Vatel liked our photo in facebook!

I know it’s so kababawan lang but natuwa talaga ako when I saw the notification. One kilig moment! ๐Ÿ˜€

Preparing for our E-session with Bryan Yap

Since our practice prenup (as we call it) will be a month away. We tried to avoid procrastination. We’re planning to have a picnic-travel theme. Since Richgold, our caterer, will be lending us some of their travel props (ang bait talaga!) we just have to worry about minor things or just add some props.

For our first project, it’s a DIY Cardboard letter. I got the tutorial here. We didn’t follow every steps there ‘coz we did what’s convenient for us.

Here’s the result:

Looks like Rey’s enjoying our DIY. ๐Ÿ˜€

He suggested we put something inside for a more sturdy base. But I rejected the idea. I think the glue gun is enough.

So here’s the most fussy part.

We even used flashlight for us to see it clearly.

Busy us

Busy us

nakapambahay pa ako. haha

nakapambahay pa ako. haha

Here’s the almost finished product. Have to cover it with specialty paper.

We used ivory colored specialty paper because I’ll be putting buttons and lace in it pa. To finish the sides pa.

Update (not real time): We did this for two weeks.

Now for our second task, since we have a free time one Saturday, we did an ocular at Parks and Wildlife. I have been to PAW when I was in elementary because it is where we are holding our Sports fest so I suggested it as a possible prenup venue. Anyway, I was not mesmerized with the place. It is just like a typical greenery scene with a lagoon view. There’s also a mini zoo there but we weren’t able to visit it. I was expecting more I think. Now, our solution is to give it a kick with the setup and props we’re planning to do.

Good thing there’s an ongoing photo shoot and this gave me an idea.

The Lagoon

The Lagoon

This might be a good spot though.

The bridge

The bridge

Actually, the place is not bad, maarte lang ako because I just wanted something different. Lol

Well, I just have to trust Bryan Yap to do some wonders with the place. ๐Ÿ™‚

Prenup Marathon Pics from Imagine Nation

Here are the much awaited photos from the IN Prenup Marathon. I wanted to post everything but I decided just to pick only 3…ooppppsss…5 na lang pala. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • “Rain or Shine” by Larry Leong


Larry is kind enough to let us start the pictorial even before the timer starts – giving more time to create poses. Poses look natural.


Larry is soft spoken that sometimes we can’t understand what he wants us to do.

  • “Love the waitin” by Aika Guerrero


Aika is so ready with the props. Lots to choose from. But we opted to use our own props – PSP, DS XL & w@w primer.


Aika strictly follows the alloted time giving us little time to create poses. But I think this is also one of her good points.

  • “Rockstar Legend” by Jan Ray Bautista


Love JR’s props – a real guitar and drumset. The way he encourages us how to pose.


Some of our poses are not rockstar thingy.

For the end product, silhouettes aka photobomb of the other couples are captured in the pics. I think this is not his fault, maybe his station is just not a good place.

With the limited time we were given to come up with these beautiful shots how much more if we have all the time to shoot? ๐Ÿ™‚

Imagine Nation Prenup Marathon II @ PNR Tutuban

No regrets in joining this half-day event by Imagine Nation. Sobrang saya!!! And it’s a very unusual experience.ย  In my previous post sabi ko half excited ako kasi I’m not yet prepared. But I don’t know if you would believe me pa once I shared with you how the day went last Saturday (October 6, 2012).

So here it goes.

Friday, we took a leave to buy costumes na wala pa kami. Actually, si Rey lang ang bibili kasi I already have costumes na, some are mine, some are borrowed. We said we’ll go home early so we could have a rest pero hindi rin natupad. Hmmmm dahil matagal kami namili? And dumaan pa kami sa Choco Lovers for our business. Gabi na kami nakauwi dahil ang hirap sumakay. Gosh! Ngayon ko na lang ulit naexperience ang umuwi ng rush hour, ang daming tao at punuan ang bus, tayuan pa.

So moving on.

Pagdating sa bahay tulog agad ako. Zzzzzzzzz… (bagsak agad dahil nagshopping straight from shift)

Come Saturday, I woke up 5:30am dahil hindi pa nakaprepare ang mga gamit ko. Literal!

Nilabas ko na ang kodigo ko and I started preparing.

Thanks to my officemate, Joan, for the suggestion na i-plastic isa-isa ang mga costume para madaling kuhanin.

yung papel ang kodigo ko where I wrote kung anong susuotin ko for a particular theme

Yehes! Naka-maleta ako dahil hindi talaga ako effective sa pack lite. Ultimo accessories nakastorage box pa. May isa pa akong malaking paper bag for the shoes naman. ๐Ÿ˜€

dala ko talaga si w@w primer kasi I’m planning to have it as props

Nakaalis na kami sa bahay ng 11am (supposed to be 9am). Initially, sa Tutuban Mall talaga ang way namin pero dahil sabi ng IN dun daw mag-park. But for some reason eh may sinundan ang Daddy ko kaya kung san-san kami napadpad. Di naman kami naligaw and napaganda pa ata yung pagkasunod namin dun sa sasakyan na yun dahil natumbok namin ang PNR Tutuban station. And Voila! may parking lot sa tabi nun. A blessing in disguise. ๐Ÿ™‚

After we parked we went straight to the PNR premises and looked for the site. It was around 1:30pm so we immediately registered and got our Prenup Kit. Included in the kit are discount coupons from Josiah’s, Kris Bacani, and Judy Uson cake artist. Medyo kinakabakabahan pa kami nito!!!

We picked 1. Larry Leong for โ€œRain or Shineโ€ 2. Aika Guerero for โ€œLove the Waitinโ€™!โ€ 3. Jan Ray Bautista for โ€œRockstar Legendโ€. I am happy with what we’ve picked coz I’m looking forward for the Rockstar Legend theme. I also wanted to have shoot with Alex Ruelo but he’s not in the group I’ve picked. Oh well.

Then, we gave the things we’re not going to use to my parents so they can move on with their own agenda which is to shop at Divi.

Pumila na ako sa make up station. There are 3 make up artist on stand by. There’s Girlie Uy (far left) and i was assigned to Jo Chan (rightmost). I wasn’t able to get the name of the make up artist in the middle. Sorry.

We’re supposed to have our first shoot at 2:10pm. But oh my natagalan ako sa make up. Ang sabi 2nd ako pero yun pala pang-3rd ako. Napalipat pa ako dun sa make up artist sa gitna for the reason na I can’t understand pero bumalik din ako kay Jo Chan. Ang gulo lang! Anyway, siya talaga ang gusto ko mag make up sakin and nagustuhan ko how she did my make up!

Mga 4pm na ata (if I’m not mistaken) kami nagstart mag-shoot and inip na inip na si Rey. Kawawa! hehe… We are given 10-minute shoot per theme and then 10-minute break (to eat and change costume). Natapos kami ng mga almost 6pm na. And i just can’t analyze pano nagkaganun kung tig-10 minutes lang kami.

Oh i forgot our food sponsor pala is Josiah’s. Puro appetizers and desserts lang. Not bad, Josiah’s pa rin naman yun. hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

We had our snack after our last shoot. IN is kind enough to let the couples have their 4th shot with any theme. But we didn’t get it na since we’re tired and we don’t have extra clothes anymore.

nabusog pa rin naman kami

It was reeeeaaaallllllyyyyyy a fuuuunnnnnnnn activity!!! Nawala ang mga kaba namin!!! Though I’m looking forward also to meet other w@wies pero dahil sobrang marathon talaga ito eh wala akong nameet. Oh si Iyah pala.

Oh by the way, it’s not only me who enjoyed this event. I’m pretty sure Rey also did. I saw na he’s game with the posing and all and ang poker face expression niya eh napalitan ng all smiles. Ang dami pa nga niya reklamo sakin dahil marami raw siyang naisip na pose na hindi namin nagawa like mga lifting shots at rockstar poses niya. haha. Plus nagtanong pa siya kung gusto ko pa magpakuha ng 4th theme baka raw kasi magsisi ako kung hindi kami magpakuha. If I know gusto niya lang talaga! haha… Happy to know na he did enjoy rin.

back to normal expression na siya. hihi

Sana magkaroon ulit ng ganitong prenup marathon and sasali ulit kami. ๐Ÿ™‚

Excited na ako to see the pictures. It will be ready for pick up by Oct. 20 raw.

By the way, I’d like to share na rin the costumes I prepared.

  • Rain or Shine – all costumes are mine

  • Love the waiting – tinanggal ko lang ang blazer

  • Travel through the trails – I intentionally bought this dress for this prenup.

Earrings and sandals c/o my officemate, Joan

  • Indie with Kimy

necklace c/o my officemate, Jane; bangle and headpiece c/o my officemate,Joan

  • Light, camera, action

ย earrings, headpiece, sandals c/o my officemates,Joan, Shiela, Tita Jen (respectively)

  • Coffee date by the train

earrings c/o my officemate, Joan

  • Sweetheart Athletes

  • Rockstar Legend

accessories and skirt c/o my officemate, Joan; boots c/o my officemate, Shiela

Oh by the way, October 13 is a significant date to us. Though we’re not celebrating it, still it’s a part of what we are now.


Getting ready for the Freenup with Imagine Nation

The moment Ms. Benz posted about this prenup session to be hosted by Imagine Nation, a devilish grin showed from my face. Yes! You’re right! I thought of joining this.

So what if our wedding is still next year?

I have my own reasons anyway:

1. We’ll get a chance to shoot with this ever famous photo supplier for just P1,000.00 registration fee => one of the perks of being a w@wie. ๐Ÿ˜€

2. It will serve as our training ground for our official prenup.

3. We’ll know what to expect during prenup sessions.

4. We’ll know how it would feel to pose in front of a camera so we’ll get used to it.

5. The venue is at the Philippine National Railway (Tutuban station). I have thought of having a prenup there.

Who said that preparing for a shoot is easy? Now, we have to prepare costumes for the following themes:

  • Jan Ray Bautista – “Rockstar Legend”
  • Shayla Sanchez – “Travel Through the Trails”
  • Kim Lim – “Indie with Kimy”
  • Madoka Kashiwazaki – “Coffe Date by Train”
  • Jed Ray Calara – “Sweetheart Athletes”
  • Aika Guerero – “Love the Waitin’!”
  • Alex Ruelo – “Lights, Camera, Action”
  • Larry Leong – “Rain or Shine”

There will be three sets of photographers grouped together, and we will have draw lots to know which sets of photographers will be shooting with us. W@wies have requested to have a pre-draw so our prepared costumes would be narrowed down to three. But it wasn’t granted. Anyway, Vanessa, our contact in Imagine Nation, said that there will be props ready at the venue along with HMU. So slashing that out on the things we need to think of.

Initially, I thought of going to the venue straight from my office shift with no sleep and all but I realized that it’s not a good idea. So I filed a leave on Friday. Friday would also be a good timing to scout for clothes we need to wear. And to avoid dark eye bags because I’ll have a good night sleep.

As of now, I already have a set of clothes I thought of wearing, not sure with Rey though. He said he’ll buy whatever he will be needing on Friday.

I am half excited, half not. Half yes coz i know this will be fun, half not coz I am not yet prepared.

So let’s just see what will happen. ๐Ÿ™‚

All aboard…Choo…choo…

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