Category Archives: Weddings and Accessories

Map from Sacred Heart to Chateau de Busay

Map for Invitations

Map for Invitations

Here’s a map for those getting married at Sacred Heart Parish and celebrating their reception at Chateau de Busay. If you want to use the graphics just message or email me and I can send you a high resolution file.

Sacred Heart Parish

Sacred Heart Parish

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Rock Paper Scissors Photography

Mendel and Shirly

Erwin and Cristina

Our friend Tonette recommended their wedding photographer, Rock Paper Scissors Photography for our upcoming wedding.

We met with Jeffroger and Jon at Ayala and found out that this young group is composed of close friends who go way back. The fact that they were friendly and easy going definitely made signing up on the spot easy.

We instantly fell in love with their style since it fit with our “fun, vintage yet romantic” theme. Their rates are competitive considering their impressive portfolio. Their style is fresh, trendy and most definitely not dated. It is perfect for those couples looking to inject a fun yet chic element into their wedding.

Although I detest being photographed, I look forward to our engagement photo shoot and seeing our wedding day photos.

You can view their portfolio at:
http://rockpaperscissorsph.com/
http://jeffrogerkhophotography.wordpress.com/

Here are some of my favorite photos:

The Bride

Mendel and Shirly

Arthur and Sheilan

Arthur and Sheilan

Moon and Nana

Moon and Nana

Candy Bar

Candy Bar Jars

Candy Bar Jars

We’re going to have a candy bar together with cake for dessert. We bought jars whenever we saw cheap but beautiful jars in stores. The jars are from Ikea, Daiso and this shop at North Bridge Road. The cheapest jar is at $2 and the most expensive one is at $16. We’re  going to ship some bulk candy from the US as an added treat for our guest. We’re  going to get blue and yellow candies to match our theme.

Wedding Tree Guestbook

wedding tree guest book

wedding tree guest book

I was browsing the web for some unique ideas for our wedding when I stumbled upon the site of wedding photographer Jonas Peterson. I saw Paul and Cassie’s unique guestbook which was a wedding tree. I just love the idea and we will probably go for this instead of the usual photobook. I would love to hang my very own print at home.

Addressing invitations

I love doing calligraphy and I will probably prefer to address my invitations by hand as dictated by formal protocol. Our wedding is going to be a formal event and this will definitely add a special touch to our invites. I’m also considering using cute labels that seem to the trend right now. I’ll have to wait and see how hectic things get when we send out our invitations 3 to 4 months before the wedding.

I’ve been doing some research on how envelopes should be addressed and the following links should be helpful. They cover everything from the use of double vs. single envelopes to how to address invitations to family members, to people with titles and even to same sex couples.

http://www.papyrusonline.com/category/etiquette+&+expertise/wedding/addressing+envelopes.do
http://www.crane.com/etiquette.aspx?C=WeddingEtiquette&S=Addressing_Envelopes&I=Military_Titles
http://www.betsywhite.com/Addressing-Guide-W44.aspx
http://www.wedalert.com/content/articles/address_invitations.asp
http://www.a-weddingday.com/articles/addressinginvitationetiquette.html
http://www.somewhereintimecalligraphy.com/envelope-addressing-etiquette.html
http://www.southworth.com/page.php?id=127

Why Save The Date?

Katrina Alana Save the Date

Katrina Alana Save the Date

We made our own save the date from an inspiration I got from one of the wedding blogs. I’m trying to rattle my brains in hopes of remebering which blog featured my Save The Date inspiration.

Just like any other frugalista out there, we wanted to sent the word out in style without breaking the bank. We designed the invites using a photo we took using our camera and used Photoshop to help with the layout magic. We’re skipping the envelopes and sending these out as post cards as a fun suprise for our guests and by keeping to standard post shipping sizes we’re saving on postage so that we can “allocate” our funds on the other wedding must haves.

Our wedding colors are completely different from the ones we used but we wanted to inject a bit of our personal style as prelude to our special day.

Bridesmaids dresses on a budget

My Bridesmaids Dresses

My Bridesmaids Dresses

My fiance and I are getting married next year. Like most couples, we live on a budget. I’m one of those people that just need things to turn out exactly as I imagined. I love beautiful things but I am also money wise. So as a compromise between being artistic and practical, we are going to try to create a beautiful budget wedding that is not and does not look dirt cheap.

I found these lovely bridesmaids dresses when I went shopping this week. My colors are supposed to be blue and silver for the dresses and when I found the first blue dress I knew I found “the dresses”. The lady at the counter was very understanding and agreed to hold the dresses for me while I went to their other branches to look for the remaining dresses. Since they were having a sale there were signs posted all through the store saying that they can not check stocks or call other branches during the sale period. To make the long story short, I visited 5 branches and when my sister emailed me that they love the dresses, I had to call my fiance to go to one branch to pick up 3 dresses while my friend Shanta and I raced to another branch to buy the last dress.

I ended up buying the only blue dress for my maid of honor and 3 silver grey dresses for my bridesmaids. The fabric is a strechy material like jersey and it hangs well.

They cost $32 each. The dresses are free size so come July, we will have to get them altered to fit my entourage.

Dress Details

Dress Details