Because of my Filipino heritage, I’m very familiar with “coming-of-age” or “right-of-passage” ceremonies in the form of Filipino “Debuts” for a girl’s 18th birthday. While capturing the moments of this fun and festive quinceañera (15th birthday), I saw some similarities, but not much.
I loved Jacqueline’s Minnie Mouse quinceañera theme. Her black and pink dress tied very well with all the decorations. Although Jacqueline’s 15th birthday celebrated her transition from childhood to young womanhood, the Minnie Mouse decorations highlighted her youthfulness.
The most notable events were the father-daughter dance, presenting a doll wearing a matching dress, switching from casual shoes to high heels, and a crown ceremony.