Jill-Smith-Holt-shower-05On July first, I became an aunt again. This time to a little boy named Holt Fisher. I love being a mom, but Holt and his big sister Harper have shown me how much I love being an aunt too. It is such a fun bond.

Before Holt arrived, we threw a baby shower for him. My sister-in-law chose the most beautiful color palate of cobalt blue and purple. The whole day was gorgeous. You can see more of the party planning details on her site.1 horz 1 vertI designed the shower invitation, which I wanted to be completely personal and something that they could save for his baby book. We decided since we knew what his name would be that it would be fun to include it on the invitation. I hand lettered all of the details with brush and ink then scanned them in. I had them letterpress printed on a century-old press which added to the overall charm. The ink was mixed especially to match the cobalt blue on the fabric, and I chose a double thick cotton cover stock paper to print on so that you can see and feel the ink impression on the paper. I love how they turned out and feel they were a perfect first impression for guests.Jill-Smith-Holt-shower-08We had such a fun time celebrating (and attempting to get a photo of our little family of four…see the best we could do?! It’s imperfect silliness is just perfect to me.)Jill-Smith-Holt-shower-01

Jill-Smith-Holt-shower-03Welcome sweet Holt! You are already so loved.

Event photography by Elizabeth Messina.
Invitation photography by Rebecca Sanabria. (Event address changed to be an imaginary one.)

Food by Maili Halme, desserts by Solvang Bakery, fabric by Guildery, Flowers by Moon Canyon, Rentals by Found, tableware by Casa de Perrin, favor bags by Maika Goods.