We've been asking moms to share their party directory with us! Our first is a christening party that the mom wanted to be memorable but straightforward for their second and youngest child.
Diana Cajucom, a mom of two and a businesswoman, wanted her daughter's baptism party to have a shabby chic theme.
"I wanted it to look feminine, so I made sure it had plenty of flowers, but I didn't want it to look formal. I selected the colors like the combination of pink, blue-green, and purple. I incorporated some old wood, and rustic slightly worn furniture to give a little twist."
And as much as she liked to throw parties, Diana didn't want to spend so much. She would always pick one element of the party to splurge on and keep the rest simple (the cake was a gift from friends!). For this party, she decided to spend on good food.
VENUE: Mark Horan Hall Address: Right beside Mt. Carmel Church, New Manila Quezon City
Diana picked this venue because it was near the church. "It is a 300 capacity hall with a high ceiling so decorating became a bit challenging."
INVITATIONS: Motifs and Memories Call +63 915 272-2374 / +63 917 8760635 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Diana found her invitation supplier through Instagram and only had 50 invitations printed. "Some people nowadays don’t even print invites anymore — you can send the invitations via messaging apps — but I still did, because I used it as a remembrance of the event."
A friend of Diana's made the recommendation. "We helped each help each other on the decoration to use, and she covered everything like the background, centerpieces, and welcome standees. I thought it turned out perfectly."
GIVEAWAYS: S&R Address: 32nd St., 5th Ave. Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig City Call +63-2 888.0640 Email: email@example.com
Diana decided to buy candies from S&R and wrapped it along with thank-you notes. She also served cupcakes that became giveaways.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Silver Linings Photography (Valerie) Call +63 920 632-4231 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Diana didn't get a videographer.
BAPTISMAL DRESS: Rustan's Makati Address: Ayala Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City Call +632 813-3739 Email: email@example.com Her daughter's white gown, shoes, and accessories all came from the department store where they had a gown set already.
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Interview by Sheila Osmena Go and directory by Lou Velle Mariano