A girl's 18th birthday is often attributed to a grand celebration of her transition into adulthood. It's the one special day where all her young hopes and dreams can come into fruition. Whatever she so desires, her parents oblige. For Eunice Trinidad, ringing in the big 1-8 meant getting to live out the mermaid fantasies of her childhood. "She really knows what she wants. She loves mermaids, and I know that to become a mermaid is really her and her sister's dream," her events planner, Rhed Sarmiento tells Preview. Besides, with the hype of The Little Mermaid live action casting news in tow, who wouldn't love to see an under-the-sea themed aquatic debut?
Check out all the details of Eunice's mermaid-themed debut below:
Crafted by designer Anthony Ramirez, Eunice wore a refreshing and youthful mint-green gown rendered with a pleated ball skirt.
"Unlike my past debutantes who wanted grand, big gowns, Eunice’s was different. She went for comfort but still with great elegance," her wardrobe stylist Jeff Galang tells Preview. According to Jeff, the embroidery details of the dress itself were made to mimic oceans waves.
Keeping with her underwater theme, Eunice's second dress—also designed by Anthony—was a white sheer number meant to resemble a clam pearl.
As for her beauty look, she was dolled up by celebrity makeup artist Jelly Eugenio. Truly the sea-princess of the hour, the debutante also donned a tiara decked in Swarovski pearls and crystals custom-made by her sister Ennah Trinidad herself.
Of course, what's a Little Mermaid without her humble ocean abode? Peek how events stylist Michelle Lao of Party Magic PH transformed Whitespace Manila into an atmospheric underwater sea cave, complete with coral-decorated chandeliers overhead. She even had a clam shell for a throne!
Happy 18th birthday, Eunice! We hope all your wishes came true!