Lexi’s 1st Birthday {the “after party”}

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Last part of the Birthday Photos.

{All photography (except for the after party ones) is by Stacey Downey Photography, editing by The Art of Making a Baby}.

Some of the photos got over-sharpened in the process, but I was out of time to redo the collages. Boo.

Once most of the guests left, we let the babies play at the Svan Table and Chairs ( which by the way is the best freaking thing ever). Some roses and sweet snacks entertained them for a very long time.

Then we had a mini photoshoot of the (technically two) birthday girls, Alexis and Alexa and finally just hung out with the family and opened gifts.

I won’t be giving you a play-by-play- the photos are pretty self-explanatory.



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  • Reply
    June 24, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    We see pics of your Alexi all the time, so we know what a doll she is – but I just wanted to say how freaking adorable other Lexi is too! What a doll – she has the most delicate, sweet little face! She looks like she’s tall like your Lexi too – or maybe even taller? Hard to tell. Either way, adorable!

    (P.S. the pic of you smelling the rose sitting at the table is in there twice!)

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      June 24, 2013 at 3:50 PM

      Yes, she’s absolutely beautiful. I have some gorgeous photos of her coming up that I took for our Easter Photoshoot.

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    Anna Kochetkova
    June 24, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Your photography is stunning, girl! Thank you for sharing! Love flicking your works through, its absolutely gorgeous just like yourself :))

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    June 24, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Such a great photo post! She’s got lots of people who adore her, lucky girl. I can’t be,I’ve how much her hair has grown in just a few short months!

    Also, Andrew looks so much like GrandmaUSA!

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    June 25, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Elena, do you have Instagram? I’d love to follow you!

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    June 26, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    What a perfect party…inspiration for other like me in love with the Paris theme.
    Where did you get the after party outfit? It’s so cute
    Thanks for sharing

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    July 1, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    I’m obsessed with Paris as well, so seeing your ideas had help me a lot to plan by next October first Birthday for my daughter. I was talking about the outfit she has on the few first pictures of the “{The after Party}” chapter. You are holding her on the air…and it has the Eiffel Tower on the front and all over bottom. Is simply adorable!!!!! Thanks much for sharing!

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    July 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Elena, I’ve checked the link you mentioned PoppinDotsBoutique but they don’t have it any more…
    Would you send me yours? For real? OMG, that’s awesome 🙂
    Please let me know how should we do.
    WOOOOHOOOOO you just made my day!!!!!!!!!!!
    THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    t any more…

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