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August, 9, 2016

Baby Shower: A Family Celebration

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Today I’m SO excited to share my family baby shower with all of you! My sister-in-law, Jenica and I are both due one week apart from each other so my mother-in-law wanted to throw a big celebration with our family in honor of all three of the Parcell babies coming to the family this summer (yes, three babies!!). They actually delivered Jenica’s twins unexpectdally a few weeks ago due to health reasons and thankfully the babies are making progress in the NICU and we’re hoping they will get to come home soon. We feel so blessed that mama and both babies (little Goldie and Harris) are doing so well for how early they came! You can follow more of Jenica’s journey and see pics of the sweet babes here!

We kept the color scheme of the shower neutral because we didn’t want the shower to scream boy or girl since I’m prego with a boy and Jen was prego with a boy and a girl. We decided on the theme of rustic glamour. The mason jars, wood tables, whiskey barrels, cross back chairs and that incredible willow tree all gave the shower a rustic feel, while the gold accents, candles and vintage settee added just the right amount of glamour.

The family celebration turned out perfect. Delicious food, a beautiful atmosphere and even better company. We all felt as though we were in a midsummer night’s dream. You can find all of the event details below and also be sure to check out Style Me Pretty Living for the full feature and to see more photos!!

xo, Rach

  1. Jessica Rose says:

    Wow, the attention to detail is beautiful. I also love how everyone worn white! ;) Looks like a beautiful day was had by all!

  2. Leftbankgirl says:

    How sweet and charming! Love the rustic mood! Looks like a wonderful time!

  3. Claudia says:

    Stunning photographs, just looks so beautiful! Congratulations, can’t wait to meet baby Parcell no2 xx

  4. Tess Felber says:

    Every Parcell event is absolutely stunning and this is no exception! I’ve been following Jenica and so glad her babies are doing well <3
    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  5. Leigh says:

    Hi Rachel, the shower looks beautiful. I just wanted to tell you that the addresses are showing on the invitations. Not sure if you intended to block that out or not.

  6. Trendique says:

    Wow… what a dream baby shower! So jealous! X

    xo Vanessa from

  7. Amazing, Rach! It’s so charming and sweet!

  8. Prettiest shower ever – I love everything about this! You and your bump are just the cutest, Rachel! xoxo Christine

  9. nat says:

    wow this is the most beautiful baby shower ever!!
    congrats to jenica on the arrival of her twins

  10. What a gorgeous setting! I love all of the decor for the party. You and your sister-in-law are glowing. Glad you enjoyed the shower!

  11. What an amazing shower! So beautiful and a great way to celebrate all 3 babies!!

    Allison / Joy and Ivy

  12. This looks absolutely stunning, it seems as though you’ve done a beautiful job on the party :)

    Mel x

  13. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Such a dreamy, sweet, English countryside decoration. Beautiful little event makes it even a parfait picturesque when everyone is in white colour. Simply fabulous all around! :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  14. Emi Q says:

    Absolutely stunning!! A midsummer night’s dream indeed! I love the rustic details, and you guys look amazing. Sending well wishes to your sister in law and her babies!! I hope they get to come home soon, happy and healthy!

    Emi Q

  15. Scully says:

    I’m curious about posting the address on the invitation. I hope this isn’t someone’s home! Or are y’all not worried about that?

  16. Lauren says:

    OMG, this is the prettiest thing I have ever seen! I love the idea of everyone wearing white or cream. Such a stunning day!! Congrats again to you and your sister in law :)


  17. Heidi says:

    I remember from your first baby shower that the invitations also specified to guests a specific color dress code. Is that a regional tradition?

  18. This is so amazingly pretty. Is breathtaking. Congratulations on your new baby.

  19. wow – this looks like a perfect summer baby shower! it looks so pretty!
    awesome pictures and i love that you were all dressed in white!

    all the best to the beautiful mommies and their babies (and of course to the daddies too),

  20. Sindy says:

    Congratulations on the addition to your family. Your baby shower was so beautiful and it definitely looks like there was lots of love from your friends and family. All the best in this upcoming journey
    mwah from South Africa

  21. Heidi says:

    Absolutely breathtaking! It really does look like Midsummer’s Nights Dream! What a lovely idea with so many of your family members. So glad that everyone is safe and healthy, and I will continue to pray that your pregnancy and delivery are safe and healthy as well. God bless!

  22. So glamours and gorgeous!! What lucky babes to have such sweet mamas!

  23. Natali says:

    Oh wow!! Everything looks so dreamy and like from a movie scene!! LOVED the whole setting, perfect for a special person like you are. :)

  24. Mackenzie says:

    Absolutely obsessed with the design of this!! I feel like a lot of baby showers scream “tacky” with way overdone pinks and blues. I love that you kept it neutral. Seriously gorgeous!!! The photos are absolutely beautiful.

  25. Benedetta says:

    This is the perfect baby shower!!!!
    Be Happy with Fashion

  26. Marta says:

    Everything look so pretty… The two of you were beautiful.
    Greetings from

  27. brett says:

    wow! this is simply stunning! and both you girls looked gorgeous!

  28. This is the most gorgeous baby shower I have ever seen! I loved seeing all the photos! Thank you for sharing your specials moments for all of us readers!

  29. Hannah says:

    The shower decor is stunning!!

    xx Hannah

  30. Sasha says:

    Wow what a gorgeous baby shower!

  31. What a beautiful shower! So happy for you and Jenica!

  32. Lea says:

    Wow, it looks like a wonderful party, with beautiful and friendly guest 💖 Great! 👍🏻💐💖

  33. Ann-Louise says:

    Aww wow this is so beautiful and pretty! And I love the theme so much!

  34. miri says:

    God bless you and your sister-in-law. I hope her babies will be home with her soon. Keeping my fingers crossed. The photos are so beautiful. It is like a fairy tale! Thank you for sharing!

  35. Sierra says:

    It looks like such a beautiful day! Every little detail seems perfect. Your second little one is already so loved. Blessings to you and your family <3
    Beautifully Candid

  36. Danielle says:

    Was wondering where the X-back chairs were from. I have been hesitant to purchase the RH version because of the wicker seat and the chairs in your post seem to have a solid seat?

  37. Mara says:

    Love the bohemian decor! Great pictures

  38. Your shower is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    My husband and I are expecting a baby boy this winter and I’ve been dying to find out when you will be doing your nursery reveal. I’d love to know when you’ll be sharing all the deets! Can’t WAIT to see it!

  39. Soumaiya says:

    Such a glorious event and you look heavenly rach💗💗💗

  40. Hayley Larue says:

    In love with all of this! Everything is decorated so beautifully <3

  41. Lucy says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! This looks like such a wonderful celebration!

  42. cass says:

    It looks like a magical party. I love all of the white and wood. Congratulations!!

  43. Sarah-Beth says:

    Your shower was absolutely stunning, Rachel! Both you and Jenica look amazing! What a beautiful celebration of your sweet little babes.


  44. Carolyn says:

    too beautiful! congrats to you and your family!

  45. Love the rustic theme and the white goes so well. Beautiful.

  46. Mel says:

    Your baby shower looks gorgeous!

  47. Paige Flamm says:

    This shower is gorgeous! Love all the decor items!


  48. Kat says:

    Everything is absolutely gorgeous! I’m especially in love with your dress and was hoping you might be willing to share who it’s by or point me in the direction of a store or designer. I’m on my fourth pregnancy and after losing our last baby during the pregnancy I’m hoping that if this little one makes it long enough to do a photo shoot with our little bump and our two girls but I can’t find any dress, maternity or not, that I love. Any help would be appreciated! Blessings on the rest of your pregnancy and congrats!

  49. soraya says:

    This has to be the most beautiful baby shower I have ever seen! Do you set it up yourself or sou have a planner actually style every little detail? Beautiful! Thanks for sharing — Soraya

  50. soraya says:

    This has to be the most beautiful baby shower I have ever seen! Do you set it up yourself or do you have a planner actually style every little detail? — Soraya

  51. You ladies look amazing to say the least!
    I love the drink station, I want to recreate it for my sister’s shower. Congrats again Rachel.
    MariaOnPoint | Find me on IG

  52. Vanessa says:

    Rachel, your baby shower looked amazing! How sweet that you got to do it with your sister in law! Love these pictures too — so pretty, and I cannot wait to meet your little baby boy! What a blessing!
    Much love to you and your family!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  53. Joules says:

    I love the dress you chose! It’s so floaty and beautiful!

    Lifestyle by Joules

  54. Lara Sophia says:

    Such a lovely joint baby shower that was so different from your first! Everything is stunning!
    xoxo, Lara

  55. Brittany says:

    LOVE the setup!! Congrats to you both!!

    XO Brittany

  56. sara nena says:

    really stylish baby shower…like from another epoch

  57. Pam says:

    OMG this looks like a wedding!♥ What a beautiful theme and family! xo

  58. What a fantastic day, you all looked stunning as did the decor! So glad to hear that Jenica and the babies are alright.


  59. Jacqueline says:

    Rachel, you have great taste and I Love how all the details blend harmoniously!!! Please show us more pictures we love to see it!!!

    And i realise the photographer Mariko has a little ‘bias’ over your sister Megan!!! I personally think she’s really attractive! I think she thinks Megan’s attractive as well!

  60. Sharan says:

    Looks lovely! Love the rustic decor.


  61. Nichole says:

    Absolutely stunning. I could stare at these pics all day long.

  62. Celoushka says:

    So PER-FECT ♥ ♥ ♥ You and your bump are wonderful.

  63. Kandace says:

    I love the outdoorsy theme! It’s beautiful.


  64. Yesenia says:

    Where did you get your beautiful baby shower dresa

  65. Becky says:

    Beautiful shower! I’m having mine in my backyard here in a few weeks also. I was curious where your dress was from? I’ve been looking for a white one and this one looks perfect!

  66. Alyssa says:

    Where did you end up ordering the Best Wishes for Baby card? Thanks!!

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!