Rod Stewart - Stewart Baptises Son In Scotland
Rod Stewart has gathered his family and friends together to take part in a festive Christening ceremony for his young son Aiden in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The veteran singer and his model wife Penny Lancaster turned out in tartan outfits to celebrate the baptism at a church in the Scottish capital on Sunday (11Dec11).
The couple's elder son Alastair, six, was previously baptised at another church in the city by Reverend Ian Gilmour, who also performed their marriage ceremony in Italy in 2007, and the family enlisted his services again for Aiden's Christening.
Gilmour has revealed he kept the celebrity event secret from his congregation until the last minute, telling the Edinburgh Evening News,"They'd approached me during the summer to ask if it (the baptism) was possible... It was a complete surprise (for the other church-goers). People were very pleased to be part of it... It was an unusual service in that we had a piper piping them into the church and was unusual in that we've got a Christmas tree festival on at the moment, so we've got 30 Christmas trees in the each (sic) of the churches."
After the service, the group headed to the city's Balmoral Hotel for a reception.
Gilmour adds, "It was very nice. Rod and the godfather, Oliver Lancaster (Penny Lancaster's brother), said some words and everybody had a glass of wine."