This past Sunday was a beautiful October day for our baby girl’s Baptism. We decided to keep her celebration very small and with family only. Charleston’s god parents were my cousin Rebecca and my brother in law Kevin. As Catholics, Baptism is celebrated with the entire parish. The parish that we belong to has been my parish for my whole life. I was baptized, made my first communion, was confirmed, had my grade 8 graduation and I was married there. My son was baptized there and on Sunday so was my daughter.
I have always been a very traditional person. Traditions, heirlooms and legacies are all things that are so important to me. For the mass, my daughter wore the same baptismal gown that I wore 32 years ago. I wore the gown, my brother David wore the gown, my son did and so did my daughter. Pretty amazing right?! She looked so beautiful and was great throughout the Baptism. Once we got to the restaurant, I changed her into this little dress. She wore it for 10 minutes before having a poop explosion in it and then ended up wearing a plain white onesie for the rest of the day (haha).
After the mass, our family headed to a Restaurant where we had dinner in their private dining room. When I had started planning Charleston’s Baptism reception, I knew that I wanted to have fabulous food and of course some feminine details in the décor. I started with finding the perfect centerpieces. One can never go wrong with fresh flowers and hydrangeas are one of my favourites. These beautiful light pink mason jars were so pretty and will definitely be used again. Sandra at Finish Me Pretty was amazing and did such a fabulous job!
My friend and also a fellow teacher Elisa has been making my son’s cakes for the past three years. I had sent her like 10 photos (sorry Elisa) and explained what I wanted the cake to look like. She went above my expectations, and with my vision and her talent, she created the most gorgeous cake for my baby girl. Not only was it stunning, but it also tasted delicious. If you live in the GTA, contact Elisa. She’s super talented and so lovely! The beautiful cookies and gold glitter donuts were a huge hit! If youre looking for something like them, here is where I got them! The ladies at Sweet Celebrations were great too!
Lastly, I was trying to decide what to give as the bomboniere. I have been and always will be a firm believer in giving something that people will actually use. How many of you have a bunch of random white platters that you never use or don’t go with what you have?! So, I decided to go with an Italian red wine…who doesn’t love wine?!
Her special day was a successful one, she was baptized, surrounded by family and we had a great reception after with amazing food, drink, deserts and love!
Would you believe that my son refused to take any photos with me, my husband and my daughter?! The only people he would take photos with were his older cousins and my flower girls from my wedding, Mia and Alexa. Who can blame him, they’re too cute!