We finally had Adrianne’s baptism last Dec 23. Though it was all last minute I was able to book the church, did the seminar, booked a restaurant for the reception and booked a photographer. It was a no fuss, no frills event.
Church: Mary Star of The Sea 870 W 8th St , San Pedro, CA 90731
Actually di namin plan na gawin sa parish namin ang binyag plano sana namin dun sa malapit sa house ng tita ko sa Los Angeles or sa malapit sa sister ko sa Corona. Kaso naisip ko teka nga pala dapat una yung convenience namin kesa sa ibang tao. If di sila makapunta okay lang kesa naman kami mahirapan kasi malayo. Ang original schedule ng binyag ay dapat January 13.Kaya lang nung nalaman namin na puede pa kami ma-accommodate sa Dec 23 na date nagpalista na kami. Kaya okay na rin kasi 3 families lang kami more time for picture taking. It was a great experience.
Reception Venue: The Golden Pheasant 1077 W Carson St Torrance, CA 90502
Ang unang choice ni Philbert was a buffet restaurant kaso tumawag ba naman sa amin ng 6PM na din na daw nila kami ma accommodate the next day kasi shut down ang kitchen nila. Naku po nag panic talaga ako kasi nasabihan na namin lahat ng tao na dun gagawin ang reception. Buti na lang may alam si Philbert na restaurant. So we went there and nagpa book na kami agad. Buti na lang nasabihan agad na nagpalit ng venue. Madami rin naman yung food nakapag pauwi pa kami sa mga bisita.
BAPTISMAL GOWN: Something I found on EBAY
I really liked her baptismal gown so simple and yet so nice. Unfortunately she barely wore it because it was a bit too tight. Sinuot na lang naming sa kanya nung picture taking na.
BAPTISMAL DRESS: Something I found on EBAY/
I really loved her dress it wasn’t pure white It had touches of pink on it. But It was a great and she was comfortable in it.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Julie Livingstone
She was a member in one of my egroups she was honest enough to say that she had no experience in taking photos of a baptism but it was okay I told her because I would tell her what to do. She showed up on time much earlier than me which was great. She gave me a great deal and I can’t wait to see her photos.