Alebrije Baby Shower | Rancho Mirando | Event Photography
Alebrije Mexican Folk Art Inspired Baby Shower
From the Planner:
“Behind the Scenes: This theme was inspired by the Mexican folk art sculptures “Alebrijes.”
Alebrijes are mythical creatures some believe to be spirit guides. Historically, they are made of wood and hand painted with intricate detail and are very colorful. Alebrijes are forms of different animals put together.
Can you spot them on the table scape? Contemporary Design
This baby shower styled shoot brings attention to Mexican culture with a contemporary approach and authentic design. As a heavily Mexican inspired shoot with some Spanish influence, a team of vendors was carefully curated to bring this vision to life. Rancho Mirando’s Hacienda set the perfect space for the shoot. Especially with their Mexican imported furnishings décor and architectural design. La Pera Catering cooked up unique Latin cuisine. Kitsch Event Styling and Design created beautiful floral arrangements with flowers original to Mexico. Penelope L’amore Photography captured the rich, true color in the décor with a semi-moody approach. DYE 4 U Hair Salon made our mom-to-be a natural glowing beauty with a modern hairstyle and makeup look. Kim’s Cookie Jar carefully crafted designer cookies that tasted just as amazing as they looked for this fun and festive event! This event was feature on Kara's Party Idea's blog and also as a subject on the event Podcast The Event Umbrella Podcast about "CULTURALLY SENSITIVE EVENTS" and being sensitive to cultural appropriation as event vendors while creating a thoughtful and genuine space for our clients.
About the Shoot:
As a mom herself, Planner and Designer, Reyna with R.A.C. Events and Design wanted to create a fun baby shower for both adults and children to enjoy. Being of native Mexican culture, she wanted to create something familiar, but contemporary by tying together her love of event design and culture while inspiring others.
Planning and Design: R.A.C. Events and Design Photographer: Penelope L’amore Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: DYE 4 U Florals: Kitsch Styling and Event Design Dessert: Kim’s Cookie Jar Catering: La Pera Venue and Decor: Rancho Mirando Maternity Model: Alley Looper Stationery: Simplicity Papers