TODAY’S MOMENTS BECOME TOMORROW’S PRECIOUS MEMORIES
An Intimate Destination Baptism in Athens
We had the pleasure of being a part of baby girl, Aleksa’s baptism. A multicultural family from United States, Russia and Lithuania, who simply loved the idea of hosting their special event in Greece. Although they have no relation with Greece, it has always been a special place for little Aleksa’s parents (Neringa and Vladimir) as this is where they first met, many years ago. They visit at least once a year as they love the culture, food and history Greece offers. From our very first consultation with Neringa, she expressed how important it would be for them to baptize their daughter in the lovely church of St. George Lycabbetus overlooking the whole of Athens below and all it’s amazing landmarks. The first time they ever set eyes on the view from the top of Lycabbetus hill, they knew it would be a sacred and magical place for them and it resonated with them all these years. It was something they could not compare with anything else.
Neringa had to make her vision of baptizing their beautiful daughter in Athens, come to life. She had to make it happen! Although she almost gave up as all the doors were closing upon her, she stumbled across MILI LO. Although there was so much perplexed paper work required, we managed to find a way and most importantly, get it all done in time!
The idea was to have the whole baptism dressed in white – something simple and chic. We couldn’t be more delighted, as white is such an elegant color and of course, the color of purity – as are babies and little princesses!
We picked some beautiful white flowers and made two bouquets tied with white ribbons for either side of the Kolibithra, where little Aleksa would be baptized. The dress and clothing were white with lace which is absolutely timeless and perfect for such special occasions. The lambada was also styled in the same materials and fabrics. To make this day as memorable as possible, we added a little detail on the baby’s white towel and sheet by having her name ‘Aleksa’ embossed on them. Everything looked so chic and wonderful.
As Vladimir stepped outside the church doors, holding Aleksa in his arms, a beautiful red and orange butterfly landed on their arms. The moment felt so special as butterflies represent joy, hope and life and was everything we wished for sweet little Aleksa. This place was truly sacred after all!