To be honest, we didn’t even know that US Olympic Team Track and Field sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross and her husband, ex New York Giants and New England Patriots Super Bowl champ, Aaron Ross, were expecting their first child. However, we got really excited to see in PEOPLE magazine that the couple celebrated the impending arrival this past weekend.
The event, held at a lavish affair at the W Hotel in Austin, Texas, gave away the gender of their baby: a boy! The venue was decked out in blue and purple floral arrangements.
STEMS Floral Design + Productions provided the beautiful floral arrangements that filled the meeting room, PEOPLE notes, adding that the company truly went all out as there blue and purple flowers at every seat for guests to view and enjoy, including faux trees made of elegant flowers. During the ceremony, some of the female guests sprinkled flower petals at Richards-Ross’ feet, reminiscent of “Coming to America.”
The couple used the occasion of the baby shower to reveal the baby’s name: Aaron Jeremiah Ross Jr. The celebrity couple commemorated the impending birth of their child with a monogram display spelling it out: AJRII. Guests took photos in front of a ivy wall bearing the initials.
Also, according to PEOPLE, the initials A.J.R. II was placed strategically throughout the event space. There was a Sweets Suite just for housing all the decadent desserts for guests. They noshed on several course offerings including duck and halibut.
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Here are some of the photos of the events as shared by vendors and guests:
The Jamaican-American is author to a new autobiography that is currently on Amazon.com #1 New release list called, “Chasing Grace“. Recently, the pretty track star shared her monthly progression photos on her Instagram page: