Toronto-based photographer Heidi Lau definitely had a vision for her daughter Kali's first birthday party. "I wanted it to include her favorite animal, the owl, and other elements that reflected her," she says. "She's born in the Winter, and one of the first trips I went to when I was pregnant with her was to Paris, so I decided to create a French-themed winter cafe. Once the theme was decided, I wanted to pick colors that felt wintery and French, so I went with coral, mint, navy blue, and gold."
While this party (photographed by Justin Wong) has a lot of beautiful elements, the showstopping cake really drew us in. "I wanted the cake to be the feature of the party, and my friend and amazing cake designer Sharon of Bloom Cake Co. did an unbelievable job," Heidi says. "I wanted it to feel wintry and cozy, which is where the sweater texture came from, and the knitted snow owl topper really surprised my daughter." Keep clicking to check out the gorgeous cake and so much more that, added up, makes this party Winter perfection!