From Sarah ...
Theme and Decor ...
I am from the UK and love how everyone really goes to town when Spring arrives here in SA – wearing florals and bright colors.
One of my best friends, Jinx (Janine) Beron, runs The Artistry, an event planning company, so I turned to her for lots of inspiration and advice. It was her idea to make the crepe paper flowers as the back drop. We all get together one
Sunday afternoon and set to work making them – they are extremely fiddly and pregnancy hormones make me very impatient so bless, she finished most of them! The BABY foil balloons I already had from a Maternity Shoot so we re-purposed them.
The Mimosa Bar ...
I wanted to steer away from pastel “baby” colours as we still don’t know the sex, so everything had to be bright and cheerful. My idea was also to have one last “adult” celebration with my friends, so we steered away from too many games. We played Baby Bingo when I opened gifts but the rest of the time my guests just chatted, ate and drank!
About Mom to be ...
I worked in Events and Promotions when I moved to SA in 2006 and loved being creative but could not take the late nights so changed focus and moved into Advertising in 2009. I was feeling unfulfilled and then got a break to work in the Non Profit Sector in June 2016. I am the Business Development Manager for a charity – The Topsy Foundation, www.topsy.org.za, who help kids from rural communities reach their full potential by providing education, medical, nutritional and psycho-social support. The majority of work we do is with orphaned or vulnerable children
I hope you enjoy the pictures!
Service Providers - Johannesburg based
Flowers – Flower Boss
Décor - Janine Beron (The Artistry)
Photographer - Carey Dowse - Freelance Art Director and Photographer. IG: @CareyDowse