Sunday, April 18, 2010

Gothic Themed Wedding

I got excited when Jay and Tisa mentioned to me that "Gothic" will be their wedding theme. I knew this will be something very different from the usual weddings we encounter. True enough, they didn't disappoint.

Their invite looks like a laptop which was designed by the couple (it was really nice!). Tisa doesn't want a regular looking bridal bouquet so she ended up carrying a bouquet of crystals in black and red. The cake was unlike any other wedding cakes I have seen, it had mini cakes around it with eyeballs, cut fingers, spiderwebs and a skull.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dream Team

Last year, Wedding Essentials Magazine asked us to choose from their previous themes and for us to come up with our own interpretatio. So we picked the "travel theme- old world" and gathered our dream team for the photo shoot.

Event Stylist- Jing Tanada of Palamuti
Invitations- Adworks
Cake- Penk Ching
Lights- Forsc Ink
Accessories- Crossing Department Store
Luggage Tags Souvenirs- Purple Tag
Venue- The Conservatory, Manila Peninsula

Thanks to Marby and Kitten for asking us to be a part of this!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Two Words

Feb 28, 2010

Eric and Gailey who are both based abroad are lucky to have a brother and maid of honor who were so hands on with the whole preparation. All they have to do is be in Manila one week before the big day since everything was well taken cared of.

Gailey marched to Lea Salonga's, "Two Words" with no less than her brother, Gerald singing her bridal march. While the rest of the mass songs were sung by world class performers, Nolyn and Lisa Cabahug.

The Madre De Dios church in Tagaytay Highlands and the reception at midlands veranda was decorated by Charro of 7Lily. Wedding cake by Penk Ching of Pastry Bin.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mackie & Joanne

After nine years of being together, my good friends Mackie and Joanne made it to the altar last February 20, 2010. The church was well attended. The reception was overflowing with booze. The program was filled with laughter and tears and the karaoke band was such a hit!

Here are some beautiful photos from their pre-nup taken by Oly of Metrophoto.

Monday, February 1, 2010

One Out of Five

It's always nice to able able to coordinate the wedding of someone you are close to. My friend Jasmine got married last Jan 29 in Magallanes Church and had a reception Le Souffle in Rockwell Club. I was her event coordinator and reader thus I had no choice but to wear a long gown while doing my job. After this, I told myself not to do this again. It was hard to run around in long gown moreso in heels.

I have always liked small, intimate gatherings. We had 94 confirmed adult guests and 10 kids. They were placed on the second floor where they were kept busy by the coloring books, crayons and other knick knacks. It was a reunion of old Citibank friends who now hold key positions in various banks in the Metro.

The venue was decorated beautifully by Jing Tanada of Palamuti, the tiffany colored cake by penk ching, gowns by raymund saul, photos by Dino Lara and music by Bernie Pasamba.

Now that Jasmine is married, there's 4 of us left in our small group still looking for Mr. Right to come along.

Best Wishes to you Pogs and Jasmine!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Come Hell or High Water

I got a tex last Oct 1 that says, super typhoon signal number 4 to hit Metro Manila on Oct 3, sat. Panic got into me since we have an event that day all the way in Balayan, Batangas! Good thing we had ever reliable suppliers who were all there a day before as planned. Rachy Cuna for event usual, his styling was very creative, Beatbox for the tent, Rene Gabriel for sound and lights and La Tasca for catering. Thanks to Patrick Uy who decided to come in a day before to make sure he's there on the day of the event.

Spirits were high in hoping that the storm will not hit us on the day. Plan B was in effect, guests to be dropped off exactly at the venue entrance ( no need for golf carts), registration, cocktails, strings and band moved inside the tent. Trina, our bride made sure she placed a glass of water under the table (her version of the rain dance) and prayed over it. It worked!

The sky was gloomy, dark clouds were upon us but not a single drop of rain. To top it off, the church was well attended, the reception area was packed with people who matter the most to our couple.

Congratulations, Paolo and Trina!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Stormy Wedding- Sept 26

We had a wedding last Sept 26, right smack during the fury of typhoon Ondoy. Relatives and friends were either stuck in traffic or their houses due to heavy floods. To top it off, our priest backed out since he is coming from Ateneo and our mass is in Shrine of Jesus, all the way in Pasay....what a nightmare for the couple and their family!

What do we do in a situation like this? One, have the priest picked up. Two, look for a judge or a mayor who can just do a civil ceremony and three, ask a priest to officiate the blessing of the couple in the same venue as the reception and just get married later on in church.

Luckily, Fr. Larry Tan was just in Allied Bank bldg. along Ayala conducting a seminar. We were able to pull him out of his seminar just to officiate the blessing of the couple. Thank God!

We pushed thru with the mass and the reception. Bride and groom were so "cool" about the whole situation. The stress they felt in deciding whether to push through or not with the wedding never showed in the pictures. Just a happy bride and groom.

It may be a stormy wedding but as Fr. Larry puts it....due to this experience, both of you can now weather any storm that will come your way.