It’s A Girl!
The #BabySense2.0 Gender Reveal was every ounce of love and epic perfection.
The relief of finally answering the anticipation for the epic lituation gender reveal was well worth the wait. The day of the event was nothing short of phenomenal. It was a heart -felt celebration exploding with camaraderie and love. Watch this amazing recap video curated by Dorn-Long Films and The FIRM curated for this phenomenal event!
It’s finally begun to feel like Coty and I are making North Carolina home by laying down roots and sharing priceless memories with our old and new friends and family. We chose to host baby Journei’s coveted reveal in Charlotte during the thrill of NBA All Star weekend. The exciting vibe downtown created suspense for our guests. THE FIRM secured the perfect venue and executed from concept to logistics to vendors to event production and management —no stone was left unturned. Thank you for committing to the success of my brand and this project and ensuring all details looked phenomenal and our vision was executed even under pressure. I know this was long days, long nights, it was taking the calls and reading over the agreements but, armed with all black & a red lip—#DSLB + #thefirmwins are unstoppable. #thefirmworks
As a girl raised in Columbia, South Carolina, my Southern roots will always prevail. I’m “country” and so I tell everyone that any event I host MUST SERVE delicious food. No compromises or exceptions. Nothing screams Southern Hospitality like a deliciously crafted menu complete with Southern classics like decadent waffles and shrimp and grits.
Chef Abella curated a classic brunch menu consisting of lemon pepper wings, shrimp & grits, shrimp cocktail, jerk salmon tacos, a delicious waffle station accompanied with fresh fruit and a plethora of toppings, lobster mac & cheese, breakfast potatoes, turkey sausage, distilled water and organic juice. Her creations not only resonated with our guests, her professionalism and commitment to excellence makes the investment of a private on-site chef well worth every dime.
When you want to add sparkle and pizazz to an event, the best way to do so is to let a talented mixologist create a handcrafted drink menu featuring delicious yet satisfying spirits for your guest to indulge. With drinks named after the Sensabaugh family, it was only fitting that we customized the cocktail to match each personality. Listed below is our unique menu handcrafted by expert mixologist Brittany K.
The Coty (Cognac Manhattan, Hennessy, Dry Vermouth & Sweet Vermouth, Bitters)
The Domy (Anejo Tequila, Cardamaro, Licor 43, Lemon, Bitters)
The Marri (Cucumber gimlet/refresher, Cucumber Vodka or Hendricks Gin, Sliced Cucumber, Lime, Fever Tree Ginger Beer, (Non-Alcoholic option A/V)
Baby Sense 2.0 (Champagne Cocktail, Orange Blossom Sugar Cube, Bittered Lemon Cordial, Bubbles)
What’s a party without cake? I don’t know because I have never thrown such a thing. Our decadent dessert table consisted of treats created by Ashley Mitchell with a variety of delicious custom Baby Sense 2.0 cookies, cake pops, pretzels, rice krispies, and to die for popcorn convolutions that barely made it to the sweets table because baby Journei and I kept munching non-stop. We also featured two beautiful cakes created by Suarez Bakery, and the tiny but mighty delectable bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes. My philosophy is that every event should have some element of confections to add an extra flare to the experience.
The Baby Sense 2.0 Decor & Details
Tiffany Cook of Tiffany Cook Events curated a beautiful backdrop consisting of a cascading ombre collection of metallic, blue and pink balloons that was used as the focal point of the reveal. She also created a relaxed vibe using luxe white lounge accompanied by sparkly sequins pillows and beautiful pink and blue sequins table cloths to add to the theme of the brunch. Another phenomenal creative I enjoyed working with is Creative Amme, their designs are artistic yet sophisticated. Their brilliant magic was behind the BabySense 2.0 laser handout elements featured as cake toppers, our focal point on the greenery wall, and custom drink stirrers. We also used the beautiful Sensabaugh Family Illustration designed by Emma Kenny Illustrations featured on the vibrant napkins from For Your Party. These details really spruced up the ambiance and elegance of the Baby Sense reveal.
The Big Surprise
What would a Dominique Sensabaugh event be without an element of surprise? Coty and I couldn’t just host a standard reveal where we cut the cake to announce our new addition and bid our farewells. We had to incorporate an epic element of surprise to keep our guest on their toes. It’s only right. Dorn-Long Films and The Firm helped to bring my vision to life by creating an epic Baby Sense 2.0 video series revealing to the world our beautiful baby girl Journei Ali Sensabaugh. The first video in the reveal series served as a heartfelt teaser to show the world how God has enlarged our territory by blessing our amazing family. We incorporated a cliff hanger ending that our guests loved, because of the suspense created over who this new addition to the family shall be!
Capturing the Moment
The dynamic photographic genius couple Martha and Jesus Ramirez of UDS Photos captured each and every moment of this reveal in perfect form.
Stay tuned for more #Sensabaughfamily updates as God continues to allow our beautiful family to keep growing. Coty and I may sleep way less because we will soon have two babies, under two, in diapers but our hearts will continue to overflow with love and gratitude for these amazing blessings!