Jack William’s Baptism: All The Details

February 13, 2020 No Comments

Category: Motherhood, Parenting, Personal
Tags: Jack William, Party Planning, baptism, christening, motherhood

Jack William Randall was welcomed into the Catholic Church this past Sunday and it was a special day for our family.

See below for all of the baptism photos and party planning details.

We were honored to have our family friend, Fr. Richard Fragomeni facilitate the beautiful service and offer the role of Godfather to one of our best friends, Omar Ishaq, and role of Godmother to my cousin, Mary Lato.

These two godparents were thoughtfully selected because of the wonderful people they are. They demonstrate core values such as care and love, kindness, integrity, dependability, honesty and loyalty, that are incredibly important to us. In their faiths, and daily lives, we know that they will be great role models and mentors to Jack throughout this life. We are grateful that they accepted the responsibilities of being Jack’s godparents and for the support and care they will offer him indefinitely.

All the Details


Church: Our Lady of Pompeii

The Christening took place at Our Lady of Pompeii. Fr. Fragomeni, who conducted the service, is a great family friend of ours who was instrumental during my pregnancy with Jack. As you may remember, I had a complicated pregnancy problem and Fr. Fragomeni would pray for his safe arrival into this world often so it was very special to have him conduct the service.

Venue: Piccolo Sogno Restaurant 

Piccolo Sogno is one of our favorite restaurants – their food is always delicious – and they had the perfect private party soon to accommodate our guests.

Cake: Alliance Bakery 

We love Alliance Bakery in Wicker Park (we even got our wedding cake there!). Not only are their cakes delicious but they were able to incorporate fresh flowers to match our invitations and floral arrangements.

Flowers: Mariano’s

Floral arrangements can be super pricey (especially when you’re getting 14 arrangements for a big event!) but I have a trick that saves me a ton! I bring my vases to Mariano’s and hand-select the floral arrangements I like. Their floral specialist then assemble them – using my vases – for only a 30% up-charge on whatever the flowers normally would cost. Saves a ton and they look beautiful! I even go to the Dollar Tree to buy multiples of the same vase for consistency.


I purchased all of the customizable templates from this store on Etsy and printed everything at home using this thick printer paper for higher-quality printing.

Invitations / Prayers for Jack / Prayer Sign / Menus 


I included these mini rosaries (only $24 for 26 of them!) which were adorable and good quality. I downloaded this Favor template and bought this 2″ holy puncher to cut them out. I packaged them in these favor bags.

Jack’s Outfit

Jack wore this adorable (and very comfy!) outfit with matching hat, and these white shoes with a cross.

Thank you to everyone who came and made Jack’s baptism so special! We are so grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful family and friends.

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