Monday, November 13, 2006


  • SERVICE: 10
  • PLACE: 10
  • we had 2 honeymoons. 1st was at alegre beach resort in cebu. Travel time from cebu airport is almost an hour. our transfer was on time. the driver was nice :) he even let us stop to buy lechon and when we asked if we can bring it inside the resort, he said it's ok. just as long as we don't let other people see it :) hahaha...we saved on spending for lunch and dinner. then when we arrived there. the check in time is at 2pm but they gave us a room to rest,
    while they're fixing our room. our room was facing the beach front with garden and we got it as the same price as the normal rooms! hehehe...the package comes with free buffet breakfast. grabe...yummy food! my honey was sooo pleased with the buffet. breakfasthe said a buffet is not a buffet unless there's bacon. hahaha...ang takaw sa bacon!!! the next day, when the cook saw him, the cook said "sir, ilan bacon?" hahaha...kilala na cya :)) the pool was big and the beach was very clean. we even get to feed the fishes. the beach was so nice. very quiet. very calm. our only rant was the massage is a little expensive. the food was yummy and the price is not bad considering you're in a dolphin :( the path ways are well lit by the mini kubo lamps. they have a game room. we played soccer, scrabble and billiard. we also went on a boat ride for a chance to see the dolphin but no luck :) ...hehehe... basta total rate for our experience in the resort was 101%....i want to go back again!!!!
    after alegre, we stayed 1 day in cebu. malvin surfed the internet for affordable room in cebu. he pencil book a hotel but when we went there,the room smelled like the person who stayed there smoked for 1 whole month without leaving the room. it smelled sooo bad. it's a good thing we didn't tell the driver to leave yet. we asked if he knows another hotel there that's not too pricy. he drove us to parklane hotel. it's a new hotel, just walking distance to ayala mall. at dinner time, we just ate mcdo in ayala mall so we can get isha(my niece) the stawberry shortcake toy. then a friend of malvin (sherwin), fetch us at the hotel and toured us around cebu. then he again fetch us the next day and toured us around the city of cebu then he drop us at the airport. sobra fun experience.
  • SERVICE: 10
  • FOOD: 10 (BUFFET)
  • PLACE: 10
  • we rode asian spirit goint to boracay. SCARY!! it's so cramp and the toilet is so dirty! no tissues and it smelled yucky! i have to hold it until we got to the airport in boracay. the transfer was on time and the boatride was ok. we have to stopover every station thou but it's ok. the sea was calm. the sky was perfect. :) the front desk of seawind was very prompt with our check in. the room was very clean. we played sungkahahaha...talo!...malvin lost again and again :))
    the first night, we ate at hobbit house in "the mall" at station 2. after dinner, we went to pier1. so many people, it's a good thing we got a table. it's the anniversary of pier1 so there were 2 bands playing and 1 came from manila. forgot the name of the band though :) hehehe...not well known :) then the next day, we went island hoppingisland tour and snorkling! the corals and fishes are very colorful. ganda :) we were supposed to go inside a cave but the current was strong. sayang :)hot!

    they next night, we ate buffet at seawind. yummy seafood! grilled shrimp!! and the pasta's and dessert are not bad. the next day, we swim for a just a bit then we check out. we ate at the mall for lunch then just walked around and wait for our transfer.
  • hayyy... we feel sooo well rested.

Monday, November 06, 2006


it's been 1 month since i became
mrs. leilani ching and so far,all i can say is "mahirap!!"
hahaha..but being married to malvin made it easier :) he
supports my every decisions and takes care of me every minute of everyday :)
i really love him.

i never thought being married will take a lot of
my time. actually,the whole 24 hours of it :))(naive!!!)
but it's fun. it's like playing house but with real
problems :)) but so problems far...)

by the way, here's my supplier ratings...

these ratings are all based on my personal experience and opinions.

tip to those getting married.....DON'T!!!...hahaha...
just kidding...but this is an experience you will
never forget....all the preparations and hardship
of going to divisoria and carrying all the stuffs
you bought to save money....going to wedding events
and haggling with the suppliers...going to dangwa
to get the most affordable floral arrangements.....
trying to cut down on guests and hoping that others
will understand if they don't get invited.....
getting highblood with the pasaway suppliers....'s really an experience that will hunt you
for the rest of your life......


  • get a COORDINATOR!!! even for just the day itself. or
    if you have a friend that's not in ur entourage that
    can help you, that would be much better (free!!) ...
    hehehe...but honestly speaking, even if you think you are
    prepared for just about anything, think again... :))
  • if you're on a budget, list the things
    that are important to you. like restaurant, gown,
    photographer. then from there, allot how much you
    plan to spend on each remaining item. mahirap!
  • have everything in black and white,
    even the smallest details!!
  • if you're wearing a tube, be sure it fits you perfectly.
    if you're not sure with the fitting of the gown,
    ask the designer to put a very thin strap.
  • So palang tip ko :) hihihi...


10 - highest .... .... .... 1- lowest

  • church: UCCP - Ellinwood Malate
  • contact person: ate josie
  • contact no: 523-2884
  • rating: 7

  • we liked it here because aside from
    the old church feel, it has a long aisle and the stained glass was beautiful.
    but sad to say, a week before our wedding day, milenyo (typhoon) broke the
    lower part of the stained glass. so sad :*( ...ang pangit tuloy ng view :(
    ate josie was very easy to talk to. i asked her if she would be the one to coordinate my wedding. she agreed but when the day came, she had an emergency meeting but she did try to make it. my bridal walk was supposed to be ikaw, but it ended up with tan...tan...tan dramatic entrance.....hahaha...oh well...58
    the sound system was sooooooooo bad. my cousin (emcee) and the priest became ngongo...hahaha....hayyyy...what an experience. then sobra funny pa the
    barangay tanod. i asked the brgy chairman if he could put several brgy
    tanods there so facilitate the parking. since our wedding will be at 3pm,
    i told them to start fixing the parking around 2:30. hehehe...when i got there, i didn't see any tanods then after 5 mins, they all magically appeared...hahaha....
  • reception: CENTURY PARK HOTEL (Kachina Room)
  • contact person: richard yang
  • contact no: 528-8888 (Trunkline)
  • rating: service: 6
  • food: 10

  • with the reception, there were soooo many changes with the venue. as much as possible, we don't want to have our reception in a hotel because of our budget :D but i so want a lauriat. anyways, we considered wack wack golf and country club with buffet setup. i was penciled book but the ae there called me and ask if i'm sure i'll be getting the venue because someone is doing an ocular and they might get it. so i told her that we're going there that coming sat. but sad to say she gave it to the couple without informing us...sad...but i guess it's not meant to be so i read from w@w that with hotels like century and pan pacific, you can order from their restaurant and have the function at the hotel. it's much cheaper that way. so i told malvin and the next day, feb 14, we went there to check out the century park hotel and have the kachina room booked because all the other function rooms are fully booked, even the restaurant. so when we went home, malvin and i talked it over and agreed to have our reception at century park. since i want a lauriat and the restuarant is well known for great food so the next day, i went there and give the downpayment agad!!!
  • came the day of the reception around 6pm, me, ever being oc went to drop by kachina. hayy... the tables are not yet finish! the cake got lost and the waiters had NO idea where it was. it's the good thing my sil looked for it. then the waiters needed to be advice of the flowing of the beverages (thank you dhya :) hayyy... but the food was excellent. another problem was i got an oval table setup for the presidential table. so the waiter just gave the godparents 1 serving of each food. wawa...nagutom sila :( ...i should have gotten the round table for the godparents...hayyyy....
  • hotel preparation: ORCHID GARDEN SUITES (presidential suite)
  • contact person: jane
  • contact no: 523-9870
  • rating: 10

  • we didn't get the package from century park hotel so we needed to book a separate hotel room. 3 months before when i called century, there are still many rooms available, the lady from the frontdesk said i could even book 2 weeks before the wedding. so 3 weeks before the wedding i called them up to book a room, they said it's fully booked! waaaa!!!!!!!! panic mode! the frontdesk manager suggest to book the orchid garden suite just across century park, so we did. the rooms were ok. spacious, clean, and affordable! at first i was not that keen with the rooms but when i saw their presidential room.... grabe, my dad said to book it right away. but i said it's too expensive :(( 10k/night. but it has 1 master bedroom that's really big with a spacious toilet and bath. another room with a queen size bed and toilet and bath. big kitchen, complete with kitchen wears and utensils. a big dinning table and a very spacious living room. and it also has a veranda. i used the sliding door of the veranda for my silhouette shot. ganda :) the light coming from the room was just right. even if the room was sooo jam pack with photographer, videographers, makeup artist, my whole family and my relatives, the room was still cold. miss jane was soooo nice. she gave me 500 discounts per additional room complete with breakfast for 2. she' was so accommodating. from the time that i booked until the time i checked out, sobra hands up sa service. this is one of the things that i was so glad i booked!
  • contact person: jun ricaforte
  • contact no: 4534439
  • rating: 8 .... *pls. check newly post rating for jun ricaforte*

  • i had my gown, my moms gown and my 2ndary sponsors made by jun. he's very approachable, very machika and very flexible with his rate. i loooovvvveeee my gown.
  • but the only problem was the wedding day itself. he said he can't go and he told me ate will go instead of him. the gown was delivered to me the night before my wedding but the manequin is in white instead of black . my head piece was a crown instead of beads. they forgot my coins. then ate (jun's assistant) told me she won't be able to make it too. hayyy...anyways, came the wedding day, the girl that was supposed to help me was late. i was already dressed by the time they arrive and the driver who was with her was in a hurry to get the manequin. grrrr.... that's the only time tonette (mua) put my headress on (jun replaced the crown with beads) and the photographer shoot the coins. hayyy...stressfull!!!! then i didn't get to look at the back of my gown, the flower was supposed to be clipped together. hayyy...ang pangit tuloy...nawala yung effect nung likod ng gown eh yun pa naman yung pinakadesign. grrrrrr.........sayang......
  • photographer/videographer: AVESEQE PRODUCTION
  • contact person: vice chua
  • contact no: 7968630; 0917.8157413
    rating: 10

  • love my pictures!!!! love it, love it, love it. i also love my prenup video!!! super sulit with what i payed for :) i got at least 1 main, 2 or 3 backup photographer ata (ang dami eh) and 2 videographer. package includes onsite avp, signature album, prenup portrait, tarpulin, album, parents album, edited prenup avp and many more!! sobra affordable cya! imagine my honey, may bayad tawa nyan eh but they were able to make him smile at the preparation pictures :)) galing! and the guests really enjoyed our onsite avp :) ..happy!!!
  • here's the sample avp video. medyo malabo dito ...

  • contact person: ate maricar
  • contact no: 0918.2855872
  • rating: 10

  • ate maricar was the one who did my sil's wedding 3 yrs ago and she didn't skimp on the flowers and my sil got it in a very affordable rate. when i went there, i asked for a quotation then i asked mang boy also for the qoutation of my bouquet and he gave it a little higher than ate maricar. so proven ko na mas mura si ate maricar :) my flowers were so nice :) the arrangement on my reception was way over what i expect for the price i payed for. ganda! especially the flowers on the presidential table. the flowers of the church was inclusive of the rate but i ask ate maricar to put additional flower arch at the entrance of the church.
  • makeup artist: TONETTE CHUA
  • contact person: tonette
  • contact no: 0917.9623496
  • rating: 10

  • another good find. tonette was also the makeup artist on my sil wedding. he was the first one to arrive at the hotel. he's so easy to talk to. my makeup was light but just enough to put colors in the pictures.
  • i really like him. he was so calm and he help me with my veil which my designer ( or assistant of the designer ) should be doing.
  • sound system: ENIGMA SOUND SYSTEM
  • contact person: Francis Ismael
  • contact no: 0917.8070754
  • rating: 8
  • he's very easy to talk to and very mabait. he gave us the upgraded equipment without additional charge :) he arrived early at century but there was till a party so he got to set up a little late and didn't get a chance to check the sounds. there were some minor problems like the mic. the sound was a little distorted. the bubbles and the smoke machines are not in the right place coz i didn't feel or see the bubbles and the smoke around us. but all in all, it was ok. the songs that i wanted was played. no regret :)
  • contact person: missy
  • contact no: 0917.8292309
  • rating: 10

  • hayyy..what can i say!?!?!?! all my guests complimented how good my emcee was. the reception was entertaining and fun. and she's very flexible. even if there are changes with the flow of the program, she's not bothered by it. galing! i really love her. sobra bait and very approachable and she gave me a very good price :) hihihi...
  • invitation: UNIFAIR PRINTING
  • contact person: shirley
  • contact no: 0917.8668791
  • rating: 10

  • we had a hard time with deciding about the invitation so we ended up with just 2 months before printing it out. hehehe...shirley was so accommodating. she gave us free extra print for the map. i'm glad we had our invitation printed at unifair, very good quality and reasonable price :)

  • Bridal car: STREETLINE
  • contact person: loleth
  • contact no: 6770882 / 5265432 to 33
  • rating: 10

  • the reason why we book them is because of their package of a free mb van :) they are easy to talk to. the bridal car arrived very early and the driver knows the easiest way to the church and back to the reception. but tip for the brides, be sure to pay before your wedding day because even if you pay their downpayment, they won't arrive in your wedding day if you didn't pay the full amount. they don't allow the driver to receive the payment. nataranta ako dito! i forgot to pay until the last day, and they called me up to tell me if i don't pay they won't send their bridal car the next day. grabe! (my fault :)) hehehe )
  • ring: c/o MIL
  • rating: 10
  • our ring was beautiful :)

  • contact person: abe
  • contact no:09178465004
  • rating: pwede ba negative? hahahaha

  • kwento...check my old posts about the cake...hayyy...the cake i choose was hard icing. while i was choosing a design from their cake album, the cake looked gorgeous but came the actual cake...hahaha..mukhang fake. hayyy.... then i had problem pa with ..... hayyy... then the cake got lost pa at the reception. hayyy..hahaha...basta no comment! in fairness he was easy to talk to WHEN I WAS booking the cake. BUT after comment na! hahaha
  • diy: cord, souveniers, gifts for entourage, candles, misalette
  • rating: 10++++++++++++++++
  • hihihi...sympre ako gumawa .....all labor of love :) (and trying to cut down on expenses) hahaha...

after 2 months :)).....dec 15,2006...just finished doing supplier rating!!! ang hirap pala gumawa nito! :)) well..better late than never :)

Friday, October 13, 2006

it's been 5 days since our wedding and so far, everythings going smoothly :) although there are some rough spots but we thank the Lord that He's helping us go through with it. :)

hmmm..still have to make supplier ratings but so far from what i experience, if you really want a smooth and worry free wedding, you really have to get a coordinator or a friend who is not in the entourage and is very responsible. my sil helps me with the church and reception thingies but as usual, ever pakialam na naman me with the details :)) hayyyy.... the church ceremony went soooooooooo fast. hahaha. kasi pasaway isa secondary ko. late dumating. eh candle pa naman. (you owe me big time mare!!) she has to light kasi all the candles before the entourage can go inside. hehehe...tapos parang 30 mins lang yung wedding ;)) oh well, it's ok, it's a little hot pa inside so it's a good thing the ceremony was fast. my niece kept on walking beside us. hahaha...pampam tlga pamankin ko ;)). i remember while i was walking down the aisle, ate josie kept on shouting behind me..."ang bilis mo maglakad, dahan dahan lang." "bagalan mo konit" hahaha...natataranta tuloy paa ko :)) but honestly speaking, parang hindi ko masyado feel yung walking down the aisle ko. maybe it's because i kept on stepping on my veil..hahaha...or ate josie kept on shouting... or the bridal walk was the old tune..tan tan tantan...hahaha...but all in all, i was so happy to see malvin smiling in front of the altar :) ...that with all the problems and troubles, we still made it though. hayyy :) (kilig)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


3 days to go!!!!!!! hehehe...we had our seminar last saturday at ellinwood. we're a little sad coz the stain glass in the front was broken by the typhoon milenyo :( only 2 panels but still... :(( oh well.

yesterday, i went to swan bakeshop to pay my balance since, abe said to my sil that i have to pay the full amount before my wedding date. arnd 8:44am, i txted him as to how and where should i's how the txt conversation went:

lani: abe, leilani reyes here. can i dep d balance in d bnk?

abe: no, need cash payment.

lani: k, cash payment. di ba pwede sa act ng swan magdeposit ng cash payment? den color , ok na red nalang ribbon dn gold yung dot dot.

abe: mam, sa bakeshop yan dapat ibayad hindi sa catering.

lani: ok, san ba shop nyo sa qave?

abe: blumentrit, then tell them na rin ng color when u pay. thanks

lani: ah ok. wer in blumentrit?

abe: ....address ...swan bakeshop. pls give all instruction to gina of bakeshop.

lani: k tnx.

thats how the txt went. no biggie diba... so when i went to the blum shop and look for gina, she said she havent received the order form from abe. hello!!!! less than a week na lang kaya!!! I booked him last may pa!! anyways i showed her my receipt then she showed me the pictures of the cakes. then i asked her about the size coz abe told me he would give me the cake with an additional height. the cake is arnd 17" tall, he said he can make it to 22" tall. so ok na diba. when i told this to ate gina, she said the cake is really 22" high with flowers on top. eh hello again!!! what we had talked about was the height of the cake! not the height of the cake with the flowers!!!! arrrgghgh!!! nakakaloka! so i tried calling abe's cellphone. i tried calling him about 3 to 4 times but he doesnt answer, only to find out later the reason behind it. so i talked to malvin and said that the cake is too low. so we had to put an additional 2 layers and pay additional 3500. the base will be 18 inches in diameter and the height will be 30 inches. kainis!!! so i paid already the full amount and went on my way. oh i forgot, i ask ate gina if they will be the one to fix the cake in the hotel. she said, she would only deliver the cake and give it to the head waiter and the head waiter will be the one to fix the cake at the cake table!!!! what abe and i talked about was that they will be the one to fix the cake!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAA..... grrrrrrrrrrr......anyways, i don't want to further stress myself so i just paid the balance and go! everything was ok...until this moring. my sil called abe to ask what happen with the cake and how come all the things that we talked about was not followed. THEN HE REASONED OUT AND SAID HE GOT OFFENDED COZ I WANT TO PAY DIRECTLY TO THE BAKESHOP!!! ha???where did he get that idea? HELLLOOOO!!!! kainis tlga!!!!!!!!!!!! i was willing to let it all go sana yesterday even if what we talked about didn't follow through but for him to accuse me that i offended him!!!!arrrghh!!!...rating ko sa kanila (--100000000000000000)...grrrrrrrr...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

i went to jun ricaforte's shop last sunday. he showed me the sketch of my wedding gown that will be published in the philippine star this coming sunday. can't wait to see it :)
12 days to go!!!!!!!! arrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! hehehe... i already got our signature book last sat. the pictures and layout we're really nice...but i'm a little sad :( hayyy....i was the one who requested for the black leather for the book cover. pangit pala :)) oh's a good thing there's this white cover that came with the book. so i just have to decorate it a little then pwede na! :) hihihihi...

Friday, September 22, 2006

we went to century park hotel yesterday to look at the corner suite that is 120 sq meter. same size and also same price with orchid garden suite. ofcourse it would be nicer if i can get the hotel room from century diba ;) the room was ok. the room was spacious but not as big as the presidential suite of orchid garden. the corner suite has 1 bedroom. 1 toilet and bath and 1 toilet outside. sala and a pantry. so i guess i'll be getting the presidential suite at orchid garden na nga. have to pay the rooms tom or else i might not have a room to prepare in :)) ang pili kasi eh !!! :))

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

i finished my bridal pen :) also my questionnaires and my misalette :)

we went to glorietta last sat and i bought the shoes na from milani. it look's white naman when i bought it pero when i looked at it at home. parang offwhite pala cya :)) oh well... i have to bring it to jun's shop to compare the color with the gown :)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

hehehe...only 25 days to go!!!!!! ahhhhrrrggggg!! nababaliw na me :)) i will be getting nalang the presidential suite of orchid garden suite in front of century park manila. the suite is sooooo big! it has 2 bedrooms, 1 big sala, dinning room and kitchen. the bathroom is so big and it has a veranda. ang ganda! i really loved it when i first saw it. although orchid suite is not a well know hotel but i guess it's ok. the price given to me is so worth it. ganda! newly renovated pa.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

we went to divisoria today. got the barong of malvin, and our invitaion from unifair. it was ok :) then we went to century park. waahhhh :(( nagprice increase sila :(( oh well, we got free pancit for every table and a free dessert. :) hayyy.....need to look for more money...hahaha.....about the room. there are still no available rooms on the oct 6th to 8th 'coz fortune tobacco daw has a convention daw and all the 300 rooms are reserved already. hayyy...i should have booked 3 months before!!! kainis!!!!!! anyways, ms. anna of century suggested the orchid garden suite in front of century. ok naman. malvin and i went there but we didn't get to see the rooms coz they are all occupied, so i guess i'll just go back there to look at the rooms. it's much cheaper and the rooms naman look ok. hmmm...i'll just post pictures :)
grabe!!!!!! today is sat (sept 9'06). we got stranded coz it rained real hard! you guys know naman here in manila, little rain lang up to waist na yung tubig :)) hahaha...anyways, since we cant go to any direction, i told my dad to fetch me at sm city. on the way there, we didn't see the water was really deep...parang submarine yung car ni malvin :)) so funny. but i was so scared kasi bigla lalim!!! it's a good thing malvin has a good reflex, he drove to the exit of sm. the cars kasi are all parked there 'coz of the heavy rain. magkaeyes to eyes kami nung iba car :)) hahaha...hayyy, what an experience :))

Thursday, September 07, 2006

kuya vice sent us the layout for the signature book :) pretty

Thursday, August 31, 2006

i finished my missalette. well actually the front cover :) but i also finished the program. i just have to let ate josie of ellinwood approve the changes :)

Monday, August 28, 2006

finished doing the lighters :)

Sunday, August 27, 2006

we went to the florist yesterday. i already payed the down payment. at least less one thing to worry about :) my bouquet will be a 20pcs orange tulip with berries :). then we went to divisoria. i showed malvin a pina barong that is embroidered all over (front). it's more expensive than the 1st one but it's much formal looking so ok na din :)) like they said...once in a lifetime lang naman :) then i bought also the big match stick as our lighter for the candles. i still have to make an arte design for the match :) will post finish product.

there are so many pictures to choose from....nakakalito!!! :)) there are so many good shots but most of the pictures from baywalk are not nice especially the sunset shots 'coz the wind kept on blowing my hair :( !! hehehe...i look like a witch :)) oh well...there are still some nice shots so ok na din :) hehehe..check it out :)

Friday, August 25, 2006

it's been raining all week! it's a good thing the Lord heard our prayer and it didnt rain yesterday. hayyy :) we had our prenup yesterday. i first had my trial makeup with tonette chua then we went to fetch kuya vice of aveseqe production and the photographer. we had lots of fun but it's very tiring :) we had our shoot at the kiddie zoo in manila zoo and the ever famous baywalk :)) feeling celebrity kami!!! :)) we really enjoyed our prenup pictorial. i'm going to get the raw shots today...cross fingers!!! :)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

we're going to have our prenup this coming thrs :) i can't wait. we bought the polo yesterday at sm...still don't know what other color we should wear for the casual look :)

these are the cloths for our ninangs and ninongs :)

at long last...i finished the feather pens...have to start on my questionnaires :)

we went to subic last sat (mommy malvin, shobe cha, malvin and friends of syobe cha). there are lots of monkeys roaming around the streets of subic. the picture of the monkey was taken by cha. wawa...alone cya :) on the right are bats. we had lots of fun...sobra wacky ni aunty cathy :)

Friday, August 18, 2006

this is malvin's barong. it's made of pina but it's not rya. all the rya kasi that i saw was the typical design of flower burda eh :( (pang matanda..hihihi)

my mom fitted her gown last weds :) bilis noh! :) the gown was ok. i was a little worried coz of the shade of the cloth. it's ok but the color is dull. but jun said not to worry coz he will still put beadworks on it. i told my mom to slim down a little...taba na nya eh :))

Monday, August 14, 2006

the other day(sat) my mom had her gown measurement. we also went to unifair at binondo. we saw a highschool friend of ours, who's also going to get married on the 7th of october. hehehe..good day tlga :D we choose a loose invitation. with a red wrap and a red double happiness chinese word on top. we're hoping to get it before the end of aug or first week of sept. then yesterday(sun), we spend the whole day going to our godparent's houses. we gave them our gifts and talk. they are all very kwela. hehehe... oh my gosh....less than 2 months to go!!!!!!!! (panic!!!!!!)

things to do:

  • choose wedding songs
  • pre nup pictures
  • unity candle
  • misselette
  • questionnaires
  • gifts for godparents
  • gifts for entourage
  • still make kulit to my ento about their fitting
  • finalize flowers
  • finalize food for reception
  • book hotel preparations
  • get marraige license

parang dumami ah!!!!! wahhhhhhhh :((

Friday, August 11, 2006

i went to divisoria 3 days straight :D malvin went with me to pick the design for his barong and we also bought cloths for ninangs and barongs and pants for ninongs. the next day, i went there with my mom to buy the pigs feet, misua and fruit cocktain from our godparents. well, actually the reason why i went again on the third day is because i forgot to buy the basket, ribbon and cover for the gifts...hehehe... then we went to ongpin to buy the box for the cloths. pagod!!! then we went to the friend of my mom who sells ring. i really like this certain ring but malvin said it doesn't look like a wedding ring. hmmm... so i have to go for the other one :))

we're going to have 2 rings. One ring will be given by my MIL and the other one. we will buy lang for everyday use.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

i just got back from jun ricaforte. i love my gown!!!!! although it still needs some alteration in the side and back, beads and the front design, maganda pa din :) i'm trying to slim down kasi so i guess that's why the gown is so big na for me. (do you see the excess cloth at the back?) when i had my measurement a few months before medyo plumped pa me nun :)) i was also so happy with the train. the gown was only 45 width but the mananahi of jun was able to make it a long train. i was a little worried with the train before but! its not super haba but just right :) while i was fitting the gown, my friend (micko) and i kept saying to each other...grabe totoo na to! hahaha......

to see the other pictures of my gown... pls. go to my link at:

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

i slept really late last night :) i finished the 20pcs feather pen and the fan for the ninangs :)
last sat, we went to the bridal fair at megamall. it's a good thing streetline has a booth there. malvin and i are still discussing either to get the limousine mb or the bubble eye mb. lileth told me if we're going to get the bubble eye, she might not be able to give me the discount because the car is not theirs. but since malvin wants the bubble eye because it's much newer, i made kulit to lileth and i got it at the discounted rate. Yehey!! i gave the downpayment so i wont go to antipolo anymore :)
oh my!!! just 66 more days!!! so near!!!!!! still have so many things to do!!!! ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!(panic mode)......

things to do:

  • pre-nup pictures/trial make up
  • 1st fitting of gown (later) :D
  • buy cloth for ninang/barong and cloth for ninong
  • buy pigs feet and fruits for ninangs and ninongs
  • buy gifts for ninong/ninang finish questionnaires for guests
  • pick songs
  • make kulit with entourage about their gown fitting
  • misalette
  • invites


Friday, July 28, 2006

hmmm.....i find the 1st set of feather pen too....feathery :)) hahaha...oh well.. this is much better and much cheaper too :) like it?

Monday, July 24, 2006

finally..after 3 days, it's finished!!!! hihihi....this will be our cord for the wedding. my fiance kept bugging me of just buying a simple maarte ako...ayaw ko nga :))
originally, i want it in gold but malvin said he wants it white...guess who won? :))

you want to order? pm nyo nalang me :) many colors to choose from.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

hihihi...our motif is red-orange and gold. but i can't find a dark red feather so i guess i have to make 3 colors :) orange, red and gold or yellow. the pen cost 14.50 each, so i guess it's ok for our budget :) hayy... i have to make questionnaires pa to go with the pens :) and i still have to start on my cord. will post finish product :) hihihi....

Thursday, July 13, 2006

yesterday was our 5th year anniversary. hehehe...nakatiisa me for 5 years!!! :)) i went to his house to fetch him and chika chika kami ni mommy nya :) i told his mom the reason why i choose to marry malvin is because i know he wont have an affair. hehehe...his mom just laughed... :)) anyways, we just watch pirates of the carribean *the dead mans chest* then went to eat at le ching in greenhills :)) we can't choose kasi where to eat :)) then we walk a little and eat halo halo at chowking :)) what a celebration!! hahaha..its ok kasi we enjoyed naman each others company. i love my honey soooo much :)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

last july 1, was the birtday of my honey. for dinner, we ate at kamameshi at quezon city circle. it was the first time i would meet with his mom! hahaha...imagine for 5 years..o diba..kaya nyo yun! i don't want to elaborate on our situation basta that's how it is. :) the meeting went well....(as well as it can be :) ) and his mom naman is ok. kindhearted naman. i guess the reason why she is the way she is, is because of what happen to her and her family. i just hope in time, everything would turn out ok :)
i forgot to post here that i changed my photographer. aside from ritchie and len pingol living in alabang, which is sooo far from me, i'm having a hard time communicating with them (that's also a feedback from one of the w@wies that got them and also changed their photographer). when u txt them, they don't reply. u really have to call them up and sometimes they still don't answer. we were supposed to give them our downpayment and i told ritchie to meet with us half way or they can txt me if they are in manila so we can meet but he said since i went to their house last time to see his work, maybe i can go there again to give the payment.....hello!!!!!!!!!! kainis!!!! oh well, like i said to len pingol, i guess it's not meant to be. (kunwari mabait :))
anyways, i got kuya vice videography service (abeseqe production). he is very good :)
just 2 more months and i feel i haven't accomplished anything else :(( so sad :((

Saturday, June 24, 2006

i sooooooooo love jun ricaforte :) as i said, i'm really on a tight budget but he still accommodated me with my price :D i went there this morning to give him the lace that i bought. actually, i'm a little worried that my gown would look dark cream but jun assured me that it would be ok coz he would use a shade that's a little lighter and he said that the lace was beautiful (bola!) hihihi...but it is a nice lace. it's a spanish offwhite lace. hihihihi...can't wait to see my gown :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

i already paid the down payment for my gown with jun ricaforte. he's so bait and can really adjust to ur budget :) can't wait to see my gown :D

Sunday, June 18, 2006

these are the things that i booked already for my wedding :)

church: ellinwood malate, UCCP

reception: century park hotel (kachina room)

gown: jun ricaforte

photo/video: ritchie pingol

emcee: melissa ferrer

florist: Merielle's flowershop (dangwa)

sound system: enigma sound system

mua: tonette chua? or Angie ? (not yet sure)

bridal car: streetline

cake: swan bakeshop far yan palang :) long way to go!!!

indeed the Lord is full of surprises :) the one thing we've been praying for almost 5 years, has just been answered :) thank you Lord :)
i went again to divisoria last friday to buy curtain for the private room in our shop. the day before that, i was looking at the archive of w@w for cheaper barongs and i saw one from LMC at fiesta mall in divisoria. the post was that the price of pina silk raya barong is at 2k only and the cocoon is at 1500. so i went there and ask if the price is the same. said said it was! yehey. :) if the barong with labor, its +1000 (swarovski buttons). so they are much chaper that hi-co commercial. so i guess i might get from them nalang :) then i went to tabora to look for cloth for ninang. i saw this cloth (kanebo) in cream gold, and i said to myself, this is it! hehehe...the cloth is a little softer and thinner that shantung or star satin but it's much nicer :)
another kwento :) i called na streetline. i reserved their limousine mb and mb van for my wedding day and got discount!! yehey!!!
we went to megamall last sat june 10,2006 to book a bridal car. but since streetline was not there, we just look around the fair. we look into the work of nelwin uy and kenneth uy. both are ok but their packages are over our budget. but ritchie is as good as they are, so it's ok :) then we came about the booth of allegre. since malvin already booked us for cebu for our honeymoon and he really wants to stay at allegre i made kulit with the supervisor at the booth and she said if we book that day she will upgrade us to ocean view for free! i asked malvin if he really is decided to stay at allegre and when he said yes, i made more kulit with them :) i said that we will book today if she would upgrade us to ocean view with garden (that's 3K++/night free!) and she was a bit hesitant but she agreed din :) we saved around 7k+. yehey!

Friday, June 16, 2006

malvin said this song is for me :)

"When God Made You"

Written By: Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien

By Newsong (Featuring Natalie Grant)

(Verse 1)

Its always been a mystery to me

How two hearts can come together

And love can last forever

But now that I have found you, I believe

That a miracle has come

When God sends the perfect one

Now gone are all my questions about why

And Ive never been so sure of anything in my life


I wonder what God was thinking

When He created you

I wonder if He knew everything I would need

Because He made all my dreams come true

When God made you

He must have been thinking about me

(Verse 2)

I promise that wherever you may go

Wherever life may lead you

With all my heart Ill be there too

From this moment I want you to know

Ill let nothing come between us

And I will love the ones you love

Now gone are all my question about why

And Ive never been so sure of anything in my life

(Repeat Chorus)


He made the sun He made the moon

To harmonize in perfect tune

One cant move without the other

They just have to be together

And that is why I know its true

Youre for me and Im for you
Cause my world just cant be right

Without you in my life

(Repeat Chorus)


He mustve heard every prayer Ive been praying

Yes He knew everything I would need

When God made you

When dreams come true

When God made you

He mustve been thinking about me

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

i've accomplished so many things this past few weeks :)..or feeling ko lang yun ....
we got na a photographer - ritchie pingol, which we got a very good price. they are very easy to talk to. the only drawback is they live all the way at alabang. oh well. we got free prenup, although it's just for 4 hours only, pwede na. we plan to shoot at father blanco's garden. the old walls will have a nice effect on the pictures :)
we also got our florist. - kuya ruel of marielle's flowershop in dangwa. he was the one who arranged the flower of noreen's wedding. he quoted me 4k for 30pcs of orange tulips and 3k for 20 pcs. pwede na diba :) and he really doesnt scrimp out on the flowers. sobra worth everypenny you paid him.
with the gown, i found my design na...yehey..after looking at all those bridal magazines...:) it's a lace with plain cloth in the front. the lace will be a corded lace with beads. we also canvass the cloths for ninangs and barongs for ninongs. i got a good price ate vivian for the barong... Hi Ico commercial sa ilaya. the pina silk rya is only 2800. plus labor 3.5k lang!! and the cocoon is 2k. with labor is 3k. pwede na diba ;)
and lastly...i have decided on our motif na!!! yehey!!! i want our ninangs to wear gold colored gowns so we choose burnt-orange(parang red orange) and light gold...yehey!!!!

Monday, May 29, 2006

for my cake, i ended up with swan bakeshop. hiniba-haba ng kulit ko kay tita garvey hindi ko rin pala cya nakuha :) hay...oh well. ok naman yung design ng swan. pretty and simple. i paid na the downpayment yesterday. its a 3 layer cake na 22 high and 16 diameter yung base cake (edible). ok na din :)
we went to lapavillion last sat. we're choosing between lee llamas, smart shot, junasan and megapixel. hmmm..hirap decide :((

Friday, April 28, 2006

we just got back from dipolog last wed (april 26,2006). we had our vacation there for more than a week. every year my family gets together for my mom's birthday in dipolog. malvin followed via pal to dipolog to formally ask na my hand in marriage from my parents. hehehe...then me, malvin and my brother's family went to dakak for an overnight stay. sawa na kami to stay long there kasi every year nalang nasa dakak na kami and nothing changed naman :) sobra saya. my 2 elder brothers burried me and malvin sa sand. and they threw me in the pool (hindi me help ni malvin :(( hehehe....all in all... the vacation was super fun. puro tulog and kain lang kami the whole week!!!

Monday, April 10, 2006

we just came from fontana clark yesterday with malvin, my brothers and their family and sisters neri (malvin's officemate) and nerissa. sobra saya! hehehe...ang gulo namin. buti nakatiis sila neri :) saya din nila kasama :) makulit din...memorable moment sa fontana is when me and malvin rode the slide. hahaha...wipeout kami! hihihi.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

i'm sooo happy. my ahya kasi lives in cabanatuan. he pm me and told me to go to the website of mtv levelup massive ( november 28,2005. episode 18. real life) kasi andun cya :) hehehe..ang kulit ng ahya ko dun. tapos i let him see my blogsite :) and my cake. sabi ko cya na sagot cake ko 13k. hehehe. sabi nya "ok". hehehe..yehey!!!! less gastos na me sa cake :D hahaha....tnx ahya :D..mwah!!!!!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

nakakatuwa naman honey ko. he research tlga uccp-ellinwood malate sa internet to know where it is exactly. niyaya me to go there today. i was supposed to purchase stocks today for the whole day kaso nga nagyaya cya... so i made time din to go with him. medyo maulan nga lang...hmp...the church is nice. sobrang tanda na nung church. halos 99yrs na. the ceiling is high and medyo malayo ang lalakaran ko to reach the altar. mabait naman si tita josie. very accommodating. tapos mura pa kasi inclusive na sa price nya yung flowers, singer, pianist, pastor and coordinator. nakakahiya nga lang kasi we made reservation na with pastor dennis at QCEC. hmmmm...have to pray about it first :)