showered with love

My SIL/best friend threw Bebe Stud and me the most amazing shower this past weekend.  She is so over-the-moon excited to meet this kid, I don’t think he’s going to know what hit him.  Between her big heart and limitless energy, let’s just say, Auntie Megan’s gonna be one of his favorites.  I can already tell.

Our little get-together took place at Avon Oaks Country Club, in a fully-windowed room that overlooks the golf course.  A view that is somewhat lost when combined with Cleveland’s winter, but at least the sun was shining for part of the day!

I had a last minute wardrobe change before arriving.  Originally planning to wear this little number from ASOS Maternity, I quickly realized that morning why all the mamas-to-be end up wearing maxi dresses at their showers.

Cankles my friends.

Pregnancy. Is. Glamorous.

So I ended up in this Target Maternity dress that I’ve been rocking at work.  Complete with leggings and boots to hide my swollen ankles.

[suzi, wren, me & megan]

These girls.  I love them.

The decor was so perfect…navy and red with little nautical touches.

Yes, let’s talk about those cupcakes for a hot minute.

They’re from my favorite place…Giant Eagle.  Yes.  The grocery store.  I’ve tried cupcakes near and far, but they by far have the most delicious buttercream frosting around.  So delicious that we actually had them make our wedding cake.

And those cupcake toppers I’m told are from this little shop on Etsy.

Just completely smitten with them.

We didn’t just fill up on sweets.

There was creamy tomato bisque.

Mixed greens topped with craisins, pecans, mandarin oranges, diced apples.  Drizzled with apple cider vinaigrette.

And caprese sandwiches on fresh ciabatta bread.

Bebe Stud received so many thoughtful gifts.

And I loved that most of our guests brought books instead of cards.

I know, that makes me a hypocrite, working in the greeting card industry and all.  But having a bookshelf full of these favorites (with sweet little notes from each gifter written inside) meant so much more.

It was really the perfect baby shower.

Megan, I cannot thank you enough for hosting this lunch for us.

And Wren, thanks for letting me ‘steal’ your photos 🙂

  1. oh my goodness nicole your shower was adorable!!! i love the navy and red. so sweet and cute. i can’t wait to see bebe stud!

  2. I love the cupcakes from the grocery store here, too! Those ones look seriously delicious. It’s all (or at least mostly) about that buttercream frosting!

  3. Looks like such a cute shower! My baby shower is this weekend and I’m SO EXCITED!! And yes… I am planning on wearing a maxi dress. My problem isn’t cankles… its all of my legs. They decided to look like tree trunks about a week ago. Holy water retention. It’s not cute.

  4. Sooo cute! Obsessed with the nautical cupcake toppers! You, my dear, look fabulous, and I wish I could have been there at your cute celebration! Love you, girl! xoxo

  5. Your shower looked amazing. I love the little cupcake toppers. I think getting books instead of cards is the ticket! Bebe Stud will treasure those books forever!

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