Event: 23.04.2017

I’ve always liked the symbolic interpretation of a butterfly. Not only are they beautiful,  but the butterfly as represents growth and change, hope and life. It was the perfect theme for Taylor’s Christening!

Taylor’s Christening was 6 months in the making. I had the luxury of time on my hands namely because I was on maternity leave. The concept started with butterflies and like all my ideas in my mind, grew bigger as the months rolled on and I drew inspiration from pastels and watercolour (to represent the different colours of a butterfly) and the trend of enchanted forest weddings to compliment our butterflies. I added a touch of gold to represent how precious Taylor is to us.

The backdrop featured vines garlands, green planter balls with small pink, purple and blue butterflies scattered around. At centre of the backdrop was a hoop wrapped with more vines and “Taylor” hung in the middle of the hoop. Shop our Custom Name Signs

Detailed touches of butterflies and greenery on the tables around the room added to the theme.

Let’s start with the desserts! All the desserts were either pastel coloured and/or butterfly shaped. Butterfly shaped cookies stamped with Taylor’s name,  butterfly gummies, giant pastel marshmallows, white choc rocky road and cake pops featuring butterfly sticks (shop them here).

My husband even made a laser-cut butterfly cake stand for some gorgeous (chocolate almond orange) cupcakes made by a friend of mine.

There was a scones station with various types of homemade jams and cream – very appropriate indeed for a morning brunch.

The savoury food on offered was served by Katering – baked eggs with spinach and olives served in dainty copper pots and ham carved off the bones for guests to enjoy.

A stunning two tier watercolour sponge cake featuring a cascade of white fondant butterflies was created by The Moonblush Baker.  We created a ‘Christening’ cake topper in gold acrylic.

We rolled out the (artificial) grass for our dessert table and a beautiful spread of  homemade sweets in butterfly and pastel theme sat on top.

I made a mobile with colourful paper butterflies hanging from fishing thread for guests to write their wishes and advice  for Taylor. One day I plan on using all these butterflies to make  a frame artwork for Taylor so she can see how much everyone loves her.

Butterfly wings, wands and headbands for all the kids. The butterfly wings labelled with each of the kids names cascaded from the church stairs – guests could collected their wings as they walked up to where the party was held. It was such a hit with the kids and they looked like a gorgeous sea of rainbow butterflies fluttering around the church hall.

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