The Fascinator

Marcel was baptized at Saint Barnabas this past month. It was a very special day. For the occasion, I made the fascinator to go with my dress and I wanted to share this handmade item with you.

I started by creating a base out of felt. I took my wedding veil apart and added the lace from it. (My maid of honor and I made my wedding veil, so it wasn’t too scary to take it apart!) I added hand-sewn flowers I created from fabric scraps. This pink broach was my Grandma’s.

I added pearls from my Mother and some flowers that I painted in watercolor and cut out. We live in Phoenix, so we don’t usually have to worry about the rain too much.

We had many loving family and friends present with us. Rev. Robert Berra even gave a special sermon. We had a gathering afterward and I made my Grandma’s special sugar cookie recipe with little white chocolate boats on them. Everything was water-themed to go with the idea of water baptism.

The fascinator was perfect, and the day was perfect.

Read about Marcel’s handmade Baptism outfit <3