R & J Wedding Highlights

Since I have been MIA (guilty!) for a long time, back posts would be the ongoing subjects here. So for today, I’ll be sharing with you some of the highlights in our wedding. For the first part, here are some shots by our photographer, Raymond Fortun Photography.

(photo grabbed from facebook)

(photo grabbed from facebook)

(photo grabbed from facebook)

(photo grabbed from facebook)

(photo grabbed from facebook)

(photo grabbed from facebook)

(photo grabbed from facebook)

You can see the complete set here, here, here and here.🙂

Now, for our SDE, made by our videographer, Zoombox Weddings. Well, I just cried after we watched it again few days after our wedding. Maybe because it only came to me that time that we’re already married.

R & J wedding feature on Marche’s May issue

Well, it’s been almost a year since my last post here. Like most of the brides, as their big day comes near, I have been busy with the wedding preps. And if you’ll ask after the big day, I have been sluggish as if all the exhaustion showered me after our wedding (charged guilty).

So for my come back post I just like to share our wedding feature in Marche e-mag, Philippine’s online magazine. Just to give you a little information about them, just click here to be directed to their “who we are” page.

So with no further ado, here’s the link to our page.

http://www.marche-ph.com/2014-05-May/#103

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And for my last words… I’ll try my best to be consistent in posting here.🙂

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DSW Mix No. 6 Petal Platform Sandal Why???

After my dilemma looking for a bridal shoe, I finally found one over the net but the catch is it is only available in the US. I have been thinking for three weeks if I’m going buy it.  The shoe is affordable but the shipping would cost the same price of it. But since I cannot find my this is it shoe in the mall, I decided to get it.

Just when I thought that I’ll move on with my bridal shoes, a problem arose. They won’t accept our credit cards!! Thus, we need to call their hotline. Darn!

Now, I’m back to square one, have it customized or still look for similar styles in the mall?

Sad.😦

 

My groom got a designer too

Who said that only brides have the right to have a designer?

We have visited this designer twice in a separate bridal fair. The first time was a failure, h2b was not convinced yet. Second time, it was a a success. The reason? Budget Friendly? Good reviews? Nice works? He got tired looking for a suit maker so he gave in? I got a designer so he must have one too so I persuaded him? Whatever! :p

So for my h2b wedding outfit, he will don an Emil Ocampo ensemble.

See his works here.

Cinderella Shoes

If you remember my post about my nice-to-haves, having a customized bridal shoe is in my list. The idea was like a “kabute” because I am fickle minded on it because of the cost it might incur.

The moment I saw this it was love at first sight!

my "this is it" shoe

my “this is it” shoe

Now, I have to be a Cinderella to look this pair of shoe.

No, the idea of customizing this still resides.

Let’s see…

Anyway, I’d like to share with you some similar shoes I found over the net.

Memorata shoe by Celine

Memorata shoe by Celine

Memorata shoe by Celine

These are much possible as it is available in the malls.

We are now a FAMILY

The “pamamanhikan” is a Filipino tradition done to formally announce the engagement of a couple. It is also a chance for the two families to meet together. It should be done right after a couple is engaged or before they start their wedding preps. But, nowadays, it is acceptable that it might occur in the middle of the wedding preps.

Like in our case, we planned to have it at Christmas time of 2012. Two reasons: 1) Daddy might come home in Christmas 2) Double celebration means one time big time “handaan”. The event was postponed because of conflicts in schedule so we planned it after New Year. But unfortunately, Daddy left for work before the year ends. So when we knew that Daddy is coming home again in June we hastily asked him if we can have it on the 22nd. He insisted to have it a week after he arrived because he might leave again sooner. Thus, June 15, 2013 is the day.

Good thing that Rey & I have been to my cousin’s “pamamanhikan” so we already knew what to expect. Rey’s family brought in food I personally requested for his tatay to cook – Beef Steak with Mushroom and Lechon Kawali. While Daddy requested kambing kahit 1 kilo lang daw so Rey handed me money. But Daddy decided to buy a live kambing, he just added a few bucks. While Mommy added tuna pesto spaghetti, baked bangus and fruit salad. My cousin who got his first blood from work treated me with Sr. Pedro’s lechon manok. In addition, I bought 2 dedication cakes (one for the pamamanhikan and one for Rey’s birthday and Father’s Day).

We started with a prayer. Then on with the agenda.

I am so proud of Rey because he started the ball rolling. With the usual lines… “Nandito po kami para pormal na hingin ang kamay ng inyong anak”. But I think the parent of the groom should be saying this. Anyway. My mom joked around and said “ayoko nga”. Then it’s a hint that it’s not gonna be a formal gathering.

Daddy bumabangka

Our conversation revolved around advices from the elderlies on marriage life. We also discussed a few things about our upcoming event and our life-to-be after the wedding. I didn’t expect that my Tito Rod would be so teary eyed at the thought of me getting married. Sabi nga niya siya kasi ang nag-alaga sakin bata pa lang ako. Well, it is given that Daddy would be also. Before we wrapped up, Mommy expressed herself by saying “nalulungkot ako”. There had been a few seconds of silence and in order to lighten the situation I just said “save your tears for the wedding”. We ended the moment with a prayer.

Trinidad-Mateo Clan

Domingo-Cana Clan

Now, it’s “chibugan” time!

Kalderetang kambing, Papaitang kambing, Kilawing kambing, Beef Steak with Mushroom, Lechon Kawali. Baked Bangus, Tuna Pesto Spaghetti, Lechon Manok, Cake, Fruit Salad

uy tumingin si Tatay

Our cake :)

Our cake🙂

By the way, here’s the toast Daddy requested. I’m not sure if this is for the union of our families or for Rey’s birthday. Whatever it is, it’s nice to see them all game for this.

The toast

The toast

This wedding thingy is breaking in my system

I am the person who would rather receive cake than flowers, would choose green over pink, and who would okay with any gown. I am not the typical kikay-sweet girl. I am maarte but not with clothes, bags, makeup, fashion etc. I know you get what I mean.

But because of wedding preps I think my girl meter is running to 10.

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But Green is still my thing…

All inspirations from Pinterest.

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