Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Blue and White Baptism with Mission Style

When it comes to events, Baptisms are not something I get to do very often, so when my friend Allana wanted some help with her son's big day, I jumped at the chance! 

Allana is a very creative and talented person, and she created her son's birth announcement and baptism invitation by hand. She is a fantastic watercolorist, and she designed a beautiful graphic of purple-blue watercolor and white interlocking squares for Clarke.

Her work is absolutely gorgeous. 

When Allana and I discussed the event, we decided that it would be neat to have some more paper goods as well as some favors for the event. Allana generously shared her images for my use, and I created favors, food tags, and signage for the event.

Because it was a baptism, we decided that a candle would be a very appropriate favor.  I found some white votive candles and placed them in simple mason jars. A tag commemorating the event was then attached to the jar with a white ribbon.

The day was glorious and held in Allana and Matt's backyard in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. Guests enjoyed delicious food made by the new parents themselves. Corn and bean salad, sourdough bread, pulled pork made on Matt's Big Green Egg, and locally made tamales from a few blocks away. For dessert, assorted cookies accompanied a traditional Tres Leches cake also made right in their neighborhood. 

 Congratulations, Clarke!

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