Missy Moo’s Christening

Last updated on November 16th, 2023 at 06:14 pm

There was a lot of excitement in the Let’s Talk Mommy household last Sunday, with a double celebration of Missy Moo’s christening and first birthday party! I couldn’t believe how fast it came upon us. But we were ready for it, preparations had been being made for weeks. I should say rather that I was ready, after the many hours of home making decorations and organizing. I was also excited to show off Missy Moo to all our friends as many hadn’t met her yet. 

We were so lucky to have such a warm, beautiful day on Sunday too. It couldn’t have been a better day with a gentle breeze in the air and the sun on our backs. I was glad I didn’t have to cover Missy Moo up in her gorgeous dress or have to put her in tights. I wanted her to have bare feet for her baptism like they did in the old days. I am a huge fan of baby toes on show. lol 

We started our perfect day with a little fashion show photo shoot for Missy Moo. A chance to capture her in her dress and headband before the masses of people were in her face, and the festivities were all around her to distract her. As always she didn’t stop smiling, not that morning, not all day, her continual happiness is entirely infectious. 
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Her headband was amazing. It matched her dress perfectly and it was just what I was looking for. I had a friend in Canada make it for me and I couldn’t have been more happy with it. The satin on her dress was really hard to match otherwise. We all know how much I love a good headband. I was impressed that the netting didn’t bother her and she wore it for the whole morning until it was time to change outfits for her birthday party. 

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It’s time for the dress.

I was so impressed that my amazingly talented mother made such a gorgeous gown for my daughter out of my very own wedding dress. I have never been a believer in storing my wedding dress in the back of the closet to collect dust. I had Buba’s romper for his christening made out of it as well. It makes their outfits, that much more special and sentimental.

Her dress was truly stunning. I admit, I cried twice, once when I put it on her and once at the church. To see my little girl in my own dress, looking so beautiful really brought tears to my eyes. I only wish that my mother could have been there to see her in her master piece. It was an emotional but magical moment. 

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A big group of people met us at the house and we all made our way to the church for the baptism. It’s the same church Buba was christened at too. I like to have traditions in the family. It was great to be able to tell Buba, now that he is older, that he got christened there too. He was very excited about that when I told him.

Excuse the photos below as the church was a bit dark with all the bright sun glaring in from the windows so they turned out a bit grainy. 

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My sweet family, I am forever grateful for you all! 

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In true Missy Moo fashion, she was smiling at everyone and clapping her hands at the priest. When she got baptised, she looked at the priest and gave out the biggest giggle ever. It was so sweet. It was an honor to have my best friend, S, as her godmother, and Mr P’s childhood best friend as godfather. We are lucky to have such great role models and friends in our kids lives to help guide them and support them if they ever need it. I know in England, many have more than one of each, but in the states it’s much different. You choose one of each. You pick the two people you would trust in raising your children if anything ever happened to you, a person that they know they can go to, to get unbiased opinions from, and just be another family member to love and make memories with.

It was a special day to have our friends and family with us to witness. 

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I couldn’t ask for two better children, a more loving husband and more supportive friends. I am the luckiest person in the whole world, or at least that’s how I felt on this very magical day at Missy Moo’s christening! 

Coming soon is the after party for her 1st birthday bash! 

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61 thoughts on “Missy Moo’s Christening”

  1. The photos are lovely. Missy Moo looks so beautiful – such clear blue eyes. And lovely that your wedding dress has been reused for such important occasions. #magicmoments

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  2. Ahh lovely pictures, you all look so happy, especially Missy Moo. What a lovely idea to make their outfits from your wedding dress, perfect. I am so glad you had such a lovely day x

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    • Thank you so much Fiona. I was really pleased how great the headband came out and matched the dress so perfectly. Definitely ones to cherish forever!

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  3. Doesn’t she look gorgeous! Sounds like you all had a fantastic day Jenny, so pleased it all worked out for you 🙂 Look forward to hearing all about the first birthday party! #magicmoments

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    • Thanks hunny. Can’t wait to share the birthday party as soon as I edit the photos. And the cake smashing too! So many great things to come!

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  4. Awww, what gorgeous photos of what sounds like a gorgeous day! You have a beautiful little family there. #magicmoments

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    • Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments. It truly was a magical day! I made both my kids christening outfits out of my dress. Lots of great memories made!

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  5. It’s taken place already?! Time does fly fast! Your mom really is talented to have made that dress, and you all look so lovely 🙂 Can’t wait to read the birthday post. #magicmoments

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    • Thank you, I know I feel like that too. She isn’t really 1 until the 26th but I wasn’t going to have two big parties back to back, my family and friends wouldn’t have been impressed. lol

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  6. Oh wow Jenny what an incredible day you all had not just Missy Moo. How wonderful too for her headband to be made in Canada and the dress by your mum using part of your wedding dress. Love the photos – the formal ones and the informal. Sounds like the most amazing day. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory

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    • Thanks Charly you are ever so sweet. I love a good international ensemble! lol Thank you so much for hosting. Glad you like the photos. I am really trying harder to get better. Oh yes had to do a little informal before we left was worried I wouldnt get time to capture the dress. So right I was!

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  7. What a wonderful beginning to a special day. Missy Moo looks adorable and how lovely to have your wedding dress made into both your babes outfits, the first of many special days that are just for them x

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  8. Ah bab! She looks so so so pretty! And obv I love the headband. You all look gorgeous. I am not religious at all but my husband is. We had baptisms for my two and even I was touched by the whole event. For me it was more a celebration of life. The wedding dress is inspired! My two (and even my boy!) wore the dress my sister and I got baptised in. It was lovely. Beaut pics #magicmoments #whatsthestory xxx

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    • Oh that is so sweet to have a tradition of the same baptism dress throughout the family. I love things like that. Means more. Yes I am the same, it definitely is a celebration of life!

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    • Thank you Caroline. If you were there you would have been laughing like everyone else too. Every time the priest raised his hands so did she, then clapped and giggled. It was priceless.

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  9. Oh what a beautiful post, it sounds like such a special occasion for you (and I can’t wait to see the first birthday post). How amazing to have your dressed used for hers and bubas outfit. She looks gorgeous and you all look so happy x

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    • I know I don’t know where it came from. It just popped out one day and it’s getting longer every week! I love it. Can’t wait to do various things with it. She definitely is the happiest baby ever!

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  10. I know I’ve said it before but that gown is just gorgeous, and she looks beautiful in it – what a wonderful way to add an extra dimension to an already special day!

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  11. What a beautiful day and a stunning idea to use your wedding dress for their special clothes. Gorgeous photos too 🙂 #magicmoments

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  13. Jenny, you all look gorgeous and looks like you are having a fantastic day. Your mum is so talented to be able to make Missy Moo’s dress out of your wedding dress.
    I can’t wait to hear all about the party xxx

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  14. Gorgeous post and beautiful girl, loved both the christenings for my kids, Alexander’s was at Rudding Park, where husband and I had our UK wedding, a special day-first was pretty big with 200 guests. Love the headband and christening gown and you all look fabulous! #whatsthestory

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