I decided to stick with a gender neutral greenery theme for my baby shower this weekend. I was a bit ambitious in deciding to plan my own shower and towards the end I thought maybe it was a bad idea since I got all kinds of stressed out!
Towards the big day everything came together and it was all fine. Nazeema from Flower Girl Decor was such a dream and made everything so much easier for me by doing the flowers and stationery (baby games and cards) for me. At some point I was wishing I had the event at home instead since Nazeema was so organised and had so many beautiful ideas. If you are in Cape Town and have an event coming up do consider using her for the event styling and set up. You can find her on social media @theflowergirldecor.
My cake was a no brainer since I always use Lameez, aka @justtbaked. She does a gorgeous great tasting fluffy cake and I love that we don’t have to compromise when working with her, the cake tastes delicious but also looks beautiful. Since the shower was around the same time as easter we decided to do a cute little vanilla bunny cake and matching chocolate ganache filled bunny cupcakes to go along with it.
The Thank You Gift
I really wanted to spoil my guests because each and every one of them had played such a special role in my life and also my pregnancy. Everyone invited was so near and dear to me I wanted to wow them with the best thank you. Nazeema suggested I do a brown paper bag with a cute sticker highlighting the event so we did that. I filled the bags with coconut lindt balls and chocolate bunnies as well my favourite items from Estee Lauder including the scrumptious mascara and two liquid lip colours. I had to include the very special glamglow supermud mask too!
Most people were curious about my dress! I had it custom made by my dear friend Tahiera @twinimageclothing. We decided to go with a scuba crepe blended fabric since it was stretchy comfortable and flattering. I cannot take full credit for the design, since I found it on pinterest! I simply typed in “baby shower dresses” and voila! I would usually be more creative and design something with Tahiera but since we are both pregnant and going through the most we decided to just replicate a design that already exists. The original designer is Cappellazo Couture.
Hair & Makeup
One of my best friends, Tash, was down for my baby shower and the weekend so I asked her to do my hair for me. She has her own hair salon in Port Elizabeth called @manestudio. We decided to do a simple pony to get my hair off my shoulders since the dress was so dramatic at the top. I asked Kimlyn Sisam (@kimlyn_makeuphair) who I first met when she was working in TV and now she’s a top beauty influencer! Besides being totally gorgeous she is really creative and great at makeup and hair. We decided to do a highly pigmented emerald eye and nude lip for my special day. We didn’t use any lashes at all.
A huge thank you to everyone who was a part of my day it was so magical! Especially my sister Ragiemah for all her help!
Photographs: Tegan Smith @tegansmithphotography
Make up: Kimlyn Sisam @kimlyn_makeuphair
Hair: Tash Dollie @manestudio
Dress: Tahiera Achmat @twinimageclothing
Cake: Lameez Abrahams @justtbaked
Decor and Flowers: Nazeema Noor @theflowergirldecor