Much like a wedding day, there were both ceremony & reception sites. The Bartons choose Newark's Holy Family Catholic Church, which was gorgeous. There were actually multiple children in this one baptism mass and there was so much excitement in the church that day! Barbie & Mark choose their best friends, Jessica & Rob, to be Lane's godparents and they both did a great job during the baptismal ceremony. Jessica participated in the Italian custom of having the godmother dress the baby for the ceremony which was a very sweet moment.
The reception took place at UAW 1183, also located in Newark, DE. In our first meeting Barbie had a great vision for the whole day which made my job easier. I think we were both surprised to see how many options are available for boy baptisms! The color scheme was blue, white and black and the UAW hall was such a perfect place for this intimate event. Food & drinks were a family affair, as it was provided by both Barbie & Mark's sides. Guests were treated to a full spread of fruit salad, vegetables, salad, meatballs and pasta dishes. As a bonus, one of Barbie's aunts brought a portable sound system for the couple's ipod. Barbie handcut table runners to go on top of the white tablecloths, complete with balloons as the centerpieces and lanterns floating around the room. She also had toy gifts for all the children in attendance which was not only very nice but helpful to keep the kids occupied! Last but not least, the cake was provided by All About You Cakes.
We were lucky enough to book the same photographer who did the Barton wedding, Sparkle Photography. Here are the photos of this beautiful day. Enjoy!