I literally cannot believe that our mini wedding planner is one! Everyone says that once you have children time goes by so quickly and they were so right. This has absolutely been the most joyful year of our lives so far. There are so many things I want to share with you about Lyla, about our story, about becoming a mom for the first time…but I’m so emotional about Lyla already being one, that I’ll save those topics for another day. Instead, I’m excited to share all about Lyla’s first birthday party! If you are familiar with our story, you might know that Lyla is a miracle baby that came along after 3 years of praying and after 2 losses. Babies who are born after a loss are called “rainbow babies.” They are the rainbow after a really hard and dark storm. I couldn’t love this reference anymore because it truly reminds me of God’s promises. Lyla is an answer to so many prayers and our rainbow baby. So it couldn’t have been any more fitting to celebrate her first year of life than with a rainbow themed party!
Since the day we decided to try and have a baby I dreamed about a lot of things, and one of those things was planning a 1st birthday party. That might sound a little crazy, but I am a wedding planner after all! This was a lot different than planning a wedding, but oh so much fun! I love how all the details came together and Lyla loved all the balloons, sweets, and being surrounded by so many people who love her dearly. It was the sweetest day.
A huge thanks to my friend Sara from AL Weddings for taking these beautiful photos for us. It was such a gift to be able to have this day photographed and for me to not have to worry about taking any photos! We will cherish these photos forever!
It turns out that planning a 1st birthday party is actually a lot of work too! I am forever grateful that I get to work with the best vendors in Birmingham to pull off our bride’s wedding days. I am especially grateful that they also helped me pull off the sweet day celebrating our baby girl. A HUGE thanks to these amazing vendors: Hot House Design Studio, Decor to Adore, AL Weddings, Barb’s Cakes, Gracefully Made Art, Minted, Sara Bakes.