Mariel Padilla looked beautiful and blooming at her baby shower held last weekend.
Despite her “maselan na pagbubuntis,” she was hands-on with the preparations.
And as she gazed at the outcome of her efforts, she exclaimed, “Nakaka-proud!”
Her husband Robin Padilla threw in, “Ako, wala akong ikinasisiya sa bawat araw na makitang masaya si Mariel.”
From our brief interview, we learned a few basic things about organizing your dream baby shower.
Let’s sum them up into four major points.
This has to be clear because it will be the jump point of designs, set-up, giveaways, etc.
In Mariel’s case, she has been using the hashtag #BabyMozart on Instagram because of the musical genius’ inspiring story.
“Masyado kaming inspired kay Mozart.
“Kasi di ba nung time niya, akala ng iba ay sira-ulo siya, hindi siya binibigyan ng importansya, tingnan mo naman si Mozart ngayon, sikat na sikat, dahil genius pala siya. “Like what he said na kaya ka nagiging genius is because of love.”
Mozart shaped the classical music, and made this quote famous, “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor not together go to the making of genius, Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”
The venue was also filled visual elements related to “angels.”
The Kapamilya host said, “Siyempre, our baby is an angel, she is the angel that I’ve been waiting for.”
2. Being reasonably OC is okay.
Robin said the baby shower was two months in the making. Mariel was lucky her event stylist was her sister Kaye Garcia.
The action star added, “Kasama yung kapatid niya, talagang araw-araw ay nagpe-prepare sila sa bawat detalye nito.”
3. Guest list
Mariel didn’t dwell too much on this because her only requirement was, "Everyone that I invited here tonight, they all played special role during my hard times and trying times."
She elaborated, "It could be a text, it could a tap on my back or encouraging words, lahat ng nandito ngayon, nakidalamhati sa ‘kin before.
"So ngayon that I’m really joyful, now that I’m rejoicing, I want to share my happiness with them as well.
"I really handpicked these people to be with us tonight."
4. The twist
It was during the event that the couple announced the name of their baby girl.
Robin told the press, “Ako ang pumili ng name na Maria Isabella de Padilla, kasi naniniwala kami ni Mariel na ang pangalan ay napakahalaga niyan.
“Tulad ko, yung ibinigay sa ‘kin ng nanay at tatay ko na Robinhood, araw-araw ko siyang isinasabuhay, at ganundin naman si Mariel na ang ibig sabihin ng pangalan niya ay ‘God is with us,’ kaya napaka positibo niyang tao, walang negatibo sa kanya.
“Yung pangalang Maria ay napakahalaga sa akin, kasi isa yun sa mga umukit ng apelyidong Padilla, si Maria de Padilla, si Isabella de Padilla ay ganun din, isa rin siya sa umukit sa Padilla.
“Sana, idinarasal namin sa Panginoon na yung anak namin ay buhayin ang dalawang babae na yun na umukit ng apelyidong Padilla.
“Kaya ibinalik namin at idinugtong ang pangalang Maria Isabella sa de Padilla.”