Motherhood 5 years ago
Chloe's 100th Day Celebration (Baek-il 백일)
In Korean culture, the 100th day after a child’s birth is a significant milestone. Unfortunately it was common back in the day for babies to pass away due to sickness and poor living conditions, so the 100th day is celebrated for having survived this difficult period. It’s also a celebration of the parents who survived the first 100 days since it is known to be the most difficult of times (it sure was!). There are many traditional customs that are practiced on this day such as eating red bean cakes for good luck, and of course, to dress the baby in a hanbok (traditional korean gown).
Allen and I have realized that as we get older, the harder it is to gather all of our friends and family in one place. I mean how is it possible that all of our closet friends are ALL having babies at the same time? Whether you are traveling nonstop for work, planning a wedding, or building your family…. Life happens and priorities shift. Since we had so many of our busy friends and family members join us to celebrate, we wanted to really pamper them. So we did! I mean… you really can’t beat eating korean food on our yard overlooking Catalina island (not a single cloud in sight!). Nothing makes me happier than seeing my closest friends and family truly relaxing, and breaking bread with one another. We even got The Nail Truck, literally a mobile nail salon in a truck, to give mani & pedis to our guests. I mean…. can I have that for my birthday party too one day? haha. And although I’m sure that Chloe won’t remember this special day, it was still worth it. I hope one day she will be able to look back on these photos and we’ll be able to share all the memories that were made on this day. Like how she got so fussy in her traditional korean gown, and was pretty much HANGRY (hungry & angry) the whole time at her party. Hence the reason why there are no smily photos of her from this day!
My Dress: Gat Rimon
Chloe’s Dress: Pippa and Julie
Event design & florals- Shawna Yamomoto
Invitations & handwritten font of the “Chloe Victoria” signage: Our HeiDay
Nail Truck: The Nail Truck
Photography: Jana Williams
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