Monday, June 13, 2011

First Communion

Last month my daughter celebrated her First Holy Communion. She was doubly blessed because she celebrated twice! Of course only one was truly her "first" First Communion, but she wore her white garments for both.
Our parish priest celebrated the First Communion Mass and he is the same one who baptized her, so that made it extra special. She did a good job with the big chalice, too!
The following weekend, her school had their First Communion celebration and she was invited to celebrate again with her classmates in that parish. Although it was still a Catholic Mass, it was a very different sort of celebration (it was a dedicated First Communion Mass rather than having the celebration integrated into the regular Mass the way our parish does it) so it was interesting to see the differences.
My sweet girl looked beautiful on her special day. She wore a silk dupioni dress from Strasburg Children and I had her veil custom made by the woman who made my wedding veil. It is a child-size version of my wedding veil. Perfect for my bow-loving little girl who really really wanted to wear Mama's veil (that was too big and that was the wrong shade of white).
I bought her this beautiful rosary from Etsy...and, my favorite, a beautiful little clay bowl to keep it in.
This bowl is gorgeous and was packaged SO beautifully! It is personalized for my daughter so I can't show the details, but click over to Etsy to look at the shop for Clarey Clayworks. They make beautiful bowls for all sorts of occasions and will personalize them. It is just lovely and perfectly holds her new rosary.


Debbie said...

Congratulations to her and you! She looked beautiful. I cannot wait until my girls are old enough having had both of my boy reach that wonderful milestone.

You are very blessed!

Natalie said...

The dress is darling. Congrats to her!

Anonymous said...

My 9 year old daughter made her first communion last may and her dress had lace frills on it and was quite poofy.her great aunt gave her her white tights and she had sewn lace across the back to make them look cuter.she wore the tights over the traditional white cloth communion diaper with the white rubber pants over looked really cute seing the connunion diaper and rubberpants under the ruffled tights.

darlene said...

we just baptized our 8 year old twins,son and daughter before their first holy communions on may 5th.the son wore a suit and tie for both ceremonies and the daughter we did in separate outfits-her baptism outfit was the traditional,white poofy,top of the knees baptism dress with a matching bonnet,lace socks and white 'mary jane' shoes.under her dress we did the standard white cloth baptismal diaper and rubber pants with her under shirt.for the first communion ceremony,we changed her into the communion dress and veil and took her baptismal diaper off of her and put white tights on her over the rubber pants and then put her mary janes back on her.she did get a mild rash from the rubber pants,but it wasnt bad.she looked adorable in both her outfits.