Our little family went home to Iloilo for Fynn’s Baptism. We prefer to have his baptism with our parents, our siblings, our relatives and our close friends back home. I have always been vocal of the importance of my faith and my religion. I am born Catholic. I was brought up by in a Catholic home and studied in Catholic schools. I pray that my sons would follow the Catholic teachings. I am happy that Fynn joined the Catholic family a few weeks ago.
We had a small gathering of our family in the chapel besides the church that Naj had his baptism. The christening was officiated by the Lapaz parish priest. It was a beautiful and intimate sacrament and I am happy our family is there to witness this sacrament with us.
For the reception, we chose a new venue in town, The Playbarn. There are 2 function rooms to choose from and I chose the smaller room in the second floor. I like that they have an indoor playground and we get to have free 30 tickets of 1-hour pass to the playground. It was just perfect for our guests who brought their kids. Their foods were delicious too! My husband and I were satisfied with the food we chose for our guests.
When I was thinking of a theme for Fynn’s baptism, I wanted to go for the rustic teddy bear theme. We tried out Jocel’s Arts and Party Needs to style the venue. We wanted to be practical by not breaking our pockets with unnecessary cost just to impress people but at the same time, we still want to keep it tasteful & pretty. Jocel’s Party Needs was the answer to our needs. They delivered a beautiful styling that captured exactly what I wanted for the baptism. They were talented and innovative that they managed to create a pretty decorations without overpricing their clients.
By recommendation of my friend, we also got a great supplier for our cakes and cupcakes, Dolce Confections. It was such a breeze to do transactions with them. And their pastry creations were so lovely as well as yummy. They made a 3-tier blue cake with a cross on it and 3 playful teddy bears. For the cupcakes, they made a cute sleeping baby cupcakes. It was too adorable to eat, hehe.
My mom and niece helped out by making keychain giveaways for guests to remember Fynn’s special day. Of course, to preserve memories, we had the talented Argus Mente of Mezcla Studios take photos of the event.
But most importantly, it was a joyous occasion because Fynn is officially a Catholic, a part of the church of God. I pray my husband and I together with his godparents will guide him to be a good person with values and a deep love for the faith.
All photos by Argus Mente of Mezcla Studios.
Venue: The Playbarn
Solana Premiere Booking Office
Iloilo Esplanade Tabucan, Mandurriao
5016716 or 09173110282
Cakes: Dolce Confections
Decorations: Jocel’s Arts and Party Needs
09152242294 or 0909819524 or 5018346
Photography: Mezcla Studios
Iloilo City, Philippines
Phone: Smart +63 947 746 4163 | Sun +63 922 802 8802 | Globe +63 927 432 4513