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Ava’s “Pink and White Damask” Christening May 11, 2013

Ava_ChristeningVintage Christening Ideas

Lia contacted me regarding the Pink and White Damask Baby Shower collection in my Etsy store. She was interested in using it for her beautiful daughter Ava’s Christening. Well, of course, I decided to tweak it for her to make it perfect for a Christening. I customized the banner for her and added a pink cross to it. I’m so glad that Lea sent me photos from the Christening because there were so many sweet touches.

A couple notes from Lia:

Our Daughter Ava Grace celebrated her Christening on March 24, 2013. It was an elaborate event. The Baptism was held at St. Peter and Paul’s Church in San Francisco. This church is very special to us as my husband and I got married here 08.08.08. Ava was dressed in a Vintage Inspired Louisa Christening Gown and matching bonnet by Baby Blue & Belle .
I took a few photos of Ava the week before in her Christening Dress to have displayed at the reception on the tables with the floral centerpieces draped in pearls. The reception immediately followed at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, which was also very dear to us as we also had our wedding reception here. God Bless Ava banner was displayed on the fireplace mantel. Above the mantel was a large flat screen TV, where a slideshow of Ava’s pictures played.

I think the photos (by KMR Photography in San Francisco) speak for themselves… enjoy looking through these!

St. Peter and Paul's Church in San FranciscoInside St. Peter and Paul's Church in San FranciscoChristening at St. Peter and Paul's Church in San FranciscoChristening at St. Peter and Paul's Church in San FranChristening St. Peter and Paul's Church in San FranciscoChristening St. Peter and Paul's Church in San FranciscoBaby in Vintage CarriagePrintable Christening bannerGodBlessBannerSan Francisco Italian Athletic Clubpink damask food labelsdamask favor tagsBiscotti for favorsCross shaped biscottiPink and white candypink candydamask water bottle wrappersChristening Centerpiece Idea1899Baby eating cake at christeningchristening ice sculpture

Thank you so much Lia for sharing photos from Ava’s very special day. You did an incredible job putting this together. I love all the sweet touches and how you incorporated so many hand made touches, such as the biscotti party favors that your mother made, the lace photo frames, and the cross shaped biscotti.


Printables and stationary: A Party Studio

(banner, welcome sign, water bottle wrappers, food labels, favor tags, thank you cards, poem card, church program):

Photography: KMR Photography

Christening gown and bonnet: Baby Blue & Belle

Cross-shaped cake: Fantasy Cakes and Fine Pastries

I simply love designing printables for Christenings, Baptisms and First Holy Communions and I have so many designs that are not yet in the store. Over the next few weeks I plan on getting these beautiful printables listed so check back or shoot me an e-mail if you need something for an upcoming special event. I can be reached via e-mail apartystudio@gmail.com, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. If you are looking for more ideas check out this board on Pinterest specifically for Christenings, Baptisms and First Holy Communions.


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