Vintage Circus Inspired Baby Shower

Letterpress designer Michele Tesauro-Rossi of Smitten Owl and her husband Gregory planned this sweet shower as they awaited the arrival of their little one. They decided to be surprised on the gender of the baby, so they chose a neutral palette of yellow and gray. The theme was loosely inspired by a vintage circus, so they brought in hot air balloons and circus animals into the design. The shower was truly a labor of love for Michele and Gregory, who created all of the decor themselves, including the paper pinwheels, custom vellum wrapped tea lights, special tags for the Moms and Grandmas, and all of the charming paper goods. Guests took home hand poured organic animal cracker shaped soap favors from Lavender Rose Gifts that they packaged in sachets letterpressed with the same hot air balloon from the invitations. The lovely photos were taken by Bia Sampaio Photography, and you can see more in the full gallery.

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Planning & Letterpress: Smitten Owl
Photography: Bia Sampaio Photography
Venue: Acqua
Soap Favors: Lavender Rose Gifts on Etsy

POSTED IN: Baby Showers

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  1. 1

    that is so sweet! love all the paper rosettes and little flags!

  2. 2

    so cute. the paper goods are lovely

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    [...] Alors, baby shower ou Sip and See ? Les deux ont leurs avantages et leurs inconvénients. C’est à voir en fonction du déroulement de sa grossesse, de ses envies, ses croyances et du sens qu’on veut donner à cette fête. Pour les plus courageuses (ou les accros aux fêtes), on peut même envisager une baby shower avant la naissance, et une Sip and See après. :) Pour ma part, depuis que j’ai créé ce blog et découvert des baby showers toutes plus jolies les unes que les autres, j’ai craqué pour le concept. Ca me fait rêver et j’adore l’univers baby, peut-être même plus encore que celui des blogs de mariage qui me fascinent aussi. Peut-être parce qu’un bébé, en plus d’être terriblement mignon, c’est une promesse de bonheur, une source d’émerveillement, l’incarnation de l’espoir. L’univers de bébé, c’est le royaume de l’innocence, un monde doux et délicat (gaga, moi ? Ouiii.) Crédit photo : Bia Sampaio via On To Baby [...]

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    lisamarie says:

    I love all of the paper goods. And her dress. Can you please tell who the maker of the mom-to-be’s dress is?