Annabel's Debut Ceremony took place on a beautiful evening in June. I was so honored to have the opportunity to capture their special celebration on film. Enjoy this recap video of the night! To learn more about traditional Debuts, please continue reading.

A Debut Ceremony in the Filipino tradition is held for a young woman's 18th birthday to symbolize maturity and coming of age. It is similar to other coming of age celebrations, like the quinceañera or a "Sweet Sixteen." A typical ceremony consists of the Debutante and her court performing a Cotillion dance (usually a waltz), the 18 Roses dance in which 18 influential men in the Debutante's life share a dance with her and give her a rose, and the 18 Candles ceremony in which 18 special women in the Debutante's life give a speech.

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