Harvey’s christening 

He’s here and we’re celebrating it….

Last weekend was a particularly special day for us as we officially named our baby boy ‘Harvey James’ and welcomed him to the world at his christening.

We knew we wanted to get Harvey christened from the day he was born and we also knew that only one place was special enough to hold such an event. Harvey was christened at the same church that less then seventeen months earlier had hosted our wedding. The church where numerous generations of my family had celebrated life, death and union.


So on a particularly sunny Sunday afternoon Harvey was christened in a private ceremony hosting around seventy of a nearest and dearest.

Organising a celebration for so many people whilst looking after a young baby is brave but what’s far braver is organising it to be held in the garden (the British weather is notoriously  unpredictable, even in the summer months.) However we survived, in fact we had a fantastic time! Despite the heavy down pours on Saturday when Sunday morning rolled round so did the wall to wall sunshine!


After the service we invited everyone back to my parents house (a short stroll from the church) to raise a glass to Harvey. We toasted with the prefect combination of prosecco, cake and sweets! And then kept things simple with a few nibbles and wine and beer.
We had a fantastic day surrounded by all our family and friends and Harvey was thoroughly spoilt by everyone that came. He was never short of offers for cuddles and my family and friends who hadn’t yet met Harvey had the chance see him for the first time.


We made some fantastic memories….





Harvey wore two special outfits for his big day. Firstly his christening gown, a family heirloom knitted by a great aunt and worn by several generations of our family.

He later changed into a linen shirt and dungaree set, keeping him cool in the scorching heat of the day!

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