Let me start off by saying, Laura and I have been planning each other’s baby showers for no less than three years now. So it’s a dream come true that this stage in our lives is finally here!
I wanted Laura’s shower to be a day she would never forget and that would reflect her style as much as possible. So I filled the house with pink (not hard to do) Palm Springs inspiration (even easier), and more sugar than I even knew was possible (that part was more for her husband, Todd).
The succulent and cactus theme for the desserts was so much fun. I hired Leeuw Bakeshop here in Nashville to create these beautiful treats. Her husband even created a cookie cutter from scratch to make these classic car cookies… above and beyond! I was blown away.
Haha—sorry for the bra straps, but here’s a pic from getting ready. I decided not to hire a photographer for this party because I wanted to make sure it felt personal and not like a “blog photo shoot”. So we kind of just all tag teamed snapping photos.
The sugar cookies definitely stole the show and were gone SO FAST. They were delicious.
The only thing cuter than those treats is Laura (and #gummerbaby too!). So gorgeous!!
There were SO many cute little baby things… it was just insane!
Fun fact—Laura won’t allow me to see her nursery (like I can’t go into the room, and she won’t show me any photos) because she wants it to be a big surprise. Haha! I feel like it’s going to be like an HGTV reveal… except her house! She’s the best at making everything a surprise and a big event (and I can’t keep a secret to save my life).
On the menu we had a big cheese spread, the treats (which you’ve seen) and a mimosa bar (champagne optional, of course). We also had Laura’s mother’s famous chicken ball. So good!
The cactus balloons came from Studio DIY and the rest came from this incredible local shop in East Nashville called Harlan Ruby. Oh and Laura’s dress is from here (it’s not maternity).
The shower was so much fun. We all ate too many cookies and had the best afternoon celebrating this beautiful family!
Please take a moment to leave Laura a BIG CONGRATULATIONS! This season is so full of love and excitement. We can’t wait to meet baby girl in May! xx -Elsie
Credits//Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Elsie Larson, Sarah Blumer and Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.