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Inspiration Board: Fall Baptism Party


Confession: we picked the date for Charlie’s baptism before he was even born! Saint John Paul II’s feast day very conveniently falls on a Saturday this year, and since Charlie was named in honor of him, it was a shoe-in for the date of our little guy’s first sacrament. We’re excited to have a good amount of family coming into town next weekend for the occasion, so I knew I wanted to plan a little celebration–nothing too fancy, just something fun to commemorate the day and make our out-of-town guests feel special. Since the baptism will be in the late afternoon, we decided to plan a dinner party at our house for afterward, inspired by the fall season, our Southern locale, and of course, plenty of classic baby boy blue :)

fall-baptism-party-inspirationClockwise from top left: Paperless Post, Grain & Compass via The Holland Home, Food and Wine, Camille Styles, Zac & Kaitlin via Victoria Strader, Petra Bindel via Martha Stewart Weddings, Studio EMP via Style Me Pretty Living

Keep an eye on Instagram for photos next weekend–Charlie will be rocking the same baptism gown Dave wore 27 years ago! :)






  1. Kelly says:

    So cute! Love your elegant classic inspiration board. You always have such great style Lisa. :)

  2. Em says:

    Deeeeeeeeeefinitely snagging some of this inspiration for for J’s baptism next month :)

  3. Dana says:

    Aww I can’t wait!

  4. Maureen says:

    Yaaaaay! Looks so lovely!

  5. Kristina says:

    Looks so cute! Can’t wait to see how you turned the inspiration into real life :)

  6. mary wilmot says:

    Hehe! We have baby2’s baptism day already planned too. I waited too long with Jimp and it was stressful getting all the requirements in place it last minute. What a blessed little boy Charlie is. :)

  7. […] I mentioned in my fall baptism party inspiration board post, we were so happy to have a bunch of our family members and friends in town for the occasion, […]


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