The Royal Debut
A Royal Affair To Remember
Frances Lim at 18
The night's royal debutante, Frances Lim, on her bespoke royal throne
The Bonifacio Ballroom at Shangri-La at the Fort was embraced with an air of refined splendour, manifesting itself through the elaborate floral decorations and larger-than-life vignettes inspired by an era of nobility.
Everyone, clad in their bespoke suits and tailored gowns, had all gathered to witness the graceful becoming of the night’s lovely debutante, Frances Anne, from a young girl into a young woman.
The royal cotillion comprised of the debutante's close friends and acquaintances
The debutante being swayed by one of her 18 Roses during one of the night's highlights
Long known as the debutante’s childhood dream, parents Franklin Lim and Josephine Lim turned their beloved daughter’s dreams into a reality, throwing her a royal-themed 18th birthday celebration.
(L-R) The debutante with her family: Sean Lim, Josephine Lim, Frances Lim, Franklin Lim, and Tyrone Lim
Inspired by the debutante’s childhood fascination with Disney princesses, the gathering saw her grace the dance floor with the special individuals in her life under the breathtaking score of the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra.
The royal crooner for the night, Erwin Lacsa, and the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra
The debutante with her royal escort and good friend, Brian Sze
A feast of royal proportions was also celebrated followed by the profound exchanges of gestures and messages with family and friends. As the clock ticked midnight, the party shifted into a more vibrant setting for the after-party and there stood Frances Anne, in a complete state of bliss over a dream that had just begun to unfold.