Yellow Rose of Texas, Hrisoula’s Baptism Celebration

The sun is shining and we are in a cheery mood this morning!  Baby Hrisoula’s pink and yellow Baptism celebration was inspired by her Mom, Katerina’s, pink dessert, tissue pom poms and large balloon inspiration she saw on Pinterest and of the yellow rose of Texas.   Katerina is from Texas and currently lives there with her family.  We were introduced to Katerina and her family through Genia, whose talented sister is couture wedding dress and jewelry designer in Chicago, Victoria Sdoukos, if you are or someone you know is looking for a custom dress for their wedding go see her but I digress, back to the fun and adorable party at hand:)

From the inspiration above, we created a design around the pom poms and color palette at hand.  The flowers we chose and the details we put together were all in circular shapes.  The flowers were made up of cheerful flowers including yellow daisies, round marigolds and large football mums.  When guests walked into the room, they were greeted with a pretty and girly event at hand.  From hanging details to a wonderful array of pink dessert.

The large balloons were used as the backdrop to the head table, with hanging ribbons for added texture.  The long head table was made up of clusters of the fresh flowers in different vessels.  On some of the tables we created a chandelier like cluster of tissue pom poms and paper lanterns, hanging from different ribbons and small butterfly details.  Even the well wishes vase got an uplifting make over with pretty pink and yellow felt ball garland and butterfly details.

The other tables were made up of yellow roses in glass cylinders, tight ball arrangements of yellow button mums on silver containers and glass cylinders with felt ball garland.  Throughout the event pale pink and yellow butterflies were added.  The custom table number frames were made up of pink fabric and lace in silver frames to coordinate with the silver chiavari chairs.

Each place setting had a yellow rose and a small pink organza bag filled with Jordan almonds.  Katerina had found great activities for the little guests to enjoy that we placed in yellow smiley containers on a kid’s activity table.

For dessert, not only was there a make your own sundae bar in a custom “H” container, but a very pink and delicious dessert assortment. We couldn’t help it but add three tissue pom pom ice cream cones above the ice cream table.  Jennifer is the talented pastry chef at Madame Gateau, A Cake Boutique.  She made all the pink desserts as well as the gorgeous cake.  We added our new custom tulle wrapped letters to spell out the guest of honor’s name on the table and our new favorite prop a dessert ferris wheel (kourabiedes have never had so much fun at a party!).

Planning a party from out of State can be stressful but we are so happy that we were able to put this party together for Katerina and her family and hopefully eliminated some of that stress:) Stratos and Katerina it was a pleasure meeting you and your beautiful two kids, congratulations on your daughter’s Baptism! Maybe we will see you in Texas;)

Have a great weekend everyone, think cheerful and happy thoughts!


Team Limani

Vendor Love: Venue Empress Banquets Event design, floral, favors, dessert table styling by Limani Designs Photography by Peggy Kollias Pink Desserts and Cake by Madame Gateau Place card and menu printing by Genia Rackos  Custom ice cream cups by When I Was Your Age Etsy Shop