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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.

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Here's something that was forwarded to me by The Mango Farmer. It's been going around in emails and stuff, so I decided to post it here. Will post the photo credits as soon as I find out who the photographer is. :-)


Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life. Katie had chased cancer only to have it return to clog her lungs and grab hold of her heart. Breathing was difficult now, she had to use oxygen. The pain in her back was so intense it broke through the morphine that was supposed to act as a shield. Her organs were shutting down but it would not stop her from marrying Nick Godwin, 23, who was in love with Katie since 11th grade.

In this photo, Katie Kirkpatrick, left, and Nick Godwin, wait for the nurse to come and start Katie's treatment at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint on the morning of January 12, 2005. Nick Godwin works night shift as a Lapeer County Sheriff's deputy and took Katie to the medical center right after…

WILL THIS BE THE LOCATION OF OUR SECOND CHURCH WEDDING SETUP?

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BLAST FROM THE PAST: GILBERT & SHARON

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Came across this wonderful video by Phoeben Teocson of Gilbert & Sharon. I remember it as a tearjerker from start to finish. Really lovely day! :-)

For their pre-nups, here are the photos from Redefine Weddings. Photographer Paul Vincent covered their wedding.


PHOEBEN TEOCSON
#9 Manga Road, Brgy. Mariana, New Manila Q.C. (By Appointment Only)
inquiry@phoebenteocson.com
phoeben1@yahoo.com
Tel. Nos. 7251013, +639276536187, +639228339942, +63922-TEOCSON (+639228362766)

REDEFINE WEDDINGS Jayson Arquiza Photography
Unit 4I, Dansalan Gardens,
M. Vicente St., Brgy. Malamig,
Mandaluyong City, Philippines (By Appointment Only)
Tel. Nos. 531-1837 (Home/Office), 0917-8156111
Email: jayson@redefineweddings.com, redefineweddings@gmail.com

CHURCH FOCUS: SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA PARISH

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Not many small churches have an impressive facade as the one in Kalumpang, Marikina City. Sitting on a hill and overlooking the clean Marikina River, the quasi-parish of San Antonio de Padua is a cream brick, glass and concrete structure that is modern and cozy - perfect for weddings that have a guest count of 200 or less.

The altar is clean & straightforward. There is no attempt to impose grandiose ideas on the parishoners.

There are many surprises in this small church - a second floor, parts of which has a continuous glass ceiling, and a secure basement parking. Yes, you read that right! A basement parking with gates to boot!

The statue of the venerable St. Anthony of Padua can be seen on the right side. What is missing in this depiction of him are the bible (he is a Doctor of the Church) and the Lily of the Annunciation. You may wonder why, but St. Anthony is known in Brazil and Portugal as a marriage saint because legend has him as one who conciliated couples. His feast day, June…

RAMOS - BUNAG (March 22, 2009)

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Starting today, every entry in this blog will have a cover photo collage like this one, each picture a representation of the important elements in every wedding. No more long and winding coverages. :-p

In this collage, from L to R. Top row: the wedding ceremony setup, the rings pillow, yellow fans for each guest, and mango-based desserts. Second row: Orange, yellow and pink roses in the bouquets, silver pearls detail of the overhead fabric swags, white chocolate fountain, yellow button mums centerpieces against Vatel Manila's matte gold damask tablecloth. Lowermost row: Striped matte gold fabric for the buffet tables courtesy of yours truly, a closer look at the ceremonial candles, rose and yellow button mums centerpiece by Hizon's, and the unity candle against our gold frame and yellow striped fabric background.
The ceremony area as seen from the Glass Pavilion balcony. We are blessed with a wonderful weather today, but the heat from 11AM to 3PM dealt a most terrible blow to th…

DOTIE DIAZ DESIGNS

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Inclusions:
1 Bridal Gown (slim silhouettes such as shift, a-line, princess cut, and fishtail; court train)
2 Mothers
1 Maid of Honor
3 Secondary Sponsors
1 Flower Girl

Accessories:
Pouch bags for all entourage members and a customized clutch for the bride
Pillows for rings and arrhae
Customized Cord
Secondary Veil
Garter

PLAYING AROUND WITH BLACK & WHITE DAMASK

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Scheme 1: Plum

Plum is not a particularly popular color in the Philippines. Brides always fall for the easy combinations - white, beige, ecru, yellow, pink, red, green and brown. But why not give Plum a second look? It is a rich color and with the appropriate blings will lend itself to sparkle and transform into glamour.

Scheme 2: Burgundy or Purple


After Plum, Burgundy has got to be one of the richest colors around. It's got 'luxurious' written all over it. Whether in daylight or during nightime, burgundy will surely get everyone's attention.

Scheme 3: Canary Yellow or Beige


Canary Yellow has got to be one of the most exciting colors ever used in weddings. Paired with black, it gives a very strong statement about your style - lush & plush.

Scheme 4: Pink (all shades)


There's nothing like a combination of two opposite colors - strong and soft, blush and rush, pink and black. A very daring combination for the experimental couple. This combination is guaranteed to regis…

CHURCH FOCUS: THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH

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The moment one sees the facade of the Immaculate Conception Parish, one already senses something odd about it. There's lots of piedra china on the facade and the small tower besides it which pretty much says that the original church was actually old, probably Spanish-era (the Jesuits held the first mass in Jesus de la Peña, Marikina in 1630), but the rest of the structure isn't. I don't know if a fire or an earthquake made the renovation necessary, but it didn't give the church the grand facade it deserves.

A new stained-glass rose window featuring Our Lady.

The altar used to be decorated with a plain crucifix and after a while became like this. Now, probably with a parish priest hung up on his last visit to Rome, the altar is now a matte-gold affair with a ceiling painted with a blue sky and clouds which runs the entire course of the nave - the height of kitsch, if you ask me.

I also noticed that the ceiling is too low, but what the structure lacks in this it makes up wi…