I have been surfing the internet for bridal shoes inspiration. I initially opted to have colored shoes (blue or green) but I couldn’t find a design that I like from shops and online stores and I didn’t really want to have the shoes custom made since I set a limited budget for this. I also planned to have low heeled shoes, like kitten heels, nothing more than 2 inches because I didn’t want to be taller than my husband!
All desires for colored and low heeled bridal shoes vanished when I saw this pair at Charles and Keith website. It’s the perfect combination of classy, feminine and simple. Nothing too bongga! Just perfect!
Just like the wedding bands, I thought of this pair for several days until last night when I finally visited a Charles & Keith to see the pair in person and it was really love!! My heart skipped a beat! The shoe that was on display was exactly my size so I was able to try it on and all the more I became convinced that this is the one! I took a deep breath and went out of the store, checked out other shops, had dinner with my husband and checked out other stores again just so I won’t buy it on impulse. I realized that I really want that pair so we went to another Charles & Keith store and tried on a pair. We checked it on the mirror and my husband is still about an inch taller than me even with the shoes on so we went ahead and purchased them! Happy bride to be!
My husband on the other hand wasn’t able to find the perfect shoes! We’ll just purchase it in the Philippines, I bet it’s cheaper there.
While we were searching for our shoes, we stumbled upon a SASA sale and we hoarded perfumes to be given to our principal sponsors! Perfect timing, thanks SASA!
Almost a month to go and I still have several small details to do for the wedding but all in all we’re right on track! Really nervous how this will turn out!!
In keeping up with the “school chic” theme, I’ve already decided months before that I wanted our boutonnieres to be quirky and fun. Last year I ordered custom made polymer clay school items such as school bag, lunch box, chalk board etc and I planned to use these for the boutonnieres.
Last week I went to Arab St to purchase ribbons and fabrics that I would be using for the boutonnieres.
I hope all my DIYs will turn out ok! *sigh*
We saw a pair of wedding bands on display at a Soo Kee window prior to purchasing our wedding bands a few months ago and I immediately knew that it was the perfect pair for us!! But we didn’t want to get too excited and purchase them right away. A few days after seeing those wedding bands and I am still thinking about them! We scoured different stores in different malls and we still ended up buying those first pair that we fell in love with! It went a little over our budget but what the heck.
My husbands wedding band is white and rose gold and is the same design as my ring except mine has 20 tiny .02 carat diamonds in it. Love it!
We didn’t want the traditional wedding band so we opted for a sort of two tone curved design to go with my engagement ring.
The rings came with a complementary wedding cd containing cheesy love songs and a cheesy wedding ring pillow. I don’t know what to do with this cd haha but for the wedding ring pillow, I already have plans of modifying it and removing those fugly ribbons 🙂
We also had our rings engraved with each others names and it’s for free. Considering the price of the wedding bands, yes it should be free haha!! Super excited!!
Filed under: Colors, Dresses/Gowns | Tags: bridal, fabric, gown, necktie, suit, swatch
If there’s one thing that I would like to change about this wedding planning, it would be to choose a easir color motif to work on!! I had trouble searching for the exact hue of greenish/blue that I like and same thing goes for our bridesmaid dresses so we ended up with a fabric that is more of a bluish without a tiny hint of green! Disappointing! But I’m over it now. My problem is, our invites are green and my bridesmaid dresses would be blue so I modified the color motif to be blue, green, gray and old rose.
I’ve asked our seamstress to send me a photo of the fabric that she bought and here it is.
And this is the fabric for groomsmen’s vest and pants:
Now to keep up with the blue/green theme, our bridesmaids dresses will be blue and the groomsmen’s necktie will be green. I already bought the neckties from gmarket (forgot to take a photo). I also bought the ninong’s supposed to be old rose necktie on gmarket but it turns out they’re more of a pink than an old rose but I don’t really want to make a big fuss about it. The bearer’s bow tie were also bought from gmarket (forgot to take a photo again) and they’re pretty cute!
Our bridal gown and suit designer, Philip Torres also sent me swatches of the fabric that will be used for our attires.
I’m getting really excited and nervous at the same time. I don’t know how everything will look!!