Hi Guys! Its been more than a week after our wedding. This is our jampacked schedule before and after our wedding:
January 14 – Our 32nd Monthsary. No celeb, just stayed all day sa house to finish all DIYs (Flower Girl Teddy Bear, Hollywood Awards tokens wrapping, table numbers, packing of stuff for hotel check-in, souvenirs, pick-up mini cakes.
January 15 – Visit Dentist (adjust braces and change rubber color), diamond peel and nutracel schedule, check-in hotel with family, forgot table numbers so drove back home then back to the hotel. Slept at 2am.
January 16 – Our wedding day! Woke up at 7am due to flooding text messages from friends and relatives. Preps. Wedding started promptly at 4.30PM. Arrived back in the hotel @ 10PM. Ate dinner, spent time with hubby..:))
January 17 – Checked out of the hotel. Visited Hubby’s family to greet relatives from province. Went back to house to open lots of gifts..:))
January 18 – Dinner with Ninong Del and family. Sleep over at hubby’s home to prepare for his employer’s interview tomorrow.
January 19 – Hubby’s employer interview. Wifey went home to launder dirty clothes. Packed stuff for HK honeymoon tomorrow. Researched hotels to stay in HK. Planned Itinerary. Sleepover again at hubby’s home.
January 20 – Woke up at 3am. Flight to HK @ 7.55am. Checked in at Causeway Bay. Sight seeing in Central, went to The Peak, Tsim Sha Tsui (Avenue of Stars, Museums, city sight seeing)
January 21 – Ocean Park, went shopping to Mongkok.
January 22 – Sight seeing at Causeway Bay, Mongkok (again). Flight Back to Manila at 7.30PM. Sleep over at hubby’s home.
January 23 – Went home, laundered clothes, fix room.
January 24 – Groceries, Facial, opened gifts (from Ninong Del’s family).
January 25 – Wifey went back to work..:)
Our wedding isn’t perfect, but it exceeded our expectations. We came from simple families and having a thematic wedding is really new to us, and to our guests as well. There are major problems din nung wedding, but we learned to let go and just focused on what the essence of that celebration is – our marriage, and the declaration of our commitment to the Lord and before the people we love.
As the tradition in weddings at work goes, here is our suppliers ratings for Madrigallos-Pang Nuptials:
DATE: January 16, 2010
OFFICIATING MINISTER: Rev. Fernando Cunanan of VCF-Ortigas
THEME: Hollywood Awards
I couldn’t rate Pastor Fer for he is somebody we’ve just known in the Marriage Seminar in VCF, but talking to him once and continuous texting, he became close to us already. He made our guests cry in the ceremony. Rhyan and I couldn’t thank him much for being with us on our special day. Bonus, he even gave us a gift, a book, His Needs Her Needs..:)
INVITATIONS: Print Divas
PESO POWER: 6375pesos for 100 Fab Foto Invites
RATING: 5 out of 5
We got a 15% discount from them because hubby and I are part of w@w (one of the privileges of being here..:)). They did not charge us customization fee kahit na halos customized na ung itsura ng invitations namin. They do have a Hollywood invitation na kaso for debut so we asked if they could edit na lang ung template nila na un to fit our wedding. Jasmin our AE is not mahirap kausap, and may hirit pa nga kaming element to add on our invitation which we saw na template naman ng save the date magnet nila. Pinagbigyan lahat ng requests namin although technically, we used existing templates from them, kaya wala talagang customization fee, but nung lumabas na ung invitation, wow, unique ung lumabas! Our invitation even grazed a small spot on our sis’ blogsite, http://weddingthingies.blogspot.com/2009/12/holliwood-inspired-wedding-invitation.html, and we are super proud of it. The guests just love the uniqueness of our invitations and so convincing that they will really go to a Hollywood wedding, pumorma ever talaga sila..:) To add pa pala, one month talaga ang processing nila ng invitation pero we got it wala pang one month, galing talaga, super recommended..:)
WEDDING PREPARATIONS: Astoria Plaza
PESO POWER: 2 rooms; 1 room free 3D/2N mini break kasi member kami ni hubby ng Club Astoria, other room for hubby got 15% discount on published rate (one night only).
RATING: 5 out of 5
We are very much pampered by Ms. Belen as a Club Astoria member, and kahit di pa kami fully paid sa membership namin, we get their best service. She even granted my request to have bathrobes for us ni hubby for the pictorial, wala kasing kasama ung room na ganun talaga. Their rooms are beautiful and spacious, sobrang naenjoy and naapreciate ng families namin ung overnight stay nila dun. We checked in the day before the wedding, magkaiba kami ng room. All praises talaga to them.
VENUE : Valle Verde 6 Clubhouse
PESO POWER : 15k (inclusive of 3k deposit)
RATING: 5 out of 5
Getting a clubhouse was really a value for our money. During our almost 2 years of preparations, we checked almost all venues in the market, did oculars, talked with owners for inquiry. A clubhouse is a best choice because you can dress it up in whatever way you want to fit your theme. On almost all the clubhouse we checked, we find Valle Verde 6 the best for us because of its capacity, accessibility, and value for money. One hitch though is you need to know somebody residing in the subdivision to be able to book it, and thank God that our caterer, DXC, provided a sponsor for us.
CATERING / EVENT STYLING / CEREMONY SET-UP: DXC Catering
PESO POWER: 87k for 250persons (freebies: choco fountain instead of cake, bridal car for 3 hours, all tiffany chairs), 5k for ceremony set-up, 7k for drapes and crystals)
RATING: 2 out 5 (Food), 4 out 5 (Ceremony Set-up), 4 out 5 (Event Styling)
Let’s talk about food. Really thumbs down. We gave them a 2 for the taste because many appreciated the food, and considering the amount we paid. Let me enumerate the bad experiences we’ve had during our wedding day. And I wanted to tell you guys, think many times before getting them, please.
Bad Experience # 1: Tinipid ang principal sponsors sa food. We wouldn’t have cared kung tinipid ang guests pero not ang principal sponsors. According to my mom, isang beses lang sila sinervan ng food, as in konteng portion per course were put on their plates and the waiters did not come back anymore nor left a platter on their tables. There is also one lacking course that they weren’t served kasi naiplastic na ng mga waiters nila (another story).
Bad Experience # 2: Tinipid ang food for the guests. The day after ng wedding, ang daeng reklamo from hubby’s family na di sila nakakain ng madame kasi ubos na daw agad. Pero to mention, ung mga guests from the last tables lang ung nagreklamo. According sa saksakan ng bastos na crew from DXC na nakausap namin after ng wedding, nagexceed daw kami ng 250 guests, eh from latest report, 22 tables lang daw ang nakaset-up. The choco fountain was situated sa malayong place, and ung guests from groom side lang nakakain kasi sila lang nakapansin. One dessert was sobrang onte (buko pandan and fresh fruits ang nakaserve, ung fruits lang daw ang natikman ng most of the guests). There are also some guest who heard from the waiters na sinasamantala ung picture taking after the ceremony para magplastic ng food. Mom-in-law also saw in her 2 eyes habang pinaplastic ung food kaso hindi na niya nasita.The worst thing is, Si Dexie mismo ang andun na nagasikaso ng lahat, so we are wondering why it still happened. Si Arnold ang kausap namin, but Dexie came. According to early guests who arrived at 3PM, late daw dumating ang catering kaya di pa sila nakapasok agad ng venue kasi nagaayos pa. Our set-up kasi was the ceremony is to take place at the same place as the reception kasi we will be doing a Christian wedding.
Bad Experience # 3: Since tinipid nila ng husto, maraming natirang food. Pinabalot na separate for groom’s family, us, and bride’s family. Ung sa groom side,nakuha nila. Ung sa bride side, since nauna na umuwi ung family ko kasi inihatid kami sa hotel muna, di na nakuha. So my mom in law told the catering na sila na lang kukuha for us, pero hindi binigay ng catering, ibibigay na lang daw sa guards. Galit na galit ako dun talaga, kasi all throughout, parang sobrang nadehado kami. And take note, meron daw dapat ang mga guards na food, ok lang un, pero the question is, bakit super dame ng nakabalot, eh ilan lang naman sila….
Bad Experience # 4: Not all tiffany chairs have cushions, kaya di maganda tignan, pero we let go na lang din.
Bad Experience # 5: Not enough waiters and parang hindi trained. Una ung pagaasikaso sa principal sponsors na sobrang nakakahiya kasi hindi sila napakain ng maayos. Then according to Tito Ricci (our coordinator), sila pa ung nagayos nung transition ng set-up from ceremony to reception set-up after nung ceremony proper.
Bad Experience # 6: Sobrang bastos na crew. After our wedding and the above matters were brought up to us by hubby’s relatives, we immediately called DXC to ask about the complaints we received. First na nakausap namin, walang masabe pa kasi wala daw si Dexie so magrereturn call na lang daw. After few minutes, hubby got a call in his cellphone from one of the assigned crew to us on our wedding day. Sobrang bastos, siguro di ko na immention ung nasty things that she said to hubby, and pati ung isa pang nakausap ni hubby, ganun din. Pero after, si Dexie na mismo ung kumausap samen, mas ok siya kausap and she admitted that may pagkukulang ung head waiter niya dun sa course na hindi naiserve sa principal sponsor, but ung ibang concern, wala na siyang naisagot. Nagexceed daw talaga kami, kaya pinagkasya lang nila ung food, which is mapapatunayan lang if we get the per table pictures na meron kami para makapagheadcount. As of this moment, nagwwait na lang ng proofs, then I don’t know if hubby will push through going sa office nila to complain talaga ng personally.
Bad Experience # 7: Nakarinig si Mom-in-law when she complained to Dexie ng, “Di kami tatagal ng 20 years kung ganyan ang naging serbisyo namin. Wala pa ngang 100k ang ibinayad ng anak mo.”. Sobrang degrading un for us, kasi pinaghirapan namin ni hubby ung pinambayad namin sa kanila, and anu magagawa namin, package offered nila un samen kasi we priced lock them kaya nakuha namin ung old rate nila.
When it comes sa set-up nila, maganda naman. Considering the price we paid, maganda ung set-up with the drapes. Wala lang ung lanterns that we requested, ung crystals lang. Wala na rin ung sword parade kasi di nacue ng coordinator for the couple’s grand entrance, buti na lang, bumili kami ng poppers so ok lang siya.
Over all rating: Not recommended.
OTD COORDINATOR: R&A Event Specialist (Ricci Reyes Ang)
PESO POWER: Special Rate, inclusive of Emcee Services
RATING: 4 out 5
As previously told, (Rants on Coordinator and Gown…), we changed our coordinator 3 months before our wedding day. The only thing that made me gave Tito Ricci and his team 4 out 5 is our meetings with him. Medyo sosy kasi siya, hehe, so we need to meet up in coffee shops where we need to order something para lang makapagstay. But his work, and his assurances to me that he will take care of our wedding, well, he really did it on our wedding day.
On our wedding day, Patrick, one of his staff, arrived first on our hotel, fixed everything agad. Kaso medyo nagulat ako kasi one of our suppliers, Ms. Beth of Eve and Co. texted me and asked for my hotel room number where they can deliver my bouquet. I was surprised na teka, hindi ba siya nasabihan? So I asked Patrick to contact her right away, and take note, nasa CR pa ako nun, sarap na sarap magbath tub, hehe. Patrick assured me that they did contact all the suppliers of my room number, so maybe, di lang nareceive or something.
Tito Ricci and team really did well in our wedding. We may have 3 meetings all in all before our wedding day, sobrang naorganize nila ung wedding namin. Sila pa din mismo nagcompensate nung kakulangan ng waiters ng DXC, and granted all my wishes and bilins when I did the turn-over on the morning of my wedding. Sobrang diligent ng staff niya, and very kalog and courteous. My family loved them all and despite of the palpak ng DXC, my mom told me that she saw how Tito Ricci and his team managed the event well, kaya di sila dapat sisihin. Although I must say, medyo kulang kasi di nila natutukan ung catering, but may be dahil madami din kasing details ung wedding namin that they need to attend to. Tito Ricci is walang pagod, he oversees everything, and nagugulat na nga lang kami ni hubby, kasi bigla na lang siyang sumusulpot to give us tissue or provide everything we need. Silent worker pero mabilis kumilos. I salute his team and very well recommended.
PHOTO AND VIDEO: Treasured Memories Productions
PESO POWER: 39k, Bronze Package plus rental of LCD Projector, cables for live feed on the projector, tarpaulin, thank you cards.
RATING: 5 out of 5
They are the best! Sila ung isa sa pinakauna naming pinabook way before engagement, and di kami nagkamali. Kuya Richard and Ate Eden were very accommodating of our requests. Una ung Hollywood themed guestbook lay-out namin, pinagbigyan nila, and sakto talaga sa theme namin, that is without added charge! Kuya Bart for our prenup shoot did very well also. We always visit them during bridal fairs kaya we kept the friendship growing with them. On our wedding day, they came early to accommodate my request na mavideo-han si Cel doing my airbrush, hehe. I became super comfortable with the camera kasi magaling magmotivate si Kuya Richard and ang saya makipagkulitan sa staff nia, nalimutan ko lang names sorry, hehe. The other photographer was also a Christian and nakakwentuhan ko pa..:) Makulit din si Kuya videographer and super saya lang. They are very focused sa work that I saw them eating their dinner after pa ng event.
We got the raw pics now of our wedding and ang wow agad ang impression. Medyo pinahirapan lang kami kasi out of 2500+ pics ata eh we need to choose 150 to be included in the album. And may bonus favor pa kami sa kanila kasi we wanted to include on our final DVD ung love story, the proposal and messages from friends na pinagpuyatan kong gawin and nagself-shooting na lang kami ni hubby at ininterview ang sarili, hehe. And to add, ate eden asked the pictures from our HK honeymoon para gawan din daw nila ng chapter sa DVD namin. So generous di ba? Super duper recommended talaga namin sila. Can’t wait for the final album and video..:)
HAIR AND MAKE-UP: Cel Sabile of Makeup Naturel and Wendy for Hair Styling
PESO POWER: 10.2k, inclusive of airbrush make-up for the bride, traditional make-up for the groom, 2 mothers, second look for the reception, prenup make-up (airbrush also)
RATING: 5 out of 5
I love Cel, sobra! Ever since prenup, sobrang trusted ko na siya that she will make me beautiful on my wedding day. She is very affordable too considering naka-airbrush ako, which is my dream talaga. She did very well din sa 2 moms ko, pinagmukha niya talagang bata..:) I love my hair too! ANg galing ni WEndy, and many raved about it, they are wondering panu naging ganun ung hair ko na prang ang haba haba, hehe. Si tita ko nga, thought I was using a fake bun of hair. Grabe, their team is very good and very well recommended..:)
EMCEE: Neil Taganas c/o R&A Event Specialist (Ricci Reyes Ang)
PESO POWER: Inclusive in OTD services package
RATING: 5 out of 5
Super duper recommended! Grabe, sobrang galing niya. We finalized the program 2 days before our wedding, but we met several weeks before. I never expected that he’ll be that good. He carried our guests very well, lalo ung gimiks sa picture taking na nirequest ko, as well as ung awards that we presented, he creatively made them. His singles game, the garter, bouquet and kissing games were a blast and nagparticipate talaga halos lahat ng friends namin ni hubby. He let us out of our box by making us dance sa couple’s grand entrance, and sobrang fun. He is super galing, and really worth it to get him. Sa sobrang tuwa namin ni hubby, siya lang among our suppliers ung may incentive from us na cash, hehe. Very well recommended!:)
LIGHTS and SOUNDS: Crossmix Lights and Sounds
PESO POWER: 8k, inclusive of sound system and mood lights (kindly email me for total package)
RATING: 5 out of 5
Wala kaming masabi ni hubby about Kuya Edward. They even invited us to one of their events para makita namin ung works nila and hubby was very satisfied that we booked them right away. They are from Valenzuela and mura talaga package nila, considering may mood lights na and they were able to light up Valle Verde 6, which is huge, 400sq.m., and one more asset pa is they know the restrictions of valle verde 6 in terms of decorations and ung pagsasabit sabit sa ceilings nila. The sound is good, and may rapport sila agad ni Neil for he is the one who cues the music, and nung singers namin, and they are comfortable working with him. Sobrang recommended namin siya talaga, proud to be my kababayan from Valenzuela. And hindi rin sila late kahit na they went to Ortigas all the way from Valenzuela.
MAIN CAKE: Fave Cakes
PESO POWER: 4.5k (6k orig price less 10% kasi booked on bridal fair and additional less 900 for some reason we don’t know why, hehehe..)
RATING: 5 out of 5
I think a month before our wedding day, may big issue sila. Naalarm kami sobra ni hubby, pero di kami makapagbackout kasi they gave us the lowest quotation for our cake, which is talagang niresearch ko pa sa internet, and perfectly fit our wedding theme. Mura na talaga ung quote nila sa amin that is why we can’t let go of them. Hubby talked to our AE, Alma, and told her about the issue we learned para mabantayan niya talaga ung gawa ng cake namin. We said that we trust them still despite of the issue. Several days before the wedding, hubby met alma sa mall to pay the remaining balance, and was surprised that she only asked us to pay 4k na lang, pero supposedly 4.9k pa. Di na nagcontest si hubby kasi nagmamadali na rin siya and si Alma. On the day of our wedding, wow, super we love the cake. Hindi tinipid and super sarap ng carrot and walnut cake nila. Appreciated ng families namin. Very recommended pa rin namin sila..:)
BRIDAL GOWN and MOMS’ GOWN: Robert Zamora
PESO POWER: Very special rate, bawal i-divulge, hehe. But for the mom’s gown, 3k each.
RATING: 5 out of 5
I assume many read about my rant about the Divisoria mananahi na kakuntsaba ng assistant ng ex-coordinator namin. (By the way, latest update on this, ex-coordinator told us that the assistant isn’t connected to her anymore). I believe that that experience was a way for God to lead us to Mr. Robert Zamora, a well known couturier in Bulacan, who happens to sponsor the pageants that my brother used to join in college. We went to him out of desperation and kaba na rin kasi I might not afford his services. It was only 2 months before our wedding day and I told myself that if I won’t be able to afford his services, I would definitely buy a ready made gown in Divisoria. We set an appointment with him with my mom, and told him right away of my working budget too small and might be considered an insult to somebody of his credentials. Surprisingly, he told us that my budget is too low but he will still accommodate me, provided that I won’t tell anybody how much he quoted me. I really can’t believe what I just heard and told him that I really trust him and believe in him. I couldn’t thank him enough. To add to my delight, my meticulous mom-in-law loved her gown! And my gown, wow, I so loved it, and with the price I’ve only paid for it, it really exceeded my expectations, and I never knew that was the gown of my dreams until I saw it..:)
GROOM’s TUXEDO: Shekainah Glory from Ylaya Tabora
PESO RATING: 4.2k inclusive of Coat, vest and Pants only
RATING: 3 out of 5
Ok naman sana kasi mabait ung owner, kaso it took us so long before hubby could take his fitting and before ma-pick-up ung coat. Medyo palpak din ung length ng pants and ung pundya but we don’t have time to bring it back pa kasi super layo ng divisoria. One piece of advice, it is better if you’ll buy na lang sa mall. Marami ng ready to wear ngayon with wide variety for all sorts of budget. Pinakamadaling hanapin is black, medyo nahirapan lang kami kasi hubby prefer mocha so he’ll stand out, our entourage and ninongs kasi were asked to wear a coat.
ENTOURAGE FLOWERS: Angel of Hearts
PESO RATING: 7k inclusive of 16 hand bouquets, 19 buttonnaires, 3 head pieces and 3 flower baskets for flower girls. Plus free loose petals and mock-up bouquet
RATING: 5 out of 5
Hospitality wise, Lawrence and Lorry Jean has 100% of it. The flowers are all fresh and beautiful when they arrived, even it came all the way from Dangwa pa and brought to Ortigas. Medyo nahirapan nga sila sa colors ng flowers namin kasi we don’t have a color motif. We have gold, avocado green, turquoise, fuschia pink, purple and metallic orange in as our entourage colors kasi.
BRIDAL BOUQUET: Eve. & Co.
PESO RATING: Free
RATING: 5 out of 5
We won the free bouquet from the Before I Do Seminar we attended. Another tip rin un kasi may chance to get freebies, matututo pa kayo, hehehe.. I so love my bouquet, super mega Hollywood! Ms. Beth is very galing talaga, I couldn’t have afforded what she had given me and kahit na free lang ung bouquet, ang effort talaga naman. She even had it delivered to my hotel room kahit na wala kaming ibang kinuha from her. She is a Christian also kaya we are blessed that she was the one who created my bouquet. Sobrang recommended for couples who has the budget talaga..:)
SOUVENIR # 1 (PHOTOBOOTH): Pose and Print
PESO POWER: 8k for 2 hours and personalized tarpaulin
RATING: 5 out of 5
Getting a photobooth for our wedding is one thing that hubby and I fought about before. Ayaw niya kasi added expense daw and baka makaagaw ng eksena. I wanted to have one kasi it will really fit our theme which is Hollywood awards, dapat may papparrazzi effect and sorts. Finally, naconvince din siya when we scouted the PICC bridal fair last June when we saw the quality of Pose and Print. We are photobooth addicts ever since we attended bridal fairs (to date, we have 25 printed photobooth pictures..:), kaya we gave it a go when Ms. Therese gave us a good deal nung tumawad kami. On our wedding day, it was a hit! Super, as in, pero hindi naman na-rob ung limelight from us. After the wedding, when we supposed to pay the remaining balance, sinisingil kami for 4 hours! Nagulat kami and narealize na kaya pala parang ang tagal na nagooperate nung photobooth. We told the person in-charge there na 2 hours lang napagusapan namin ni Ms. Therese. He called somebody to verified, and he told us kasi ang instruction daw sa kanila, 3-4 hours, abang lang ung additional hour. We did not approve of it and 2-3 hours actually ung previous na napagusapan, pero we did not confirm the 3 hours. Mabait naman so tinanggap na lang niya ung bayad namin for the 2 hours without asking. Kaya yun, sulit, hehe. We got the DVD copy of the pictures and un nga, talagang 3-4 hours nga ang worth ng laman nun..:)
SOUVENIR #2: Personalized Audio CDs personally made by Yan&Chin..:) Yan in-charge of the lay-out and burning, ako supervision lang, hehe. Special thanks to Joel (Rhyan’s bestfriend) for the printing and ink)
PESO POWER: 5pesos each for CD, 5pesos for case, printing for free (price ng continuous ink din ko na matandaan ung price)
RATING: 5 out of 5 syempre!
This is the labor of love of my honey. Talagang explored Photoshop para magawa ng maganda ung lay-out. I did the music compilation, from the music to be used in our wedding. Syempre proud to be personally made..:)
PRINCIPAL and SECONDARY SPONSORS SOUVENIRS 1: Mini Cakes by Vienna Cakes
PESO POWER: 3.6k for 40 mini cakes
RATING: 5 out of 5
They are booked 1.5 years before our wedding day kaya nakaavail kami ng old price nila. Ang only hassle lang is we have to pick up the cakes from their shop in Sampaloc the day before our wedding. Pero we are satisfied with the outcome naman, and masarap naman siya..:)
PRINCIPAL SPONSORS SOUVENIRS 2: Fruit Wines by Rachebeli Wines
PESO POWER: 150pesos each wine with free chocolate + 10pesos each for the packaging
RATING: 5 out of 5
Something to rave for!!!! We are super satisfied with the wines, nun pa lang meet up namin with Ms. Chelo, ung wine tasting with her plus lots of kwento and the Wine ceremony. Ms. Chelo is really a darling. One thing lang about them is ung sa labels, marami kami revisions and I even was the one who instructed the specific thing I wanted for it and even sent the fonts along with the email. Pero its ok, kasi at least personalized talaga. Pinakaba lang kami kasi we thought di namin makukuha ung wines on time pero grabe, when I saw the wines, I was really smiling and even texted her afterwards na sobrang they exceeded our expectations.
KID ENTOURAGE GIFTS: Personalized Mini Notebooks from Printed Matter, coloring sheets, crayons, chocolates
PESO POWER: around 70pesos each set
RATING: 5 out of 5
Syempre DIY din ito. Ung personalized mini notebooks, we got it as a refund from Printed Matter. We will supposedly get them for our invitation kaso we found them mahal because of hidden charges and we got 12 mini notebooks (personalized) as a refund. Coloring sheets were downloaded from the internet tapos pinaphotocopy na lang. We bought the crayons from Divisoria during our Christmas shopping. Chocolates are from Rachebeli wines freebies..:) Packaging was made by your truly.
AWARDS and PRIZES: Mini Notebooks from Printed Matter, Chocolates from Rachebeli Wines,
Body Wash from Watson (for 2nd Male and 2nd Female Star of the Night, syempre kasi kami ung Male and Female Star of the Night).
PESO RATING: 169.75pesos for 2 Body wash
RATING: 5 out of 5
Talagang ni-rate ko din, hehehe. Packaging and tags and stickers for all give aways are done by yours truly. Thanks to Picasa and Adobe Photoshop, my bestfriends.
Red Strappy Sandals: Bocalo, The Landmark, Trinoma
PESO RATING: 699.75pesos, discounted price, orig at 1099.75pesos
Sobrang gusto ko red shoes ako for my wedding to complete my Hollywood look. I bought my shoes like 2 weeks before the wedding. Hirap ako to find my shoe size and ung shoes na hindi sasakit paa ko kasi I’m really not used to wearing heels. But thank God, this find fit me well and nakamura pa ako..:)
Groom Shoes: WBrown, SM North EDSA
Bridal Accessories: Rhinestone-studded cuffs and earrings
Black Feathered-accent Fascinator by YRYS
Syempre Hollywood, kaya shining shimmering splendid dapat ang accessories. I’ve posted before here about doing my own fascinator/bird cage veil. I am fully decided to make my own, even downloaded a tutorial for it, but I saw this headpiece in YRYS, I decided to buy na lang. I wore it on the reception..:)
AVP Presentation :Love Story, The Proposal and Messages from Across the World were shot in our home and edited by yours truly. Thanks to Picasa, Adobe Photoshop and Ulead Video Editor, they are my bestfriends. We couldn’t afford to have them as add-on on our photo video package, and thankful that we do have the passion to make one naman so we did it ourselves, and thankful na marami nakaapreciate..:)
Bride Teddy Bear Basket for one kid entourage
Over-all, we are super satisfied with that day. 1.5 years in the making kaya yun, hehe. And moreso, have been super proud that we did a thematic wedding with a budget lower than what others could have done. We had 250 guests, an airconditioned venue, awards, gimiks, a photobooth, moodlights, a Hollywood theme. I wanted to give credit to my honey who has been the “Budgeter” between the two of us. Madiskarte talaga and our tandem is really ok when it comes sa research and bargaining. He is in-charge of phone calls and haggling, I on detailing, emails, and text messages. We burnt a lot of calories on oculars, learned a lot during chats with suppliers, and ate a lot of different food because of lots of food tastings. I definitely miss the wedding preparations, but the wisdom that we learned from it stayed. This whole wedding preparation thing really taught us a lot about life and I am happy that it isn’t just a memory that we went through, but a whole learning experience in preparation for marriage, which is the real essence of it. I advice those couples to get really into the preparations, and do a lot of researching. I tell you, there are a lot of memories na mabbuild niyo together and you will have this better sense of fulfillment on your wedding day.
Here are some of the moments captured on our very special day:
With the Principal Sponsors:
With my bes and MOH, Joyce and Rhyan’s bestfriend, ninong bestman Reuben!
My purple secondary sponsors,
…my pink bridesmaids,
and my orange flower girls!
Post nup pics
Touched by hubby’s message
Before I end my super long supplier’s rating, I wanted to say thank you, first, to God Almighty for bringing Rhyan and I together, for intertwining all the times we’ve had to give us an intricate embroidery of life we now share together.
To W@w, who has been a great great help to us as we went to journey of preparing for our special day. I thank all the support of all the w@wies who listened to my rants, appreciated my posts, and even to them who just found the time to read everything I’ve posted. Mam Benz, I don’t know you personally, and haven’t been into any parties or get-togethers, but I know you are used by the Lord for us as an instrument to make our wedding more special. Rhyan and I are praying that what you and your husband built will continue to help a lot of engaged couples. Thank you for letting us be a part of this family.
I hope you would find time to read my Bride and Wife insight in my blog, it is the testimony on how the Lord worked in our life and we wanted to bring back to the Lord all the glory for it.
Wedding Photos: yanchin0116.multiply.com
Other Wedding Blogs and my journey: http://rollercoasterchronicles.wordpress.com/category/wedding-chronicles/
Wedding website: http://www.mywedding.com/yanchin
Suppliers contact information: http://www.mywedding.com/yanchin/custom4.html
Pose and Print Photobooth Pics: http://www.poseandprint.com/pictures?name=20100116_Rhyan_Jonah&currpage=1
Again, gratias and God bless everybody!
Yan&Chin Madrigallos (ang napagkamalang teenagers na nawawala sa HK..:D)
January 16, 2010 Valle Verde 6