Sunday, September 12, 2010

Baby Blessing Celebration

On a Sunday afternoon in July, Louis Guerra Design worked with Kraft Event Management in decorating a client's back yard in honor of their son's first birthday and blessing ceremony. The party's invitation colors of turquoise, orange, yellow and white provided us with our design inspiration.

The afternoon started with a spiritual blessing ceremony held under a stylized canopy structure of dark brown wood and white linen fabric enhanced with white hydrangea, roses, fragrant gardenias and a white rose petal aisle path.

Guests sat upon bamboo chairs adorned with keepsake birth announcements and white paper fans to help keep cool on a hot sunny day.

The parents, birthday boy, and God parents all wore white orchid leis while the family's beloved pets wore collars of white roses and freesia tied with satin ribbon.

After the ceremony, the guests proceeded into the festively decorated tent for brunch. We incorporated the color  inspiration in several ways. First we hung a plethora of colorful paper lanterns in various sizes and a collection of cut outs of the letter "C" representing the baby's first name initial.

We brought the colors down onto the tables through the use of white table linens and custom made patchwork madras table runners. We than placed casual garden inspired arrangements of sunflowers, dahlias, roses, phlox and lysmachia designed in turquoise galvanized pales.

It all made for a fun and very memorable afternoon.