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A bash for Elleanna.

One little girl…


One little cake…


A room full of love

and a Princess dress to top the bash off!


It’s still crazy to think that Elleanna is one, I’m seeing her facial features changing and watching her become so independent. Before leaving Maryland a couple of weeks ahead of time I was serving this amazing table of four women having drinks and food. Laughing and talking about mom moments I found myself telling them all about Elleanna’s birthday and how I’m a blogger looking for someone who may be able to help create dresses for the girls to wear to the birthday party. Little did I know how this table would change not only my stress level but also adding an outstanding touch to Elleanna’s birthday.

Prefect Princess gowns with love stitched into every detail. (Too bad Elleanna looks drunk or something here or this would be an amazing photo… still is anyways!)

Courtney began showing me pictures of adult dresses she designed and told me to contact her and she would help Geraldo and I out. I didn’t know if she could do one or both dresses for Isabella and Elleanna. I didn’t know how they would turn out and I didn’t know if they would be everyday wear or that Princess fairy tale.


With the days following Courtney and I began to email, talking about patterns and colors I found myself excited for the creation the Courtney would be doing. Lace, bright and Princess like the gowns added that perfect touch to the party.

If you are ever in need of that elegant dress for a holiday, birthday or special evening out I recommend Corse’Couture and Courtney’s outstanding stitching and eye for fashion.

@corsecouture (Instagram)


From caterpillars and snails to chips and dip we had snacks lined up on The Beacon Hotels bar. With plenty of room to sit and eat; the many tables in the conference room set up for cake I wondered who would show in our long list of invites with the weather being snowy.


Pictures laid out on cake tables and side tables showing Elleanna’s transformation, banners hung (though in a rush missing an N…) balloons scattered and goodie bags filled the bash was great; though not perfect missing many family and friends from Abuelos and Grannies, ti-ti’s and tio’s along with cousins our hearts ached for the party would go on. We cannot wait to celebrate with those far away soon though with the many holidays to cherish with the children, the birthdays to set off with a bang. I was pleased to see Uncles and Aunts, cousins and little ones show with my best friend and Princess and the ever so touching moment that my family of four blew out Elleanna’s birthday cake (though mainly Isabella blew it out and we fought Elleanna over a lollipop to smash the cake).

Getting ready to blow the candle out as a family, Isabella beat us to it though.

Daddy got Elleanna with her birthday cake smash.

She just wont give up that lollipop.

I cannot thank everyone who helped set up, coordinate and participate along with showing up to The Beacon Hotel in Oswego New York.


You all helped create an amazing venue, food and surround Elleanna with love near and far. From the special touch with their Princess dresses to the confetti balloons made by daddy; the snails and caterpillars made by Amber, Joyce, Emily and myself; the photos and flowers set up by Krista, Mike @thisdadsview and breathtaking photos by Heather @SugarnSpicelife. My handy helper Renee and Vanessa for changing the girls into their dresses and beautiful necklaces by Courtney. I know many have helped with many aspects of this birthday and I cannot thank you enough.


What did your little one wear for their first birthday bash? Have you ever looked for that perfect handmade dress or suit? (@corsecouture)

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