For those of you that don't already know, my older sister Sarah and her husband Phil are having their first baby!!! It seems like yesterday that I shared the announcement, and now we are only a few months away from meeting our new nephew!
I am so blessed to be able to call my sisters my very best friends in the world! There was nothing more special than to be able to celebrate my sister and baby Robbins!
We celebrated the day at the beautiful Royal Park Place hotel in Rochester Michigan. It was a beautiful October day!
Sarah and Phil's last name is Robbins, so the shower was "Baby Robbins" theme!
My sister actually picked this location, because the atrium looks like a bird cage! :) The blue chandelier was also a perfect touch!
The shower took place in the morning, so we had a delicious brunch menu!
The centerpieces were bird cages filled with Robbins theme desserts and cream colored roses.
The favors were robbins egg soaps!
We had a "wish tree" where guests could hang their advice for the mom-to-be, and their wishes and blessings for the baby!
Sarah looked absolutely stunning!
My sister Emily and I had the honor of praying over the day, and our new nephew...And shortly after my sister and her husband announced the babies name, and the meaning behind it!
Here is what she said, "Since I was a young girl I have loved the name Gabriel...but Phil Robbins and I prayed that God would confirm his name to me (names are so powerful as it is the #1 thing spoken over your child!) So as we prayed, I continued to call him my "Christmas Angel" (my exact due date is Christmas day). One day, I opened up the bible, and read about the "Christmas angel" who told Mary of the "Christmas baby" we know & love! The "Christmas angel" was GABRIEL (the name means "messenger of God"!) His first name= Gabriel. The middle name is very special to us...my father's middle name is "David"...and my grandfather was "David Hale". Phil's father's name is "David" as well. So we will call him Gabriel David!"
We a special moment to share with the women we love most!
My sister Emily and I planned to match the theme of the shower, but we ordered our dresses last minute online, and they ended up matching pretty close! My dress was from Nordstrom, and my sister found her dress on Amazon.
It was truly the best day celebrating the new life that will be joining our family this Christmas!
We can't wait to meet you Gabriel! You are already so very loved! I know you will be a blessing not only to this family, but to the world!