If you fancy getting married amidst the backdrop of Filipino old-world charm, you will never go wrong with Intramuros. 🙂 Watch the VLOG below and check out my honest review of Teatrillo, my evening mini-tour of Casa Manila and footage from Paeng and Karen’s wedding which I hosted. Coordination by Tale of Time Events.
Join me as I take you through another behind the scenes peek of a wedding work day. Donna and I have been communicating mostly on Facebook since she and Ervin are based in Germany. You seriously have to check out their prenup video by Forevermine Films!
Ceremony: Mary The Queen Parish
Wedding Singer: Charlene Ramos of Madrigal Singers with Pede and Joey Aguda
Venue: The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion
Caterer: k. by cunanan catering
Video: Mayad Studios
Photo: Gerald John Esguerra of GJ Esguerra Photography
HMUA: Eds Go
Wedding Gown: Jazel Sy
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Entourage Gowns: Adora Couture
Flower Girl Gowns: May Buendia Palabrica of Macy’s Dollhouse
Bridal Robe: La Tercera
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Groom’s shoes: Hugo Boss
Wedding Prep Hotel: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
Bridal Car: Bridal Car Philippines
Strings: The Manila String Machine
Ceremony and Reception Stylist: Events Central By Anna Winstel
Bridal/Ento Boquets/Boutonnieres: Anna Winstel Chow of Events Central By Anna Winstel
Crystal Chair: Windsor Crystal Chairs
Cake: Hearts and Bells
Host: Ingrid Nieto
OTD Coord: Christine Aguda of Events by Tin and Co.
First Dance: Edward A. Sera Jose Jr.
Fireworks Display: Dragon Fireworks Incorporated (Daynes)
PS Gifts: Chocolate Confections
Prenup HMUA: Chinky J. Tanjangco and Peter Adrian Tiri Soloria
Prenup Video: Michelle and Herwin of Forevermine Wedding Films
Prenup Stylist: Aira of Styling by Aira Franco
Hey everyone! Here’s a peek of another wedding workday. After two years of planning and exchanging emails, Juan and Joanne finally tied the knot. The ceremony was held at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Bel-Air, Makati followed by the reception at the Silk Pavilion of Blue Leaf Events Pavilion. Watch the VLOG below:
Photo by Bob and Zab Wedding and Lifestyle Photography
Video by Carlo Maglasang Productions
Event Styling by Ralph and Co. Events
Floristry by Joel Faller – The Floral Artist
Invitation by Tre Prints
Wedding Coordination: Detalye Weddings and Events
Hosting by Ingrid Nieto
Music by String Session
Engagement Shoot Make-up: Peevee dela Rosa
Prosthetics by Kate’s Bliss
Wedding Make-Up: Chuchie Ledesma
Bridal Gown: Rich Fontanilla
Groom’s Suit by J.E. & Company
Venue: Silk Pavilion at Blue Leaf Events Pavilion
Food and Catering by Josiah’s Catering
I’ve been to Pico de Loro thrice. All those times, there was someone else driving and I’d be on board a much bigger vehicle. When I found out that my supposed companion couldn’t make it to the trip, I braced myself to drive alone to the wedding I was hosting. I checked Google Maps.
Two hours and thirteen minutes or two and forty? Not so bad, I thought. I’ve spent longer on EDSA. I still checked Waze for the step by step directions but I think my trip stretched on to three and a half hours. 😦 Check out my driving adventure, the wedding, a quick tour of Pico de Loro and the creepy, dark drive from Pico de Loro to Manila. Congratulations to Mark and Nix!
I have been working with Sample Room for about four years now. I met Sophie Uy (one of the founders) when we were chosen as two of the 10 Women of Confidence here in the Philippines.
We kept in touch after that and discovered we shared the same faith. Sample Room was just starting out back then and I agreed to help them get the word out. You’re probably wondering, “Why did it take so long for Sample Room to be officially launched?”
Well number 1, it’s a start-up. The four founders Sophie Uy, Katherine Sy, Diana Ong and Nats Toh know each other from school and all have their own businesses. The whole concept of TRYVERTISING was completely new back then and it took a while for brands to actually warm up to it. With the rise of subscription boxes and the growing popularity of online reviews (which a lot of consumers now turn to before making any product purchase), brands soon realized the value of a community wherein real people can actually try out their products and give them authentic feedback about it. If I were the brand, that would actually serve me well–I get to create buzz about my product, I get real reviews and I’ll know if there are things I still need to improve.
Sample Room is also greatly beneficial to consumers who are always on the lookout for new products. The thing is, we have to be well-aware of the fact that not all products work well with our skin type and body chemistry. Imagine purchasing an entire bottle of moisturizer that costs a fortune only to find out three days after trying it, that it’ll cause your skin to break out? Would you still insist on using the product just because you spent a fortune on it? I don’t think so. That’s where Sample Room comes in.
You can sign up with an email address for free and get 100 points upon successful registration. These points are what you use to avail of free samples on the website. Each product has a corresponding number of points. After you pick your products, pay for the delivery fee and once they arrive, you can peacefully try them out right in the comfort of your own home. Within a week of trying it out, you can write about your experience on the Sample Room website and replenish the points you spent.
Give http://www.sampleroom.ph a visit and sign up now! Check out the VLOG I managed to film in between my hosting duties for them.
Congratulations to Team Sample Room! Thanks for inviting me to be a part of this wonderful milestone. Special thanks as well to all the brand partners who were at the event:
Beauty and Butter
Fuji Film Philippines
I had the wonderful privilege of hosting Human Nature’s S.O.S. Coastival which was held at San Juan, La Union. It’s been more than two decades since I last set foot in La Union (shame on me). I remember snippets of when I was two and running around barefoot with my cousins. My dad says I was so scared of swimming in the ocean probably because it was unfamiliar territory. Of course, I’m good friends with the sea now! Heck, I enjoyed my last scuba diving trip!
Human Nature brought together media friends and influencers who can help get the word out about the current state of our oceans, our animal friends and the environment as a whole. Can you believe that even if we live in the city, our daily habits affect the ocean? That’s why you have to be more mindful of the products that you use. Plugging and endorsement aside, we should make it a habit to check the labels on products.
SLS/SLES (or: sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate) are found in shampoos and soaps. It’s a skin irritant and toxic to aquatic organisms. Axe SLS & SLES. Switch to gentler, plant-derived cleansers.
Plastic microbeads (or: polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polymethyl methacrylate) are found in facial scrubs and toothpaste. They stay up to 50 years in the environment, plus trillions of microbeads pollute our waters, get eaten by fish, and make their way up the food chain. Yes, to you and me. Ban the bead and scrub with love – use biodegradable exfoliants.
Oxybenzone (or: butylparaben, octinoxate, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor) is found in chemical sunscreens. Toxic to corals at the ratio of 1 drop in 6.5 Olympic-size swimming pools. Cease coral killing. Use physical sunscreens that contain reef-friendly zinc oxide instead.
Mineral oil (or: petroleum, petrolatum, paraffin) is found in makeup, lotions, conditioners and moisturizers. It’s a non-biodegradable by-product of fossil fuels, classified a carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Ditch mineral oil and moisturize with plant-based oils instead.
Aside from the learning sessions, attendees also joined artist AG Saño in the creation of the 180-meter sand art which did not use any paint or cement.
There were also various booths from participating partners like Save Philippines Seas, WWF for Nature Philippines, CURMA, La Union Soul, Meg Magazine (I loved their free buko and of course, a free magazine!!), Bayani Brew and Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit. We also had our dose of exercises for the afternoon as Planet Zips‘ Paolo Soler led the poi workshop, Corey Wills took care of the yoga class while Formado Pirulito of Escola Brasileira de Capoeira stretched our muscles and challenged our coordination skills with the capoeira workshop. Check out my VLOG below: