So, this post is way overdue. The day started off with rain, then rain, and more rain, but that didn’t stop us. Ava was getting ready for her First Holy Communion and nothing was going to stand in our way. Early morning I took Ava and her sister Gianna to get their hair in town at Pink Soda. A baby’s breath hair piece, made by a local florist, looked perfect in Ava’s hair. Although I felt the hair piece would be enough, a week before the event Ava requested a veil as well. So be it, it was her day, she wore both.
My little girl’s First Holy Communion was an event she was tremendously excited about. Shopping for her Communion dress and accessories made her feel like a princess. Ava’s dress was by Us Angels from Nordstrom. She is very plain Jane and simple with what she likes so it was easy. When it’s Gianna’s turn for her First Communion we will probably have to visit ten dress shops.
Ava was glowing with pride the day of her first Holy Communion. All the girls looked like little brides. She had a reading and did a great job. Joe and I teared up a bit, we were so proud of her. After mass, Ava and her cousin Maria ducked away to take a few portraits.
Now onto the fun stuff, the party! We had a luncheon for family and friends at Table 104 in Stamford. I love the rustic feel to this restaurant. I’m all about the details, flowers, making the event your own. Oh … and then there was the food. Oh the food. For the table settings I gave the restaurant white doilies to put under each plate and big white balloons in the center of each table. For the flowers, babies breath in mason jars and I tied woven rope ribbon around the jars. The cake was two tears, plain white with a gold cross.
Ava’s dessert request was the Kona Ice truck to come to the restaurant and they did not disappoint. It was a big hit with the kids! Kona Ice serves delicious tropical shaved ice. You can choose from many flavors. It was a great day and my Ava looked beautiful!
(photos by love and limoncello)