Reminiscing The Day: The Invite, Flowers and the Ride

The Invite

What we wanted was a simple elegant celebration. We wanted every little detail of our wedding reflect this (simple elegance). Hence, when we started looking for invitation supplier, that criteria was always in mind. We could not find any supplier that we thought could give us what we wanted other than QP Designs located at Park Square, Makati (the shop was recently relocated).

It was very easy for us to seal the deal with them because months up to a year before the wedding we were already stopping by their shop to inquire and check their samples, repeatedly. We already even had the final peg of the wedding invite we desired even before the day we officially transacted with them – that made the whole process easier.

Indeed, when the finished products were released, we were more than satisfied. Hubby and I were smiling ear to ear – and got even more excited.

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Great work QP!

The Flowers

When it came to choosing the Florists, it was never a difficult task for us. That’s because we already had decided we did not need much church decorations and simple (not overly decorated) bouquets and corsages were all we wanted.

The supplier I discovered was already years in the business. During that day I visited them, they had just opened their branch near our place. Their shop’s name was Flowers For You (FFY). The persons-in-charge were very accommodating and friendly. This caused me to feel at ease with them. Their package rates were reasonable too. We did not encounter any difficulties transacting with them, hence, it was an easy deal to seal for me.

When the day came, we were pleased. The church decorations were simple yet beautiful as instructed. My bouquet, the  little girls’ flower baskets and crowns, the entourage’s bouquets and the corsages were also simply pretty.

Aside from the fact that an unexpected  ‘conflict’ was encountered, we could say that they did great too.

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flower girls’ flower basket and floral crown, groomsmen’s (and principal sponsors’ *not in the photo*) corsages, bridal secondary sponsors’ wrist corsages and bridesmaids’ bouquets, bridal bouquet

Thank you po madams at FFY.

The Bridal Ride

Beautiful reviews of beautiful vintage bridal cars. This pushed hubby and me to inquire about and eventually avail of the service of a known bridal car supplier in the Metro – the Don Robert’s Bridal Cars. They offer vintage, classy, but not pricey choices for everybody’s wedding. Aside from the very accessible location (we happened to be in the same city), we were very lucky that there was a unit (which satisfied our criteria for a bridal car) available for our day.

The car arrived much earlier than scheduled during the day. The car was already minimally but elegantly decorated. The driver was very courteous too. Hubby and I were truly pleased with the service.

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We highly recommend this supplier to any groom and bride to be.

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Again, thanks to you dear suppliers.

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Reminiscing The Day: The Beautiful Notes

I have always been proud of the fact that most of my cousins, aunts and uncles are beautiful singers. As a very special blessing to hubby and me, these very talented family members made a big difference during our day. They made THAT day extra super special. They volunteered to be THE CHOIR at the ceremony, one cousin granted my request to sing at the reception, plus I had a surprise cute wedding singer.

At first, considering the distance from where most of my relatives were located and the expected hassles, I did not bother to even try to ask my family to help me with the “choir” thing. I searched the net and wedding magazines for prospective choirs myself and asked several people for recommendations. I already had my list but was very doubtful because of the unreasonable service rates that they offered. During that time, I had no idea that my mother and cousins were already having plans. When I was informed that my singer-cousins (with closest friends) volunteered to do the task for us, I was unsure because I would not want to cause them any trouble or hardship. Hubby and I wanted our family members to be guests during our wedding day and would not want to stress them out. However, they lovingly insisted. We were more than grateful for their offer and happily said yes. We were very excited and I’d always get teary eyed every time I call my mother and  she’d let me hear my cousins and aunts practicing – wow,  their effort was a very touching gesture of love for us.

The day came. Our very special “imported” choir and singers were the most beautiful wedding choir and singers we ever heard. Our guests said so too. That made me, with hubby, even more proud of them and very happy.

Salamat gid manoy tibs (Romel Pelingon) & company (the beautiful singers from Sibalom with my singer- aunts&cousins), to lyn (Lorelyn Tarroja Naperi) and super cute toto Prince Clarito! We thank you and love you for sharing your amazing gifts with us.

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choir * singers * family

WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU!

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Reminiscing The Day: The Bands

Again, in looking for the perfect ring for us, simple elegance is in bold letters in our mind. Ring supplier had been one of the suppliers that we found not too easy to look for – considering the design, the material and the price. We searched the web, scanned several magazines, visited shops and joined wedding fairs. We tried several rings on until, finally, we found the pair we wanted. It was at Marry Me Bridal Jewelry Booth at the last bridal fair we went to (their shop is located at Market Market, Taguig).

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We loved the rings. Very simple yet truly elegant. We need not show any photo here to tell you it’s a beautiful pair. At Marry Me,  every one has the option to customize each ring. They came with personalized engravings and with an additional wedding freebie. So, for us, choosing this supplier was all worth it.

Thank you Marry Me!

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Reminiscing The Day: The Makeover

As a person who is not so into makeup, natural look had been my idea (as well as hubby’s) of a beautiful wedding makeover.  For our special day, I did not search for hair and makeup artists (HMUA) on any magazine, nor did I do ‘trials’ on wedding fairs. What I did was just searched the net hoping that I would find what we were looking for.

Whom I discovered was not found on any popular wedding supplier website. She is a freelancer. Her name is Jenny Mercado of Pearls and Ruffles. I read about her through a very simple ad on sulit.com. I learned also that she as well offers other wedding services like wedding coordination. I contacted her without second thoughts. Since I already had my coordinator, I inquired only about the HMUA service and stated our makeup requirements and was assured.  We exchanged correspondences through email wherein samples were shown and other details were discussed and I got more convinced that she could be the one we needed.

Finally, our meeting was scheduled and done. She’s a sophisticated woman and very nice too. I liked her a lot and was really comfortable talking to her (which I believed was a very important factor). I therefore decided right there and then that I already found THE hair and makeup artist for our very special  day.

*Our package included airbrush natural/nude makeup for the bride with retouch , grooming for the groom and traditional natural/nude makeup for the mothers and the additional entourage members. The package rate was very reasonable and even negotiable. *

When THE day came, she arrived right on time (the first supplier to arrive at the prep venue). I was very pleased with her (and her assistants’) work – as well as hubby, our mothers and some members of our entourage.

Thank you Ms. Jenny for the job very well done!

Ms Jenny @work (doing the retouch)

Ms Jenny @work (doing the retouch)

Highly  recommendable 🙂

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