So if you’ve stopped by lately then you already know that Mondays are normally dedicated to What I Wore: Weekend Fashion Wrap. However, although I fully intend on sharing what I wore with you, today’s post is dedicated to an event I attended this past Saturday which merits it own blog post!
It was an evening full of surprises at Sky Watson and Calyann Barnett’s baby shower! It all began upon arrival at the unique and romantic photo studio/ event space located in Little Haiti. As you approach the entrance, you think you’re walking into your typical empty warehouse turned venue with four walls and a dance floor. Needless to say, this was not the case. Upon entry guests were directed to the outdoor area of the studio where tables covered with beautiful satin, cream-colored linens were set over a beach sand floor, yes sand. Surprise number one, you have been transported to a sandy beach in the Caribbean.
The guest tables were surrounded by elegant gold, silver and clear Lucite chairs and topped with individually unique centerpieces made with an array of romantic candles, white hydrangeas and crystal trees with hanging bubble terrariums. There were two gazebos beautifully draped in white flowing fabric and crystal chandeliers, one where the jaw-dropping six layer cake (plus 5 mini cakes and dessert shooters) were placed and the other hosting the main table where the fab soon- to- be parents were seated. Dinner was a delicious buffet of Caribbean fare including various curried meats, Jamaican rice, roti and macaroni pie just to name a few dishes. There was a DJ and photo booth fully stocked with a variety of props, including Calyann’s favorite – elaborate headpieces.
Surprise number two was unveiled after dinner underneath a beautiful banyan tree, perfectly lit and dripping with strands of crystals where Sky and Calyann proceeded to perform their commitment ceremony. Witnessing the exchange of commitments and union of two (soon to be three) people who genuinely love, enjoy and inspire each other is such a fulfilling and magical experience. I was honored to be a part of it.
The final surprise of the night came at the time of the cake cutting as Sky and Calyann cut into the monumental cake to reveal the BLUE colored inside-indicating that a baby Prince (pun intended) is on his way!! Sky and Calyann have decided to name their little bundle of joy Prince (love it) and considering Calyann’s position as one of the top fashion stylists in the world right now, I put money on Prince being the best-dressed little man on this planet. Watch out Alonso Mateo!! Lol!
Thank you Sky and Calyann for putting together such a beautiful and emotional celebration, it was such an honor to celebrate with you and your families. Can’t wait to meet the little Prince!
What I Wore:
Cut Out Dress: TOPSHOP
Black Flower Brooch: White House/ Black Market; It was originally a sash for the waist, but I turned it into a brooch instead!
Black Pumps: Christian Louboutin, Bianca 140mm
Clear Lucite Clutch: Vintage on eBay
Black/White Bracelet: Kate Spade