7 and a half month-old Annabelle was the ‘star of the show’ at her welcoming and Naming Ceremony at The Rococo Gardens, Painswick, Gloucestershire on Sunday.
Her parents chose a beautiful spot in the grounds, and as friends and family gathered around, we formally welcomed her into the world and our community. We told her story so far, including the meaning behind her name. Her parents made solemn promises to her, followed by her 8 guide parents, each of whom had taken the time to write personal and meaningful individual promises.
Throughout the ceremony Annabelle was very engaged, and seemed to know it was a special event in her honour, even if she did not understand exactly what was happening.
It was a truly beautiful and memorable occasion.