Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Noah's dedication

A month later and I've finally gotten around to posting about this amazing day. Originally Mr. B and I wanted to have the dedication at home, but we opted to have it in a restaurant instead. Less clean up, less set up and less stress ! We went to one place and fell in love with it. We booked it on the spot. Here is what it looks like inside, if you know me in real life, you know this is 100% my style.
I looked online for a while to find the right invite. Most websites are pre printed invites that all said "Baptism or Christening".... it was hard to find one that actually said or allowed me to write dedication. I went with the good old staple, Vistaprint. I also designed labels there as well. Below you can see both.
The cake was something I wasn't 100% sold on since we really didn't need one because there was a dessert buffet. But I figured for picture use, it would be good.... hindsight, I have one picture of it !!! Waste of money, although the cake was delicious. I had Audrey's Bakery make it. I sent them an email of a similiar style cake and they recreated it with my son's name and the coloring I wanted.
 
Here are some more detail shots, starting from top left to right : back of invite, the sign for the restaurant, a bracelet given to Noah from his Godfather and a sign from his grandparents to remember the day.
 We used our awesome photographer that took Noah's newborn pictures and Easter pictures. I didn't want to worry about capturing the day and I knew my camera would not do it justice. She's so very talented and I plan on using her a few more times too. If you are on Long Island, seriously, book her. Jennifer Bennett Photograpy
Here are some more details. I found the framed handprint on Amazon. I was so surprised to find it ! Here is the original company that sells them The Grandparent Co.  My only gripe, which probably wouldn't have happened if Noah was younger, is that the ink was not dark enough. Maybe if he was less alert, like the newborn stage, we could've gotten a better print. Ah, live and learn.
 The chocolate crosses were made by one of our family members. My goodness they were amazing !The white chocolate was my favorite !!
I ordered cookies from Walnut Street Bakers . She is awesome. I have worked with her many times. We met many years ago at a street fair and I have used her ever since ! The cookies were so good and she can make just about any shape of cookie.
 
 The prints and sign that says "God Bless this Child" both come from Etsy.
The ceremony was done right in front of the fireplace so I was able to decorate the mantle. How perfect are those flowers/plants? I did not bring them ! It just worked out well.
So that's how we celebrated dedication our son. It was an amazing day. Just as I had hoped.

3 comments:

redellen14 said...

What a wonderful day it was. Even the weather was wonderful. From the day he was born Noah has been a blessed event. His smile and eyes just draws him into a special place in your heart. He is so loved! A dedication to God, but we must remember that God already knows how special he is since he is the one that sent this special angel to us!

redellen14 said...

What a wonderful day it was. Even the weather was wonderful. From the day he was born Noah has been a blessed event. His smile and eyes just draws him into a special place in your heart. He is so loved! A dedication to God, but we must remember that God already knows how special he is since he is the one that sent this special angel to us!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

what a fun wonderful day, the pictures are so beautiful and they will be cherished forever...thanks for sharing.