One of our own is having a baby! We are so excited for the incredibly talented Wendy Ballance from Blush and her husband Matt. And besides being thrilled to add another beautiful face to our Asheville wedding family we were super stoked to do what Verge Events does best and throw a party. Check out the baby shower!!
The Grove Park Inn renovated the Country Club earlier this year and we had been itching for a chance to get our hands on the space and see what we could do! It was just as beautiful as we hoped for. The main room where the baby shower was held has the class of old school elegance but still maintains a bright and airy feel. Originally the baby shower festivities were going to be outside on the terrace, but due to a very early snowfall (Halloween, ugh.) we had the weather to compete with. Weather is one of those things that you can never predict but you can always be prepared for (check out our earlier blog post on the weather here!) and we are always prepared. Nicole whisked all of the tables inside, lit up a gorgeous warming fire and no one was the wiser. In fact I think I almost liked it more, the room added to the intimacy and warmth of the celebration.
Instead of the usual baby games, baby themed cupcakes, baby themed décor, Nicole went with a much more subdued and subtle design scheme. Baby Ballance’s nursery is nautical themed, so Nicole tied the theme into the room using navy blue linens and subtle sea-faring details throughout.
Nicole also really wanted to incorporate both Matt and Wendy’s favorite things into the party to truly make it a couples shower. Champagne and smore’s kits for Wendy – Can we talk about this favours basket!? Nicole found the baby pram in the back of her Grandmothers garage and filled it with “lifesaver” favours containing s’mores kits.
And a pimento cheese and bourbon bar for Matt, because what goes better than that! The pimento cheese was provided by Colourful Palate, which we love so much we wrote a separate blog post just on pimento cheese.
The Grove Park Inn catered the luncheon with a fantastic array of beautiful salads and sandwiches.
All in all it was a beautiful event to celebrate the growing Ballance family.