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This Baby Shower Was Probably Bigger Than Your Wedding [PHOTOS]

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Photos courtesy of Dzevad Halilovic
Baby Lorenzo's stage at Grbic.
Dzevad and Selma Halilovic didn't have a big wedding.

The Bosnian Romani couple married and had a small family party before trying for twelve years to have a child.

"We wanted kids, but nothing was happening," Dzevad Halilovic tells Daily RFT.

Finally, Selma got pregnant. And the day baby Lorenzo was born, the Halilovics knew what to do next.

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The Halilovic family.
"We thought, 'We're going to throw Lorenzo a really big party,'" says Halilovic. "We've got a baby now. This is our everything."

The couple decided to throw a baby shower, which typically takes place after a baby is born in Bosnia.

"That is the tradition," says Halilovic. "We've been doing it for a long time."

But it wasn't just any baby shower. Little Lorenzo celebrated his long-awaited arrival in the world at a grand affair more akin to a bridezilla's dream day than to a typical baby shower.

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Baby Lorenzo lookin' fly for his big day.
In five months, the couple planned a baby shower for 250 people, mostly family, at Grbic Restaurant, founded by one oldest Bosnian families in St. Louis. They chose a color scheme -- silver and blue -- and draped the restaurant in coordinating fabric and crystals.

Halilovic wanted little Lorenzo to be the center of attention, so Grbic built him a special stage, complete with a decorated crib.

The best part? The "Gucci" cake. "Because it's high class," says Halilovic.

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This is one high class cake.
Now that the big party's over, the Halilovics only have six months before their next big event: Lorenzo's first birthday. Halilovic says he wants something just a bit smaller than his extravagant baby shower.

"We have some planning to do," he says.

But how will they ever top this?

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Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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Grbic

4071 Keokuk St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


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