On Sunday 26th July 2015 we had our son, Rory James Valentine, christened at the absolutely beautiful Christchurch Priory.
This Church is very special to me as it held a very special place in my lovely Nan’s heart. She was a devoted Christian throughout her life & upon going into the Priory a few years ago she literally burst into tears at the overwhelming feeling she got. What I would have done for her to have been with us all today to see her Great-Grandson Christened within those walls. For anybody that isn’t aware, she passed away suddenly just 2 days before our wedding day last September but lives on through our little Elsa Mary (named after her).
How adorable does little man look? Shirt/waistcoat/bowtie set (£30.00) from Monsoon & trousers from Next (£9.99).
All of our family & friends (about 50 despite quite a few people not being able to make it) met at the Priory at 11.30am for the Christening, unfortunately despite being the middle of summer it absolutely bucketed it down all day!
The Godparents we chose were my best friend Sian along with Joe’s best friend Oli & brother Paul. This was an absolute no brainer to us as they all make such an effort with our two blessed teeny tiny humans & our little family. They will be there for both of our children throughout their lives as they have been with us.
After the ceremony everyone returned back to our house which is about a 2 minute drive. We were supposed to be doing a BBQ but due to the weather forecast changed to a buffet with sandwiches, cold meats & salads.
Luckily we had help preparing food & setting up from Joe & I’s parents which made it much easier & meant I could faff around with the prettiness rather than buttering a zillion slices of bread.
We also used our wishing tree from Hobbycraft (104cm is £30.00) & set up the dining room for gifts
We had such a lovely day surrounded by all our incredible family & friends – I honestly couldn’t feel more blessed by the love & support we have around us.
Love, Charlotte x