Sunday, May 25, 2008

SMX and Mall of Asia: kumpleto na! maliban sa..

We went to SMX Convention Center last May 17 to check out Celebrations!, the biggest bridal fair I have attended so far. I went with Al and his 3 sisters, faye, tintin and kaz. Masaya naman ako na na-enjoy nila ang event at their age (faye is 15, tintin is 12 and kaz is 7). We had free tasting sa chocolate fountain, free bookmark pictures from konsepto (na sobrang nakakaaliw kasi di kami magkasya sa booth, hahaha!), and we got to watch the fashion show by designer Linoi. Nakakatuwa! And of course, we visited the booth of our photo/video supplier, Parkershot. Naka-display pa nga sa booth nila yung pre-nup pix namin ni al sa eastwood city, hehehehe.. of course proud kami. I'll just post our pictures later. :) 

Na-book na rin namin ang aming invitations supplier, Printed Matter. We saw a really good invite design that fits our movie premier night theme. Ang cute at ang galing! Good thing Tintin browsed that folder. :) At last, wala na kaming problema sa suppliers. :) I have also confirmed with Ms. Adora Revilloza that she will be doing my gown and the entourage's. Pati na rin yung gown ng mommies. Sa June 9 ang schedule ng 1st fitting namin at excited na talaga ako... come to think of it, 4months na lang before the big day! grabe.. ang bilis ng panahon. Back to wedding preps na kami uli ni Al after about 2 weeks rest. :)

So, we've booked all our suppliers except for Al's barong and gifts for the parents, sponsors, and entourage. although pwede namang mahuli yun kasi madali namang maghanap. We've been looking for options everytime we go to the mall but since matagal pa nga, we just took note of our choices. Balikan na lang namin pag sale. hehehehehehe... :)

It was very rainy that day because of Typhoon Cosme. Sayang nga, the World Pyrolympics was postponed. We haven't watched kasi ever since they launched it dito sa Pinas. We ate dinner at Claire dela Fuente's restaurant at Esplanade (yung nagpapaluto ng fresh seafood) at ang sarap! Enjoy kami. Sobrang lakas ng alon that time sa Manila Bay. Napakalakas din ng hangin! Signal No. 1 ang Manila that time. We also visited the SM Science Discovery Center after taking a tour of the bridal fair. Ok naman sya, the DigiStar Planetarium was good but I didn't enjoy the science center that much as compared to other science museums I've been to when I was younger. Very techie lang ang dating nya pero parang medyo kulang.. hmm.. I tried their time capsule where you get to send emails to people on certain dates at gumana naman sya coz Al and I both received our messages. :) It was a fun and tiring day pero ang sarap ng feeling ko 'coz I got to bond with al's sisters and I'm happy they enjoyed our adventure. :)

Monday, May 05, 2008

rest from wedding preps at pre-nup

It's been a while since my last post.. :) became busy with office work and since we have booked most of our suppliers, rest na muna.. hehe...

but last May 1, we had our pre-nuptial pictorial with ParkerShot Digital Photography (see albums to view a sample of our pix). Faye and Tintin, Al's sisters, accompanied us. Mga PA (aka alalay) daw namin sila. And they did a good job! haha! My make-up was done by Vicky Sta. Ines, the make-up artist of our chorale group in the office, and she made me beautiful that day (straight hair! hehe..) JR Sebastian was our main photographer and with him was PJ Salazar as 2nd photographer. It was a hot afternoon and our first location was ateneo de manila, college campus. Most of our shots were focused on the new MVP Center (formerly Colayco Hall). We liked the stairs kasi, hehe.. then we went to the Interactive 12 Senses Exhibit beside Dela Costa Hall then our last location was Bellarmine Field. It was fun! At first I thought that I wouldn't look good on camera if I didn't smile but lo and behold, ang lupit at ang ganda ng mga pictures! (hahaha! yabang!)

We started at 1pm and ended at around 330pm. Travel na kami to Eastwood City, our 2nd location. Mas strict kasi dito dahil may oras ang photo shoot. You have to be at a certain place at a specific time. We were given only 2 hours to shoot and we're lucky there was no traffic from katipunan to libis coz I scheduled the shoot from 4-6pm. We started at Fuente Circle (where the fountain is, near Heaven N Eggs, Pancake House, etc.) then we went to the Stage Area/City Walk 1. We changed outfits also, semi-formal muna since our theme is movie premier night. Good thing Al and I went to Greenhills the Saturday before (April 26), so we got to buy new clothes, hahaha! bawi naman dahil maganda ang mga pictures. The dress was actually my college graduation dress. buti naman kasya pa rin, hehe... :) We stayed there from 4-5pm then we transferred to City Walk 2 (Shanghai Bistro Area) from 5-6pm. Change outfit din uli para naman masulit ang mga binili namin sa Greenhills. By this time medyo ngawit na ang labi ko sa pagngiti pero enjoy lang... :) JR was very kind and kwela kaya nag-enjoy kaming lahat. Deadma na sa mga taong nanonood. Napapagkamalan pa nga yata kaming artista, haha, coz one time na nagpapicture kami sa may "walk of fame", may bata raw na kumuha ng pix namin sa celfone camera, hehehe... minsanan lang naman ito. :)

The Lord was also kind to us that day because it drizzled a few minutes after the end of our photo shoot. :) our day was capped with a sumptuous meal at Il Pirata and it was indeed a one-of-a-kind event. :)