They wanted to be out in nature for the ceremony and chose Fred G. Bond Metropolitan Park for the occasion. I had never been there before and it was such a pretty area, sitting up a hill by a pond. When I was growing up, my grandmother used to tell me that God’s first temples were the trees and for this ceremony it was absolutely obvious how very right she was. It was simply beautiful.
On hand to take the photos of the event was Jamie, one half of the dynamic husband and wife team of Richie and Jamie of Jagg Photography . They had also been Lauren and Corey’s wedding photographers and it was easy to tell that the couples have since become good friends. I knew the photos were going to be really special and indeed they were. All the photos used here with the amber tones were taken by Jamie and I thank her for the use of her great pics.
When we arrived at the park, Lauren and Corey were setting everything up for the ceremony and that gave the rest of us time to flirt with adorable little Graeme.
|Corey and his sisters|
For the ceremony, I always ask parents to bless the water we use for the baptism by placing into it all their hopes and dreams for their child. Lauren and Corey brought their own water and blessed it right before we began the ceremony. Jamie got some sweet photos of this.
For the ceremony, I often ask parents to write their hopes and dreams and ask if they would like to read them. Corey had written something very touching - with a touch of humor - and I have included his text below in this post. Here he is shown reading his passage to Graeme as Lauren looks on, holding their little sweetie.