Monday, 9 August 2010

The day finally arrived

Yes finally Doodlebug's christening day arrived - something i had been preparing for for months. There were lists everywhere. I knew exactly the dress, the theme, the decor and the songs I wanted - it was more like a wedding (but seeing as it is a dream to be a wedding planner, I am not surprised). The dress arrived, the cake (made by Sylv) was taken to be decorated, and the decorations were painstakingly made (see Life is beautiful blog for ideas on vases) and much to OH annoyance the bills totted up. I could hear his grinding teeth. But this was my baby girl's special day and i wanted it to be perfect. I even decided i wanted to make mostof the food and hence was still up at 11.15pm making the creme pattiserie! Then again at6.30 am to decorate the tart with fruit. I had also set my heart on Peonies for the flowers and was most disappointed when i was t old they were not in season....BUT those angels and fairies were listening to me because as i popped into Tesco - I was amazed to find 2 bunches of pretty pink peonies (and better still one was reduced!!) They'd be perfect with the creamy white roses i had already got). Thank you tesco fairies!

But all this effort was worth it - just look at how pretty the house looked. I want to thank Sadie from Cotton Rose blog for her help in teaching me how to decorate a beautiful feminine table. With her advice i managed to buy some beautiful sheer organza, which i threw over a double sheet (utilised as a table cloth) and tied at the legs with ribbonand decorated with a flower hair slide! It looked GORGE!

The bunting in the garden was not made but was bought at Hampton Court Flower show. Too pretty! and the trees were decorated with tiny glass and bead tea light holders, altho i dont have a close up of them - silly me!
On to church and we finally all arrived just in time - a little sweaty but we made it! It was a beautiful service, with 2 of my fave hymns, Holy Holy and Gloria (both really jiggy). Doodlebug was on her best behaviour and looked beautiful. She was a little star and we were all so proud of her esp her big brother. She now has 3 god mothers and a god father to watch out for her. So without further ado, here i present my pretty christened beauty.

Then it was back to the house for a busy busy BBQ and garden party - praying teh weather would hold. Despite it being busy,I was so lucky that i had a lot of people to help. My dad and uncle T manned the BBQ like professionals, H and T grabbed pinnies and washing up brushes, I mixed Pimms and the kids ran riot - actually they were pretty good and had lots of fun. I was so pleased the day went almost without a hitch and i want to thank everyone for all their help.

My little princess got some lovely gifts - 2 braclets, 3 necklaces, trinket box, a beautiful silver box witha silver sixpence and a mini guardian angel inside and a girls firts diamond ring on a necklace (swarovski really but oh so pretty!) She is going to adore these as she gets older. So far she is only allowed to wear one of her bracelets as that is Doodlebug proof!
Altho this day was all about Doodlebug, I must not leave out the Fluffy boy! He was a perfect star and helped mew clear up and was just wonderful. Love them both to bits!
Now to get the photos printed and scrapped!


  1. oh I'm so glad I just checked my yahoo mail (I am rubbish at checking it!) I saw your email and flew over. I am so glad you got your peonies. They look perfect. I totally understand your wanting the day to be as perfect as possible, it's important to mums :o) I love the piccies, and you did a superb job. Your little Princess looks utterly divine in her frock! I should send you a piccie of my little humbug in her christening gown, the frilly net hemline are the same on both dresses! I could not resist it. Here's a top tip. Closer to Christmas, dress her in it and add a tinsel halo, photograph with a nice backdrop, print and attach to card for very precious Christmas cards this year. I did exactly that - have done every year - and not only is it appreciated by family and friends, but it's a fabulous record of your little one growing and changing each year. Plus you get a bit more use out of such a beautiful dress :o)

    Got to scoot. Thank you so much for your email, will reply as soon as I get a bit more time.

    Looks like a lovely day all round, you did well :o)x x

  2. wow! finally managed to find 5 glorious moments to myself this morning, and treated myself to peek at ya peonies! I love the table decoration - just want to have an afternoon tea so I can use your idea. Can't wait to see what your next project is!
    Have a glorious girly day!

  3. The peonies are fabulous!! What a pretty girl. Good job, mum!