[Date backtracked. Finally getting this post out of my drafts, yaaay!]
I remember it still, my first ever meeting with the 100% Whole Mom gang—Rica, Chesca, Marilen, plus Teena Barretto and her team. I stepped in the restaurant, just being my awkward self, and was introduced to everyone as the person who will help design Whole Mom’s logo and branding.
I was starstruck. Just a little bit, I mean. I practically grew up with these ladies, except they’re on the other side of the TV screen. And do you remember those notebooks with photos of artistas on the cover? I never really owned one (I would love to get my hands on a Rica Peralejo notebook though, anyone still has them? LOL), I guess what I’m trying to say is, I did know these women growing up, in very (uh) shallow levels.
And then last year happened, and I got to know them in a whole new light—beyond television and notebook covers. Not only did I get to closely work with them, I also got a glimpse of their hearts and their deep love for the Lord.
It’s easy to forget they’re artistas, really! They’re some of the wisest and most kenkoy of women, and their passion is simply.. contagious. They work hard and dream big, and as soon as they knew that this is their calling, they get down to business and pursue it with fierce passion it inspires you to chase after your dreams yourself.
I thought to myself, “yep, these are the kind of people I want to surround myself with!”
Thanksgiving + Christmas Dinner Last November
I know, I know. How can I let these beautiful photos sitting on my drafts for so long? 2015 ended with a simple and intimate Whole Mom Thanksgiving + Christmas gathering, and by “simple” of course I mean Teena Barretto’s standard of “simple.”
You know. Shiny macarons and gold sprinkled sugar cookies and all.
Bizu lavished us with this early “Noche Buena” dinner. What a feast!
Check out Whole Mom’s branding and logo on Christmas steroids! :)
It still makes me kilig seeing these little design details here and there.
There was a feast of yummy food and dessert (courtesy of Bizu), crates of mom-centric gifts for everyone (read Rica’s blog for the full list of sponsors), and a beautifully styled venue (by Eve & Co) which served as a festive backdrop to a much-needed mommy gathering. It was surely an event that was made with love—for moms, by moms, a lovely way to usher in the holiday season and to end 2015.
Much gratitude to the Whole Mom ladies for extending their lives to this community and for letting the Lord use them freely for His purpose and glory.
Event Details: Catering: Bizu / Venue: The Grove by Rockewell / Styling: Eve & Co and Saso Greenhouse Design Studio / Event: Teena Barretto / Photos: Jamie and Baby Lifestyle Photography
100% Whole Mom 2016
More insightful workshops and memorable gatherings are scheduled this 2016, and if you’re like me who craves to grow, learn, and just get together with other like-minded women, 100% Whole Mom could be the answer to your prayers.
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