A Royal Baby Shower

While I may have anticipated pregnancy including blowing out of my clothes, flares of emotional absurdity, and a slew of other unwelcome aspects,one thing beautiful about pregnancy I never anticipated was the outpouring of LOVE that I would experience.

 I have been blown away by the amount of love and support that has been gifted to us during this time.

Not only does it remind me of how lucky we are to have such great people in our life, but it's also been a good reminder of how important it is to gift that sort of love and attention to others...

{Because being treated like a princess feels amazing.} While in the States in December, I was spoiled absolutely rotten with beautiful showers in Dallas & Oklahoma City....

So when my friends in London hosted a THIRD shower for me this weekend, it almost felt like too much. Almost. :)

The afternoon was intimate, attended by a handful of girls I adore, and prettier than a Pinterest dream... It was a "Royal Baby Shower" completely decked out in gold & glitter for our two princesses. {Kate Middleton only wishes her sister threw parties this adorable.}

Homemade Tahitian Vanilla & Coconut Cake? I ate an enormously huge wedge of this.

Recipe here. 

Sparkly sugar cookies that tasted like a dream and flaky palmiers.


Thank you Amber & Helena for hosting this gorgeous day for me and my little girls... I can't believe all the work and love you both put into making this day so special.


Thanks to all my blogging friends who sent in your secret videos for the day. Oh my goodness... it was fantastic to see all of your sweet faces make a surprise appearance at the shower.


And a special shout out to Liz for flying in from Amsterdam for the weekend to celebrate & take maternity pics for us... what an amazing gift!


*images original to A Diary of Lovely.