Nicco and Ruthie’s Wedding VLOG
I love midday weddings, specially when they’re held at cool, open spaces that are close to nature. There’s something so charming about Clear Water Rest House–the green open lawn, the quaint cottage where preps can be done and the spacious patio that provides an excellent view of the Taal Volcano.
After the morning ceremony at Caleruega Chapel, guests arrived a little before lunch and entertained themselves to the brim by taking photos at the patio, posing for snaps at the photo booth and enjoying the candy bar. The weather cooperated so well. It didn’t rain and the sun gleamed with just the right intensity. Got to work with Jeo and Agnes Odulio again of Empire Weddings. More on the vlog below
Ceremony: Caleruega Church
Reception: Clear Water Rest House, Tagaytay
Coordinator: Empire Weddings (Jeo and Agnes Odulio + team)
Emcee: Ingrid Nieto
Photographer: Myio Okamoto Photography
Videogapher: Aisle 1401
Caterer: Towns Delight – The Caterer
Wedding Cake: Tourist Cakeshop
Flowers: Green Purple
Hair & Makeup: Diane Coles
Music: Symphony Rhythm Strings and Milet Abrenica
Lights & Sounds: Artuz101
DJ: Rammy Bitong
Bridal Car: JCA Bridal Car Rentals
Tent: Tent King
The Grand Ballroom of City of Dreams Manila was transformed into the sparkling glory of the 1920s by Kathy Sy King and her team from Events Styles.
When I was first invited to speak at La Salle Greenhills (I was actually covering for my beautiful pregnant friend, Ginny at that time), I almost balked. The thought of being in an auditorium full of boys scared me. “Would they listen?” “Will they find my insights, lessons and advice helpful?” Although I have handled students of different levels both as a teacher and speaker, I’ve always had a mix of boys and girls. Still, the teachers and parents assured me that it would be alright, the boys would behave, and that they were excited to listen to a female guest.
It’s been a little over a year since then and I’m happy that they still invite me from time to time to give talks! One thing I discovered–the younger generation needs to realize the importance of grooming and the practice of good manners. It communicates a lot of things about the person’s upbringing, habits and even the educational background. Below is a quick vlog of my recent talk. If you’re from LSGH, do give it a thumbs up! Hope to see you boys again!
A game-free wedding reception program doesn’t mean you skip out on the fun! Cris and Roanne made sure their guests were entertained with great music from G7 band and Filipino cultural dances from the Salinlahi Dance Troupe. In addition to the sumptuous dinner, guests were treated to the different food carts/booths like Bono Gelato, Mixed Mobile Bar, Figaro Coffee, Krispy Kreme and Mr. Franks.
Taking you behind the scenes of my voice over work day. Despite the terrible traffic that can take place within the streets of Makati, one of the things I’m thankful for is that the studios are a few kilometers away from home. Yun nga lang, I have to intentionally allot time for travel because it can take 30 minutes to an hour to cover a 3km stretch. Anyway, here’s a short clip of a recording day.
So for the first time ever, I introduce you all to my boyfriend Dave! In this video we talk about our journey as we sought God, surrendering control and letting Him just write our story.
A lot of you are probably wondering: “Wasn’t she a #HappySingle? What made her get into a relationship?” I asked myself the same thing when I was discovering my feelings for Dave. I’ve come to a point in my single life wherein I was already okay with just me and God but sometime in 2016-2017, I opened myself up to the idea of relationships but struggled with it. In my head I was thinking: “Lord, okay… I’ll be open but I don’t want to be with someone who will hurt me. You know how I’m scarred by the stories of my friends when it comes to adultery, third parties/infidelity, etc.”
I was fearful. I held on to the single life like a shield until it became an idol in my heart, which God had to break. In 2014, prior to surrendering in the area of relationships to the Lord, one of the last entries I had in my prayer journal was for my God’s best. I forgot all about that prayer when I embraced being single for the Lord. When Dave laid down his intentions, I revisited my past prayer journals and came across THAT PRAYER. I teared up upon realizing that Dave was all of that and so much more. As our friendship deepened and as I got to spend more time with him, I saw how the Lord mindfully molded his character, skills and love for the Word. Wish I could say more but the videos below are here to explain everything. 🙂 Enjoy watching and God bless you!
*Special mention: Greenhills Christian Fellowship, Metro 9 and Balai Indang. :p
Once upon a time in 2017, I met the Yadah crew from Korea at the Philbeauty fair. After an exchange of emails, they sent me products and I went on to try them out so I can share how they performed. Yadah products can be ordered online but they also have some available at the Beauty Bar.
Watch the video to see my review of Yadah’s Anti Trouble Bubble Cleanser, Anti-T Red Zero Concealer, Revitalizing Jelly Pack and the Velvet Mood Lip Colors in Rosy Brown and Burgundy.
It was a bit hard to choose and fit tons of footage in under 5 minutes! But all in all, I would like to just thank my dear friends, clients, couples, brands, coordinators and organizers for a fun peak season in the midst of reading assignments and papers for my MA. Praying for more partnerships, projects and events this 2018. The Lord bless and make Himself known to you increasingly!
Love, your quirky vlogger/host, Ingrid.