Spring baby shower party in Athens!
Marianna’s baby shower party was one of the most exciting days of this spring, not only because we had to prepare a flower-inspired girly gathering but also because we had to style a dreamy maternal photo shooting for the sweetest mama-to-be we ‘ve ever met! From the moment I first met Marianna and started discussing with her the baby shower she was planning, I felt that she wanted a colorful spring celebration, a day like no other. For her, this spring will have all the iconic features of the powerful season: intense scents and fresh and vivid colors, to create anticipation for the new life! Marianna wanted us to design a garden shower party in a joyful, spring setting, to link nature’s most creative moment with her daughter’s coming. Inspired by all our conversations and mood boards, we designed and produced a baby shower party full of colors and personalized details.
We wanted our tables cape to reminisce a spring color fantasy, so we worked on an unusual color palette, pairing unexpected elements and decorative details. We designed an intricate stationery suite with various features. The menu cards and place cards were made of hand-dyed cotton paper with calligraphy and hand-torn edges. Hand-painted roses and leaves decorated the round menu cards -as an innovative artistic touch- and together with the wonderful hand-painted china plates, we achieved a whimsical effect.
The floral installation embraced the table in the most natural way. Scentful blossoms and fragrant garden roses, a poetry of thriving spring nature. Custom made green and gold chairs finished up a matching, spring scenery.
The 3-layered hand-painted cake and the bespoke desserts, decorated with edible colors and flowers, were just little pieces of art, fully aligned with all the details. Tasty dishes with bold recipes intriguingly styled by Dipnosofistirion, as well as spring signature cocktails, offered our guests a high-end service.
Marianna is a dynamic and modern mom, so I thought from the very beginning to add an utterly romantic and meaningful maternity photo shooting. It would be a unique opportunity to curate and style her intimate moment, shortly before she gave birth to her daughter.
With this photo session, I intended to highlight nature’s splendor, its power to turn the female body into a nest, that will grow the miracle of life.
Along with my partners, we worked closely together to immortalize Marianna’s greatest moment, trying to offer her a really invaluable present. A gift of timeless pictures that she will proudly show to her daughter one day.
We happily share with you these pictures by photo artist Vasilis Kouroupis, in a joyful spring mood, dedicating it to all the mamas in the world. Happy Mother’s Day!
Wedding Design, Planning & Styling: Mazi Event / Photography: Vasilis Kouroupis / Videography: Vassilis Kantarakis / Makeup & Hair Artist: Frantzeska Koukoula / Flowers: Jim Labrakopoulos / Calligraphy Quotes, Stationery, Sketches: Chirography / Dress & Robe: Madebride / Handmade lingerie: Beabee / Headpieces: Katerina Savrani / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Venue: Natu / Catering & Cocktails: Dipnosofistirion / Cake & Desserts: Poulette / Jewellery: Kessaris / Art de la table: White Lilac / Furniture Rentals: Tore / Prop Rental: Prop