Last week, my four month old baby girl, Emma Louise, was finally baptised. We welcomed her to the Catholic Church and celebrated with family and close friends at one of my favorite places to eat in our neighborhood, The Clubhouse. We usually hold parties at home and make decor ourselves but holding this one at a different venue did not stop me from crafting little pieces to make the event more personal and, of course, pretty!
My sister-in-law, Martine of DaintyMom, contributed a bunch of lovely lovely washi tapes from Paper Chic Studio which I went crazy with! I realized there are so many creative things one can make with them and that however you use them, they will almost always end up looking really cute. (I am now a washi addict!)
It was also my first time to do some paper cutting. I am such an amateur, I didn’t even have an Xacto knife and used a regular cutter instead! My fingers became sore and a little blistered but I didn’t mind because it was fun and fulfilling. I also think they turned out quite nice, so I’m happy. I’ll probably get myself an Xacto knife soon.
I didn’t really plan on one absolute theme for the celebration. I just wanted it to be beautiful and to be all about my Emma. But in the end, the splashes of watercolor, the paper cut names, the flowers, the washi tape designs, even the restaurant interior and decor, all came together fabulously. The presence of family, friends, the ninongs and ninangs made it a joyous occasion. Eveything turned out really pretty. But of course, the prettiest of all in my opinion, was the newly baptised baby girl!
Photos by Kayo Cosio & Peppy Salita