Rowan’s baptism was such a special occasion for us and a really joyous weekend all around! We were so fortunate to have 3 of Rowan’s 4 godparents in town for the occasion along with all four of his grandparents, more of Edwin’s family from Los Angeles, and my sister and her fiancé in from California as well. We baptized Rowan when he was 14-months-old because it took us a bit to get organized with Covid, church schedules, and our schedules. I’m thrilled it happened when it did. We baptized him the Sunday before Thanksgiving. So it really kicked off our holiday celebrations and brought the family together for the start of the festive season.
We baptized Rowan in Charleston on Sunday, November 21st, 2021 at our church and followed the service with a large brunch on my parents’ porch, just a short walk from the church. Rowan was cool as a cucumber during the baptism with no tears while our pastor walked him up and down the aisles. He was confused about why water was being sprinkled on his head but he really didn’t bat an eye. My little sweetheart boy! It was a spectacular day with Charleston really showing off. So it felt incredible to sit outside for brunch and then enjoy the yard after we brunched.
Edwin’s dad gave an extraordinary toast in which he gave cheers to Rowan and spoke about the honor it is to be a godparent. We feel so fortunate to have four incredible, interesting, different, loving, supportive godparents for Rowan that will hopefully all offer him wisdom, life experiences, encouragement, and love throughout his life.
In lieu of spending the weekend prepping for Sunday and trying to balance cooking a brunch while simultaneously being at a church service for the actual baptism, my mom and I decided to delegate and had The Drifter cater the brunch and take care of the tablescapes, food setup, and food cleanup. They did a sensational job making the meal one to remember! The menu consisted of fall vegetable quiche with fine herbs, souffléd cheddar scallion grits, maple molasses glazed bacon, pumpkin apple muffins with strudel crust, lowcountry creamery yogurt parfaits, brioche beignets, coffee, sweet tea, orange juice, and champagne.
I would recommend The Drifter for anything!
Hatch Cove Designs also painted table place cards and food labels for the beautiful buffet that The Drifter setup. All the extra special touches really shined through. I’m so thankful to my parents for hosting such a gorgeous event at their house and making the day so special!
I wore this gorgeous floral dress (runs a bit big, order your regular size or size down). And Rowan wore a sweet little outfit from local shop Under the Almond Trees. We have a generational family baptism gown but Rowan had outgrown it (his head couldn’t fit through the head hole!). His outfit was just perfect for the occasion though. He looked like such a sweetie! Perhaps a future child will wear the family gown!
Rowan’s Baptism was a really special day for our family and for Rowan. I hope it is the start of a life full of faith for Rowan and a wonderful relationship with God. We are so blessed that Rowan is ours!