Have you heard the buzz? There’s a little hunny on the way! Soon to be The Breaux Family hive of five!!!
Yep, that is right! My husband and I are expecting another baby. We are so excited and looking forward to adding another little one to our family! With that being said, I knew I had to dream up the most unbelievably perfect pregnancy announcement ever. I also wanted the pregnancy announcement to compliment and coordinate with the theme of the upcoming gender reveal my husband and I were hosting at our family home. So, I convinced my little boy, Avery, to play barefoot in a field of sunflowers. We both had so MUCH fun capturing this special moment in time!
“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon!”
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart.. I’ll stay there forever!”
“A day without a friend.. is like a pot without a single drop of honey!”
So, are you able to guess the theme of “baby to bee’s” gender reveal celebration??? Stay tuned! I will be posting that celebration and all of the unbelievably sweet details VERY soon! XOXO, Britt
Hola Mi Amigos! With Cinco de Mayo being today, I thought it to be the perfect time to share a fiesta I threw nearly a year ago celebrating my sweet boy turning two years old. I mean.. who does not LOVE a fiesta, right?! I love planning birthday parties – especially a fiesta themed birthday party! I went all out for my little boy’s second birthday celebration. Needless to say, I am so very excited to share Avery’s Taco TWOsday Fiesta with you all. Seriously, this fiesta was such a labor of love. However, I am so pleased with how all of the little fiesta like details came together!
Now, normally.. throwing the proper fiesta requires a lot of color. So, for those of you who know me well.. know that my favorite color is white! Is that even really a color? Haha! With that being said, I could not see to using too much color for this celebration. No, not just yet! I mean, I am already dreading the day when he does not allow me to pick out his party’s theme. Seriously, I do NOT want to even think about it. Instead of going with the traditional, loud, and vibrant fiesta colors – I chose a softer color palette. I figured the softer color tones would elude more elegance. If you ask me, I think I pretty much nailed it! Take a look. What do you think?
Like every party, I start the design process by selecting the theme, colors, and invitation design. I believe that the invitation is one of the most important details. I love the way these fiesta inspired invitations turned out! I know many of my guests probably disliked me when they opened them.. as each invitation suite was stuffed with a handful of confetti. But c’mon! What is a fiesta without a little bit of confetti, right?!
So, lets talk decor! As mentioned before, the pastel colors were a must. I wanted an accent wall as a photo op for my party guest. So, I covered one wall with pastel orange, blue, and green streamers with large, silver mylar balloons floating above that read dos! I also added subtle white banners, cactus plants, and floral arrangements throughout.
Of course, I wanted to have a fun activity for the kids during the party. So, a piñata was totally necessary and the perfect fit for this theme! But, a piñata is a great game for any birthday party. I filled it with fun toys and authentic, popular candies native to the country of Mexico.
My little boy even had the pleasure of having the company of some special party guests as well. I think it is safe to say the rest of our party guests enjoyed them!
If you have not yet noticed, I did not only have one set of fabulously hand-painted cookies – but two! Isn’t two better than one?! What can I say? I just could NOT decide. I fell in love with how each set of cookies had my little boy’s name incorporated throughout! Not to mention, there was not one cookie left. Precious, yet absolutely delicious as well!
So, since we are talking about sweets.. let’s talk about this FABULOUS dessert table! My mouth is watering just thinking about how delicious everything was. My girl, Kieu, with Chasing Wang never disappoints! From the breathtaking cake, the cactus shaped macarons, to the key lime popsicles – not one detail went unnoticed.
The desserts and cake matched perfectly with all of the pastel color decor. The cake was three-tiered and inspired by Mexican embroideries. Once she dropped the cake off, I decided to grace each layer with coordinating florals, grapefruit, and lime. Kieu is not only creatively talented, but her sweet little treats taste even better than they look!
Instead of plastic drink stirrers, I used these adorable wooden cactus stirrers by Jenn and Jules Designs on Etsy.
Although I loved everything about this party, I think I loved the table decor the MOST! Honestly, I thought about this overall design for a long time. I wanted the colors to be elegant, yet suitable for a little boy at the same time. The amber colored glassware that I picked paired well with the pastel orange and terra cotta color scheme.
In addition to the cactus napkins, I also found these personalized napkins from With Love and Ink on Etsy that read “Avery is Dos!” I love little personalized touches like this.
In addition to the wooden wall built out of large crates, I topped it off with a balloon garland and florals as well.
I love this photo of my little family and I right before singing happy birthday to my sweet baby boy.
At the end of the celebration, guests were not allowed to leave without taking home a fun party favor. I decorated small, acrylic boxes filled with lime gummy candies and attached a little tag that read, “Thanks for a Good Lime!”.
Needless to say, we had one “fiest’n” good time! I hope you all enjoy reading about this party just as much as I enjoyed planning it. Happy Cinco de Mayo! XOXO, Britt
Hello Carnival Krewe! “You are cordially invited to an evening flushed with royalty honoring A Jewel of Cleopatra’s Nile.” 💛💜💚 Yep, that is right! Mardi Gras is right around the corner. So, if you did not know. Well, now ya’ do!
With that being said, there is only three short days left before the Krewe of Cleopatra rolls on down the avenue. With Cleo’s lovely krewe gearing up for Friday night, I thought it would the perfect time to share with you all a dinner I planned when I had the honor of representing the Krewe of Cleopatra as a Jewel of the Nile during Mardi Gras 2017 – “Cleo, Las Vegas”!
Pictured Above from Left to Right: Jewel of the Nile | Stacy Guidry, Jewel of the Nile | Brittanie Breaux, Las Vegas Show Girl | Paper Doll Promotions, Queen Cleopatra XLIV | Abigail Breland, and Jewel of the Nile | Brittnie Hamel
Once finalizing the venue, I started on designing the invitation suites, menu cards, and favor tags. I wanted to capture the parade’s theme, but in true Mardi Gras spirit. So, I decided to design the invitation to appear as an actual playing card. The playing card would capture the Las Vegas theme. Once doing so, I chose those three famous carnival colors – purple, green, and gold. Nonetheless, it had to look regal! The back of the invitation was finished off elaborately like most playing cards and included my initials. I think Deb with Cloud 9 Factory on Etsy and I captured the essence of it all so perfectly! What do you think?
Once the design of the invitation had been finalized, I took the time to sit down with the venue regarding the most important detail – the menu. I wanted to pay attention to every detail about this event. So, it was very important that each food item had its own name that coordinated with the theme. I was so pleased with the thought and creativity behind each dish!
But, lets talk about the cake honey! Oh, the sweetest part of every event. Melissa, with Melissa’s Fine Pastries, did an excellent job of executing this cake! It is festive, yet regally elegant all at the same time. I will just go ahead and let the pictures do the rest of the talking. Like Marie-Antoinette once said, “Let them eat cake!”
I absolutely love having florals at every event! I think they add the perfect touch and finish off the overall design. When I am designing and planning an event, I begin with an imaginary photo that I have envisioned in my head. The first thought that came to mind.. was lavish! The table has to not only be elegant and royal, but lavish and full! I could not picture my guests dining any other way. I envisioned various carnival colors throughout, dramatic draping florals, and arrangements dripping in crystals!!! I ended up finding the floral pedestals on Pier1’s website. As a matter of fact, the floral bases are actually candle pillars. I know, creative.. huh’? My cousin, Christina, did just FABULOUS.. as she always does. Honestly, they turned out even more beautiful than I could have ever dreamed of!
Below, are the plate settings and mini king cake hand soap favors. I thought this little touch was not only cute, yet necessary as a way of thanking my guests for joining me on this celebratory evening! I styled and personally hand wrapped each of these little cuties to coordinate with the party’s overall decor. Needless to say, everything was drenched in glitter and romantically surrounded by the subtle flickers of candles. Swoon worthy!
The evening was nothing short of AMAZING, filled with revelry, and fit for a Queen and her Royal Court of course! I hope you enjoy these carnival inspired details just as MUCH as I enjoyed styling it all! If you happen to be in New Orleans on Friday, February 22, 2019, join in on celebrating Mardi Gras as the Krewe of Cleopatra “animates” the cities streets throughout the Big Easy. All Hail Cleo! Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!
Hey Dolls! Yes, it has been quite some time. But, this little thing called “life” has been happening and I have been SUPER busy – in a good way! So, just like that little saying up there.. I am going to keep this blog post just that – short and sweet!
While watching the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this past December, a group of me and my best girlfriends thought it would be a lot of fun to celebrate my 28th birthday this year with a themed brunch. So, we did.. Candyland Christmas style at Salon Restaurant by Sucre! It was so MUCH fun to say the least. In that case, I will let the photos do most of the talking.
I told all of my girls to dress in sparkles with their choice of a wig, fascinator, or both! After all, who does not love to sparkle?! Right?!
I hope you all enjoyed this little slice of sweetness!
Good Afternoon Dolls! So, I have been contemplating whether or not I wanted to share these fun, insanely edgy, and sexy photos with you all! After all, I am mom. I was unsure if it would be appropriate or not? But, I started to think.. is that really the reason why I am avoiding sharing this shoot with you all?! No, its not. Honestly, I think to some degree.. I lacked the self confidence. Why? Well, becoming a mom is tough! It is not only challenging, but things change. I mean, lets face it.. you just grew a baby for nine months. Naturally, birthing your little one is one of the most beautiful and rewarding things. But, soon after you bring your little one home.. you cannot help but to be drawn to the mirror. You start to just stare, critique, over analyze, poke, and pull at the things that never once existed! You begin to reminisce about the girl you once were. Trust me, we all feel this way afterwards. It is normal. Now, I know everyone does not struggle with body image. But, more thank likely.. you are just a flat out liar. In most cases, all women are guilty of body shaming themselves.
Now before I move on, do not get me wrong! I felt absolutely AMAZING while pregnant. Honestly, I was so lucky and had such an easy pregnancy.. that I would have been perfectly fine with staying pregnant longer. I know everyone’s pregnancy experience is different. I also know there may be some women who will not be able to relate to this blog post. But, at the same time.. I hope this post ends up inspiring or reaching out to you all in some sort of way or fashion. So here it goes, the two words we all often use – “Mom Bod”. Oh, and the absolute worse – “stretch marks”! Seriously, I looked up every cream, oil, and remedy to avoid those little dreaded life changers. Oh, did I mention that there are many changes that come with becoming a Mom?! Haha. But, lets face it. It is the inevitable. It does not matter how many remedies you try or how much you lather yourself with over priced belly oils and lotion – you will probably still end up with them. Fortunately, they fade over time and you eventually learn to embrace them. After all, they are beautiful.. right?! You worked hard and you earned them. Not to mention, they become so worth it once you see the smile on your little one’s face. You cannot let them define you, but accept that they are just a small part in what you have accomplished. Now, that’s sexy!
It is hard to explain, but there is something so sexy and empowering about becoming a first time mom. Like, at times I just think to myself.. “I’m a bad a** b*tch!” lol. It is so strange. You soon realize that all the initial insecurities you once had are irrelevant. I absolutely love being a Mom and my “Mom Bod”. Naturally, you will assume that your wardrobe will have to change. But, it does not have to! I have learned to embrace every single imperfection and curve! You soon realize that being a Mom is something to be honored and proud of! So, cheers to you. Now, go ahead.. be daring and celebrate your “Mom Bod” by wearing that sexy dress on date night or styling a fun photoshoot just because. After all, you are one bad a** b*tch! So, own it Mamma’!
P.S. – I must admit, I was a little nervous when asked to participate in this photoshoot. It was the first time being in front of the camera again. Not to mention, it was the first time shooting something like this since giving birth to my little boy. But, if you have the opportunity to do something like this – GO. FOR. IT! I had an absolute blast “bringing my sexy back”. Oh, and Brandi and Tregg sure know how to make a gal feel good about herself. I love you guys!
Avery’s baptism was one beautiful day in which Gerard and I were surrounded by our dear family and friends! It was not only a special day for our little boy and the beginning of his relationship with God and the Catholic Church. But, it was also special because we would all be together at the very location where it all started. The moment where Gerard and I said, “I do”!
I wanted the decor to be simple and elegant with a soft color palette consisting of white, ivory, pale blue, and some greenery. Not to mention, I planned this celebration at my house in less than a week considering my original plan did not work out as planned. However, I am completely in love with how it all turned out. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason!
Hello Carnival People! I am “wildly” excited to share all of the special details about the bubbly popping cocktail party I just hosted celebrating my reign as Queen Morpheus XVI! I wanted to incorporate the Krewe of Morpheus’ parade theme, “Morpheus Goes Wild”, into all of the details of my party. At first, I found this theme to be a little bit challenging as I wanted to make sure I captured it perfectly and as elegant as possible. So, I had to really put some thought into every single detail. If you ask me, I totally succeeded! Hehe. What do you think?
So, it all started with designing the invitation. For some reason, this process always gets my mind going. I just loved the way they turned out! I thought they were regal, yet fun at the same time.
I chose to host my party at Effervescence, which is an elegant champagne bar located on the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. Can you say FABULOUS?! Seriously, this beyond gorgeous space made planning my party even easier.
The venue was not only stunning, but the atmosphere and food was amazing as well. I was completely blown away! I had a variety of food selections which included Pommes Frites with Vandouvan Aioli, Cucumber Crudites, a Cajun Caviar display, a Briallat-Savarin Cheese Wheel, Royal Red Shrimp with Kaffir Aioli, Dry-Aged Prim Beef and Panisse Bites, Lobster and Avocado Lettuce Cups, and Wild Mushroom Vol-Au-Vent. Absolutely delicious! Not to mention, all of the food selections paired really well with a glass of bubbly.
Royal Red Shrimp w/ Kaffir Aioli | Lobster & Avocado Lettuce Cups
Oh, and speaking of bubbly! How fabulous are these gold, wild animal drink stirrers from Gnome Sweet Gnome on Etsy?! I loved how I was able to add this little wild detail to my party. Perfection.
Now, lets talk cake! How incredibly FABULOUS is this cake made by Nikki’s Frosted Fantasies? I had just the design in mind. And.. Nikki surely did not disappoint! I was looking for something simple, yet chic with a “wild” twist. She captured my vision just PER-fect-ly! I love every single detail. Like, who would have ever thought that the color black would be so “pretty”?! And.. just take a look at the marble detail on the middle tier along with the gold flaking throughout. I thought it all paired so well and complimented the selection of greenery and anemone florals. Not to mention, it tasted delicious. Seriously, this one takes the cake!
I also wanted to gift my guest with a little something to say, “Thank You”! So, for my party favors I chose Baby Champagne Bears from Sugarfina. I thought it to be only fitting! I finished this little gift off by styling them to coordinate with the party’s theme and decor.
I hope you love the party’s details as MUCH as I do! I had a blast celebrating my reign with all of my dear family, friends, and krewe members. If you happen to be in New Orleans on Friday, February 9, 2018, join in on celebrating Mardi Gras as the Krewe of Morpheus “goes wild” through the Big Easy. All Hail Morpheus! Cheers!!!