As promised, here are some pictures of adorable baby Norah’s special day. She’s dressed in her gorgeous gown, designed by her mama, Lindsey. Her older brothers look so handsome! We have loved getting to know Lindsey and her beautiful family a little better. We feel so privileged to have been a part of making their wonderful occasion special. Here are a few snapshots and some thoughts and feelings Lindsey shared via Instagram.
We are delighted to share Miss Taylor’s Christening today. This precious little lady is stunning in our Memory Lace Christening Gown. Doesn’t she look divine?
How did you find One Small Child?
I was searching the internet for a unique and elegant dress that would be suitable for passing on as an heirloom one day. One Small Child was at the top of all my search lists.
Was the purchasing simple and hassle-free?
I was pleasantly shocked to find out that the company is based in Blackfoot, Idaho–within an hour away from my home! I had the rare treat of going to visit in person and picking out the Memory gown and all of its accessories. The customer service was amazing, especially considering that I came without calling first. They sent me home with everything except the things I asked to have embroidered, which arrived by mail two days later!
What did you look for in a photographer?
I opted for a photo session rather than professional pictures at the blessing. My photographer was very in tune with the fact that I prefer classic portraiture over babies wrapped in fabric, in baskets, with flowers, etc. I wanted someone who had the special knack for bringing out the person behind a face. I’m highly satisfied with the results! Her name is Leah Stallings, and she can be found at LeahStallings.com.
What images of your event were important for you to capture?
Family is paramount to me and in my religion. Most ceremonies are performed by male relatives instead of, or in addition to church leaders. And due to the physical limitations of some family members, we were given permission to gather at home rather than the chapel.
The living room was surrounded by windows and full of light as my new daughter’s uncles, grandfathers, and others, all dressed in Sunday suits, formed a ring around her and supported her weight in their joined hands. My husband spoke the words to announce her name before the church, and bless her with a happy, purposeful life and many things unique to her blossoming personality.
What was the planning process like for your little one’s big day?
My dear sister-in-law offered her home for the event, and ordered flowers and refreshments besides. Not having to plan gave me more time to play dress-up with my daughter. 🙂
What did you want it to feel like/theme to be?
We didn’t want a big party, just time to be with our near and dear ones. It was small but formal, peaceful but happy. There were four generations of family gathered together that day. Some may not live long enough for Baby to remember, but now she will know they were there, and that they loved her.
Did you provide a meal to friends and family afterwards?
There were homemade desserts provided. We gathered in the rather large kitchen and talked for an hour or two.
Was there a particular moment that was memorable on that day aside from the event itself?
I was quite content to watch others cuddle the tiny object of our mass adoration. This child was born to be a true lady, and dressed to match. She politely smiled or cooed as occasion called for, with her hands folded over her delicate lace shawl, and her long gown cascading over laps and arms by turns. I was glad the outfit was comfortable enough that she never fussed at all. The Memory gown was ideally suited to match the sweet, sacred nature of our wonderful day!
Are you going to preserve and/or frame your babies’ gowns?
The embroidered bib will be framed for Baby to have when she is older. The dress will be used as often as it is needed, hopefully for generations to come. The slip was embroidered with her monogram, and to it will be added the initials of future wearers.
Looking back, was there anything you would do differently?
No. I believe that God keeps our needs and wants in mind. We had actually ordered a different dress before we found One Small Child, but the order could not be completed, and I feel that I was being lead to find a dress that would satisfy my desires for my child in every way. As a heavenly parent, he knows my darling girl is worth celebrating too!
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Today we’re featuring one of our customer’s beautiful babies! Lauren was so gracious to let us show off her adorable children! Her handsome little guy is wearing our Francis Romper, Shoes and Jacket. Doesn’t he look like a little gentleman? And can you believe all that hair? So sweet!
Her little princess is wearing our Jessa Gown in white. What a precious little angel!
Lauren chose Paula Schifano Photography.
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We are happy to announce the winners of our Customer Photo Contest! In mid April, we asked for your photographs – old or new – in any of our product over the years. Our first prize goes to a photo that was selected randomly, and the second prize goes to the photo with the most likes. Each winner will receive a $50.00 shopping code! Thank you to all the participants! It was so fun to see our product on all your beautiful children!
Here are our winners:
LeeAnn Balbirona, who sent in our randomly selected photo, who said, “Ellie’s First Communion, May 2011 (Dress style is Miss Felicity.)“
And Wendy Hickenlooper, who won the photo with the most votes! She said, “Max’s blessing day. I had my eye on this precious little tux and my mom got it for me! I was so excited. he looked so good‘”
Looking back at all the dresses and suits we’ve made over the past 30 years has us feeling rather nostalgic. Each product has offered something special and unique to our customers. We’ve always enjoyed seeing our clothing worn by your children and babies throughout the years. And we *love* hearing what makes it special to them and you!
All this reflection has made us want to share this trip down memory lane, so we decided to do a customer photo contest! We want to see your photographs – old or new – in any of our product over the years. Tell us what made it special to you! How did wearing it make you or your child feel? What design characteristics did you like about it? What event did you or your little one wear it for?
Just for fun, we’re going to give away two $50.00 shopping codes: one credit will go to one randomly selected photo, the other will go to the photo with the most likes!
So dig out those old pics of you and your friends in Fluff N’ Twirl, Allie Wade and One Small Child dresses! Show us your nephew in his handsome blessing outfit! Share a snapshot of your granddaughter in her christening gown! Whether it was five days or fifteen years ago, if we made we want to see it!
To enter, simply upload your photo to our Customer Photo Contest page on Facebook, here. Encourage your friends and family to like it! We’ll accept entries through 11:59 pm mountain time on May 14 and announce a winner on May 15. Good luck!
So very in love with darling baby Stacey in our Natalia Christening Gown!