Showing posts from June, 2008


Here's something I saw from the Philippine Daily Inquirer lately:

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 06:02:00 06/29/2008

MANILA, Philippines -

518,595: Total marriages in RP reported in 2005

16: Percentage of those marriages registered in Metro Manila

1,939: Average number of marriages in a day for the month of May, the most preferred month for weddings in 2005

3: Estimated gap in years between the median marrying ages of grooms (27.5) and brides (24.7) in 2005.

P12,000 - P19,000: Estimated price range in pesos of digital photo services. Price covers the services of two photographers and unlimited digital shots to be stored in a CD.

P10,500 - P22,500: Estimated price range in pesos of video coverage services. Price covers the services of one or two videographers and, in some packages, the DVD copies as well as non-linear editing services.

P39,000 - P53,000: Price range in pesos of wedding photo coverage packages offered by local photography studios. These packages commonly …

JAMERO - ESTABILLO (June 8, 2008)

As I write this entry, I am just about to keel over from sheer exhaustion. I have been wearing the same clothes for close to 24 hours, I haven't had a wink of sleep, and this wedding started at 6.30AM. If you think early morning weddings are nice (and without a doubt it's true), try investigating hard enough and you'd find suppliers looking like raccoons from sheer lack of sleep making sure everthing you've always wished for come true. And with this in mind, I dedicate this entry to this event's coordinator, Yin Valientes, whose unfailing need for answers started an email relationship between her and Vatel Manila as early as February of this year. And while I looked like I was about to affix my face (and my entire body, if you please) to the ground or floor any minute now, she looked fresh and radiant as ever. Drat. One can't really have everything.

The ceremony started at 6.30 A.M sharp. We didn't expect a lot of guests to actually show up; I mean today be…


This is already familiar to you. This is the third time we've been doing this kind of arrangement and until someone asks for them again, the last. For this early morning exercise, what could be more pleasurable to the sleepy senses than butter yellow and white Gerberas? It's like breakfast in a bouquet. That is, until the guests finally got to the buffet table. Snapdragons, Queen Anne's Lace, Kamuning (Murraya paniculata) fillers and tree/tiki fern wrap completed the ensemble.
For the hair of the flower girls, green Carnations with benito leaves. For the bridal bouquet, a busy mix of green Ecudarian roses, million star (Gypsophila) and green berries. Finally, on this BMW, the usual suspects. :-)