DETAILS FROM TWINK + SIS X BETH RIESGRAF HOSTED BABY SHOWER DINNER PARTY

 Laurén (Twink) and Beth enjoying the fruits of labor. Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Laurén (Twink) and Beth enjoying the fruits of labor. Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

We were so honored to have #realsweetbabyshower featured on MyDomaine. We are excited to share even more details from one of our favorite events today on the blog. We teamed up with actress, Beth Riesgraf, star of USA’s “Complications,” to give Beth’s sister, Mary Riesgraf, a glamorous evening baby shower in honor of her baby boy on the way.

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

The shower was held at Beth’s beautiful Los Angeles home. A mutual friend actually suggested doing an evening shower and we loved the idea. The guest of honor really wanted a sophisticated and glamorous celebration, so creating a dinner party seemed like the perfect fit.

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

We sourced the majority of our tabletop from Borrowed Blu. The seafoam green dishes, mixed with the smoke and black goblets, added a masculine touch honoring the baby boy, without hitting it too on the nose. The brass accents, dip-dyed muslin napkins and soft florals added an inviting femininity and glamour, which I felt paid homage to Mary (guest of honor). The abundance of candles flowing down the table allowed us to play with height, which I think added some interesting visual impact.

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

The flowers were some of my most favorite that we have ever done. I loved the contrast of the super soft pinks and whites with the dark scabiosa. 

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

We filled vintage salt shakers with pink Himalayan sea salt. Another tip: Try going with a taper candle that isn't white. If you are afraid of color, even going with a sand or putty-colored neutral can change the feel of your entire table scape.

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Sis and I in a rare photo together!!

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

We loved creating this dessert table. A local artisan created the custom photo backdrop and hand-carved gilded “eat sweets and be mary” dessert table sign — the guest of honor cried when she saw it. We love creating memorable moments like that at our events. Having custom elements is our favorite part - it makes the whole experience feel really unique and special. 

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

I brought antique leather bound books (and extra brass candlesticks) from my living room to help create some height and "layer" the table with a little extra eye-candy. 

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Whisk and Whittle created the most stunning cakes and donuts for the dessert spread. And what's better? The cakes were gluten-free!

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Handmade perfection.

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Beth is an incredible cook and made her signature braised short ribs and gluten free fried chicken for Southern-themed meal. Upscale comfort food is a favorite of the guest of honor. We added salads and roasted veggies from Joan’s on Third.

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Cherry mojitos, that we also adapted into a mocktail for the mom-to-be to enjoy.

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Beth created this gorgeous and luxurious cheese platter for the guests to enjoy with their drinks as they arrived.

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

And the cutest guest award goes to: Mary's daughter Emma, who perfectly models a photobooth prop made by Beth.

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

The group toast as the sun went down was truly magical. 

 Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Congratulations Mary! We love you!! xx

Design, Florals, Custom Backdrop and Sign: Twink + Sis

All photos by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu

Misc. Tabletop: One Kings Lane

Table and Chairs Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Desserts: Whisk and Whittle

Food: Beth & Joan's on Third

Taper Candles: Bed, Bath & Beyond

Laurén's Outfit: Top: Isabel Marant via FORWARD by Elyse Walker, Skirt: Raga via Fred Segal, Shoes: Givenchy via Barney's New York

Beth's Outfit: Dress: Stone Cold Fox via Free People, Bodysuit: Anine Bing, Shoes: Dolce Vita