Sunday, June 12, 2016

Rustic X Filipiniana :: Dennis + Katrina

Our Independence Day weekend was filled with loveliness apt for this celebration. We had Dennis and Katrina's beautiful Rustic x Filipiniana wedding at the heritage village- Sitio Remedios in Currimao and UNESCO heritage church - St. Augustine's in Paoay.


Rows of tables filled with lovely florals at the courtyard. The tables had subtle touches of rustic - bricks and Filipiniana - capiz. The table numbers were watercolor floral wreaths over banig. Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!


Venue:: Sitio Remedios

Caterer:: Chef Nic Rodriguez of Bistro Candon

Planning and Coordination:: Canaan Celebrations by Jetts and Rhona

Photographer:: John Mateos Ong

Videographer:: Threelogy

HMUA :: Jigs Mayuga

Emcee:: Atom Ungson

Entertainment:: Luis Cortez

Cake and Floral styling:: Ava's Cakes and Events


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

11th and Counting :: Kit + Ace

Dearest Ace,


When it came to a point that I started praying to the heavens to send someone in my life that would fit the "tall, dark, and handsome" cliche... I must have prayed so hard yet whispered the first word, so instead of that I got "cool, dark, and handsome". I must have been a little nice or a little good at that time that the heavens added more to what I wanted. He gave me you.


I remember the times when you were penniless, instead of me dropping you home then go my way... you would insist of you dropping me home and walk about 4km away to your place. I also remember how you would ask me on a date and buy for one because that was all you had. I also remember the thread bracelet you did because silver nor gold looks too far fetched. My heart melts remembering.


I am just so grateful that you were sent my way. Because together, we learned how to strive. Together we learned how to live not as one. Together we learned how to be each other's strength. Together we learned how to love more than ourselves. Together we learned how to give selflessly. Together we became more creative. Together we became better. Together we go places. I am having happy tears, and I am thankful and overwhelmed.


I start my mornings whispering and asking you "Do you love me? Super? Kisses please?" because I guess I still can't believe how I could have prayed so hard for you. But then again, I guess you love me that much for agreeing to do these scenes. I'm in awe of you for making it seem like a breeze keeping up with my craziness. Awe would be an understatement.


To make you feel like you've won more than the lottery, I promise to continue living up to our vows and I will super super super love you forever.


Cheers darling to 11 years and more!





I'm cheesy, almost or possibly over the jologs border cheesy. I'm also a JaDine fan, went OTWOL crazy - then when the mister couldn't restrain me from that craziness, he had to join me. So what could be a better way to cap our San Francisco project a few months back but to do an OTWOL tour (blowing kisses to my gorgeous friend Mavelle Peralta- Samoy for doing the research and bringing us to these places) relive the scenes.


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sealed in 16 years:: Rhea X Paolo

This loveliness is nothing short of extraordinary. We had our meeting in Singapore - Pao and Rhea spoiling our little mister with steak for afternoon snack, the lovely couple having their prenuptial photos at the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, all over the beautiful landmarks of France, having two proposals that came with a diamond and a sapphire ring!
The President's sister muses how they've came a long way, from their Manila City Hall wedding to yesterday's delicious lunch catered by no less than Chef Nic Rodriguez of Bistro Candon and Rufino's Paoay X Vigan. Oh and the guests were crazy over the Bagnet X KBL (kamatis, bagoong, lasuna) favors - Chef Nic's trademark.
The speeches were so heartwarming, the guests beaming happiness, just loveliness everywhere.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Let Love Be :: Mark X Camille

I've always believed that setbacks could lead to beautiful detours. Mark and Camille's ceremony and reception venue would have been different should the lovely mishap not happen. The ceremony, in our reception venue, while the reception, in an indoor ballroom. Yet the heavens want us to do something differently, we used the beautiful pocket garden of Arabella's Events place for their ceremony. I just love how the rose garland tucks the drapes in place.

Venue:: Arabella's Events Place

Caterer:: La Preciosa

Cake and Floral stylist:: Ava's Cakes and Events

Planning and Coordination:: The Red Gala Weddings and Events


Friday, May 27, 2016

Rustic Romance :: Monica + Mac

On our first meeting with Mac and Monica, our beautiful bride comes very prepared - she fishes out and flips open her folder/ scrapbook for this loveliness. Why, I love prepared brides! It eliminates our need to guess what they would want. At some point, I was curious about her tad of OCness to which I learned that she is actually an Interior Designer. She was on point on what she wanted, and that left us a little bit more on our toes to be on point in executing this loveliness.
We played with her rustic pegs by having oversized lanterns at Sitio Remedios' chapel's steps, we had bricks and aged wood amidst beautiful florals for their tablescapes. Nothing but loveliness. Always.

Venue:: Sitio Remedios, Currimao, Ilocos Norte

Caterer:: Chef Nic Rodriguez of Bistro Candon and Rufino's

Cake and Floral Styling:: Ava's Cakes and Events