Wednesday, August 22, 2012

THE DAY THAT WAS AUGUST 8, 2012

A lot of wedding suppliers had their own stories to tell about their experiences during Typhoon Ondoy (a.k.a Ketsana) back in September 2009 and we thought we were so lucky not to have had a wedding that day. Until August 8, 2012 happened.

Back in 2009, we told anyone who cared to listen that another Ondoy will happen and it won't take 25 years for it to happen again, and we were right. At the Farm, we already noticed the similarities: the preceding two weeks of rain, then the day the strong rains finally came - it all looked painfully familiar except that the August 8 rains wasn't even a typhoon! And our luck finally ran out: we have a wedding right smack in the middle of a disaster.

Aside from having to deal with an office that's full of water, we also had to worry about the availability of flowers. Once we confirmed that our imported items have arrived & after negotiating with our Bride & Planner that we will guarantee, at the minimum, the arrival of the bridal bouquet, we set out on the courageous task of getting to Dangwa to get the flowers.

My driver and I went out to Marcos Highway hoping that the repairs made there would mean no floods but boy, were we wrong. Marcos Highway was to be the beginning of an obstacle course across Metro Manila.

Since Manila was flooded, too, we only got as far as United Nations where we had our driver park at the Manila Pavilion and we ended up taking padyak to the LRT 1 UN Avenue Station. Getting off at Tayuman, we took a tricycle to Dangwa where more water (and no electricity) welcomed us. After working on the bouquet, we went back the same route to UN Avenue.

Getting to the Ascott is something else. You'd think Makati will be spared from flooding? Think again. Needless to say (but we're still saying it), we made it to the Ascott wet as a chick. We've never looked so shabby in our entire lives, ha ha! It took us 2 hours & a half to accomplish our task for the day.

We'd love to wax poetic about our experience, but what the heck. We'd just want to keep it as a memory knowing that when the need arises to do so again, at least you know that we will be arriving on your wedding day come hell or (literally) high water. :-p
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Bobby delos Santos
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Mobile No.: (+63917)5250708
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Monday, August 20, 2012

SDE: { BOMBI & APPLE }

We've never cried so hard during - and after - a wedding than during Bombi & Apple's happy day at The Mango Farm. Everything was just pure Kleenex moment, from the vows to the SDE below, to their speeches during the reception. You can really feel the love & joy coming through enough to want to keep it in a jar forever, readily available during days you need comfort the most.

We've very lucky and proud to have worked with such a kind couple, and with really awesome wedding suppliers. While waiting for the official photos, here's sharing their SDE and some teaser shots from their videographer, Daniel Lei Studio. Enjoy! ^_^
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Daniel Lei Studio | Photo & Cinematography
Look for Daniel Lei Sarmiento & Joannie Candi
15A Sycamore Tower Dansalan Gardens M. Vicente St. Mandaluyong City
Landline: (+632)334.9037
Globe: (+63)906.272.2320 (Primary)
Smart: (+63)920.501.6209
Email: danielleistudio@gmail.com
YM: wsi_lei
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Monday, August 06, 2012

PARTY: { MATTI TURNS ONE! }


















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We've never really thought we'd be working on a children's party. Sure, we've had several inquiries before but we've not seen something we'd like to do since most of those inquiries were themed (as in the usual children's party themes: heroes, Barbie, & what not) but this one is different because apart from the color choices, there was no theme, only elements that guided all the suppliers. Think bowties, kites, hues of blue. It was a party we totally would love to be a part of.

Besides, how can one say no to Janna Simpao, the force behind wedding inspirations blog, Bride & Breakfast, who's been so supportive of our brand and efforts for a year now? Not to say that we'd be working with some of the really best ones, some of whom are just new in the industry but have made waves in their own field of expertise. This is one event where truly, more heads are better than one. Happy first birthday, Matti! You have no idea how lucky you are.
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SUPPLIERS//

Venue: Sonera Clubhouse
Photography: Jaja Lifestyle Photography
Coordination & Concept Development: Bespoke Manila
Flowers & Decor: Events Studio by Gideon Hermosa
Photo Booth Kites and Pennants for the Dessert Table: {etc} Handmade Goodness
Game Booth: Spark + Twinkle
Invitation Design: Anna Cristobal
Printing :Amis Print
Cake Baker: Costa Brava
Catering: Deli De San Honore
Special Consultation: Vatel Manila
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