I’ve decided to take over this week as a guest blogger so I hope you enjoy this special post! ~ Barbara Dieppa

Two years ago Christina Wright from Simply Modern Weddings planned our wedding, and since then has become like family to both Aaron and I . When we found out she was having a baby we were thrilled and have truly enjoyed sharing this special time with the both of them.

Christina and James wanted to wait to find out the gender of their baby, so they invited their family and close friends to a gender reveal so they all could find out together if they were going to have a spunky little girl or a swanky little boy.

The shower was planned by Yvett of So-Cal Dj, Heather of  Paper-Monkey, and myself.  We chose to have a travel theme since Christina and James love to travel, and enjoy  being swept away to the Carribean and Italy.  To incorporate this, we had paper plane centerpieces, a global themed photo booth, and a onsie design station which had phrase like “ ciao”, “ amore” and “beso” . To play off  Christina’s love of modern design, the patterns we used were  yellow chevron and ombre, which were weaved within the stationary, cake design and  décor.

For the gender reveal we chose to have three balloons that were inside a chest. The three balloons signified the three wishes for the new little baby to be: health, happiness and love. And you can see by the smiling faces and tears in everyone’s eyes that this new baby to be will be blessed with those three wishes and more.

We are so excited to meet Christina and James little baby boy! Congrats again to the both of you, words can’t describe how happy we are for the both of you!

Thank you again to all the wonderful vendors which helped make this special day possible:

Design and Planner Yvette of So-Cal Dj / Barbara
Stationary: Heather
Photography: Aaron Dieppa Photography
Cake: Melody
Linens: La Tavola
Chivari Chairs: Chivari Chairs for rent