Hello! My name is Sarah Botta and I am a Wedding and Portrait Photographer. The feel of a 4x6 image in my hands reliving captured memories is what lead to me falling in love with photography when I was only 6! It wasn’t until after I got married in 2013, I turned my love for photography into a business. My style is romantic, elegant, classic portraits full of beautiful light. When I’m not photographing anything you can find me enjoying a cup of coffee either from a local coffee shoppe or on the couch with my husband and daughter, exploring the great outdoors, swimming or skiing. I’m known for smiling a lot, being adventurous, enjoying and adapting to any situation. I adore working with adventurous, head-over-heels in love couples and can’t wait to tell your story.
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This luxurious Over the Moon Baby Shower at Stone Tower Winery had something for everyone. Delicious food, cake, ice cream, dancing, and games! Every single detail was well thought out and kept with the “Over the Moon in love baby shower theme. Even the baby’s breath clouds hanging from the tent! You know when you work with Karen Duckett Events and Design that everything is going to be next level gorgeous! Her attention to detail is top notch and her creativity is on point!!
Rowshaun and Manita decided that they wanted to throw a big party in celebration of becoming parents. Their family and closest friends all gathered together for such a joyous baby shower. Towards the end of their shower, they announced the name of their baby, Charles Henry who is named after Rowshaun’s father. His father stood up with joy and raised up his arms in celebration it was such a sweet moment!!
This blog wouldn’t be complete without Karen’s input! I asked Karen to describe how the event all came together. From the initial theme to the execution, not to mention the hiccups COVID caused along the way. At the time of this baby shower in the State of Virginia, we could only have 10 people for indoor events. With Manita’s due date quickly approaching and no time to reschedule such a luxurious baby shower, Karen thought on her feet and the end result possibly even better than Plan A!
“When Rowshaun, Manita and I had our first phone call to discuss their baby shower, I could feel their excitement! Their journey to becoming parents had been a hard one, so they wanted to be sure that their celebration was momentous. Incredible design was a huge part of their wish-list, but they allowed me the creativity to come up with the theme, color palette and wow-factor elements, which was so fun for me! I knew Rosanna had a large architectural crescent moon piece, so “Over the moon in love” was so easy to come up with, and her gorgeous antique cribs were perfect for holding gifts. I came up with the idea of baby’s breath “clouds” throughout the space, but when we had to transition from an indoor event to a tent, due to Covid restrictions, the clear top tent with an open view of the sky paired with the twinkle lights overhead tied the theme together even better than our Plan A. We used shades of blue and silver on the tabletops and kept the florals neutral by sticking to white ranunculus and anemones. The celebration was stunning, however the most beautiful element of the day was the love of family and friends surrounding Rowshaun and Manita and their precious baby boy.”
Vendors who made this Over the Moon Baby Shower possible:
Event Planning and Design: Karen Duckett Events | Venue: Stone Tower Winery | Florist: Petalos DC | Specialty Rentals: Bella Villa Shop | Photographer: Sarah Botta Photography | Linen and Tableware: Capital Party Rentals | Balloons: Luxy Balloons | Calligraphy: Leah Letters | Invitations: Sara Lane Design | Cake: Edibles Incredible | Ice Cream: Cold Stone, Warrenton, Virginia | DJ: Chris Rao, Soundwave Entertainment
May 24, 2021