Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Wedding Invite

Here's the sneak peak to our wedding invite. H2B has finally finished the lay-out & design. I'm currently printing them and will have to put them in a border paper and then cut another paper into an envelope shape then make an envelope out of it and stick the main invite with border in the envelope to make this invite. Whew! I know it's going to take too much effort and energy but wedding preps is actually giving a different high so I know that I can finish our DIY invites! :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

How To Go

Here's the Map & Directions that my hubby created. I'm sure this will come in handy when you travel to the venue of our wedding ceremony and reception.

Ceremony: Chapel on the Hill, Don Bosco, Nasugbu, Batangas
Reception: Hotel Kimberly, Amadeo Road, Tagaytay City

P.S. I'm so proud of you Ren for being artistic enough to make this! :)

What To Wear

Our wedding is going to be a formal gathering so we're requesting everyone to wear formal attire. But since we're having a Rock n Roll themed wedding reception, we encourage everyone to wear your clothes with a rockstar attitude. You can come with your shades on, eyeliner/guy-liner on, out-of-bed hair, or just come thinking to yourself, "I'm a rockstar!" and that'll do the trick. :)

For more inspiration, we've put together some visuals below.

Guys: Wear a suit! If suit is such a hassle, please wear your long-sleeves dress shirt.
No Barong Tagalog, please. Thanks.

Girls: Wear your long, sexy gown! If gown is such a hassle, please wear a cocktail dress.
Please don't dress down. This is your chance to play dress-up! :)

To convince you even more to dress up on this occassion, we're actually going to award a Best Dressed (Male and Female) during the reception. If that's not a good enough reason for you to dress up, we don't know what else. So please, we beg you, don't let us be the only two people dressed to the nines! Join us and let's all be fabulous rockstars on this day. :)

Where To Go

If you’re planning to go ahead or behind the wedding party to stay a day or two and explore Tagaytay City, here are some places that you might want to check-out.

Tagaytay Picnic Groove – the most popular playground in Tagaytay. Here you can find picnic huts, souvenir shops and for the adventurous, the ziplines and cable cars overlooking the picturesque Taal volcano.

People’s Park in the Sky – This is the highest point in Tagaytay City and it stands on a 4,516 sq, meters solid ground and overlooks four bodies of water – Taal Lake, Balayan Bay, Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay. Affordable souvenir items can also be brought from here.

Residence Inn Mini-Zoo – Residence Inn is a famous hotel in Tagaytay but with its steep room rates you can probably just take the kids for a trip at their mini-zoo. Entrance costs P200 and I bet the kids will enjoy seeing the wild and not-so wild animals there.

Paradizoo – Similarly to Residence Inn Mini-zoo, this place houses zoo animals and you can even pet a snake here. They also have a wide-array of flora from the beautiful flowers, herbs and spices, vegetable and a lot more.

Here’s something very helpful that I found online. Please do check http://www.squidoo.com/tagaytay to have a more enjoyable Tagaytay experience.

Where To Stay

If you're still looking for a place to stay in Tagaytay for our wedding, here's what we suggest:

Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay   This is where the reception will be.
website: http://hotelkimberlytagaytay.com/
Rates: 20% discount on published rates if you introduce yourselves as our guests.
Published Rates (without 20% discount)
   Superior room   Php3653
   Deluxe room     Php4464
   Premier room    Php5276

Potter's Ridge Hotel   This is along the way going to Chapel on the Hill where the ceremony will be.
website: http://pottersridge.net/
Published Rates:
   Standard    Php2750
   Superior    Php3135
   Deluxe      Php3850
   Jr. Suite    Php6050


Yellow Coco   This is along the way going to Chapel on the Hill where the ceremony will be.
website: http://www.yellowcoco.com.ph/
Published Rates:
   Avocado            PhP9,000.00
   Acacia               PhP9,000.00
   Apitong A         PhP6,800.00
   Apitong B         PhP6,800.00
   Kamuning A     PhP6,800.00
   Kamuning B     PhP6,800.00
   Kamuning C     PhP6,800.00
   Caballero A      PhP6,800.00

Tagaytay Vacation House Rentals - They have a few houses to choose from.
website: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Tagaytay-Vacation-House-Rentals/260719436780
Rates: You may want to get in touch with them for the rates.

Gift Registry

Your presence on our wedding day is a gift itself! We carefully invited only a few close friends and relatives that we want to share this important day of our lives so we're really hoping that you accept our invitation and we'll treat this as the best gift ever!

However, we realize that it's almost customary that guests bring gifts to the celebrants - us. So to ease your burden of thinking of what gift will serve us more purpose, here's what we recommend...

Enveloped gift.

We will start our married lives together in Canada and as we embark on this journey, we need the sole resource that we think can be translated into so many necessary stuff.
We also realize that since we're having a destination wedding, monetary gift is the most convenient gift for you to bring.

We're not having a "fund-raising" wedding so please don't feel that you need to give us money as gifts or you need to give a specific amount that would qualify as a "wedding gift". No. We would greatly appreciate any amount! And even if you're not going to give us a gift at all, that's perfectly fine. What we're really asking for, is for you, our invited guests to show-up on our wedding day! See you! :)


Thursday, February 2, 2012

looking back on our civil wedding

Ok, that's not the most creative title but our civil wedding was the opposite of that. Our civil wedding was full of DIY and artsy fartsy stuff fresh from our creative juices both hubby and myself. :) So, here goes...

probably the most inexpensive wedding attire of a bride and a groom
my sandals will be my something old come our church wedding :)

DIY after-party outfit :)
dream come true for both of us! we can't just settle :)
our titanium rings. according to Tiffany's, it's indestructible.  let's see. :)
DIY candy buffet that the young and old enjoyed! :)
even my HMU is DIY by yours truly :)
and because we don't have a pro photographer, this is the most decent picture we got  :p
this we can't just DIY... that's c/o Gene Testa
Yup, we got a tattoo right after our honeymoon in celebration of our 1st weeksary during the time. Haha! :)