IN PHOTOS: Mariel Padilla and the baby shower of her dreams

by Allan Sancon
Sep 4, 2016
Robin Padilla and wife Mariel, who is due to give birth on November 21.

Mariel Padilla called the intimate party she organized earlier, September 3, the "baby shower of my dreams."

Her husband Robin Padilla however quipped it was her debut because the styling, dominated by white, was ethereal.

Styled by Mariel's sister Kaye Garcia and inspired by the hashtag #BabyMozartAngel, it used white Japanese lanterns, clouds, flowers, notes, and angel's wings as accents.

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To Mariel, it was "perfect."

Meanwhile, at the event, the couple chose to announce the name of their baby.

It was the action star/host himself who picked Maria Isabella.

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This month, Mariel is set to leave for Delaware, U.S.A., where she will give birth by third week of November.

When asked about her cravings, Mariel answered "buko pie." She eats four pies in a week.

The guest list included people "who became an important part of my life," said the mommy-to-be.

Robin's good friend, director Joyce Bernal, with Mariel's Pinoy Big Brother co-host Toni Gonzaga.

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Mariel's co-hosts in the defunct TV5 show Wowowillie came: Camille Villar, Shalani Soledad-Romulo, and Rufa Mae Quinto.

Rufa Mae brought her fiance Trevor Magallanes.

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Jasmine Curtis Smith arrived with her beau Jeff Ortega.

She became close to Robin and Mariel in 2014, the year she starred in Robin's film Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo.

Jasmine and Jeff joined one of the games.

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Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati, and their son Zion were also spotted.

Robin teaching the Duterte sign to Zion.

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With Denise Laurel

With Cesca Litton-Kalaw and Danica Sotto Pingris

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With photographer Jun De Leon, who was instrumental in the launch of Robin as VIVA's Bad Boy of Philippine movies.

When Jun was commissioned to scout for subjects and take their photos, the photographer submitted Robin's.

Also in this photo: Amy Perez (left) and Jun's wife Abbygale Arenas (second from right).

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The mommy-to-be with her mom April Sazon (left) and ate Kaye, who styled the baby shower.

Robin with Mommy Eva and sister Roda Padilla-Ariki.

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The couple posed with the ladies of the Padilla family: Mommy Eva (seated), (L-R) Roda, Rema, Rowena, and Razel.

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