Friday, July 29, 2011

"From the fullness of grace, we have received one blessing after another"

John 1:16
In her pretty lace bonnet and diaper cover, the morning of her christening

Baby Charlotte was baptised last weekend in the church where I grew up. 

It was a wonderful ceremony with lots of family and precious friends.  We feel lucky to have so many loving role models in Charlotte's life!
Charlotte's godparents, Jessica and Jeffrey
Charlotte wore Barrett's baptism gown, but with added lace embellishments and a handmade lace tea bonnet.
Barrett's christening
My mom found an heirloom sewing lady to add a lace collar and puffed sleeves

She also added a silk and lace ruffle to the bottom
 After the baptism, we had a family lunch reception at my parents' house, complete with BBQ, all the fixings, and christening cake.

Charlotte changed into her cream silk party dress for the reception.
You know, I hear that a wardrobe change is common among princesses, so that you can cut a rug at the reception. 
Like Kate Middleton.  I'm just saying...
kate middleton wedding reception gown

What a wonderful day!  We were surrounded by all the people we love most and that love baby Charlotte.  We feel so blessed!

Family picture
It is hard to get everyone smiling at the same time!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful weekend, and so many good memories for all of us. Best of all, we have Charlotte. She looked like a little angel on her baptism day. And the photo of her in her little party dress and lace baptism bonnet . . . of dear, I think I have another favorite pic of Charlotte!