knew that we would some how have to incorporate the fact that it was in fact a baby shower for her baby boy. However we didn’t want it to look like your typical baby shower. We concluded that the use of emerald green would add the pop of color to the all white space, and give a hint of masculinity. We added the emerald to small features such as the invitations, the favors, and even the cute bow tie napkins.
Gold sparkle added the perfect amount of glamour to the space and worked perfectly with the black, white and emerald green.
Thank you to our graphic designer, Nina Dowell for creating the one of a kind baby shower invites, and all of the paper designs for the shower. Thank you to Trunetta Atwater for pulling through at the last minute for these gorgeous shots!
Our design coordinator came up with the idea to have the shower guests be Starla’s former brides. It was so fun meeting all these ladies. Starla has photographer well over 50 weddings, so this was just a handful of her brides. We even had a bride from 2009 make an appearance. You ladies really made this event special for Starla, so thank you!
Contact us today to learn how we can design something unqiue for not only your wedding, but other events in your life!
Design: Southern Sparkle Wedding & Event Planning
Photography: Trunetta Atwater Photography
Cake: Cakes by Sherry Moore
Cookie Favors: The Village Baker
Flowers: Import Flowers
Paper Design: Nina Dowell
Rentals: Eric’s Rentals