The parents-to-be get ready to welcome guests at their baby shower at the Sugar Factory in West Hollywood.
Vanessa’s parents Justine and Rev. Run share the love. “My dad was actually really excited because this is the first grandchild for my family,” Vanessa told ESSENCE.com.
Any day now, Mike!
“I was so overwhelmed with excitement that I actually started having contractions at the end of the shower,” Vanessa tells ESSENCE.com. “Luckily, it was just false labor. My little girl has quite a sense of humor already.”
Vanessa and Mike welcome Tyrese and daughter Shayla to their baby shower.
Russell Simmons, Marlon Wayans and Rev. Run celebrate Vanessa and Mike’s special day.
The Sugar Factory created a special bar area for Vanessa and Mike.
Vanessa and Mike worked with Citron Caterers to create a special menu that included sourdough grilled cheese fingers served atop roasted tomato soup shooters.
Vanessa and Mike wanted lots and lots of color at their shower. They worked with event planner Cairo’s Customs to create their “Rub-a-Dub” soiree.
The couple created a bar area that served Mommy Mixers, special mocktails for moms-to-be.
The Sugar Factory left no sweet tooth untouched.
Guests played the baby clothespin game.
The elaborate cake was designed by Special Cakes By Ruben complete with blinged-out rubber ducks.
The mom-to-be poses by her gorgeous cake.
“This was such a joyous event for Mike and I and our families,” Vanessa tells ESSENCE.com. “The room was filled with so much Love and Laughter all in Honor our lil Angel.”
Friends, and sis Angela Simmons, could help but “rub-a-dub” on her gorgeous belly. Vanessa enjoyed Mommy Mixers mocktails while her pals sipped on Zing Vodka cocktails.
Friends and family helped the glowing mom-to-be celebrate her special day.
Angela Simmons shared a moment with Marlon Wayans at Vanessa and Mike’s baby shower.
Vanessa’s girlfriends were there to help her celebrate her special day.
The happy couple shared a moment with their moms.
Mike’s father, actor Damon Wayans, came to celebrate his soon-to-be granddaughter.
Tyrese’s daughter digs into the yummy candy cane at the Sugar Factory.
Vanessa and Angela share a sweet moment with a guest.
Angela Simmons and Damon Wayans were there to celebrate Vanessa and Mike’s baby girl.
Vanessa shared a moment with Mike’s cousin, TV writer Craig Wayans.
Nothing like some sisterly love.
Brothers Shawn and Damon Wayans celebrated with parents-to-be Vanessa and Mike.
Actress Ali Landry joined in on Vanessa and Mike’s celebration.
Mike Wayans’ friends came to celebrate his special day.
How Vanessa and Mike welcomed friends and family to their baby shower. Guests left with gift bags filled with hair prodcuts from Dream Kids by Strength of Nature and assorted candy from Sugar Factory.