Positano Coast Philadelphia Baby Shower by Alyssa Maloof Photography

As Mothers’ Day approaches, and moms are being honored everywhere, we’re just too excited to share this “Whimsical Under the Sea” baby shower!  Held at one of Philadelphia’s favorite Restaurants, Positano Coast in Old City, the important ladies in mama Michaeline’s life came together on one beautiful afternoon to celebrate her and the impending arrival of her sweet baby boy, Matthew {The gender was actually a surprise, even though the shower features blues and greens!}.    Captured by Alyssa Maloof Photography {who also photographed Michaeline and husband Matthew’s wedding!}, Michaeline’s crazy crafty and detail oriented sister Danielle put together an amazing event, full of ‘under the sea’ details and great food and drinks, providing the perfect setting for their friends and family to spend some quality time with each other, and it definitely looks like they had a blast.  One of our favorite things about bridal and baby showers is that they are a time when women – young and old, and from every stage of our lives – gather to celebrate and support each other, and this event really sticks true to that.  Enjoy this wonderful event, and join us in celebrating moms everywhere!!



Inspiration behind the shower, from mama:

My sister’s talent for details really came through at my baby shower.  I chose an under the sea theme but in a more whimsical sense.  I was not opposed to using pastel shades of blue and green even though we did not know the baby’s gender (we ended up having a boy, Matthew!).   Positano Coast set the mood with their Almafi style, open-aired Sopra lounge. With so much natural light it’s casual and elegant.  The lounge allowed our guests to move freely about the space without being restricted to one seat or station. There was plenty of time and space to mingle with our LARGE family and friends while sipping mimosas or wine, and eating small plates.  The centerpieces included an assortment of fish bowls with brightly colored beta fish, or flower arrangements of pale green and blue hydrangeas (some with ivory roses). Other decorations included sand, assorted shells/starfish, and diaper cake made of seahorses and octopus.  We had so many fun ‘under the sea’ details.  The favors included ocean mist bath salts and assorted sea themed sacks, and we had a storybook wishing well and a blessing tree for guests to leave words of wisdom. 

Photographer: Alyssa Maloof Photography // Venue:  Positano Coast // Maternity Dress: UK designer Tiffany Rose // Sister’s dress: Anthropologie

May 9, 2015 - 9:06 am

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