bridezilla tendencies


Our Wedding was Featured on Bridalbook.ph
July 25, 2012, 10:59 pm
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I was super ecstatic when I found out that our wedding will be featured on Bridal Book! It has always been my dream to be featured there and I really made an effort that our wedding will somehow be “bridal book worthy” so you could just imagine my excitement!! check it out!

http://www.bridalbook.ph/wedding-articles/featured-wedding-she-lau

 

 



I found the perfect shoe!!
May 1, 2012, 1:24 pm
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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!

simple white lace shoes for me

love them!!

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!!



DIY wedding wands, sign and cord
May 1, 2012, 12:31 pm
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I jumpstarted my DIYs last month and I didn’t expect it but I had fun doing the wedding cord! I love how it turned out!

Blue and green wedding cord..

The crystal beads and letter initials were purchased from the Philippines (thank you Pine Rose haha) on a whim since I didn’t know exactly what beads I wanted to buy and how I wanted the cord too look like! When I got back here in Singapore, I realized that the beads lacked variety so I purchased additional czech glass beads, round acrylic gold  accents and gold plated rose connector from Beadspage.com

Labor of love 'to!

I’ve also finished around 15 pcs wedding wands and I need to make around 10 more in blue color. I also plan to make banner wands with the words congratulations, yay, etc since our chuch doesn’t allow confetti/petal throws.

Lastly, I wanted two of our flower girls to carry a “here comes the bride” sign just before I walk down aisle so I created one! I wanted heart shaped chalkboards but I couldn’t find cheap chalkboards (chalkboard paper and chalkboard paint are expensive as well) so I tried making it using a black construction paper and the “chalk” will be white pastel crayon and it worked perfectly!

mock up. haven't decided what "font" to use to write the words "here comes the bride"

Almost done!

I don’t have a photo of the finished banner but I’ll be posting it soon! I tied the hearts together using ribbon and I made handles at the ends using the same ribbon. I might add flowers at the handles.



Developments!!
October 5, 2011, 8:09 pm
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Our ticker says 8 more months before the big day and so far these are our accomplishments:

Booked Suppliers:
Church – St Joseph the Worker (Chapel 2)
Venue – Grand Palazzo Royale
Main Photographer – Jaja Samaniego
Back-up Photographer – Seekers
Videographer – GDO Multimedia Production (Gilbert Obispo)
Couturier (Bridal Gown & Groom’s Suit) – Phillip D. Torres
Couturier (Entourage) – Imelda Lansang Bridal Boutique
Hair and Make-up – Mariah Camaya Santos
Coordinator – Events and Concepts by Voltaire Zalamea
Event Stylist – Michael Badang Rueda Event Styling
Lights and Sounds – STL Lights and Sounds
Band – My cousin’s band (they play at local hotels and bars)
Bridal car – Jaguar (included in venue package)
Emcee – included in venue package

Pending:
Church flowers & entourage flowers – I’m not too fuzzy about this

Church choir – I wanted my sister to sing at the church so I’m thinking of just getting the local choir

Mobile bar – I have yet to check with the venue if they have a beer station because we prefer to serve beer instead of cocktails

Cake – this is included in our venue package but the supplier is uncontactable!

Principal sponsors’ token – haven’t thought about this one yet

Guest souvenirs – nothing too fancy. I’m thinking of getting personalized engraved pencils.

Rings – We need to check if it’s better to buy this is Singapore or  Philippines

Preps venue – We’re 90% set on Fontana

Photobooth – still scouring. I don’t like the typical photo booth. I’m thinking of a studio booth (decor will be a classroom set-up plus props will be chalkboards so guests can write messages in them)

Bride & Groom’s shoes – I’m still thinking if we’re going to buy this in singapore, Philippines or online. Custom-made or RTW.

DIYs
Invitation – I have yet to finalize the design but we’re almost there. I’ve also checked for different quotations from different printing companies and so far so good! I also downloaded Adobe Illustrator because I figured the printed result will be much nicer if I do the design on Illustrator. The problem is, I haven’t used Illustrator before haha but I’ll figure it out (hopefully).

Wedsite – Almost done! to be “launched” in December lol

Save the date – I’m thinking of doing a stop-motion video.  Hmmm…

Engagement Shoot
Our engagement shoot with Jaja and Seekers is set in January and location is still undecided except for our elementary school which is a must (corny na kung corny!).



It takes some getting used to
June 23, 2011, 10:13 pm
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referring to him as my husband that is. I still refer to him as my boyfriend in some conversations.

Yes we are now officially mr and mrs – at least in Singapore until we file our marriage at the embassy!

It was a surreal feeling, being there, getting married to the love of your life. It was only us plus my sister and her husband as witnesses.  I reserved a VIP room at Todai Restaurant in Marina Bay Sands which they provided to us for free. When we entered the room, we were surprised and overwhelmed that they made an effort to semi-decorate the place.

I didn’t expect to feel nervous or anything but surprisingly I felt fidgety. I guess the solemnizer felt the tension and asked if we were nervous. But L was more nervous. When he started saying his vows (which our solemnizer asked us to memorize!!), his hands were cold, he was trembling and he was kinda stuttering! It’s the typical him! haha! I couldn’t help but wonder what will happen on the church wedding, he might faint?

I on the other hand was laughing maniacally! It was probably because I’m not used to hearing him deliver a well memorized speech, because he was so darn nervous, because we are not used to being formal or because I was just trying to conceal my own nervousness!

an almost chinese looking me from too much laughing

After that I recited my own vows which I felt was ok but my sister said I delivered it too fast. Oh well. For the church wedding I’d prepare water proof make-up in anticipation for the cry baby in me.

The ceremony was fast! We signed the documents, we kissed and we were pronounced husband and wife! Extreme happiness!

After that was pig-out time! I was so happy (and proud of myself haha) that I booked Todai Restaurant. I was initially thinking of doing the ROM in a fancier restaurant with three course set meal for a more formal setting but the glutton in me stopped me from doing so! I thought that if we stick with the fancier set meals, it’ll be expensive plus we won’t really have as much fun (and food) as compared to having buffet. So buffet it is! And it was the best decision I made! We love buffets and we couldn’t be any happier – getting married and then eating to our hearts content!

finally!