♥ 18th Birthday #TBT ♥

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Hey, everyone :) How're you all? I was looking at some old photos and I came across with my 18th Birthday photos. I was going to upload this on 9th Feb which is my 19th birthday but I thought that I wouldn't be able to post it on that day and I also thought that it would be better if I post my 19th birthday photos. I am not posting this to boast, I just want to share it with you, guys :) I also want to look back at this in few years time :) I posted some of these on Facebook but since I deactivated it, you can see some of the captured moments here. Hope you enjoy!
 
Most of the Filipino girls celebrates our traditional 18th birthday and we call it 'Debut' and the 18th birthday celebrant will be called the debutant. The tradition usually have 18 Roses (boys), 18 Candles (ladies), and 18 treasures. The tradition also have Cotillion Dance where the 18 roses and 18 candles would have to dance alongside with the debutant and her escort.
 
Unfortunately, I didn't have 18 candles, roses or treasures because I only have few close friends here. If I celebrated it in Philippines I would have had all of it completed. I have escort, though. Not my boyfriend because I don't have one (haha) or crush  because he didn't know I exist, but, my brother.
 
It was held at Marine Court Hotel, where we rented a room which is a known hotel in our town. It is a common place for people's wedding receptions. Every guest had 3 course meal which they loved because the food that was served were really good! We paid for everyone's food and it was worth it!
 
I just also had simple decorations because we didn't have time to plan it properly as my parents were busy working and I had exams close to my birthday.  We hired a decorator but the outcome didn't go well as expected. My cousin and I were thinking that if I celebrated it in Philippines, the decorations would look better. But I had a good time and I created a good memory and to me, it's all that really mattered. Not the decorations, food or the place but the presence of my loved ones whom I shared unforgettable memories with.

For entertainment, we hired photographers for Photobooth and a Dj. 2 of my cousins sang for me as well. It was a really good night and I will never forget it.
 
My DIY centrepiece

 
The Hotel designed the table and we just provided the centrepiece and the fake rose petal to make it elegant.
 
I had two 3 tiered cake and 18 cupcakes :)

  
 Me
 


That laugh though. Hahaha!
 

 
 
Family
 
I look bad in this photo but this is the only acceptable one of my dad and I when we were dancing. Dad was my first dance!
My brother escorting me.
 
Mama, Sebastian (dad's friend's son), me.

 

It was also my mum and dad's 15th Anniversary.
 
Friends
 
Bestfriend who was barefooted because we were dancing.


 

 Family and Friends
 
 

Family, the photographers in black and Andy.

My cousin who escorted the program.

 

 
Tito Rene who is now gone but never forgotten, Auntie Elvie, Mama.

 
I had a signature frame where every guests have to give write messages and sign it for remembrance.

 
  
Us doing Gangnam Style. It was cool by then.
 
That angle though. Hahaha 
 

 Take care.
xoxo, Xyza
 




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4 comments

  1. You looked so pretty! That dress is absolutely stunning :)

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  2. This was fun and really, really sweet. You have a very beautiful family and lovely friends. Love your dress and your heels. You look so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Awww. Thank you so much :) you're too sweet <3

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