I wanted to enjoy the day with everybody and not have to worry about taking pictures, so I hired a photographer- Ashley from Ashley Topping Photography. She is amazing! We have used her on many occasions and we have never been disappointed.
Last month our sweet baby girl was baptized. It was such a perfect day! I still can’t believe she is already 4 months old. I try to enjoy every moment I can with her because time just flies by so fast. She is going to be a toddler before we know it!
These were the invites. I purchased them from Tiny Prints. They have an amazing selection of designs, plus the quality of the cards are great. I love ordering from them!
We had her baptized at the same church that we got my son baptized at. She was also the same age- 3 1/2 months. It’s great when they are so young because they sleep through everything- makes the ceremony and dinner at the restaurant so much easier. lol
We had both Godparents come to our place for lunch before the ceremony so we could give them their gifts and take some pictures. We also had my mom and Nonna (Grandma in Italian) come at the end so I could get a quick picture of them holding Ashlynn in the dress I was baptized in and the dress my Nonna was baptized in. I also had her wear the bracelet and cross pendant that I wore when I was baptized. I love sentimental things like that. Such great memories for all of us.
Once the ceremony was complete we all headed to Kelsey’s Restaurant for the reception. I can’t begin to tell you how pleased I was with their service. I had such a great experience! The General Manger and Manger of the location I went to were super nice and so accommodating. They always answered my emails promptly and made sure the day of the event went perfectly. They did an amazing job!
The food was great and everyone had so many options to choose from. The servers were always on top of everyone’s drinks and always went around the tables to make sure everyone had everything they needed.
For any family event I usually make my own desserts- the cake, cookies, cupcakes etc. Well this time around I chose to leave it to the experts because the last cake I made was quite embarrassing. Plus, now I had 2 kids to look after and I was afraid I wasn’t going to have the time. I am so glad I did because it took so much stress off my shoulders! All I did was buy some candy, cut up food and added some flowers in a vase and left the rest up to the experts!
I purchased the cake from We Bake Cakes. Doreen did a fantastic job. She always replied to all my emails promptly and was very accommodating as to what I wanted. She does all types of cakes for all occasions such as weddings, birthday parties, baptisms, baby showers etc. She also does cupcakes and cakepops.
The cookies and cupcakes I ordered from Tammy at Cupcakes Under Cover. Her work is incredible. She does everything from cakes to cookies to cupcakes. She also rents out stands and towers either with or without an order from her. I love the attention to detail she puts in all her work. I will definitely be ordering from her again.
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