For those of you who don’t know or don’t follow me on social media … with the help of so many amazing people (I will go into further detail below) we were able to pull off a beautiful sip and see on Sunday for my cousin Tori and her sweet little boy Max. Tori and Max both mean the absolute world to me. Tori (my cousin, but actually my sister) always does so much for me, is always there for me and is so thoughtful in everything that she does, I wanted to be able to reciprocate in some way and surprise her with something above and beyond what she could have ever imagined. If you DO follow me on social media then I’m sure you saw some pretty amazing sneak peaks and can’t wait to continue reading below. I am dishing out ALL of the details on HOW we made it all possible, who was involved and am giving you some ideas on how you can plan your own ….
You may be thinking … how is Jilly filming two shows, living in two places, running a blog, almost 8 months pregnant yet still has time to pull together a baby shower for her cousin??? To be honest I was SO busy and I wanted to plan something so amazing I knew that I couldn’t do it by myself so I called Yuriko from Vintage Origami. Yuriko has been planning events for our family for years so it was a no-brainer to have her help out with this one too. We had some incredible vendors help pull it all together so make sure you take note of them at the end of this post!
One of the hardest parts for me about planning a shower or celebration is figuring out the theme. It’s hard to stick to ONE thing and not venture too far from it. Sometimes you need to dig deeper than others and take into consideration people’s style, hobbies, and interests. In this case, I was planning a baby shower (actually a sip & see) for Tori. If you don’t know Tori from Fraiche Nutrition, she is so knowledgeable with food and health and so inspiring in the kitchen. It didn’t take us long to come up with this food-related theme considering she is a dietician and loves everything food related, FRESH, and local. The Okanagan is known for their fruit orchards and farmer’s markets so this theme couldn’t have been more fitting.
It really is all in the details … from the rustic props, the consistency of colours and textures and little ‘pun’ intended sayings throughout … everything came together better than I imagined. The entire setup was amazing (it would look fantastic in any setting), but the Sanctuary Gardens in West Kelowna (where it was held) was absolutely breathtaking!! You will see what I mean in these photos below!!!
Max being Tori’s second child meant he already had everything he needed, so we wanted to make sure rather than guests bringing gifts, instead they donated to Mamas for Mamas – a registered non-profit organization that supports mothers in crisis, and provides ongoing support to low income mothers.
So a REALLY BIG thank you to all the amazing vendors that were a part of this very special day!!
Decor styling & props by Vintage Origami
The stunning venue was Sanctuary Gardens in West Kelowna
Photography by Daniel Han of Snapmotive
Videography by Daniel Abraham Films
The delicious food truck was Crasian
Signage and laser cuts by Blushtype
Giant balloons from Confetti & Co.
Photobooth by Jennifer Hodder Photography
Lemon Loafs by It’s to Die For
Wine provided by Sandhill Wines
Fruits & Veggies provided by BC Fruits
Macarons by Laduree
Goodies for gift bags from Natures Fare Markets
Candles from Coal and Canary
Furniture rentals by Avalon Rents
And to my bella and sweet little Max…I love you both so much and hope this day brought you so much love and joy because you deserve every little bit!