By Jane Kingsu-Cheng | Photos by Nice Print Photography
Basketball star James Yap and Michela Cazzola had their daughter Francesca Michelle Yap baptized last January 6, at Santuario de San Antonio Forbes. Born June 27, 2018, mom Michela fondly calls their second child Francy. The 6-month-old celebrant wore a christening gown by Edwin Tan. She was baptized by the couple’s dear friend, Fr. Hans Magdurulang, who also baptized their son MJ in 2017.
Held at Spice in The Peninsula Manila, the venue was filled with pretty pink and white balloons with a lot of teddy bears. “It was an intimate party to celebrate my princess together with my closest friends and with good food. I started to plan it about a month before,” reveals Michela. She loved the teddy bears, the colors, and “the beautiful cake by Cakes by Miriam” the most. “All coordination by one of my dearest friends, Charisse Tinio, who was also attending the party with Jibby, her husband,” adds Michela. Having it in January was a great way to kick off the year. “The highlight was really to gather our friends to celebrate our baby girl and to start the year with the people closest to us. The guests were basically all the godparents with their companions,” the mom of-two ends on a high note.