Dream Big Baby Shower

A beautiful venue can certainly be a big asset when you’re designing a baby shower, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a gorgeous event in a less-than-glamorous space. As expecting mom and photographer Diana Lupu has shown here, thoughtful design, creativity, and hard work can absolutely transform a plain space into something extraordinary. The fluorescent lights and wood paneling at her local church did not hinder her at all!

The “Dream Big” theme of the shower was inspired by Diana and her husband Adrian’s wish for their baby to reach for the sky and dream big in all he does. They opted for a soft palette reminiscent of the sky in soft blues and colors found in the sunset, creating a light and airy feel. Hot air balloons were the perfect motif for the theme. With a small budget, Diana and her friends created most of the decor themselves, from table runners made out of spray painted doilies to DIY hot air balloons. Even the pretty food was all homemade by Diana’s mother, mother-in-law, and aunt. The event also featured a photobooth, set up in the corner of the room for guests to enjoy. If you’d like to see more of this lovely shower, stop by the full gallery.

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Photography & Event Design: Diana Lupu Photography
Invitations: Tiny Prints
Hot Air Balloon Tutorial: Brown Accents blog
Mason Jars: Walmart
Grey Striped Straws: Amazon
DIY Photobooth Props: materials purchased from Michaels
Plants/planters for tables & hot air balloon napkins: Ikea
Floral Shop: DIY Arrangement with flowers from Field of Flowers
“Dream Big Dreams” & “Our Best Gift is You” Hot Air Balloon Garlands: Whimsey Dimples
Food + Desserts table: Homemade by Diana’s mother, mother-in-law, and aunt
Diana’s Dress: Kohls
Diana’s Peach Coverup: Loehmann’s

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  1. 1

    what a beautiful baby shower, and the mama is just gorgeous!

  2. 2

    So beautiful! I love all the detail shots.:)

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    sarah says:

    Diana! This is amazing!!! and what a gorgeous woman you are!

  5. 5

    Everything came together so beautifully! And you included so many amazing ideas – looks like a fun time!!

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    Jazmin says:

    Love the creativity of the shower and I’m obsessed with the invites! Where is the lace cut out cover you used to put the invites in from? I have to know!

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    ROXANA says:


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    Tanner says:

    What size paper lanterns did you use and how many??