Monday, October 5, 2009

Baptism Celebration

Yesterday, my nephew Bennett was baptized and that was cause for much celebration! Of course I jumped at the chance to help my sister plan an intimate lunch for friends and family after the church service. She found the invitation below at Please Reply in Crestline Village and that set the tone for several of the elements we incorporated into the celebration that day.
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I just had to include a photo of my sister's precious family, which was taken at the church right after the baptism. Its incredibly hard to get everyone to smile on cue, but the fact that the twins are actually being still in this picture is amazing!
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My sister hung an adorable wreath on her front door with Bennett's photo to greet everyone as they came in the door.

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Mandy from Hot House Design Studio in Birmingham put together a few arrangements for the house, as well as one for the baptismal font, which we transfered to the coffee table in my sister's living room. I love Mandy's style because every arrangement looks like a work of art. Her design definitely stands out and looks anything but average!Check out more of Mandy's work on Hot House's blog.

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My mother and sister teamed up on the food and made a delicious wild rice, chicken and green bean casserole complimented by a fresh green salad and homemade rolls. For dessert, we went with a cake from Olexa's and had them copy the cross on the invitation. I think the cake might have been my favorite part! And, of course we couldn't let the guests leave without a favor. My sister picked up a couple dozen sugar cookies in the shape of a cross from Savage's bakery in Homewood and tied a special note to each one thanking everyone for coming. It was truly a very special day and wonderful celebration!



3 comments:

  1. What a wonderful Baptism celebration!
    I love the idea of the wreath to great the guests as well as the cookie favors.
    The flowers were a work of art.
    Carmelynn

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  2. All the details are perfect
    for such a special celebration!
    Loved seeing the pictures.

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  3. All so pretty. What a precious family!

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