Monday, July 25, 2011

Charlotte's Baptism

Yesterday, Luke and I had the privilege of having Charlotte baptized at Briarwood. Luke read the blessing we wrote for her, and then Pastor Harry Reeder sprinkled her little head with water as he baptized her. We recognize God's work of salvation in our lives and Charlotte's need of it, too, and we look to God to grant her grace as we enter into this covenant with him. 

Charlotte wore my little dress and a lace bonnet.

Here is the blessing Luke read to Charlotte:

Charlotte Bethea, truly the Lord blessed us with you as a “good and perfect gift, sent from above.” You have been born into a family that has a heritage of faith extending deep into past generations; this makes it all the more fitting that today we should recognize and respond to God’s covenant love for you. Our prayer is that you would quickly grow to “taste and see that the Lord is good,” knowing that in Christ you “might have life, and have it abundantly.”

Afterwards, we had a small lunch with family and friends at our house to celebrate. I had a lot of fun designing the invitations for the baptism and lunch, and I am so pleased with how they turned out! They were loosely inspired by the late Tasha Tudor, one of my favorite children's book illustrators.

We had pink punch, ham sandwiches, crudites with dill dip, spinach salad, and Laura's to-die-for tri-colore orzo. And as an extra sweet finish to a sweet day, Dreamcakes mini cupcakes sat on my grandmother's pretty silver stand for dessert! 

I used extra-large antique hydrangea blossoms, pink carnations, and lots and lots of tinted glass. I loved the sweet, airy look that it gave.

I hate that our camera died before we got photos of everyone who came, but we still managed a few more:

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holly said...

sarah, robins, this was the most lovely party, i feel so honored to have been apart on such a special day for you and charlotte, i love that last picture of her on the blue sofa

Katie said...

SR everything looks beautiful and magical. Love your decorations and invitations. Can't wait to see what gifts of creativity little Charlotte has :) love y'all!