Check for Hotel preps

After the sumptuous lunch at Seaside Roxas Boulevard with w@wies and Mimma Benz, my w@wie friends, Joed and Johan (with her h2b Marci) accompanied me and Rey to Sofitel for ocular. I was surprised that some w@wies, Maf, Gracey, and Lalaine joined us too without hesitation. W@w love talaga!

@ Trinity Seaside

@ Trinity Seaside

I don’t have much kwento because we are 100% sure that we’re getting Sofitel, we just wanted to see their suites and book on the spot.

All photos courtesy of Marci and Johan.

Sofitel's Grand Staircase / Lobby

Sofitel’s Grand Staircase / Lobby

Waiting for someone to assist us

Waiting for someone to assist us

Now here are the rooms…

  • Sofitel Suite

receiving area

bedroom

  • Prestige Suite

– The difference of this suite with the previous one is 1) has two bathrooms 2) working table is inside the bedroom 3) not a corner room 4) can be adjoining room 5) bigger.

practice lang :D

practice lang πŸ˜€

the mini bar

the mini bar

bathroom with Hermes toiletries

bathroom with Hermes toiletries

With my beautiful w@wie friends after our tambay at Le Bar.

photo grabbed from Joed’s page

Verdict: Rooms are nice specially their corner suite with the view of the bay and the city. But I like Diamond Hotel’s suite room because it’s bigger, cheaper and has two bathrooms.

Oh well, Sofitel is Sofitel.

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Am I the lucky bride-to-be?

“jenel!!!! baka ito ang para sayo!!!

http://www.rebelliousbrides.com/2012/12/the-sisterhood-of-traveling-wedding-gown.html

A facebook message from a w@wie friend, Joed.

I just read the message and ignored it ‘coz it’s a link and I can’t open it through my phone.

The moment I got home, I immediately turned on my netbook and opened the link.

I have been bugging Joed for days regarding gown and budget issues and it’s so sweet that she remembered me. I said that I’m interested and I’ll compose an email then show to her for proofreading (para hindi naman magmukhang hayok na hayok ako sa gown na yun. ehehe)

Here is the exact email I sent.

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Hi Christia,

I was never aware of a post in RB regarding the wedding gown you’re gifting until a good friend sent me the link. I have been bugging her for days regarding gown issues and she thought that this might be the answer to my problems.

No budget for a wedding gown? – This line immediately activated my senses and as I read on I got so excited then I saw the gown. It was exactly what one of my pegs for a gown. And what excites me most is it’s a gift.

Now, I’m trying my luck if I could be the lucky inheritor of this beautiful gown.

Hoping,
Jenel

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Christia replied fast and I was shaky reading the message. Do you think I’m the lucky bride-to-be?

Unfortunately, I’m the second b2b who emailed her and she said for the sake of fairness she’s been in contact with the first one. She assured me that if there would be any problem with their transaction she’ll contact me.

Well, the gown isn’t meant for me. That’s life! πŸ™‚

photo courtesy of Rebellious Brides

W@W Auction: The fast and the furious round

(This is a very late post. Sorry.)

Two days after the first auction, Ms. Benz had been so generous for letting us have another round of it.

Well, I’m back with revenge with two more items. πŸ™‚

Got E-session with Bryan Yap… He previously worked for a high end photography studioΒ  (I think it’s Paul Vincent or Nelwin Uy, not sure though) then decided to have his own later on. Got him at a very low –Β  as in low price. Here are some samples of his prenup works.

Also, got couple boudoir session with Mad Hatter Studios. I didn’t let this chance pass coz I really wanted them so I bid as high as I can so I could get them. Voila!

I am so happy! πŸ™‚

Nagagalit na si sakin si Rey kasi ang dami na naming prenup. Good luck samin! haha πŸ˜›

W@W Christmas Party 2012

Last November 16 was the w@w Christmas Party and i didn’t regret taking a leave to join this once in a year event.

1. I got the chance to see in person those people I talk to in cyberspace.

Riza, fellow Le Pav Park Metro bride

Joed, the celebrity bride (as I call her)

the purpledish brides

2. Got lots of loots.

calendar and sticky candy from w@w loot bag, bracelet from Joed, mug & tumbler from Zodio, tea light pot from exchange gifts

3. Our w@w pin.

4. I have proven that I have luck on raffles (sometimes). Rey also won from the raffle but he already left so the item was raffled again. Sayang!

Yey! May cord na kami! πŸ™‚

Thanks to all the sponsors, suppliers who have helped in organizing this event. Most of all thanks to Ms Benz for giving us the best Christmas party this year. Hope we could join again next year. πŸ™‚

The W@W Auction 2012

From the very first time I heard about the w@w auction I got so excited to join this.

Last week of Octoberwas the trial auction for w@w. I never had a chance to join the trial coz I was so busy preparing for our company’s Halloween celebration. The actual auction started last November 4 and I just got a time for this mid of this week. The list of items in the auction are so overwhelming. All are really good deals. I even saw my supplier there and wow someone could get it aΒ  very low low price. Lucky them!

I didn’t bid yet coz I planned to place my bid hours before the bidding ends. My list includes Mad Hatter Studios, Joe San Antonio, Gretchen Pichay, Paolo Feliciano and Boy Kastner Santos. I also considered the unity coins but I thought we can forego that.

I immediately contacted these supplier to know if they are available on our date. And only BKS and Paolo Feliciano are available. Gretchen Pichay hasn’t replied yet. While Joe San Antonio have the same wedding date as ours. 😦

I planned to go home early Saturday so I could monitor the bidding but due to some other things I need to do I ended up going home late. I asked Rey to sleep in our house so we can do the bidding together and I could have the blessing when I want go beyond our budget.

I woke up around 3am coz that’s the end time of Engagement Session from Paolo Feliciano with styling. My only competitor for this is the reserve price. So I bid until I reach the reserve price. No hassle! I won the item! 1 Yey for me! πŸ™‚

Slept for another hour then woke up at 5am “para brasuhan” my most liked item – BKS (bridal gown plus Groom’s attire). I thought that the price of the item would not go up coz there are only few bidders so I assumed that I could get this item.

6:03am (estimate) My first bid.

Just a few minutes after, another w@wie bid.

I was shocked with what happened. I was like staring at the monitor for minutes coz I can’t believe that our budget was already met and I can’t do anything (but I really wanted that item!!!). Few minutes later, Rey noticed that I was crying and then few minutes more I was crying with “hikbi”. I was so disappointed. But being the spoiled me, Rey allowed me to bid at a certain amount which I know is too high. Keber na ako! I really want that item. I said that I’ll just cover up the excess. Good thing that I also have another supporter on the other side (of the cyberspace), special mention Sis Johan of w@w.

We thought of a strategy first before bidding again. Planned to bid minutes before the auctions ends. But to my surprise another w@wie bid. The price of the item is getting higher and higher.

6:30 (estimate) Another bid from me.

The price reached our ceiling budget already!!! And then I gave up.

6:43 (estimate) Bahala na! I bid for the last time kahit over over na sa budget. Thinking that the other bidder won’t dare to bid again.

6:45am And the auction ended.

Grabe! From the time I woke up until the auction ended parang sobrang bilis ng oras!!!

The item slipped in my hands just like that. 😦 😦 😦

I thought that I’m gonna have this item as a birthday gift. But still no hard feelings coz what if I I won the item, will I still be happy knowing that it is way way our budget?

Though I didn’t win BKS I still got a consolation – Paolo Feliciano. I’m still a winner right? Coz I got his package at a very low price. Well, there’s still something to be happy for. πŸ™‚

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