Whew!!! At last, Kharl’s Christening were finished and it was a successful one. It was a stressful week (or should I say month) for us, with all the preparations and expenses. But it was all worth it. The event we had yesterday was a memorable one and our hardwork, not to mention hard-earned money, really paid off.
Let me share with you a run through of what happened yesterday. First off, we got up at 7am and started preparing. We’re scheduled at 11am in the church but we had to drop by the hotel (reception) first to check the set-up of the place and also drop off the cupcakes made by my mother-in-law so they can display it there as well. With that, we need to be on the road by 10am. But there were still lots of things to do, and so we were able to go by 10:20am. Tick-tock… tick-tock!!! We’re running late and there was also this traffic somewhere near Roxas Blvd. Arrgghh!! Good thing my husband was a fast driver. He dropped me and Baby Kharl and yaya off at Ermita church (so in case someone got there early and to make sure we don’t get late) around 10:40am. Then he was off to the hotel. At the church, there were already some guests we knew waiting for us. The baptism rites is at the left side of the church, somewhere at the back area. The baptismal rites room was a not-so-small but not-so-big room with a baptismal font (which was what I was really hoping for, so thumbs up on that one!). It was a pretty good room actually, with church chairs placed circling the baptismal font. Only downside on the room is it only has a large cooler fan and not an airconditioner, so it was pretty hot, especially when our guests and sponsors, started arriving and people were piling up.
The rites started around 11:30 I think. I forgot to get the name of the priest who presided on the baptism rites, but it’s okay, I think it will show up on the baptismal certificate anyway. The rites were pretty solemn for me, considering Kharl was crying because he was hot, he was hungry and he was sleepy. It was actually my first time to witness a special baptism (the ones I’ve attended before were usually the communal type). Kharl slept through the rites though (after given milk) and just woke up when the priest poured holy water on his head.
After the ceremony, we headed to the reception. Reception is at Pearl garden Hotel just a few blocks away from the church. When we got there, I was impressed with the design they made on the function hall. It was just what I had in mind. Plus I love the effect of the floating balloons in front. Perfect!! We don’t really have a program for the event so activities in mind is just eating and socializing. Haha! Guests started getting food on the buffet table.
Meanwhile, hubby and I and Kharl were with the photographer I hired for the event, and we were trying get some solo shots of Kharl for the album he’s going to make. He got some very good pics of Kharl and I’m excited to see all his shots.
After eating and a little socializing, guests started saying goodbye. I’m really glad for the outcome of the event and we’re pleased that everybody seemed to had a good time and enjoyed the food, the giveaways and the place. Yey!!
Details of our successful christening to follow. I’m just waiting for the pics so I could include it in my post.