Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Church Booked!

541 days until the big day!

Finally after much procrastinating -- we already have a church and a date! The Archdiocesan Shrine of Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life which was located near SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The church itself was airy, intimate and spacious. We decided to pencil book our preferred date but need to come back a week later to pay for the 50% to blocked the date. We haven't yet really decided on the church because my fiancee was leaning toward having his wedding at UST Chapel. So, we came back a month later - good thing our date is still open.

So with no further ado, my fiancee paid the Php 12,500 to block the date, it's non-refundable - so no backing out! The church assistant also discussed to us the contract, requirements and the do's and don't especially when it comes to bridal and entourage gown. Good thing they didn't set an age limit to bearer and flower girls. They are also strict with photographer and videographer. Not to worry though, the photographer and videographer will be having an orientation weeks before your wedding so that they know where will they take the photos. I understand their policy since I also want my wedding to be solemn. You will also be paying Php 1,000 clearance fee for photographer and videographer in addition to the contract price of Php 25,000.

Overall, we have no problem with their policy. And I know that our photographer and videographer will also do their best to take our pictures without violating the church rules.

Oh, the church also forbids throwing of confetti, petals, and rice inside and outside the church. So we will be using either ribbons, balloon, bubbles, dove or maybe butterflies?

The Church facade (source: from internet)

inside the church (source: from internet)

For more information contact:
Archdiocesan Shrine of Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life
Address: Pope John Paul Youth Center, Coral Way, Central Business Park, Reclamation Area, Pasay City
Contact Number: (02) 556-6175 to 76

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

I am Engaged!

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. - When Harry Met Sally

Labsie and I have been together for almost four years now (we will be celebrating our 4th on March 8). These past few months, Labsie has been hinting about the proposal and/or ring since December last year. He kept on measuring my ring size (was it size 5? 6? or 7?) and asking if it fit. At first, I thought he would be buying me a Pandora ring since he kept on visiting Pandora website. When we went to Resort World Pasay, he also check out the Pandora boutique scouting for the ring that will suit me. While he was planning on how to execute his proposal, I was growing impatient day by day (because I know that he is planning one). Until, he invite me on a road trip to Baguio-Zambales with his officemates/friends.

Unbeknownst to him (or - was it his plan?), I already gave up on waiting for the "ring". I just go about my day to day activities without constantly nagging him about the ring.  

Then, he popped the "Will You Marry Me?" during our trip to Anawangin Cove in Zambales. Boy, I was floored and ecstatic and nervous all at the same time!  

Anawangin Cove, Zambales
Throughout the trip, before he popped the question, he kept on rubbing my ring finger but I just ignore the gesture thinking it was just a ruse. It was later that I've found that he was nervous about asking me. Good for him! 

It was one heady experience to be asked to marry by the man of your dream. Now my hand felt heavy and I am already having jitters about the big day. 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

2014 Food Date Recap

We always love to eat and try new foods (but it must be within our budget, or else we go hungry). It was a stomach filled year for us. Hope 2015 brings more budget friendly dates.

Monday, 5 January 2015

New Year, New Look, New Me

Happy New Year!

So, I'm sporting a new hair-do (yipee!). I've been trying to tame my hair using dove and to no avail it remain frizzy and brittle, so I got mine rebonded over the holiday. For sure, I'll be maintaining this one.

My vacation in Bicol is a good gloomy one, it's been raining non-stop and I only got to go out on December 30th to meet with my high school friends classmates and its been raining hard.

On the plus side, I've got to spend more time with my family, especially my mother, we've been talking about life in general and also, about my love life in details. (It's also a good time to broach about marriage and kids, just so there won't be any surprises in the future as to where the two of us are heading).

I also miss the only love of my life, though we don't send each other messages as often as before, still it good to know that I'm being miss without being obsessive about it.

So, here's to a happier 2015.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

When One Turns A Year Older

Labsie and I celebrated our birthdays with lots and lots of foods, love and laughter.

On September 1, Labsie and I went to Sto. Cristo Parish for Thanksgiving Mass, then later we went to his house for breakfast. It was to my surprised that Labsie bought me a birthday cake from Conti's (Mango Bravo) and his parents were singing me a birthday song. Labsie also bought me a bag from Mango (and I love it!).

Come dinner, we went to Sambo Kojin for an eat all you can buffet date and again its freebies for me (yay!). I went home feeling stuffy, full and in love. 

On September 18, Labsie and I again went to Sto Cristo  Parish for Thanksgiving Mass, with me were cake from Conti's (the Red Velvet kind) and my gift (a Timex Ironman Sport Watch) for the birthday boy. Then we have delicious breakfast again at their house with hite Spaghetti (my favorite) courtesy of Tita Rina. Around noon, we went to Amoranto's Sports Complex for Labsie swimming exercise. We then proceed to Lucky Chinatown's Mann Hann for dinner with his family.

Having our birthdays means my goals and priorities were shifted since it was where we begin to contemplate on our future. I have so many aspirations for us and I was hoping he is too. I pray that God will lead us down the path where both of us were holding hands to a future full of love and surprises.