An intimate + earthy brunch for one blessed mama-to-be
This gorgeous watercolour baby shower comes all the way from the San Francisco Bay Area in sunny California. Captured by photographer Kristin Lin, and styled by Naseem Khalili of Naseem Events, she decided to go all out to create an intimate, al fresco and earthy brunch for her sister friend Yasmin.
With a name that literally means, “a fresh breeze,” we just knew this event would be breathtaking… and we were not disappointed!
Naseem tells us that upon hearing her friend was having a second baby girl, she wanted to do something different to the traditional pink theme. While still incorporating the popular colour, she landed on a more modern watercolour palette that was inspired by Yasmin’s sassy yet down-to-earth personality, both as a friend and mother.
Naseem said the best part of this baby shower was being able to collaborate with strong and talented women. Being a #girlboss herself, Naseem brought together a full squad of amazing vendors who are all running small businesses in the Bay Area. The spirit of connectivity and empowering women in the spirit of chasing their passions and goals brings so much joy to Naseem, and is at the crux of her mission statement.
Being an all-female team here at LENZO, this concept was especially close to our hearts.
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Take a look at this effortlessly gorgeous table setting! Watercolour and splashes of gold were incorporated into the partyware by Harlow + Grey, with a white linen runner draped along the length of the table to add an ethereal effect.
Naseem opted for some crystallised name cards and candlestick holders from Anthropologie to add some texture to the earthy table, and to complement the floral centrepiece by florist Justine Shann.
Naseem also wanted to create a few vignettes for guests to lounge on, particularly during the desserts and opening of the gifts. Working with Lucky Llama Design Studio helped bring that vision to fruition.
And, how epic are all these desserts from Just Bakecause?
Finally, how gorgeous are these handmade baby moccasins + cap by Yasmin's mother!? What a sentimental and practical gift to give the mum-to-be and baby! #TOOCUTE!
Of course, it isn’t a LENZO feature without some words of wisdom, and Naseem offered us this little gem:
“I think one of my favourite party tips is always making sure to have some sort of intentional, interactive element for your event. While mingling is awesome, there is something so special about bringing all your guests together to take part in a group activity. One of my favourite things is sharing fun facts about one another or their favourite things. For this specific baby shower, it was so precious to hear older mamas share their wisdom with the mama-to-be.”
Love, LENZO x
STYLING + EVENT MANAGEMENT Naseem Khalili / PHOTOGRAPHY Kristin Lin / VENUE 1 Oz Coffee / CAKE + DESSERTS Just Bakecause / STATIONERY Caffeinated Letters / PROPS + DÉCOR Lucky Llama Design Studio / FLORIST Justine Shann / PLATEWARE Harlow + Grey / SOAP FAVOURS Favors by Terra / Written by Melbourne blogger Maree Mikhaiel