cari marie


a baby shower for cohen jennings

i cannot even begin to describe how amazing my baby shower was. my sister and best friends truly out did themselves and i'm so overwhelmed with joy and love. from the invitation to the food to the decorations, everything was so amazingly perfect and full of all my most favorite things, including everyone who showed their support at the shower. aric, cohen & i are incredibly blessed with such wonderful people in our lives.

the invitations were absolutely adorable! black and white and gold glitter with stripes and polka dots - i'm sold!! kendall accented the back and the kraft envelopes with sponge dots - i mean, how cute is that?

all sealed up with the thatcher address stamp and gorgeous wide blue polka dot washi tape! 

i mean, how gorgeous are my hostesses? also, most of us are pregnant - how fun is that? christy rife {pregnant with baby rife - due february 2015}  |  jordan lindley  |  brittany lee  |  allison carter {pregnant with my niece, monroe scarlett - due november 2014}  |  me & cohen jennings  |  kendall porter {pregnant with nora belle - due october 2014}  |  brittany whitehead {pregnant with weston gray - due october 2014}  |  not pictured: our wonderful ashley armstrong {we missed you ash!}

gumball stirrers + champagne + blackberry & mint water! how adorable and yummy! 

y'all: i screamed when i saw the cups. you know how much me and my friends love cups! i absolutely adore the navy blue + silver combination and his initials on the front are so cute and preppy i just couldn't stop staring at them! i am definitely going to use these for his first birthday party! 

and how perfect are the multi-colored straws? of course i chose light blue to go in my dark blue cup! {kappa reference?} 

when i saw this cake i think my jaw opened for 20 minutes straight. it is by far the cutest thing i've ever seen in my life. navy polka dots + multi-colored polka dots to match the plates and napkins - i mean, it's ridiculous cute! the giraffes at the top are just about the sweetest thing and i love how the little baby giraffe has a blue bow tie on! seeing cohen's name on the cake made it so real - it really melted my heart!

i love love loved the food spread at the shower. i mean a pickle + ice cream bar! what more could a pregnant gal want? there were 3 delicious pickle flavors to chose from {my favorite was spicy!} and they were beautifully tied in navy + white striped ribbon. 

the ice cream bar featured the cutest little paper cup holders in stripes & polka dots with wooden spoons that also had dots on them! i can't even tell you how much i was drooling over this spread of food + decor!

tons of toppings graced the counter to add to your ice cream! yum! also, how darling are those mini wooden spoons? i die.

close up of the gorgeous amy cakes cake! i adored the #cohenjennings and food & beverage cards that were watercolor. amazing! i think his name sign will get framed and added to his nursery!

more pregnant gal lover food: chocolate covered potato chips + sweet & spicy bites with bacon: YUM!! these girls did a fantastic job planning out all the details!

of course our traditional "k" photo had to be taken at my baby shower! i can't wait to add miss nora belle and cohen to these! 

my sister and i with our baby bumps! i can't wait for miss monroe to get here in november and for cohen to meet his sweet cousins in january! they are going to be the best of friends. also, shout out to my sis for hosting the baby shower at her most gorgeous house! it was the perfect place to celebrate our sweet baby boy! 

i can't thank you girls enough for all the time, effort and planning that went in to this. it was by far the most adorable, beautiful baby shower i've ever seen and i'm so blessed you did it all for me and my sweet little man. i will cherish this day for the rest of my life. thank you again from the bottom of my heart.