Because having a girl just makes everything more special!
Not to say that my 2 older boys are not special…of course they very much are! But having a girl just turned me to an even more detailed-oriented, “trying-hard-to-be-a-perfectionist-mother” than I already am! 🙂
From the moment I found out that I was having a girl for our third, I was just too happy beyond words and no doubt too excited about it, that I started planning her baby shower, baptism, and 1st birthday even just a couple of months into my pregnancy! (And honestly, even way before the doctor confirmed the gender!) 🙂
As I’ve written here in my Baby Shower post, I’ve always dreamt of having my own daughter someday. I am an only girl who grew up surrounded with brothers all my life, so having my own little girl who I can dress up and play dolls with is something that really excited me! Of course, not to mention that I’ve also always wanted to have a version of my own self, my own mini-me! 🙂
So here I am sharing with you some of the photos from that very first special event of our daughter, her Baptism…
Her Christening gown
Bows and ribbons embroidered on her Pina silk dress
Church rites were held at the St.Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri Parish
I’ve always liked using unique concepts for my events and parties so for her reception, I chose a Marie Antoinette theme using the colors pink and gold all over
Dessert table was styled by Bambi Hernandez.
Most of the baked goodies in the Dessert table were done by Swell Sweets.
The Cake – pink and white with gold pearls
Cookies on a stick were a hit with the kids!
Gifts for the guests…French Macarons in different shades of Pink with Valrhona chocolate filling
Something more special for the Ninongs and Ninangs (Godparents) : Gold teacups wrapped in pink tulle clasped by a pearl heart
A Harpist provided the angelic melody that filled the whole venue
Reception was held at the Makati Shangrila Hotel
Our family priest (and my favorite priest of all time), Monsignor Matt Garcia, who baptized our daughter was also present in the reception and gave his special blessing before we partook of the food
Special thanks to my friend Reena Belza for the photos of the party
Guests enjoyed the delicious and well-prepared food and drinks
Thank God that for her first party, everything turned out to be as beautiful and special as I’ve imagined it to be. But more than the event’s success, the Hubby and I are more than happy and grateful, for we feel extremely blessed to have this very special girl in our lives. We thank Him for giving us this most precious gift!
Her Baptism into the Catholic faith was more than a celebration for our family. It was a momentous occasion that we were all witnesses of… because after all, this was her grand debut or shall I say, this marked her grand entrance to the one faith we believe in.
Of course, I cannot forget to give my special thanks to her two adoring brothers who constantly shower her with lots of love, tight hugs and super wet kisses!
Till our next party!