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write you recipe for love.....A precious collection of memories, this website is meant to be.
Take your time and collect your thoughts,
then write them down for posterity.
You might choose words of wisdom,
encouragement or a joke.
Possibly a poem, a funny photo
or a wedding anecdote.
Whatever your means of expression,
our gratitude we cannot measure.
This website will be, no doubt,
a heirloom we will treasure.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I AM USING ONE OF YOUR PHOTOS, SO THAT I CAN GIVE YOU CREDIT AS WELL AS YOUR
hakuna matata it means no worries for the rest of my days.
Any advice for those planning now?
You don’t need to have a ton of money to create a beautiful and unique wedding. Think creatively and start early! Some of my favorite pieces of my wedding were those that didn’t hardly cost a thing. And if you are a creative soul (or have crafty friends!) add in as many little home-made details that you can to make it truly reflect YOU.
One of the coolest things for me now is to have so much great documentation of my wedding day. To have so many great pictures and video footage that I will keep with me forever…and pass on to my kids. That is one thing i’d tell all “bride to be’s”….to not skip out on filming parts of the day or hiring a good photographer! The day goes by too quickly and I am able to re-live those memories through photos!
inspirations for you..diy-folios harry-potter-wedding-inspiration/wedding-ideas/flourishes
He asked, and she said yes...
or was it the other way around?
However it happened..
January 1, 2010..9:23pm Ph time, 4:23 am LA time...yes we are miles away when he proposed. I was in the Philippines. It's funny but he wanted to do it, his main goal and the main essense is, he doesn't want to let go the new year without telling me, will you..
via skype: (he did tried to call me but the lines were busy)
All wordings are approximate.
him: are you ready?
her: huh?..ready for what?
him: baby...it seems i've benn looking for you all my life and im glad i finally found you. You make so happywhen we're together and i long for you every second that were apart. i can honestly say that i think about you all the time and dont want to be without you. Mayet..I LOVE YOU and will you please do me the honor of being my WIFE???
(giggling..Ooohhh man, im in heaven)
her: wow..very poetic....not plagiarized?
(hahaha..i know...im supposed to answer him the right word, what the heck i answered this,coz one time he asked me if i really did the poem for him...it's over friendster and there's no way i could retrieve it)
The E - RING
Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring in Platinum and a 1.0-carat Diamond
3 hours delayed flight , another 2 hours stuck at the immigration 35 minutes driving home..and a total mess day for me..That was my day ended before the 2nd proposal.
We we're at hisroom at that time and He asked me to lay down on bed but told him i really needed a shower...
I thought when he did said to lay down, is we're going to sleep coz it was almost past 12 in the midnight.
Then when i attemp to go in our bed, a cutie little teddy bear with a red ring box on the bear beside it.It gave me a hint that it was the e-ring, when i opened it, there's nothing inside but a note saying, "hold my hand and get the prize", then i did, and i felt something on the teddy bears hand, i thought the teddy bear is holding the ring..lol..accidentally i pressed something on it, then the teddy bear suddenly said .."baby, will you be my wife forever?" the voice was him...oooohh my..when i look at him, on bended knees,he was already holding the ring...aaaww..for the second time around, he did proposed...yeah..
he kissed me and answered him back YES ten times...that was an awesome prize.oooppss and one more thing that i really like is the wordings he used.."will you be my wife forever?" instead of will you marry me?..i like it coz it's a lifetime commitment and he's mine forever''
our main soul witness
After he proposed and several months had passed, i started go over PW again and found this inspirational pictures and unique ideas. For me they are perfect for my wedding, and i just love it.=)
i like roses a lot especially the bloody red one but when i found the cally lily (below), now i switched to it and wanted calla lily for my bouquet or a combination of two.
i so adore the perfect combination of this flowers and it inspires me that i choose the tones of something brown and red as the color of my wedding...i can't deny it, they look awesome.
this one is so fabulous..swooon...it's actually a burgundy and red calla lily.
tones of colors
here are my wedding colors..brown..(beige or brown, light or dark, champagne or choco..with a twist of maroon)..it's my first and last tick of hues and not to alter on any other colors.
Brown: A natural, neutral color of the earth, brown represents wholesomeness and dependability. Symbolizing comfort and contentment, brown represents honesty. Just right for your wedding day, brown is substantial, steady and responsible. From rich chocolate and dark coffee to cream and soft beige, this earthy shade can be intense or pale, dramatic or modest.
any variants of red..maroon
Red: A passionate,
romantic choice, red is impulsive and outgoing. Depicted as zealous and ambitious, red symbolizes love and rage. Whether it denotes joy, celebration, happiness or prosperity, red elicits a dramatic response from both sides of the emotional spectrum. Red lovers tend to be restless and optimistic and go along with people with uncomplicated natures. A powerful selection, red is sure to represent a fiery hostess with 'look at me' flair.
nude and champagne colors
mixed inspirations, venue
birds,birds nest, birds feathers,pomander, circle tables is my main motiff
i like this idea of table settings, it's stressful free and i dont have to both that table settings of every guest and everyone need not to bother to look for their seat number too.
bubbling bubbles confetti..blowing instead of throwing
our prescious cake
Cake Size In Inches: 6x8x10
I CARRY YOUR HEART WITH ME by ee cummings
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
"baby, just remember, you always carry me in your heart" - AMRA
inspired wedding bands
I started going through PW Checklist and here are some things I need to get done!
- Decide on your wedding budget.
- What is your wedding "style"?envision style: (Classical vintage with a touch of modern style)
- (Bridemaids): Joanna Marie (headress, bangles, dress) & Calvin Quin Caparaz (boutonniere (beige)
- Randy Alonzo to be his bestman.
- Eugene Raymond Golez &Mia Mahal
- choose bestman...RANDY ALONZO
- Flower Girl: Mallory Belen Alonzo (pomander, headress, dress)
- Ring bearer Nest: Chase Makisig Caparaz (classic style..white long polo with suspender and beret cap)
- Motiff:, choco brown / maroon/red.
- flowesr: calla lily color: beige
- dress style for bridesmaid: choco brown..ribbon maroon
- flowergirl:maroon ribbon choc brown
- Assemble the wedding guest list.working on it..http://www.projectwedding.com/ourwedding/guestlist/1a
- Follow up by phone to get a rough head count.
- If you want a traditional wedding dress start looking now.
- Look into the groom's attire.
- order/ prepare, send invitation card: (wordings).http://bit.ly/kUb1ou
- bridal headband veil c/o etsy
- shawl c/o mai
- pair of shoes
- borrow petticoat from mai
- black suit
- black pants
- pair of shoe
- sock (maroon)
- white polo
- burgundy and red calla lily for bouquet
- thank you card wordings..
- Announce your engagement.
- Pick a wedding date.january 28, 2012
- Choose your wedding location.a. lake tahoe, nevada b. las vegas, nevada
- Understand the marriage license requirements
- Buy your wedding rings and get them engraved.
- Wedding bands: 10 Him #5 and a half Her
- Setup a wedding web site to share information with your guests...
- change the website to add bestman.
- add infor on accomodation. Mirage Hotel and New York New York
- Assemble the wedding guest list.working on it..
- Get guest addresses
- Order your wedding invitations. c/o alyssa
- Send out the invitations.
- Do the final dress fitting ..a no no
- Reconfirm details with the hotel, florist, photographer, minister,
- contact Brittany of Chapel of Flowers
- Get any legal documents such as passports, visas, identification, birth certificates(her, him)
- Pick your wedding coordinator.c/o alyssa
- decie and buy for wedding favors, silver married couple wedding bells
- buy bubbles for the wedding exit and send-off
- make a name tag for favors
- assemble the box favors
- buy small pouches at Michaels for kiddies favors
- make a wedding guest book and buy a frame
- Work with the coordinator to pick the florist, musicians, photographer, minister or officiant.
- Pick your hairstylist, makeup artist and nail salon.
- Work out your reception menu.
- Decide on details of the wedding ceremony.
- Order your wedding invitations.
- Get baptismal certificate
- Bring baptismal certificate
- Check to make sure confirmation certificate
- Engagement photos
- Find flower girl dress
- Confirm BM dresses are ordered c/o ta jane
- Finalize invitation wording
- Find and order flower girl dress
- Find ring bearer formal wear c/o alyssa
- Book room for night before wedding
- Check marriage license requirements
- Get necessary documents
- pick a cake flavor, sizes, filling, icing, trim, decorations.
- pick flowers
- Finalize Menu
- Track RSVP..website
- Book: Hair - makeup - Nails - Pedi -c/o Kris Manzano
- have a make-up and hair do trial
- outfit for the BACHELORETTE PARTY (BOTH)
- visit brittney najera, our wedding coordinator 2 days before the wedding
- visit canaletto 2 days before the wedding
- visit and apply for the marriage license from regional court of justice
Thank you to my sister in law, Alyssa Caparaz who made all this evite possible.
We are BOOKED!!! yeah VEGAS baby..october 22, 2011
Finally..yay.. months ago , it was really a huge problem whether to choose lake Tahoe over Las Vegas for our wedding..now it's been answered.Now we have the place for the reasons, las vegas is a lot closer from L.A. and im positive that all our guest are present and thats one thing im after.Lake Tahoe is just there, waiting for our mini moon or yearly family escapades..I know i regret not choosing Lake Tahoe, and the place is absolutely sooo lovely..but what the heck,,it's more than 8 hours drive and we can't afford the plane ticket for everyone.
For our Wedding, FI and I choose the Traditional Ceremony. Yay, our wedding will be broadcast live for eight hours immediately following our wedding, for friends and family to watch.
Number of our Guest: 48 adultsand 7 kids..and positive all are present.
For the Ceremony, we choose:
Victorian Inspired Chapel
It's a traditional chapel adorned with velvet draperies, neutral-colored alter sprays and pew markers, crystal chandeliers, marble floors, and mahogany pews. Vintage theme + Victorian inspired chapel = awesome and perfect.
Seats up to 30 guests.
Minister Meeting Room
Equipped with 3 High Definition Video Cameras
Live Internet Broadcasting available
Skype equipped for virtual guest
We change venue coz Victorian Chapel can only accomodate 30 guest..Here's our new ceremonial venue, its still within the Chapels of Flower and i think i like this one cos of the glass canopy. Yay, notice something common?..yes, our ceremonial and reception venues are both Venetian Inspired.
La Capella (VENETIAN INSPIRED)
With Tuscan-inspired décor, La Capella is beautifully designed with Venetian-style walls, earth tone alter sprays and pew markers, mahogany pews, marble floors, charming stone archways, intricate wrought iron wall sconces and matching chandeliers. Plus, the Grand Exit is the perfect setting for a flower shower.
Seats up to 70 guests
Minister Meeting Room
Equipped with 3 High Definition Video Cameras
Live Internet Broadcasting available
Skype equipped for virtual guests
Patios are for your guests to gather before our ceremony or afterwards, during the photo shoot.
A favorite photo spot for over 20 years, the Kissing Bridge floats over a river rock bottom pond, accompanied by a rustic waterwheel, wishing well, and lush landscaping.
For the Reception : (VENETIAN INSPIRED)
(Canaletto @ Las Vegas)
Indulge yourself in gourmet fantasy with an abundant of fresh seafood, grill specialties and house-made pastas. Private dining rooms will give our party an intimate setting while overlooking the action of the piazza at St. Mark's Square.
We'll be having a private dinner with family and relatives and so no need for me to exert so much effort to do what other ladies been busy working on like, the decorations. We want to splurge everything for their tummy
i love the ambiance outside, i'ts going to be like an italian inspired wedding.
What's on Menu
Our menus are developed collectively by the company's two-dozen Italian chef-partners and are based on authentic Italian recipes. Emphasis is placed on simple, fresh ingredients and Italian cooking methods. Rotisseries are used for variety of preparations. Pizzas are baked in a wood-fired oven. Fresh pastas are made in-house daily and our dried pastas are imported from Italy. All meals are complemented by a selection of hand-made breads baked according to traditional methods.
Served at every Il Fornaio restaurant, the core lunch and dinner menus include a selection of antipasti, soups, salads, wood-fired pizza, housemade pastas, grilled and rotisserie roasted meats and a wide variety of desserts.
October 23, 2012, Fi andher sister had the food tasting at our venue, This time my FI decides on what courses of food we like for our menu.
Indeed. Afterfter several months of searching online, weeks of window shoppings and days of going back and forth on some dress shop, i found her at TRENDY TOO by Madeline Gardner for Mori Lee......it;s the way i wanted, ivory, lace and classical..just soo perfect and i love it...and most of all its cheaper compare to some other gowns i've tried..how much?..it's $350...ssshhhhh
I love my dress but the only problem is it needs alterations to achieved the dress that i've been dreaming...well i save a huge amount instead of paying another $150 on a professional dress shop, why not....i DIY.=)
before and aftermath
the mark where i supposed to cut for the hem.. .i think that's quite long enough!!
me on action with my self timer cam.=)
i cut the outer layer like 3 inches the lace part near the waistline coz my dress is bit longer.
im just thankful i knew how to do sewing.
still waiting for pics...
still no pics..=(
and finally ...
thanks to Grace Suphamark
what's for the plate baby?
the BestMan delivering his speech..
garter taking off
maraming salamt is a Tagalog words which means thank you so much.....
photos are from Chapel of Flowers
no other photographers are allowed
compliments from our photographer of Chapels of Flowers
1. he loves my train and first times he saw a train that has a coin on the edges..
2. he loves my red shoes
3. first time he encounters a bubble wedding exits.
january 30, 2012
We went back to LA MIRADA, CA from Vegas, pretty tired but hubby had a surprised small gathering party for me. Relatives who attended our wedding and those who didnt make it was there, enjoying watching our photos and video that we bought from chapels of flower. We couldnt say no to our photos and thus we bought the whole package.
my birthday .!!!!
(courtesy of tita lei who paid forall our expenses; hotel and tickets for SEA WORLD and San Diego ZOO)
February 1, 2012 at San Diego Zoo
Our getaway is just 2 hours drive from LA to San Diego. February 2, 2012, we went to San Diego Zoo. I am inlove with the place. It's my first time to visit the place , the animals that i've only encountered on books, tv and internet now, i personally see them.
our room at Country Inn and Suites..suites620
february 2, 2012 at SEA WORLD
see this video---->>>> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2965392385283
february 3, 2012 at gas lamp, san diego
at la jolla shores
Our Thank you cards contains video and a slideshows cd during our wedding and the thank you notes. Our cousin did the cd burn. I wrote a thank you notes on each card for our guest who attended and those who did not but spend time to send us gifts.
my diy envelope liner
Thank You Letter
To Our Friends and Family:
We would like to thank our friends and family for sharing in our joy and celebration on this day.Thanks to each of you who have travelled far to join us on the first day of our journey as husband and wife. You each hold a special place in our hearts. You have filled our lives with laughter and conversation and have and will provide us with words of encouragement and advice.
We want to say a special thanks especially to Alyssa Caparaz, Thanks you in every way. To Marites Alonzo, Auntie Baby and Tita Lei for being there with me hanging around while searching for my Wedding gown . For Yadia Calleros for such great advices. For my Family in Iloilo, Thank you for being there depsite we're miles away. To Tita Inday, To Joan, Joanna and Nonoy Eugene, your presence is much appreciated and also to my sis and her family, Prime and baby Kian, who comes all the way from Tennessee.
Here are the list of brides the inspires me a lot...I kept on sneaking their bio time to time if im here on PW.
and most of all
I OWE YOU LADIES.BIG HUGS
In the year of the Dragon, i was married..i HOPE YOUR VALENTINES DAY IS A FIERY ONE. Happy valentines!!!!
my DRAGON MAILBOX