Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy First Holy Communion....

...to my beautiful daughter, Mia and her cousin, Alexandra!

We celebrated this much anticipated day yesterday with a lovely church service followed by dinner at home with family and friends.

I'm extra proud of my big girl for soldiering on despite not feeling very well on the day.

Here are some photos of her special day. The photos show a little something in her eyes that reflects her not feeling her normal self but she still looked gorgeous.


The tiara was a gift from Nana (my mum) and the dress was a gift from Mia's aunty (my sis). Her hair was styled by Mia's big cousin, Michelle (my niece)....





My gorgeous girls...

The four of us...

My beautiful, Demi. She was so happy to finally wear her special outfit...


The two cousins...


This is one of the invitations I made....


I love the image. It's just adorable. I coloured them with markers and used Stickles on the dress. The leaves were cut with the Little Leaves die. The flowers were stamped with the Vintage Vogue set, cut out and adorned with a half pearl. Colours used were Whisper White, Certainly Celery and silver, that was kindly donated by our friend, Anna - hi Anna! The name of the stamp set with which I stamped the sentiment escapes me right now but its the one that has a cross and dove as part of it too. Can anyone save me looking it up? Anyway, it was then puched using the Word Window punch.



And the bomboniere/favour pillow boxes I also made...

For these I used the Pillow Box die, which I just think is awesome and so versatile. The ribbon is Certainly Celery. The personalised tags were computer generated and punched with the delightful Jewellery Tag punch.


Now for my piece de resistance and labour of love (and two painstaking days' work, I might add!!!!) - the cake....





The toppers were loosely (and I stress the word 'loosely') modelled on the girls. Everything on the cake was edible, except for the candles. The girls loved it, which made all the hard work worth it. Mia couldn't stop telling me how much she loved it.

There are plenty more photos where these came from but I think you've suffered long enough. Ha ha..

Now for a day of rest for us to recover. I hope my baby feels better really soon. Love you, Mimi! And you too, Dem Dem!

Thanks for letting me share with you.

Andrea

3 comments:

Patrice said...

Wow wow wow Andrea. Mia looks absolutely adorable, despite being unwell. Her dress is so pretty, and her hair is just gorgeous.

Love all the pics you've shared. Those little pillow boxes are perfect and that cake is a work of art.

So glad your day went without a hitch. Goes to show what a super organised person you are. Well done!

Di said...

Oh my goodness, Mia looks like an angel....& Demi so cute too.
And oh my goodness, the cake! truly a work of art Andrea. Glad the day went well & hope Mia is feeling much better now.

Carol said...

A very special day made even more special by your talents. Beautiful cake and pillow boxes. Beautiful girls, too!