How to host an Italian country baby shower in California
Happy Thursday, all! Doesn’t a baby shower in the Italian countryside sound like the dreamiest way to celebrate the forthcoming arrival of baby #2?! Mama and stylist Hannah took that idea and made it all happen here in California, at a dear friend’s venue, Two Sisters Farms in Temecula. AKA the ultimate spot to channel *alllll* the Tuscan vibes. See how to pull off a baby shower like Hannah’s in the photos from Selcouth Creative below!
Mama Hannah of Hannah Renee Blog tells it, For our second baby boy, I knew right away that I wanted to host an intimate celebration with my closest friends and family. Less of a shower and more of a thank you to the women in my life who support me and my family. I wanted it to feel like a gathering in honor of these memories of carrying and welcoming this little babe. Good conversation, wine, and hearty breads and cheeses was my not-so-typical idea of a baby celebration. My good friend is the owner of Two Sisters Farms and I knew it would be the perfect backdrop to a beautiful dinner party. The vision really was inspired by Tuscany dinner parties with a charming, rustic vibe. It’s one of those bucket list destinations that I wanted to recreate close to home. I dreamed of neutrals and romantic textures mixed with hearty foods and good company.
For the dessert and drinks, Hannah displayed the cake and homemade fresh berry galettes (a la her own mama) on the Whiskey & Wildflowers trailer bar. Bonus, it also created the cutest backdrop to their family-style Italian tablescape.
Since their boy’s name will be Oliver, olives and olive oil tasting were in order. They set up a tasting bar with Temecula Olive Oil for guests to gather around when they got to the venue.
We toasted wine, discussed motherhood and how it changes you, shared previous birth stories, and laughed till the sun was well behind the hills. The evening felt like it went by too fast so when I received these gorgeous images from Selcouth Creative I got to relive the whole thing over again. What a dream and I’m so grateful to the amazing team of talented women who helped pull it together and make my vision a reality I get to cherish forever.
Emily Pine of The Fern & Flower created arrangements with neutral florals, artichokes, limes, olive branch, and other unexpected elements.
So so lovely! See more from Hannah’s Tuscan baby shower in our gallery:
Beautiful day for a beautiful mama!
Photography: Selcouth Creative / Mama & Event Styling: Hannah Thomas of Hannah Renee Blog / Venue: Two Sisters Farms / Floral Design: The Fern & Flower / Catering: Smoke & Brine Co / Stationery: Four Things Paper / Tabletop Rentals: Archive Rentals / Rentals: Rustic Events / Dessert Bar: Whiskey & Wildflowers / Olive Oil: Temecula Olive Oil / Hair: Kamryn Weis / Maternity Dress: Pink Blush