One simple item can inspire an entire design and this is exactly what happened with Olivia’s Baptism decor (and is the reason it wasn’t pink on pink like most assumed they would see). I attended a baby shower where the food table was draped with a beautiful tablecloth; ivory in colour, patterned with plush blue hydrangeas and subtle monarch butterflies. It was love at first sight and from that day forward I went down planning lane and created Olivia’s Blue Hydrangeas themed Baptism celebration luncheon.
When making the invitations I really wanted them to set the feel of the event so I made sure they were cohesive with the tablecloth. They seemed to have taken on an elegant feel with the dainty blue hydrangeas border, cute fonts and location graphics. I love how they turned out!
Bunting banners are such an easy addition to decor but really bring a look together and these ones were made of the same blue hydrangeas located on the invitation. They were a simple addition to the wall decor which included Olivia’s name in sparkle letters.
Initially I had four tables planned so everyone could have a seat but decided that it would be much more roomy with three as we had additional seating nearby. Luckily for me, when I went to pick up the chair covers, both Dana (owner of Diamond Decor) and I got a little out of hand with what I was to take with me. My vision for the tables was always evolving but ended up looking so much better than envisioned because of my visit to Diamond Decor.
Baby photos of Beau and I at our very own Baptism were spread out throughout the home. I did include some non Baptism images so guests could see how similar Olivia looks to her parents 🙂
As with my Flamingo Themed Baby Shower for Olivia the grandmas went all out and provided an amazing polish/french spread. There was lasagna, cabbage rolls, meat trays, dips, salads, treats and cake. The same cake from Olivia’s shower was present (pictured below) but so was an amazing Baptism themed cake in the shape of a bible. It was big enough to feed the entire congregation and most sits in our freezer now, but it was beautiful.
I went in a VERY modern approach to her baptism gown and chose a one piece with a rosette covered bodice and a frilly tutu’d bottom. If you know me, you know I have a thing for tutus and Olivia’s Baptism was no exception.
Of course mom and dad’s outfit had to match the theme too. 🙂