On Holy Trinity Sunday we went to the First Holy Communions of three dear children- Columba, Elizabeth and Frances.
There was a beautiful Missa Cantata and they received Our Blessed Lord's Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, with a pure white Holy Communion veil (otherwise known as a houseling, a domenical or a manutergium) which was spread across the Altar rails in case any Pieces of the Host are accidentally dropped.
Afterwards there was a joyful celebration in the Church grounds with champagne and a magnificent Holy Communion cake.
Elizabeth and Frances on their First Holy Communion Day. Elizabeth wears her Grandmother's dress with a beautiful veil and flower crown from Etsy. Frances wears a long, antique veil.
Elizabeth's veil was very pretty and detailed with flowers and frills down the back.
The First Holy Communion boy, Columba, looked resplendent in his kilt, sporran and tie.
A fabulous First Holy Communion cake by Lucy Shaw cakes http://lucyshawcakes.blogspot.co.uk/