Bridetastic: Online Wedding Resource & Community

I will be celebrating my wedding anniversary with J at the end of this month. It’s gonna be our 9th!  I can still vividly remember the planning and details on the day itself — how can I forget, I planned and orchestrated my own wedding! Those days, online bridal communities were almost non-existent in our … Continue reading

8 Years After ‘I Do’…

Today, J & I celebrate 8 fruitful years of marriage. We got married on November 30, 2002 which also happens to be Bonifacio Day — a Philippine holiday to commemorate the birthday of the country’s revolutionary hero named Andres Bonifacio. Now there’s no excuse not to remember our wedding anniversary! On hindsight, I just realized … Continue reading

Seeing Yellow, Black, and White: The Wedding

“Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”1 Corinthians 13:4 This is the unifying theme of last December’s event.  Truly a joyous celebration with a “mix of serious, funny, laughter, tears, romance and comedy…that’s life, that’s marriage…”, perfectly summed up by one of the couple’s … Continue reading

Seeing Yellow, Black, and White: Prelude to a December Wedding

Christmas is just 2 Fridays away!  And all around me I see shiny and sparkling golds, reds, silvers and greens…and then there’s bright yellows, blacks and whites.  Okay, that last three colors are really not for the Yuletide cheer, but rather for my upcoming event.  This time of the year is a true test to … Continue reading

7 Years After ‘I Do’… part 2

Marriage = Unity = Commitment = Lifetime Seven years and two kids after, my life has really turned upside down, in a good way of course. It was not a walk in the park, and no one said it will be.Getting hitched is like buying a one-way ticket to a great new adventure, with a … Continue reading

7 Years After ‘I Do’… part 1

A Wedding is One day; A Marriage is a Lifetime. Seven years ago today, 30th of November 2002, we took our vows. J and I became husband and wife on a beautiful Saturday afternoon with a solemn and intimate celebration of our union. Of course the dinner party was just as memorable, complete with it’s … Continue reading

Color Your World

Inspiration board. Theme board. Swatch board. Mood board.  Call it as you please but they mean the same thing — these boards serve as a guide and color palette, creating a unique look for a design project or event. The board is a collection of interesting elements, inspiring photos, objects, fabrics, and whatever strikes your … Continue reading

Digging Damask

Damask (dăm’əsk) [from Damascus], fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or man-made fibers, with a pattern formed by the weaving; e.g., the ground may be in twill weave, and the contrasting design in satin. True damasks are flat and reversible, thus differing from brocades. Splendid patterns, silks, and dyes were used by the Damascus weavers, … Continue reading

Of Diamond rings and Weddings

TGIF! My blog day.A tiring yet satisfying day for me, it started with bringing my boy to his summer art class, with my girl and nanny tagging along for the hour-long lesson. We’re home by lunch time, and a simple meal of Filipino-style spaghetti and garlic-butter toast is waiting for us. Slurp, slurp, crunch, crunch. … Continue reading