26 Mar

Elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party

Elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party

Anchors away! Morgan Bayard of Morgan Bayard Photography captured this elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party, in which all of the pretty details were lovingly made by the guest of honor’s mom. The {super cute} bow-tie bedecked birthday boy had a very big day celebrating both his first birthday and his christening into the Greek Orthodox Church! What a great way to set sail on your future! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Gold anchor adorned place cards & ship’s helm stamped place setting bags wrapped in nautical striped twine
– Message in a bottle party souvenirs + a charitable donation made in lieu of traditional party favors
– Elegant green & white floral centerpieces featuring roses, orchids, hydrangea, & blue thistle
– Striped grosgrain invitation wrap + striped bow tie for the birthday boy!

Elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party

Elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party

Elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party

Elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party

Elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party

Elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party

Elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party

Elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party

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PARTY DETAILS as told by Morgan
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This Greek Orthodox nautical christening was extra special as this little guy’s family not only celebrated him becoming a member of their church, but also celebrated his first birthday! The day started with a beautiful ceremony at the Cathedral of Saint John the Theologian. Guests were then invited to Axia restaurant in Tenafly, New Jersey. There they enjoyed fantastic Greek food and a beautiful cake. I just love the nautical theme of the event! The birthday boys crafty mom made all of the maritime details herself!

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Church: St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Cathedral
– Invites: Beacon Lane
– Flowers: Metropolitan Plant and Flower Exchange
– Cake: Cupcakes by Carousel
– Guest book: Shutterfly
– Venue: Axia Taverna
– Photography: Morgan Bayard Photography

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4Comments

1
Amanda {Planning It All} SAYS:

I love the invitation suite!

Reply March 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm

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@AllAboutNuptial SAYS:

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Reply March 27, 2014 at 2:19 am

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Judith Brandsness Wolford SAYS:

Beautiful idea about the charitable donation. I'd like to know what was in the bottles; and what was on the message. thanks.

Reply January 12, 2015 at 5:13 pm

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Voula Kanavas Pope SAYS:

hi! love the bag tied with the blue and white twine / trying to figure out how to use it since it seems the other one has the koufeta in it. what was in yours? thanks!

Reply January 27, 2015 at 2:04 am

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