Popping the question [Updated]

These are the various ways/scenarios we asked special persons close to our hearts to be a part of our wedding party.

May 12, Sunday, I called for a special meeting with the “Flypz ‘not mentioning any agenda. We met at Starmall, SJDM so that one of my friends could join us. We assembled at Jollibee, them, being the usual curious asked me what’s all about. So I handed them the box I specially made for them. To see them happy and make them feel special is my objective. And so I think I won that purpose.

The MOHs and BMs

The MOHs and BMs wearing the ring

The Page boys (mother of)

The Page boys (mother of)

May30, I invited Angge to have breakfast. When I handed him the envelope he asked me why I didn’t get him in my entourage, maybe he thought it’s an invitation already. He was surprised and I know he’s happy but he’s just concealing it. It’s a good feeling also that I have someone to talk to about wedding preparation outside w@w. Yes, he is getting married too.

the groomsman

the groomsman

Second detailing with Richgold Weddings

It’s quite weird that I am writing a 2nd detailing with our caterer without a prequel to this. Lol. Sorry. Anyway, for the sake of having one I’ll just give a gist of what happened to our first detailing. Actually, if not because of Thoffy, our coordinator, we won’t be having a detailing that early. I thought that our detailing with Richgold will happen sometime in September 2013. Talk about procrastination. Well, ang totoo I don’t know that we can have a detailing as early as that. Kaya pala tuwing magkikita kami ni Jed eh tinatanong ako kung kelan kami magdedetailing. I was with Thoffy, my mom, my brother and of course Rey. It happened last November 22, 2012 before kami pumunta sa Baler (Thanksgiving Holiday). I can say that it is more of food tasting lang kasi our ideas are still scattered though we have showed some pegs of our visioned reception. But at least may nasimulan. Here are some of the pegs we showed them. By the way, for the reception, we want a music concert theme. And the motif is orange. Well, we don’t want the gowns of our entourage to match the table linens that’s why. And because I wanted an autumn theme for the church we connected it to the reception.

trusses for the couple’s stage

or guitar for backdrop (inspiration from Empress Schuck’s debut)

music sheet as place mat

for centerpiece; forgot what it’s called basta I like the idea

guitar centerpiece representing Rey’s hobby

scattered picks at the table

And here are the food that Chef Bryan served us.

pan seared fish with tomato salsa (recommended)

eggplant parmigiana (recommended) & roasted chicken with au jus sauce

sliced pork with pineapple and peppercorn

korean beef stew (thumbs up!)

roasted bar and mushroom fettuccini (not a fan of white sauce but this one’s good)

I know that hindi ako nagkamali ng pagkuha sa kanila kasi nagustuhan ni Thoffy ang food. 🙂 The detailing ended with Jed saying that he’ll get back to me regarding the styling. And he’ll request for a second detailing sometime in January with the stylist. =================================================== Fast forward February 24, 2013, our second detailing. Dapat 2nd week to ng January pero dahil kagagaling lang ng holiday and sunod sunod ang events nila plus hindi pa kami nakakagawa ng guitar centerpiece na nirequest ng stylist, ay naurong. Unfortunately, we haven’t done any guitar table centerpiece (dahil ang hirap!) which lead to changing our minds. Medyo naumay si Rey  sa gitara so he decided na ayaw na niya nun. Side kwento: nag-leave pa naman kami at nagpunta ng divi para sa DIY na guitar centerpiece but we ended up doing nothing. 😦 Moving on, our first agenda is with Carlo Verdadero, Richgold’s in house stylist. He discussed what the setup would be. Here is what he’s prepared for us, both are upgraded.

hmmmm bakit kaya niya ginawang orange yung gitara? Wala lang! haha…

But as I’ve said naumay na si Rey sa gitara so scratch na tong idea na to. Rey just wants a topiary for the centerpiece para medyo formal daw. Here’s exactly what he likes.

“Red roses dapat” – Rey

Ayun, so we discussed the pricing and ahem…ahem… It’s not that high compared to other stylist but we don’t know yet if we still have a budget for this. But Rey stiffly said that he wanted an upgrade styling for the reception. Sabi niya eh! We negotiated din some upgrade but Carlo cannot give us pure roses coz it’s pricey. We asked him also if he can do the styling sa church and he said yes. His rate is just like what Amante Fleurs (my prospect florist) quoted me. We haven’t concluded anything yet regarding the styling, let’s just see. On to the food tasting, this time I was with my MOHs. So happy that pumayag sila na samahan ako dito. My parents did not join us because they had their own errands for that day. Daddy waited for the dining chairs he ordered while Mommy was sick.

my girls busy sa pag-picture

We requested a specific food but they didn’t grant some of it because as what have Jed said they have a client prior to us and it was also the dishes served to them. Ok lang, matitikman pa rin naman namin yung iba nilang food. Sabi nga ni Jed “mapipigilan ba namin ang mga client namin kung gusto nilang tikman lahat ng food”. Supposedly may bayad yung extra head aside sa couple but Jed kindly waived it. Here’s what Chef Bryan served us.

Fettuccine Puttanesca (recommended)

Penne Pomodoro


pan seared fish with mango salsa (recommended)

Others, I forgot to take a picture busy na sa pagkain, were Lumpia with deep fried wrapper (recommended), Beef skewer (thumbs up!), Pork belly something (I forgot the name) and Roasted chicken with au jus sauce (served during 1st detailing).

Again, I know hindi ako nagkamali kasi nagustuhan naman ng mga MOHs ko ang food. 🙂

Pictures with Chef Bryan, Sir Philip (the owner) and our gwapong AE, Jed.

with Chef Bryan & Sir Philip

with our AE, Jed

I was so happy with the outcome of our detailing. Most of our requests were granted. They even gave us another freebie on top of the 5 freebies we got from them. How was that? Jed also suggested a cost-friendly way to serve food to the kids. I didn’t know it’s possible. Well, sa kanila lang siguro pwede yung ganun. Lastly, we got our contract na. I can say we are well taken care of by our caterer. 🙂

Sa sobrang busog namin we capped off the day with a milk tea from Gong Cha.

Special shout out to my MOHs, na hindi pa nila alam na MOH sila, thanks for coming with us on that day. I really appreciate it! P.S. My MOHs fitted an infinity dress at Cinderella to know if it will look good on them. What do you think? 🙂

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