On Sunday 8th July an honoured group of friends, family and community members were part of a very special day, Sophie and Jack’s baptism.
At 9am on Sunday morning as the church bells rang, St Saviour’s church, Summers Lane, Totland, Isle of Wight filled with people. Extra chairs had been placed at the edges of the aisles and the priest had personally carried in extra benches to create ‘front row’ seats for the children. The church was buzzing.
Sophie arrived in an elegant ivory dress, and matching parasol, Jack was appropriately suited and booted. They looked wonderful and smiled all the way through the service.
A ‘little party’ had been organised at the football club and everyone had been warned to wear wellies as the field was a bit waterlogged. The exact extent of the ‘little party’ had been kept a secret but with rumours starting and the need for wellies a festival atmosphere had started to grow.
It was awesome! Bunting and balloons everywhere; an open sided marquee with hay bail seating and a little stage; a bouncy castle; a bouncy slide; a coconut shy; boat swings; hair braiding; face painting; two magicians, Huxley Hunt and Mr Randini; a Punch and Judy show; a dressing up tent and a tent full of cupcakes.
The pictures show what a great time everyone had and despite the weather forecast the sun shone down.
A big big thanks to Steve Blamire and the West Wight Football Club.